Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow

Politics 03/23/19, 10:31

For Sean Hannity, the "witch hunt" was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday's news that special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded ...

Update: Democrats plans a strategy meeting after end of Mueller probe

Politics 03/23/19, 10:24

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): ___ 10:05 a.m. House Democrats will gather by phone on Saturday as they wait for the Justice Department to send them details of what special counsel Robert Mueller has found in his investigation of Russian interference. That's according to a person familiar with ...

Adam Schiff says House Intelligence Committee is willing to subpoena Mueller

Politics 03/22/19, 21:42

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff said Friday that his committee might subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller to get a fuller understanding about the details of his report. “If necessary, we will call Bob Mueller or others before our committee,” Schiff told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, noting also that the Judiciary Committee might ...

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

Politics 03/22/19, 21:25

Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. The report's details remained a mystery, accessible to only a handful of Justice Department officials while Attorney General William Barr prepared to release ...

Update: Here are 6 Democratic House chairs demand full report

Politics 03/22/19, 18:26

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Democratic chairs of six House committees are demanding that the Justice Department release "without delay" the full report it has received from special counsel Robert Mueller. They say they expect Attorney General William Barr also to turn over ...

Shifting hopes as Republicans and Democrats await Mueller

Politics 03/20/19, 05:06

It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has said for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, it's as something potentially a political opportunity. With Robert Mueller's findings expected any day, the president has grown increasingly confident the report will ...

Here’s how the Steele dossier spread through the media and government

Politics 03/18/19, 11:16

Court documents released last week in a lawsuit involving the Steele dossier revealed new details about the campaign to disseminate the infamous anti-Trump report to the press and within the U.S. government. Much was already known about Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele’s efforts to seed the dossier with reporters ...

Court filing: Ex-Trump aide Gates continues to cooperate

Politics 03/15/19, 11:18

Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing Friday. Gates is a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian ...

Manafort gets 7 years in prison, then faces fresh NY charges

New York 03/13/19, 17:37

Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort's pleas for leniency and rebuked him for misleading the ...

Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not seeking pardon

Politics 03/08/19, 10:39

President Donald Trump is saying his former lawyer Michael Cohen told a "stone cold lie" in claiming that he did not seek a pardon. Trump, speaking to reporters on the White House lawn on Friday, denounced his former fixer, who has repeatedly testified against him. Cohen came under renewed scrutiny after telling ...

New York authorities subpoena Trump insurance broker

New York 03/05/19, 19:44

New York regulators have sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization's longtime insurance broker, a request that comes days after President Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, told Congress the president had misled insurers about the value of his assets. The brokerage, Aon, told The Associated Press on Tuesday it intends ...

Prosecutors: Manafort ‘blames everyone’ but himself

Politics 03/05/19, 18:30

Paul Manafort has not shown remorse or taken responsibility for his crimes, federal prosecutors said in a court filing two days ahead of his sentencing hearing. Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Tuesday that Manafort "blames everyone from the Special Counsel's Office to his Ukrainian clients for his own ...

Attorney general won’t recuse from overseeing Mueller probe

Politics 03/04/19, 20:05

Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe. The Justice Department said Monday that career ethics officials advised Barr that he should not recuse himself from Robert Mueller's investigation. Mueller is investigating possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Some Democrats had raised concerns ...

Trump, Kim end summit with standoff over easing US sanctions

Politics 02/28/19, 12:00

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global nuclear threat. Trump blamed the breakdown on North Korea's insistence that all the punishing sanctions ...

Update: Trump gripes about news coverage of 2nd summit

Politics 02/27/19, 05:06

The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 5 p.m. Less than two hours before he is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump is complaining about news coverage of their ...

New York prosecutor bristles at suggestion he’s a Trump ally

U.S. 02/26/19, 14:55

The federal prosecutor in New York who is overseeing investigations involving Donald Trump is a Republican who contributed to the president's election campaign. But he bristles at any suggestion he's a Trump ally. In his first year in office, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman has won over some skeptics who initially worried ...

Trump and Kim to have dinner before series of official talks

Politics 02/26/19, 00:31

Redefining success, President Donald Trump headed to his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, determined to tamp down expectations that he'll achieve big strides toward denuclearization. Trump is set to land in Vietnam late Tuesday and will have meetings with the host country's president and prime minister Wednesday before ...

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