source: Mueller report not expected next week

Politics 02/22/19, 16:16

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation is not expected to be delivered to the Justice Department next week, a senior department official told The Associated Press on Friday. The official could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. It was not ...

Update: House Dems ask AG to release full Russia report

Politics 02/22/19, 15:44

The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Six House Democratic committee heads are calling on Attorney General William Barr to make special counsel Robert Mueller's full report public, including any "evidence of misconduct" by President Donald Trump. In a letter to Barr Friday, the committee chairmen say ...

Cohen visits Senate offices ahead of congressional testimony

Politics 02/21/19, 18:54

Michael Cohen, visited the Senate intelligence committee's offices on Thursday, meeting with his lawyers in preparation for three days of congressional testimony next week. Cohen and one of his lawyers, Lanny Davis, each declined to say why they were there as they left separately. Davis wouldn't say whether they were reviewing ...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Politics 02/21/19, 12:26

Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 20 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller's endgame is unclear. But new Attorney General ...

Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general, succeeding Jeff Sessions

Politics 02/14/19, 14:35

The Senate on Thursday, Feb. 14, confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm him, mostly along party lines. Barr, who previously served as ...

Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies Enquirer tried to extort Bezos

U.S. 02/10/19, 10:47

The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid's parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a "reliable source" well-known to ...

Acting AG overseeing Mueller probe says he’s not interfered

Politics 02/08/19, 17:54

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has "not interfered in any way" in the special counsel's Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was the first, and likely only, ...

White House says Feds’ inaugural probe part of ‘hysteria’

Politics 02/05/19, 13:24

A federal subpoena seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee is part of "a hysteria" over the fact that he's president, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in New York issued the wide-ranging subpoena Monday, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting ...

Update: Judge considering gag order in Roger Stone case

Politics 02/01/19, 15:00

The Latest on Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A federal judge says she's considering a gag order in the special counsel's case against Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Friday that the case has already received substantial publicity, including from statements Stone ...

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Politics 01/18/19, 22:28

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that Trump directed Michael Cohen to ...

Cohen’s shoulder sling creates stir after minor procedure

New York 01/18/19, 16:59

President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, created a stir when he was photographed outside his New York City apartment with his arm in a sling and a hospital ID bracelet on his wrist Speculation ran rampant as news photos circulated Friday. Had he been roughed up? The sling appeared after ...

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

U.S. 01/17/19, 16:02

A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP brings to a ...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Politics 01/16/19, 15:40

Robert Mueller's Russia probe has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the last 20 months could end up disappointed. Attorney General nominee William Barr, who will oversee the investigation after an ...

Trump’s AG nominee defends memo criticizing Mueller probe

Politics 01/15/19, 11:06

President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general on Tuesday defended his decision to send an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department criticizing an aspect of the special counsel's Russia investigation, saying he was simply trying to warn senior Justice Department officials against "stretching a statute" to conclude that the president ...

Things to watch at William Barr’s AG confirmation hearing

Politics 01/15/19, 09:44

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation ...

Update: Trump ‘not worried’ Cohen testifying to Congress

Politics 01/10/19, 19:28

The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, agreeing to testify publicly before Congress (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's not worried about his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, testifying before Congress. Trump told reporters in Texas on Thursday that he's "not worried about it at all." ...

Trump: Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

Politics 01/10/19, 13:03

President Donald Trump says he did not know anything about allegations his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence. Trump took questions Thursday on the South Lawn before leaving for an event at the ...

Update: White House says Rosenstein departure his choice

Politics 01/09/19, 08:53

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 two ...

Yeet! List says ban ‘optics,’ ‘thought leader,’ ‘collusion’

U.S. 12/31/18, 00:13

No collusion! (Or at least a lot less of it.) That's according to a Michigan school's latest "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." The politically charged term at the center of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with ...

House GOP quietly ends probe into FBI’s 2016 decisions

Politics 12/28/18, 22:40

House Republicans say more investigation is needed into decisions made by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 as they brought an unceremonious end to their yearlong look at the department's handling of probes into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails and Donald Trump's ties to Russia. In a letter released Friday ...

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