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'And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,' says US President Donald Trump
(UPDATED) Not indicting Donald Trump is not equivalent to clearing him, Robert Mueller says, suggesting Congress has both the constitutional powers and the responsibility to pursue the case
'Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report only enhances the President's appearance of guilt,' says US Representative Mark Pocan, one of the leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party
Trump is now digesting the report's findings that he was happy enough to benefit from Russian dirty tricks and tried repeatedly to hamper Mueller's investigation
US President Donald Trump, who initially celebrated the publication of the report, is in a more defensive mood on Friday, April 19, insisting that he had done nothing wrong
'Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency engaged in a nonstop campaign of obstruction, intimidation, and abuse of power,' says Democratic party chairman Tom Perez. 'No one is above the law.'
'I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to,' Trump tweeted from Air Force One.
Trump's efforts to remove Mueller began after press reports indicated that the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election had widened to include whether the president had committed obstruction of justice
The report focuses on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign helped in that effort and whether Trump tried to obstruct justice
'No collusion. No obstruction,' a triumphant President Donald Trump writes in a Game of Thrones pastiche tweet
'The president took no act that in fact deprived the special counsel of the documents and witnesses necessary to complete his investigation,' says Attorney General Bill Barr
A redacted version of the 400-page report is set to be released
Mueller, who had the fate of the presidency in his hands stayed silent and invisible, keeping politicians of both parties on edge, lawyers studying the constitution and journalists swarming
Here are key dates in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election
Here are the main findings of the two-year investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into allegations that the US president colluded with Russia in the 2016 election
(4th UPDATE) Attorney General William Barr cites Robert Mueller as saying that 'while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him'
The report is confidential, but Attorney General Bill Barr says he will summarize its 'principal conclusions' for Congress
CNN says the development demonstrates Paul Manafort had an interest in taking money from a foreign country while he led Trump's campaign
Maria Butina – the first Russian convicted in the sprawl of cases arising from Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election – faces up to 6 months in prison, followed by likely deportation
(UPDATED) Based on Michael Cohen's testimony, a Russian allegedly offered 'political synergy' and 'synergy on a government level' to President Donald Trump's campaign as early as 2015
(UPDATED) The surprise recommendation comes ahead of Michael Flynn's upcoming sentencing, which has been postponed 4 times over the past year
The Corsi-Stone communications suggest a level of coordination and planning that have not before appeared in evidence released by the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller
He is the second figure in the Mueller probe to be sentenced to jail, after Alex Van Der Zwaan, a London lawyer who got 30 days for lying about his work with Paul Manafort
Trump also confirms that the written answers to questions sent in by Special Counsel Robert Mueller have been completed
Citing interviews and copies of the proposals, the The New York Times says the effort by Rick Gates seemed unrelated to an effort Russia was then escalating to interfere in the US election
Michael Cohen 'has participated over the last month in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours' with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team
Experts say every win counts for Robert Mueller, with a growing record of success making it more likely he will secure cooperation from future witnesses
'I'm the guy who stops the leaks. I'm the guy who protects the president and the family. I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president,' Cohen says in a 2017 interview
What should have been his dream job ended up being his undoing
Michael Cohen says he paid sums of $130,000 and $150,000 each to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, acting at his boss's request, in a bid to buy their silence 'with the purpose of influencing the election'
Paul Manafort, a Republican political consultant and lobbyist, is charged with 18 counts of tax evasion and bank fraud
'We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign from Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States,' says Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence
(UPDATED) Paul Manafort is the first defendant to go to court to fight charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election
According to CNN and NBC, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen claims he was present when Donald Jr told his father about the Russians' offer to meet, and Trump approved it
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it believes Carter Page, a former foreign policy advisor to the campaign of Donald Trump 'has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government.'
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Violeta, a mother of two, explains of her side job writing fake news for websites by saying, 'When one is hungry, one doesn't have the luxury to think about democratic progress'
'Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History,' US President Donald Trump says in a series of angry tweets to mark the anniversary
CNN reports that the payments were made after the election but while Michael Cohen was still Donald Trump's personal attorney
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says the payment did not represent a campaign financing violation because it was 'not campaign money'
(UPDATED) The questions also show that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to find out what US President Donald Trump knew about links between members of his presidential campaign and Russia
Trump 'said he was trying to run the country and the cloud of this Russia business was making that difficult,' FBI director James Comey writes in a memo on a conversation they had on March 30, 2017
After months of denying Mueller's removal is under consideration, the change in tone comes as President Donald Trump reacts furiously to an FBI raid of his private lawyer's offices
Although a spy attack has topped global headlines for weeks, it did not come up during the leaders' conversation, according to both the Kremlin and White House
The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican John Kennedy call for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress, along with the CEOs of Google and Twitter
The move comes despite US President Donald Trump's repeated denial that Russia tried to tilt the election in his favor, fearing it could call his victory over Hillary Clinton into question
(UPDATED) The panel concurs with the judgment of US spy chiefs from January 2017 on the Russian interference, except with respect to President Vladimir Putin's alleged preference for candidate Donald Trump
The Democrats' document is the latest salvo in a partisan fight over the Russia investigation
Robert Mueller's powerful team of investigators accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of knowingly making false statements about his communications with Richard Gates