Latest Special Counsel investigation into Russia's interference in 2016 U.S. Elections News

EXPLAINER: What are special counsels and what do they do?

Nov. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the remainder of two significant investigations related to former President Donald Trump focuses fresh attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history. In this case, Attorney General...

Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

Nov. 18, 2022 21:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6,...

Trump criminal probes will proceed — even as he's candidate

Nov. 16, 2022 16:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's early announcement of his third White House bid won't shield the former president from the criminal investigations already confronting him as an ordinary citizen, leaving him legally and politically exposed as he seeks the 2024 Republican nomination. ...

Putin-linked businessman admits to US election meddling

Nov. 07, 2022 15:08 PM EST

Kremlin-connected entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin admitted Monday that he had interfered in U.S. elections and would continue to do so — confirming for the first time the accusations that he has rejected for years. “Gentlemen, we have interfered, are interfering and will...

Trump ally Tom Barrack acquitted of foreign agent charges

Nov. 04, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, was acquitted of all counts Friday at a federal trial in which he was accused of using his personal access to the former president to secretly promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates. The jury in...

Today in History: October 30, honor for Rosa Parks

Oct. 30, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2022. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 2005, the body of Rosa Parks arrived at the U.S. Capitol, where the civil rights icon became the first...

Trump ally: 'Dozens' of my associates sought help on pardons

Oct. 27, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A trusted friend of Donald Trump who’s facing federal foreign influence charges testified Thursday that “dozens” of people asked him for help in getting pardons from the former president. Tom Barrack also told a jury at a trial in New York City that he never...

Graham asks Supreme Court to intervene after election ruling

Oct. 21, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene after a lower court ordered him to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the...

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump, demanding historic testimony

Oct. 21, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol formally issued an extraordinary subpoena to Donald Trump on Friday, demanding testimony from the former president who lawmakers say “personally orchestrated” a multi-part effort to overturn the results...

Trump claim of ‘Crime of Century’ fizzles in 3-year probe

Oct. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump once predicted that a special prosecutor appointed during his administration would uncover “the crime of the century” — a conspiracy to sink his 2016 campaign. Yet here are the results of the three-year probe by prosecutor John...