Mueller

WASHINGTON | AG nominee Barr says he doesn’t believe Mueller would be involved in ‘witch hunt,’ as Trump has labeled Russia probe

WASHINGTON—Jan 15, 2019—AG nominee Barr says he doesn’t believe Mueller would be involved in ‘witch hunt,’ as Trump has labeled Russia probe. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Trump’s attorney general pick to tell Senate it’s ‘vitally important’ that Mueller be allowed to complete Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Jan 14, 2019—Trump’s attorney general pick to tell Senate it’s ‘vitally important’ that Mueller be allowed to complete Russia probe. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — Matthew Whitaker has warned that Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation risks “going too far” and supported limits on the prosecutor’s power. President Donald Trump couldn’t agree more. So the loyalty-loving Trump on Wednesday dumped Jeff Sessions from the helm of the Justice Department and replaced him, for now, with the onetime college football player … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Treasury employee accused in leak linked to Mueller’s probe

WASHINGTON — A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator, but was not charged. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Treasury employee accused in leak linked to Mueller’s probe

WASHINGTON | AP Source: Mueller OK with some written responses from Trump

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is willing to accept written responses from President Donald Trump regarding any potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. That’s according to a person familiar with a letter Mueller sent to Trump’s legal team last Friday. The person says the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Source: Mueller OK with some written responses from Trump

WASHINGTON | Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest and “unbounded by law and regulation” as they sought to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement leader they see as a critical … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Giuliani says Mueller narrows Trump questions

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel’s Russia investigation (all times local): 8:20 a.m. Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney, says the special counsel in the Russia probe has narrowed the scope of potential questions for the president. Giuliani said on CNN Friday that the questions have been narrowed from … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Giuliani says Mueller narrows Trump questions

Legal shake-up in Trump team may suggest shift in strategy

WASHINGTON/March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump‘s lead lawyer in the special counsel’s Russia investigation resigned Thursday, shaking up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt. The departure of attorney John Dowd removes the primary negotiator and legal strategist who had been molding … Continue reading Legal shake-up in Trump team may suggest shift in strategy

Ex-Trump aide plans to defy Mueller, says ‘arrest me’

WASHINGTON/March 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A former Trump campaign aide promised to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller and unloaded on President Donald Trump and his campaign in a series of stunning interviews Monday. Sam Nunberg said he thinks Mueller may already have incriminating evidence on Trump directly, although he would not say … Continue reading Ex-Trump aide plans to defy Mueller, says ‘arrest me’

New TV talker Christie says Trump shouldn’t sit with Mueller

TRENTON, N.J/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Chris Christie does not think President Donald Trump should sit down face to face with special prosecutor Robert Mueller. The former Republican governor of New Jersey spoke Tuesday during his first appearance as a political contributor for ABC News. Christie was characterized on “Good Morning America” as a friend and adviser … Continue reading New TV talker Christie says Trump shouldn’t sit with Mueller

AP source: Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump

WASHINGTON/January 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The prospect of an interview with the president has come up in recent discussions … Continue reading AP source: Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump

The Latest: Trump says he isn’t considering firing Mueller

WASHINGTON / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he isn’t considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump returned to the White House from Camp David on Sunday and was asked if he was considering dismissing the man investigating whether there was … Continue reading The Latest: Trump says he isn’t considering firing Mueller

Trump: I’m not considering firing special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office. Trump returned to the White House … Continue reading Trump: I’m not considering firing special counsel Mueller

With first charges, Mueller sends warning to Trump, aides

WASHINGTON/October 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between the president’s campaign and Russians, they’ll end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges. With the disclosure of the first criminal cases in his investigation, Mueller also … Continue reading With first charges, Mueller sends warning to Trump, aides

First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON/October 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — On a black Monday for Donald Trump’s White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump’s former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. The formal charges against … Continue reading First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

WASHINGTON/September 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn’s stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. Mueller’s office … Continue reading Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

AP source: Mueller turns to DC grand jury in Russia probe

WASHINGTON/August 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his … Continue reading AP source: Mueller turns to DC grand jury in Russia probe

Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations

WASHINGTON/July 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including “criminally linked oligarchs” who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition. Those concerns, ever-present if not necessarily always top priorities, are front and center once more. An ongoing special counsel … Continue reading Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations