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The Latest: Trump golfs as nation waits for Mueller findings

Mar. 23, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump is on the golf course in Florida a day after special counsel Robert Mueller closed his 22-month-long Russia investigation with no new charges. Mueller delivered his...

In a plain envelope, a monumental message: Mueller's done

Mar. 23, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The manila envelope in her hand held a single sheet of paper. Wearing a black puffer coat, the woman and her delivery were so unassuming in appearance that she was able to quietly slip past the crowd of reporters gathered in the hallways of the Rayburn House Office Building. Without being...

Nation awaits key findings as Mueller wraps up Russia probe

Mar. 23, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. Even with the details...

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

Mar. 23, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election. McCain can't respond but his record speaks. Trump misrepresented it, on matters stretching from McCain's school days to his funeral,...

Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow

Mar. 23, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the "witch hunt" was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday's news that special...

Q&A: The end of the Islamic State group's "caliphate"

Mar. 23, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision. But IS, which traces its roots back to the bloody emergence of al-Qaida in Iraq after...

Battle over Mueller report to be pressed by Democrats

Mar. 23, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it is not....

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 23, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at 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 has submitted his report on whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the...

The Latest: Mueller passes Russia probe to attorney general

Mar. 22, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller has closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching...

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

Mar. 22, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings. The report's...