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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen cooperating in Mueller probe

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Michael Cohen 'has participated over the last month in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours' with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team

MUELLER PROBE. Michael Cohen, former lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City. Cohen reached an agreement with prosecutors, pleading guilty to charges involving bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. File photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

Former Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos pleads for light sentence

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:48 PM

His meetings with individuals with apparent Russian intelligence ties in 2016 are the initial reason for the FBI launching the collusion investigation, which now has its focus on President Trump, his family and top advisors

PAPADOPOULOS. This undated image posted on his Linkedin profile shows George Papadopoulos posing on a street of London. Former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Kremlin-related contacts, and more specifically on a Moscow-linked professor who was offering 'dirt' on Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton. Photo from LinkedIn/AFP

Top White House lawyer to leave as Russia probe heats up

Aug 30, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Donald Trump makes the announcement on Twitter without first telling McGahn, The New York Times reports, citing people close to the president and the lawyer

MCGAHN. In this file photo taken on April 13, 2018 US White House Counsel Don McGahn walks after the investiture ceremony for US District Judge Trevor N. McFadden at the US District Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP

[Editorial] #AnimatED: The thought of a Trump downfall

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines will watch this American saga with bated breath. Here's why.

Trump's options narrowing as investigations close in

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The felony convictions of two former top aides on Tuesday, August 21, demonstrated that Trump's nonstop attacks have failed to impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia collusion and obstruction investigation against him

TRUMP'S OPTIONS? US President Donald Trump casts a shadow as he addresses a press conference on the second day of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels on July 12, 2018. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Manafort conviction and Cohen plea boost Mueller probe

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:33 PM

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

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Jury begins fourth day of deliberations in Manafort trial

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:24 PM

The case against Paul Manafort stems from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign team and Moscow

INDICTED. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2017 former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Jury adjourns without verdict in Manafort trial

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:54 PM

While Paul Manafort is not charged with any crimes related to his brief time as Donald Trump's campaign chairman, the trial is seen as an important test for the Mueller probe

ADJOURNED. In this file photo, Paul Manafort walks outside the William B. Bryant US Courthouse Annex on October 30, 2017 in Washington,DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Prosecutors focus on Manafort 'lies' as trial draws to a close

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Paul Manafort, a Republican political consultant and lobbyist, is charged with 18 counts of tax evasion and bank fraud

PAUL MANAFORT. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse following a hearing November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Trump admits Donald Jr met with Russian lawyer at Trump Tower

Aug 06, 2018 - 1:54 PM

This is Trump's most direct acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton

NOT ILLEGAL. File photo of US President Donald Trump speaking to the media during last month's G7 Summit in Quebec City, Canada. Canada. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

Trump tells attorney general to end Russia probe

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:09 PM

(UPDATED) Aides rush to limit the damage, insisting Donald Trump is not issuing an order as Jeff Session's boss.

TRUMP AND SESSIONS. This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump alongside US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Former Trump campaign chief goes on trial for bank and tax fraud

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:59 PM

(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

TRIAL. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2017 former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

[OPINION] Blogger broke a cardinal rule of journalism by revealing source to FBI

Jul 09, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Here's why respected blogger Marcy Wheeler did it

Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The committee meets with Mueller to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Top Republican Ryan says Trump shouldn't pardon himself

Jun 07, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Asked by a reporter Wednesday if President Donald Trump has the power to pardon himself, House Speaker Paul Ryan answers, 'Obviously the answer is he shouldn't, and no one is above the law.'

TRUMP VISITS CONGRESS. In this file photo, then President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump (L) meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at The Capitol Building on November 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. United States. File photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images/AFP

Sereno on Duterte, Senate leadership, Trump on Mueller probe | Midday wRap

May 18, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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Trump rages at 'witch hunt' as Mueller probe enters year 2

May 18, 2018 - 9:06 AM

'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

RUSSIA PROBE. Since at least early this year, Robert Mueller has discussed the possibility of interviewing Donald Trump for the investigation. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Russian oligarch questioned over Trump lawyer payments – report

May 09, 2018 - 8:32 AM

CNN reports that the payments were made after the election but while Michael Cohen was still Donald Trump's personal attorney

MICHAEL COHEN. US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen (C) leaves the US Courthouse in New York on April 26, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

PDEA on drug list, Duterte signs contractualization EO, Mueller on Trump | Evening wRap

May 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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Mueller questions for Trump probe possible obstruction – report

May 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(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

RUSSIA PROBE. Since at least early this year, Robert Mueller has discussed the possibility of interviewing Donald Trump for the investigation. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Duterte on Sereno, Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong, Comey’s book | Midday wRap

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:16 PM

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Zuckerberg on Facebook, Duterte and Xi on West Philipines Sea, Trump on Russia | Evening wRap

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

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Trump says Russia ties worse than Cold War, blames Mueller

Apr 12, 2018 - 8:12 AM

US President Donald Trump mocks Moscow's threat to shoot down any US missiles targeting Syria and pilloried Moscow for its ties to the regime of Bashar al-Assad

US PRESIDENT. US President Donald Trump claims ties with Russia are worse than during the Cold War. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Apr 11, 2018 - 8:42 PM

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Trump can fire Russia prosecutor Mueller, says White House

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:04 PM

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

FIRE MUELLER? The White House says US President Donald Trump has the power to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump under investigation but not criminal target – report

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The Washington Post says that special counsel Robert Mueller considers US President Donald Trump a subject of the investigation, meaning there is currently not enough evidence to bring criminal charges

