Special Counsel

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Russia probe ‘unconstitutional’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on whether President Donald Trump could pardon himself in the Russia probe (all times local): 9:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling the special counsel Russia probe “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” Trump tweets on Monday: “The appointment of the Special Councel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Russia probe ‘unconstitutional’

WASHINGTON | Giuliani: Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president’s legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during the special counsel’s Russia probe but downplayed the idea that Trump could pardon himself. Rudy Giuliani, in a series of television interviews, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani: Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself

Trump Asked Witnesses About Special Counsel Conversations

WASHINGTON (STL.News) After a meeting with special counsel’s team, President Donald Trump asked witnesses about the special counsel conversations, a source familiar with the conversation has confirmed to ABC News.  The encounter is just one example of the president ignoring the advice of his attorneys. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators are aware of two interactions … Continue reading Trump Asked Witnesses About Special Counsel Conversations

With first charges, Mueller sends warning to Trump, aides

WASHINGTON/October 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between the president’s campaign and Russians, they’ll end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges. With the disclosure of the first criminal cases in his investigation, Mueller also … Continue reading With first charges, Mueller sends warning to Trump, aides

Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations

WASHINGTON/July 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including “criminally linked oligarchs” who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition. Those concerns, ever-present if not necessarily always top priorities, are front and center once more. An ongoing special counsel … Continue reading Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations

Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe

WASHINGTON/June 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don’t conflict. The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee say In a statement issued Wednesday that they “look forward to … Continue reading Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe

The Latest: AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

WASHINGTON/June 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russia investigation. The … Continue reading The Latest: AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

Special counsel Mueller’s investigation seems to be growing

WASHINGTON/June 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Mueller’s investigation — The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing … Continue reading Special counsel Mueller’s investigation seems to be growing