DOJ updates: Mueller probe costs average $47,000 each day, no collusion

U.S. 08/03/19, 06:03

The U.S. Justice Department has released the final bill for Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry, which shows the former special counsel spent nearly $32 million on the controversial probe. USA Today citing Mueller’s final expenditure report said his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election cost exactly $31.7 million. The report ...

Mueller’s testimony delayed one week, avoiding President Trump’s rally day

U.S. 07/13/19, 10:17

Former special counsel Robert Mueller's public testimony will be postponed one week from the original schedule, staying away from the same day President Donald Trump holds his rally in North Carolina. Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary and  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence committees on July 24, the committee chairmen ...

Barr is right: The Trump-Russia conspiracy is ‘bogus’

Opinion 07/12/19, 19:17

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Attorney General William Barr reiterated his intention to find out why the Obama administration launched an investigation into the Republican Party presidential candidate’s campaign during the 2016 campaign. If the political parties in the sentence above were reversed, we would be in ...

Sources: Trump Jr. subpoena sent when interviews declined

Politics 05/14/19, 00:51

The Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. after he backed out of two scheduled interviews as part of the panel's Russia investigation, the chairman of the committee told his Republican colleagues last week as he tried to stem criticism from the move. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., outlined the events at ...

Source: Prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

Politics 05/13/19, 20:31

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, ...

As prison looms, prosecutors refuse final meeting with Cohen

Politics 05/04/19, 09:13

For months, President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean. As the time ticked down toward his deadline to report to prison, Cohen also lost the interest of the one group of people ...

Kushner downplays Russia election interference

Politics 04/23/19, 11:40

Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, is downplaying Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Kushner, one of the most influential voices in the White House, minimized Russia's involvement by describing it "as buying some Facebook ads" and trying to "sow dissent." He added that he thought the ...

Justice Department expects to release Russia report Thursday

Politics 04/15/19, 11:10

The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Trump-Russia investigation public Thursday morning, a spokeswoman said Monday. The redacted report would be sent to Congress and also made available to the public, Kerri Kupec said. Special counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded his investigation ...

Lobbyist gets probation in case spun off from Russia probe

Politics 04/12/19, 10:49

A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten and prosecutors had asked for leniency citing his cooperation in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ...

Rod Rosenstein defends attorney general’s handling of Mueller report

Politics 04/11/19, 22:26

Outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday defended Attorney General William Barr against allegations that he is misleading Congress and the public about the special counsel’s Russia report. “He’s being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely ...

Update: Trump wants origins of Russia probe investigated

Politics 04/10/19, 09:42

The Latest on the Attorney General William Barr's testimony to Congress and the Russia probe (all times local): 10:00 a.m. President Donald Trump is declaring that he wants an investigation into the origins of the federal probe into ties between his campaign and Russia. In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking ...

Michael Cohen’s usefulness to prosecutors may be drying up

Politics 04/09/19, 10:29

As Michael Cohen seeks another reprieve from his three-year prison sentence, there are mounting indications his usefulness to federal prosecutors is drying up. Several prosecutors assigned to his campaign-finance violation case in New York have moved on to other jobs, and authorities recently returned electronic devices that the FBI seized from ...

Update: Lawmakers push Barr on Mueller report release

Politics 04/09/19, 08:56

The Latest on Attorney General William Barr's testimony to Congress (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The chairman of a House appropriations subcommittee says it would be a serious blow to democracy if special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on the Russia investigation is not fully made public. Attorney General William Barr is testifying ...

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