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Putin 'couldn't care less' about U.S. election interference

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'Could anyone really believe that Russia, thousands of miles away... influenced the outcome of the election? Doesn't that sound ridiculous even to you?' Putin asks

CARE LESS. Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Ex-Trump campaign aide Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy, lying

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Rick Gates is the 3rd former Trump aide to agree to cooperate in exchange for reduced charges by Special Counsel Robert Mueller

GATES. Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates leaves Federal Court on December 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Ex-Trump aide paid European politicians for Ukraine lobby

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:47 AM

The indictment says Paul Manafort retained the so-called Hapsburg Group of onetime politicians to 'take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying the United States'

INDICTED. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2017 former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S. expands laundering, fraud charges vs ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Paul Manafort and his former partner Richard Gates are charged in a separate 32-count indictment with defrauding the US Internal Revenue Service and lying to US banks in order to get some $20 million in loans

U.S. prosecutor Mueller charges lawyer with lying in Russia probe

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:30 AM

Robert Mueller's powerful team of investigators accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of knowingly making false statements about his communications with Richard Gates

CHARGED. Attorney Alex van der Zwaan leaves U.S District Court after pleading guilty during a scheduled appearance February 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. indicts 13 Russians for election interference

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The indictment details a stunning operation launched in 2014 in a bid to sow social division in the US and influence American politics 'including the presidential election of 2016'

RUSSIA PROBE CHIEF. This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump tells Democrats to refile Russia probe memo

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The document is the Democrats' response to a four-page memorandum written by Republican legislator Devin Nunes, which Trump agreed to declassify and release on February 2

REFILE. Donald Trump says Democrats should refile their memo, leaving a chance for it to be declassified. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Justice Dept's no. 3 official resigns

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish over my time here,' says Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand

BRAND RESIGNS. This file photo taken on February 1, 2018 shows Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand during a summit to discuss efforts to combat human trafficking at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/AFP

Trump lawyers want him to refuse Russia interview – report

Feb 06, 2018 - 12:21 PM

However, Trump himself has repeatedly stated that he would like to speak with Robert Mueller about the ongoing investigation examining his 2016 campaign's possible collusion with Russia over election interference

MR PRESIDENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. lawmakers warn Trump vs firing DOJ, FBI chiefs over memo

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The warnings come after the Republican-led House intelligence committee released a declassified memo that claims Democrat-funded research prompted the FBI to spy on a former Trump campaign aide

PUBLIC. The Republican memo released by Congress is displayed on a journalist's computer screen at a newsroom in Washington DC, on February 2, 2018. Eric Baradat/AFP

Russia election probe circles back to Trump Tower meeting – NYT

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Robert Mueller is zeroing in on the initial response given by the US president's son over a controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer

AT TRUMP TOWER. This file photo taken on January 17, 2017 shows Donald Trump Jr. arriving at Trump Tower in New York.  John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Trump ordered Mueller's firing but reversed course – reports

Jan 26, 2018 - 1:04 PM

US President Donald Trump gave the order in June 2017, according to The New York Times, but White House counsel Don McGahn opposed the decision

TOP INVESTIGATOR. This file photo taken on May 16, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller in Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump willing to be questioned 'under oath' in Russia probe

Jan 25, 2018 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Trump confirms that his lawyers are in discussion with Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into collusion between the US president's election campaign and Russia in the 2016 election

OPEN TO PROBE. US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP photo

Sessions questioned in Russia probe as FBI accused of bias

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

A report said the president himself could face an interview request within weeks in the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling

QUESTIONED. In this file photo, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a news conference at the Department of Justice on December 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-Trump aide Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:59 AM

Manafort charges that the Justice Department and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Robert Mueller excessively broad authority in his investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election

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Dec 18, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Tropical depression Urduja, Duterte on LGBT, Trump on Mueller | Midday wRap

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:30 PM

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Trump says he won't fire Mueller

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Republicans have sought to cast doubt on its impartiality and pressed for a new independent prosecutor to investigate anti-Trump bias

CHIEF INVESTIGATOR. Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump team claims Russia investigator 'unlawfully' got emails

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Kory Langhofer's accusations are the latest by Republicans seeking to raise doubts about the credibility of Robert Mueller's investigation

CHIEF PROBER. In this file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump 'idiot" – reports

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller removed Peter Strzok from his Russia election meddling probe this summer after becoming aware of the emails

TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Methodically, prosecutor Mueller edges toward White House

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's end-game – who precisely is in his sights and for what – remains unclear

CHIEF PROBER. In this file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

The Trump-Russia probe: What we know

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Here is what we know about the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling

RUSSIA PROBE. In this file photo, then Republican president-elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Jim Watson/AFP

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying about Russia links

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:36 AM

(UPDATED) The 58-year-old Michael Flynn is the most senior figure indicted in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's sprawling investigation into Russian interference in last year's election

GUILTY PLEA. Michael Flynn (left), former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, arrives for his plea hearing at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse December 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-White House advisor Flynn moves to cooperate with probe – report

Nov 24, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The development indicates that former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn is cooperating with prosecutors or is negotiating such a deal, reports The New York Times

SUBPOENAED. This file photo taken on December 12, 2016 shows Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn arriving for a meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York. Timothy A Clary/AFP

Ex-Trump aide Flynn probed over secret Turkey dealings – reports

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Lawyers for Michael Flynn label the allegations 'outrageous' and 'false'

PROBED. In this file photo, Michael Flynn speaks at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC. Photo by Chris Kleponis/AFP