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WASHINGTON | Rosenstein expecting to be fired, heads to White House

WASHINGTON  — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein headed to the White House Monday expecting to lose his job, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The development followed revelations that Rosenstein had made comments critical of President Donald Trump, including discussing possibly secretly recording the president and invoking the Constitution to have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rosenstein expecting to be fired, heads to White House

WASHINGTON | Manafort plea deal begs key question: What does he know?

WASHINGTON — As Trump associates folded one-by-one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators, there was always Paul Manafort. Until suddenly there wasn’t. The former Trump campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime loyalists caved, reached an extraordinary … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort plea deal begs key question: What does he know?

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump denies saying Sessions ‘mentally retarded’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and a new book by journalist Bob Woodward (all times local): 11:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is denying that he called Attorney General Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and “a dumb southerner.” Trump is reacting on Twitter to one of the more incendiary claims in Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump denies saying Sessions ‘mentally retarded’

BOSTON | Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song

BOSTON  — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies. Tyler’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president Wednesday, a day after the song “Livin’ on the Edge” was heard playing at a Trump rally in West Virginia. It’s not the first time Tyler … Continue reading BOSTON | Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song

NEW YORK | AP sources: Cohen pleading to bank, campaign finance fraud

NEW YORK— Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer and “fixer” who once said he would “take a bullet” for Donald Trump, struck a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty Tuesday to charges including campaign finance fraud, bank fraud and tax evasion, according to two people familiar with the plea bargain. It was not clear if the … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP sources: Cohen pleading to bank, campaign finance fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered during the two-week trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. References to his campaign and administration have slipped in only through carefully scrubbed exchanges. The Trump name has been so studiously avoided that when the trial … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial