Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON | Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. The deal gives special counsel Robert Mueller a key cooperator who led the Trump election effort for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

FARGO, N.D. | Trump: Russia probe ‘really, really unfair for the midterms’

FARGO, N.D.  — President Donald Trump said Friday that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is not only bad for the country, it’s “really, really unfair for the midterms.” Trump said the inquiry should have been wrapped up a “long time ago.” Asked about the investigation, which he has repeatedly … Continue reading FARGO, N.D. | Trump: Russia probe ‘really, really unfair for the midterms’

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Closing arguments set in Manafort’s financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the first trial to emerge from … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Closing arguments set in Manafort’s financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

ALEXANDRIA, Va — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the first trial to emerge from … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court Friday in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Mueller’s appointment as the special counsel investigating Trump campaign contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. The move also spotlighted a growing focus by Mueller on Stone. Another of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Prosecutors shift focus to fraud charges in Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After three days of dramatic and sometimes salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors returned Thursday to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign chairman as they sought to show he obtained millions of dollars in bank loans under false pretenses. Attorneys for special counsel … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Prosecutors shift focus to fraud charges in Manafort trial

WASHINGTON | Trump’s lawyers respond to latest offer from special counsel

WASHINGTON  — Lawyers for President Donald Trump said they have responded to the latest interview proposal from special counsel Robert Mueller, part of a months-long negotiation process over whether and how investigators can question the president on possible obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation. The two sides have gone back and forth over the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s lawyers respond to latest offer from special counsel

WASHINGTON | Trump’s legal team responds to Mueller interview request

WASHINGTON  — Lawyers for President Donald Trump said Wednesday they have responded to the latest interview proposal from special counsel Robert Mueller, part of a months-long negotiation process over whether and how investigators can question the president on possible obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation. The two sides have gone back and forth over … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s legal team responds to Mueller interview request