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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 25, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW? The Justice Department says that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated"...

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...

Waiting for the final Mueller report and what happens next

Mar. 21, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America is waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller's report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller's endgame is...

Democrat: Whitaker didn't deny talking to Trump about Cohen

Mar. 14, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee suggested on Wednesday that former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen's legal troubles, saying that Whitaker "did not deny" the conversations during a private...

The Latest: Dem suggests Whitaker, Trump talked about Cohen

Mar. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker returning to Capitol Hill (all times local): 7 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is suggesting that former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Donald Trump about...

Whitaker to meet with committee leaders about past testimony

Mar. 11, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will meet behind closed doors with leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to clarify testimony he gave last month. That's according to a committee aide who requested anonymity to discuss the closed meeting. Whitaker will meet Wednesday...

Attorney general won't recuse from overseeing Mueller probe

Mar. 5, 2019 3:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe after consulting with senior ethics officials, the Justice Department said Monday. The officials advised Barr against recusal from Robert Mueller's investigation into possible...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 5, 2019 12:11 AM EST

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 also plays a central...

Ex-acting AG Matthew Whitaker leaves Justice Department

Mar. 4, 2019 12:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has left the Justice Department. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker's last day was Saturday. Whitaker was replaced last month when William Barr was confirmed as attorney general. He became a counselor in the associate...

Looking beyond Mueller, Democrats cast investigative nets

Mar. 3, 2019 12:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by their new majority, Democrats are undertaking several broad new investigations into President Donald Trump and setting the stage for a post-Robert Mueller world. Whether the special counsel's final Russia report is damning of the president or not, Democrats in charge of a...