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WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House says Rosenstein departure his choice

WASHINGTON— Jan 09, 2019—The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein‘s expected departure from the Justice Department (all times local): 8:47 a.m. The White House is casting the expected departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in coming weeks as Rosenstein’s choice alone. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Rosenstein had always planned to stay around … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House says Rosenstein departure his choice

WASHINGTON | Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

WASHINGTON— With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel. Trump and Rudy Giuliani used Twitter and television interviews Sunday to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

NEW YORK | Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss’ alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that he agreed time and again to cover up Trump’s “dirty deeds” out of “blind loyalty.” Separately, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

WASHINGTON | Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON — The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours of closed-door questioning. Comey did not identify the Americans but said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON | Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON — The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours of closed-door questioning. Comey did not identify the Americans but said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON | Cohen confesses to lying about Trump Tower Moscow deal

WASHINGTON — The surprise plea agreement with President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer made clear that prosecutors believe Michael Cohen was continuing to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project weeks after his boss had clinched the Republican nomination for president and while investigators believe Russians were meddling in the 2016 election on his behalf. Cohen confessed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Cohen confesses to lying about Trump Tower Moscow deal

WASHINGTON | Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans, document shows

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team believes a conservative author and conspiracy theorist tipped off Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to a document newly made public. The document, which was drafted as part of a plea offer to Jerome Corsi, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans, document shows