Russia Probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump delays release of Russia probe documents

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and documents pertaining to the Russia probe (all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump has delayed the release of Russia probe documents after U.S. allies raised concerns. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has been asked to review documents from the FBI’s Russia investigation amid allies’ concerns … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump delays release of Russia probe documents

WASHINGTON | GOP lawyer caught in crossfire on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. He’s a lawyer for current and former Trump White House officials who have been touched by the Russia probe. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP lawyer caught in crossfire on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

NEW YORK | On second thought: Trump, Cohen lawyers stumble on facts

NEW YORK — They’re the ultimate insiders, but the lawyers speaking publicly on behalf of President Donald Trump and his longtime “fixer”-turned-foe Michael Cohen have been fumbling the facts of late. Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, spent recent days walking back his bombshell assertions that his client could tell the special counsel that Trump had prior … Continue reading NEW YORK | On second thought: Trump, Cohen lawyers stumble on facts

NEW YORK | AP sources: Cohen pleading to bank, campaign finance fraud

NEW YORK— Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer and “fixer” who once said he would “take a bullet” for Donald Trump, struck a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty Tuesday to charges including campaign finance fraud, bank fraud and tax evasion, according to two people familiar with the plea bargain. It was not clear if the … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP sources: Cohen pleading to bank, campaign finance fraud

WASHINGTON | Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is drawing a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision to revoke former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Wednesday that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

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