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Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks. By Associated Press

The Latest: Trump calls House resolution ‘disgraceful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Rep. lIhan Omar and a House resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has branded as “disgraceful” the resolution passed after Democratic Rep. lIhan Omar’s comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances. The House on Thursday passed a resolution condemning … Continue reading The Latest: Trump calls House resolution ‘disgraceful’

The Latest: Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Paul Manafort‘s sentencing for tax and bank fraud (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says he feels “very badly” for Paul Manafort. Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related … Continue reading The Latest: Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Manafort

The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. … Continue reading The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis have much in common

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis now have another thing in common: They both like the same campaign slogan. Babis said Thursday at the White House that he similarly wants to “Make the Czech Republic great again.” The two leaders already have much in common. Babis, like Trump, is a … Continue reading Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis have much in common

The Latest: Cohen says he’ll ‘continue to cooperate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer, Michael Cohen (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, says he will “continue to cooperate” with investigators. Cohen appeared behind closed doors Wednesday before the House intelligence committee. It was his fourth day of testimony on Capitol Hill as … Continue reading The Latest: Cohen says he’ll ‘continue to cooperate’

Cohen’s 4th day of testimony could touch on Russia, finances

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer is returning to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. Michael Cohen became a key figure in those investigations after turning on his former boss and cooperating with special counsel Robert … Continue reading Cohen’s 4th day of testimony could touch on Russia, finances

House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said that his committee has begun the probe into possible obstruction … Continue reading House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Lawyers for Manafort seek leniency ahead of sentencing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are asking a judge in Virginia for leniency ahead of a sentencing hearing next week. Manafort is to be sentenced next Thursday after being convicted last summer of eight financial crimes. Probation officials have calculated a sentencing guideline range of between 19.5 and 24 … Continue reading Lawyers for Manafort seek leniency ahead of sentencing

What to Watch: Cohen’s testimony could deal damage to Trump

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) There’ll be much talk of a “rat,” hush money for onetime paramours and the 2016 presidential campaign. But did President Donald Trump break the law? That’s the key question Michael Cohen will be expected to answer with documents on Wednesday during a Capitol Hill drama that sounds more like a … Continue reading What to Watch: Cohen’s testimony could deal damage to Trump

Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and that Trump is a “racist,” a “conman” and a “cheat.” Michael Cohen suggests in prepared testimony obtained by The Associated … Continue reading Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand

GOP congressman taunts Michael Cohen ahead of public hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican taunted former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen ahead of a congressional hearing, suggesting in a tweet that the public appearance will expose damaging personal information about Cohen. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., tweeted on Tuesday without offering any evidence that the world is “about to learn a lot” about President Donald … Continue reading GOP congressman taunts Michael Cohen ahead of public hearing

The Latest: Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s appearances this week before Congress (all times local): 12:45 a.m. President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer is preparing to tell a House committee that his former boss knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks would release emails damaging to his rival Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. … Continue reading The Latest: Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump

Trump tamps down expectations as he heads to Kim summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Redefining success, President Donald Trump headed to his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Monday, determined to tamp down expectations that he’ll achieve big strides toward denuclearization. Yet he was still eager to claim an attention-grabbing victory to offset the political turmoil he faces at home. Trump is set … Continue reading Trump tamps down expectations as he heads to Kim summit

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: WHAT TOOK BEST PICTURE AT OSCARS In an upset, the segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” is crowned top film at the 91st Academy Awards. Not everyone, notably Spike Lee among others, was happy with the result. TRUMP REFRAMES … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

WASHINGTON | Democrats ready to fight to make Mueller report public

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat has threatened to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on Mueller’s Russia investigation is not made public. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee will keep close watch on new … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats ready to fight to make Mueller report public

WASHINGTON | Rep. Schiff warns of subpoenas, lawsuit over Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat threatened on Sunday to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on Mueller’s Russia investigation is not made public. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee will keep close watch on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rep. Schiff warns of subpoenas, lawsuit over Mueller report

WASHINGTON | A stern memo about Manafort says he ‘brazenly violated’ law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to “the heart of the criminal justice system” and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and his own lawyers, according to a sentencing memo filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. In the memo, submitted Saturday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A stern memo about Manafort says he ‘brazenly violated’ law

WASHINGTON | Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice Department outsider free to theorize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

WASHINGTON | Trump ally Stone gets gag order after ‘crosshairs’ post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant’s posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. She promised to throw him behind … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ally Stone gets gag order after ‘crosshairs’ post

WASHINGTON | Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he’s not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president’s political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, has emerged as the new best hope of a small group of so-called Never … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

WASHINGTON | Mueller to detail ex-NSA Flynn’s cooperation in Russia probe

WASHINGTON— The special counsel in the Russia investigation is set to give the first public insight into how much information President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser has shared with prosecutors. Robert Mueller’s team is facing a Tuesday court deadline to file a memorandum recommending a sentence for retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller to detail ex-NSA Flynn’s cooperation in Russia probe

State of Washington News: AG Ferguson urges acting Attorney General Whitaker to recuse himeself from Mueller Investigation

Mueller probe “must proceed free from interference” OLYMPIA, WA — AG Ferguson today joined a coalition of 18 state attorneys general in urging Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Ferguson and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sent the letter … Continue reading State of Washington News: AG Ferguson urges acting Attorney General Whitaker to recuse himeself from Mueller Investigation

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 | 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