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A few things you might have missed from the Mueller report

Apr. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's report focuses on the seminal questions of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians and whether the president sought to illegally obstruct the investigation. But tucked into the 448-page document are vivid anecdotes and...

Full text of Mueller's questions and Trump's answers

Apr. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office and the...

Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

Mar. 24, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That...

Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

Mar. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts...

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...

Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal time

Mar. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president's power to pardon. In Washington on Wednesday, U.S....

Former Trump adviser Flynn asks for further sentencing delay

Mar. 12, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn is not ready to be sentenced yet because "there may be additional cooperation" he can offer as he tries to reduce his potential punishment, according to a court filing Tuesday night. Flynn has been cooperating with...

A stern memo about Manafort says he 'brazenly violated' law

Feb. 24, 2019 12:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to "the heart of the criminal justice system" and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and his own lawyers, according to a sentencing memo filed by special counsel Robert...

Today in History

Feb. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2019. There are 311 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated. On this date: In...