Russian interference

LYON, France | Jeff Sessions joins European talks on terrorism, migration

LYON, France — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has joined European security chiefs holding talks in France on fighting terrorism and controlling migration. Elite police forces are staging an anti-terrorism exercise Tuesday in the French city of Lyon as part of the meetings. The officials held talks Monday night on immigration, despite the starkly different … Continue reading LYON, France | Jeff Sessions joins European talks on terrorism, migration

MOSCOW | Kremlin slams new US sanctions affecting arms exports

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions that affected an aircraft-making factory as an “unfair” move to undercut Russia as a major arms exporter. The United States on Thursday blacklisted 33 Russian nationals and three entities in a new round of sanctions for the Russian interference in the 2016 election. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin slams new US sanctions affecting arms exports

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON | Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

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’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says impeachment would cause economic dive

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he believes the economy would tank if he were to be impeached. Trump was asked in an interview with “Fox & Friends” if he believes Democrats will launch impeachment proceedings if they win the House this fall, as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says impeachment would cause economic dive

WASHINGTON | Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors with the special counsel’s office say President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not yet ready to be sentenced. The joint filing with defense lawyers Tuesday is a sign that Flynn’s cooperation with investigators is continuing. Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his contacts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Memo shows Kavanaugh opposed indicting president

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:55 p.m. New documents have been released from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton that reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. The National Archives and Records Administration released the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Memo shows Kavanaugh opposed indicting president