special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON | Judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a special counsel indictment against a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The decision by U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, an appointee of President Donald Trump, allows the criminal case against Concord Management to proceed. The company and two other entities were … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed

WASHINGTON | Appeals court hears argument that Mueller probe is invalid

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court heard arguments Thursday about whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation was constitutional. The case was brought by Andrew Miller, a former aide to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, because he doesn’t want to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Appeals court hears argument that Mueller probe is invalid

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s bent reality: Cohen, clean air, taxes

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is living in an alternate reality when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and other controversies swirling around him. He laments the threat of a “perjury trap” in explaining why he’s hesitant to be interviewed by Mueller in the Russia probe, even as Trump’s lawyers assert that Mueller had … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s bent reality: Cohen, clean air, taxes

WASHINGTON | Trump escalates feud with Sessions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his long-running feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, pressing him to investigate those who are probing his administration. Responding to Sessions’ declaration that he would not be influenced by politics, Trump tweeted that Sessions must “look into all of the corruption on the ‘other side,’” adding: “Come … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump escalates feud with Sessions

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

NEW YORK | More dirt on President Trump? Cohen’s lawyer suggests so

NEW YORK — What other dirt might Michael Cohen have on Donald Trump? Cohen’s lawyer says the president’s former “fixer” has information “on certain subjects that should be of interest” to the special prosecutor beyond his allegations made while pleading guilty Tuesday that Trump directed him to make hush-money payments to fend off damage to … Continue reading NEW YORK | More dirt on President Trump? Cohen’s lawyer suggests so

WASHINGTON | Trump rages on Mueller following Times report:

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Monday railed against special counsel Robert Mueller in a second day of angry tweets that drew comparisons to Watergate, insisted his general counsel isn’t a “RAT” like President Richard Nixon’s and accused Mueller’s team of “looking for trouble.” “If you FIGHT BACK or say anything bad about the Rigged Witch … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump rages on Mueller following Times report:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Third day of deliberations set for Manafort fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — Jury deliberations are expected to resume in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Monday marks the third day that jurors ponder the 18-count indictment. Federal prosecutors in the trial in Alexandria, Virginia, allege that Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars in foreign income. They also say … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Third day of deliberations set for Manafort fraud trial