Russia

Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team at the Justice Department to review how the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia began in 2016, according to a US official. The official said Barr’s review is separate from the ongoing work being conducted by the Justice Department’s inspector general […]

The Mueller report was supposed to give us that gotcha moment—the moment when we would all finally see for ourselves just how corrupt Donald Trump really is. It almost happened, too. Mueller got indictments, convictions or guilty pleas from 34 people and three companies, including Trump’s lawyer, campaign manager and national security advisor. He even […]

President Donald Trump, who arrived here on Tuesday for a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is desperate for a win. At home, the fallout from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice continues to spread. Trump’s domestic agenda is still suffering the […]

Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel in the Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another loss for the former Trump campaign chairman, who faces years in prison in two separate criminal cases stemming from special counsel […]

President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, while the troubled OPEC nation’s ally Russia warned against “destructive meddling.” The United States, Canada and several Latin American countries have disavowed Maduro over his disputed re-election last year and recognized […]

In two major developments this week, President Donald Trump has been labeled in the parlance of criminal investigations as a major subject of interest, complete with an opaque legal code name: “Individual 1.” New evidence from two separate fronts of special counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation casts fresh doubts on Trump’s version of key events […]

Former Donald Trump fixer Michael Cohen, best known for his involvement in paying off por star Stormy Daniels in connection with a nondisclosure agreement in connection with an alleged sexual liaison with Donald Trump, is in federal court this morning where he is expected to plead guilty to lying to Congress about the Russia investigation. […]

The move to replace Sessions with Matt Whitaker, who has been openly critical of the special counsel, comes as the White House prepares written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller. As acting attorney general, Whitaker also now takes over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s role in overseeing the special counsel probe, which seems […]

President Donald Trump’s senior national security officials had a clear and consistent message on Thursday about their work to combat Russian election meddling: We’re on it. “The president has specifically directed us to make the matter of the election meddling and securing our election process a top priority, and we have done that and are […]

The first trial prosecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller will offer the clearest public view yet of what his investigators have on President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, with a catalogue of evidence and testimony undercutting the president’s repeated claims that the Russia investigation is a “witch hunt.” Trump, his lawyers and some […]

President Donald Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama comes as several of his cabinet members face increasing scrutiny in the Russia investigation.