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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where 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...

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,...

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...

Trump intensified attacks on Mueller report before release

Mar. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in the hours before the report was submitted Friday. The president, speaking to reporters on the White House lawn before leaving for meetings at his Florida estate, again repeated his...

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

Mar. 22, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an elusive...

Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

Mar. 21, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free speech and the...

Former AG Sessions honored at Justice Dept. ceremony

Mar. 21, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Neither Mueller's...

Analysis: Victory over Islamic State may be short-lived

Mar. 21, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed empire in Iraq and Syria. That's a military success, but not...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says Mueller appointment biased

Mar. 21, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted. He suggested in remarks to reporters Wednesday that Mueller's appointment...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump attacks Russia probe as biased

Mar. 20, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted. He suggested in remarks to reporters Wednesday that Mueller's appointment...