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Robert Mueller

Nov 28, 2018

How Mueller can use the Manafort plea to get around the White House – if he wants

WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday accused Paul Manafort – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman – of breaching his cooperation agreement. In doing so, Mueller may have created the opportunity to release information outside of grand jury indictments and a final report, sidestepping acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker. Manafort’s attorneys d[...]

Nov 27, 2018

Mueller says Manafort lied after pleading guilty, should be sentenced immediately

Prosecutors with Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Monday that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement, accusing President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman of lying repeatedly to them in their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Manafort denied doing so intentionally, but both sides agreed in a court filing that U.S. District Judge Amy […]

Nov 20, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team defends legitimacy of appointment

WASHINGTON – The elevation of Matthew Whitaker to acting attorney general does not affect special counsel Robert Mueller’s eligibility to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Mueller’s team said in a court filing Monday. The special counsel’s office was responding to an inquiry from the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

Nov 19, 2018

Trump says he wouldn’t stop acting attorney general from curtailing Mueller probe

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he would not overrule his acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, if he decides to curtail the special counsel probe being led by Robert Mueller III into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign. “Look, it’s going to be up to him … I would not get involved,” Trump said […]

Nov 16, 2018

US judge refuses to toss Mueller probe case against Russian firm owned by ‘Putin’s chef’

A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss the indictment of a Russian firm accused by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of funding part of a Russian effort to influence the 2016 U.S. election. Concord Management and Consulting – owned by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a Russian businessman known as “Putin’s chef” because of his ties to Russian President […]

Nov 14, 2018

Bipartisan duo aims to force vote on Senate bill to protect Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is seeking to force a Senate vote Wednesday on a bill to prevent special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, an effort that has been revived over concerns President Donald Trump’s acting attorney general could seek to end the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. In […]

Nov 8, 2018

Roger Stone associate challenges Mueller’s special counsel appointment

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Thursday is set to consider the validity of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The appeal, brought by an associate of Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, challenges the constitutionality of Mueller’s role in a case that […]

Oct 31, 2018

Mueller asks FBI to investigate claims women were offered money to say he behaved inappropriately

WASHINGTON – A spokesman for Robert Mueller said Tuesday that the special counsel’s office has asked the FBI to examine claims that women were offered money to say Mueller behaved inappropriately toward them decades ago. The spokesman, Peter Carr, issued a statement saying that “when we learned last week of allegations that women were offered […]

Oct 17, 2018

Mueller said ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials. Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects […]

Oct 11, 2018

Rosenstein-McCabe feud dates to standoff in front of Mueller

WASHINGTON – Shortly after Robert Mueller III was appointed to investigate possible coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin, he was drawn into a tense standoff in which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and then-acting FBI director Andrew McCabe each urged the other to step aside from the case, according to people familiar […]

Aug 2, 2018

Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to terminate the investigation into Russian campaign interference “right now,” forcing his lawyers to scramble to clarify that the president was not ordering Sessions to take a specific action. Democratic lawmakers and even some members of Trump’s own party reacted with alarm to […]

Jul 20, 2018

FBI seized recording of Trump and Cohen discussing payments for story of ex-model who alleged affair

WASHINGTON – Federal investigators have an audio recording in which then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen discussed in the fall of 2016 making payments for the story of Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal, who allegedly had an extramarital affair with Trump, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The recording, made […]

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