Special Counsel

WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone says he expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on his YouTube show Monday that negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and he expects to be charged with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

WASHINGTON  | Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

WASHINGTON  — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Indictments? Final report? White House braces for Mueller

WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ departure as attorney general (all times local): 8 p.m. A coalition of 18 state attorneys general has sent a letter to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker calling on him to recuse himself from the special counsel’s Russia probe. In the letter dated Thursday, the AGs reference Whitaker’s “widely-circulated … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

NEW YORK | Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russia investigation

NEW YORK— Protesters have converged in cities nationwide to call for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Several hundred demonstrators gathered Thursday in New York’s Times Square and chanted slogans including “Hands off Mueller” and “Nobody’s above the law” before marching downtown. They … Continue reading NEW YORK | Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russia investigation

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 | Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose ‘bad things’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that “really bad things” at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against the backdrop of Trump’s spiraling outrage at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, may expose sensitive sources … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose ‘bad things’

WASHINGTON | Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. The deal gives special counsel Robert Mueller a key cooperator who led the Trump election effort for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

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