Russia Probe

WASHINGTON | Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Jan 04, 2019—The chief federal judge in Washington has extended the term of the grand jury used by special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation. That’s according to a court spokeswoman who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The extension by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge extends grand jury used by Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

WASHINGTON— The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn’s sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe. The former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, had expected to face no jail time after prosecutors vouched for him, saying he had provided substantial assistance in their investigation. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: SENATE REBUKES TRUMP, SAUDI ARABIA OVER KHASHOGGI’S DEATH The Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump‘s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

PROVIDENCE, R.I | As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame. People close to him tell The Associated Press that as the possibility of prison looms, Flynn is relaxed and hopeful, eager to get through Tuesday’s sentencing and move forward. … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I | As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

WASHINGTON | Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

WASHINGTON — Spinning off from the special counsel’s Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation had been quiet for months since special counsel Robert Mueller referred it … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

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

WASHINGTON | Trump on Manafort pardon: ‘I wouldn’t take it off the table’

WASHINGTON — A pardon for Paul Manafort is “not off the table,” President Donald Trump said, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. The president’s discussion of a possible pardon in an interview Wednesday with the New York … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump on Manafort pardon: ‘I wouldn’t take it off the table’

WASHINGTON | GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. The Arizona senator, who is retiring from Congress, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. Flake has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP cancels votes on judges amid standoff over Mueller bill