Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— The Latest on the special counsel’s Russia investigation (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani (joo-lee-AH’-nee) has issued a new statement aimed at clarifying earlier comments that appeared to leave open the possibility of collusion between members of Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. Giuliani says he represents … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Barr prepares for Senate confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON — January 14, 2019—  The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s nominee for attorney general (all times local): 3:55 p.m. President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation. William Barr also says he believes Congress and the public … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Barr prepares for Senate confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON | AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON —Jan 14, 2019—  President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “fatally misconceived,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON | Trump’s AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work

WASHINGTON— Jan 14, 2019—President Donald Trump‘s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. “I believe it is in the best interest of everyone — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work

WASHINGTON | The Latest: 3 Democrats warn Trump on Cohen testimony

WASHINGTON—Jan 13, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Three Democrats who head influential House committees are warning President Donald Trump not to obstruct their efforts to question his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Their statement follows Trump’s comments in a Fox News Channel interview in which … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: 3 Democrats warn Trump on Cohen testimony

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator disputes Trump’s claim on Russia policy

WASHINGTON — Jan 13, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee has disputed President Donald Trump’s claim that he’s been tougher on Russia than any recent president. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia says almost all of the sanctions on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator disputes Trump’s claim on Russia policy

WASHINGTON | Graham says Barr expressed confidence in special counsel

WASHINGTON —January 09, 2019—  The new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said attorney general nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia investigation. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said after meeting with Barr, who led the Justice Department under President George H.W. Bush, that Barr has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Graham says Barr expressed confidence in special counsel

WASHINGTON | Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON— January 07, 2019— Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, sending a signal to President Donald Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and three other members, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller