Mueller probe

NEW YORK | Whitaker will consult with ethics officials over recusal

NEW YORK — Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will consult with Justice Department ethics officials about “matters that may warrant recusal” amid pressure from Democrats to step aside from overseeing the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker is fully committed to following appropriate procedures, including consulting with senior ethics officials about oversight … Continue reading NEW YORK | Whitaker will consult with ethics officials over recusal

WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone says he expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on his YouTube show Monday that negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and he expects to be charged with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON  | Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

WASHINGTON  — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ departure as attorney general (all times local): 8 p.m. A coalition of 18 state attorneys general has sent a letter to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker calling on him to recuse himself from the special counsel’s Russia probe. In the letter dated Thursday, the AGs reference Whitaker’s “widely-circulated … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON | Appeals court hears argument that Mueller probe is invalid

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court heard arguments Thursday about whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation was constitutional. The case was brought by Andrew Miller, a former aide to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, because he doesn’t want to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Appeals court hears argument that Mueller probe is invalid

WASHINGTON | Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON | Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil — one with whom he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senators say Mueller probe should play out

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Congressional Republicans say the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller needs to run its course despite President Donald Trump’s call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut it down. The No. 3 Senate Republican, John … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senators say Mueller probe should play out