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The Latest: White House calls report 'complete exoneration'

Mar. 24, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times Eastern time): 4:28 p.m. The White House claims the Justice Department letter summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller's report is a "complete exoneration" of President Donald Trump. In a...

House Judiciary chairman says he will call Attorney General William Barr to testify on Russia probe in "near future"

Mar. 24, 2019 4:31 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary chairman says he will call Attorney General William Barr to testify on Russia probe in "near future"

DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016

Mar. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstructed...

Justice Department: Mueller did not find that Trump campaign or its associates 'conspired or coordinated' with Russia

Mar. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department: Mueller did not find that Trump campaign or its associates 'conspired or coordinated' with Russia.

Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics

Mar. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller's investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. But what if the big reveal doesn't reveal much new? The imminent release of the special counsel's report marks a moment of reckoning...

AP PHOTOS: Mueller flashes smile as world awaits his report

Mar. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world anxiously awaits the findings of the Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller flashed a smile Sunday after going to church with his wife in Washington. Mueller and his wife, Ann, were at the morning service at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House. The...

Star witness: Brawling, scheming spy linked to Trump, Moscow

Mar. 24, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The way Felix Sater tells it, his life is a screenplay just waiting to be written, with tales of drunken brawling, Wall Street rip-offs, international spying and a behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump's effort to build a skyscraper in Russia. Sater, a Soviet emigre who befriended Trump in...

Disney or bust: 8-year-old dreams of animation, art future

Mar. 24, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (AP) — She started drawing at three, graduated to painting at six and hopes have a career as a Disney animator someday. Now, at eight years old, Anastasia Tamm is taking steps to make her biggest dream a reality with the help of her art teacher, Charlotte Byrdfeather, and the other...

Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

Mar. 24, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the resort island of Bali, a conservation official said Sunday. Andrei Zhestkov, 27, was arrested late Friday at Bali's international airport after customs officers...

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

Mar. 24, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is combing through Mueller's report and will release at least some...