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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EST

Where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a...

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

Feb. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office reveal that Manafort faces possibly the...

Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone's case

Feb. 15, 2019 8:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case in the special counsel's Russia probe. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson stopped short of imposing a broad ban on...

Ex-FBI official recounts discussion about 25th Amendment

Feb. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview posted Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein broached the idea of using the Constitution to oust President Donald Trump, saying the Justice Department official "discussed it with me in the context of thinking about...

Oversight chair: Trump lawyers gave false info on hush money

Feb. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal ethics officials believe President Donald Trump's lawyers provided false information about the $130,000 payment to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels after she alleged she had sex with Trump, the chairman of the House oversight committee said Friday. Rep. Elijah...

White House spokeswoman confirms special counsel interview

Feb. 15, 2019 3:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Sanders says in a statement released Friday that she was "happy to voluntarily" sit for the interview. It was unclear when Sanders was interviewed but she says...

Judge issues gag order in Trump confidant Roger Stone's criminal case in special counsel's Russia probe

Feb. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge issues gag order in Trump confidant Roger Stone's criminal case in special counsel's Russia probe.

Russia, Germany share skeleton gold; Wesenberg wins bronze

Feb. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia's Elena Nikitina and Germany's Jacqueline Loelling shared the win in a women's World Cup skeleton race on Friday. Nikitina and Loelling both finished two runs in 1 minute, 50.59 seconds. Kendall Wesenberg of the U.S. was third, about a half-second back. Wesenberg's medal was...

Russian police question nerve agent scientist

Feb. 15, 2019 2:13 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian ex-agent and his daughter says he's been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia. Vladimir Uglev told The Associated Press that police had taken...

Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow

Feb. 15, 2019 2:12 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A veteran U.S. investment fund manager was detained in Moscow on Friday and faces fraud charges in a case that's likely to rattle the Russian business community. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained alongside two other fund managers in the...