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

Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Mar. 19, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 19, 2019 7:28 PM 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 is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump...

Mueller team requests delay due to 'press of other work'

Mar. 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team says it won't be able to meet a court deadline this week in part because of the "press of other work." That's according to court papers filed Tuesday in a case brought by The Washington Post. The filing doesn't provide additional details so it's...

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Mar. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by a judge...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke on climate, Trump on 'no collusion'

Mar. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the planet only has a dozen years to turn the tide on climate change, which is not...

Court filing: Ex-Trump aide Gates continues to cooperate

Mar. 15, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing Friday. Gates is a central figure in special counsel...

Prominent Mueller prosecutor expected to leave team soon

Mar. 14, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up. More than any other member of Mueller's team, Andrew Weissmann has been a target of President Donald Trump's...

In 420-0 vote, House says Mueller report should be public

Mar. 14, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe...

FBI debated in 2016 how aggressively to probe Trump campaign

Mar. 14, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the early days of the Russia investigation, FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump's chance of winning should factor into how aggressively they investigated potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, two FBI officials told Congress last year, according to...

The Latest: Manafort gets more prison time, new NY charges

Mar. 14, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison, then hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that...