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Redactions heavier on Russian meddling than on obstruction

Apr. 18, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across nearly 450 pages, blocks of black interrupt parts of Robert Mueller's careful, dry narrative recounting Russian election meddling and President Donald Trump's fear and ire. Most often, the Justice Department redactions mask a few words or paragraphs. In a few spots, they stretch...

Report release an event unsuited to instant media world

Apr. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The release of a dense, 400-page report on the results of a two-year investigation is an event uniquely unsuited to today's minute-by-minute news cycles. That was the challenge faced Thursday by journalists who finally got to see special counsel Robert Mueller's findings on the Russia...

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Was Trump trying to silence Cohen? Mueller wasn't sure

Apr. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after the FBI raided Michael Cohen's home and office last year, President Donald Trump called his longtime fixer and urged him to "stay strong" and "hang in there" in the face of the intensifying investigation. That call was among several assurances Cohen says he received that the...

'A good day': Trump claims victory with Mueller report out

Apr. 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly two years, President Donald Trump and his allies sought to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, attacking investigators' credibility and playing down their findings. As a redacted version of Mueller's report was finally released Thursday, Trump resorted to...

Key takeaways from Robert Mueller's Russia report

Apr. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may not have obstructed justice, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Robert Mueller's 448-page report takes the American public inside the room with Trump as he expressed fear that the special counsel would end his presidency and made several attempts to get the...

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed Trump, Barr claims on Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia investigation. Trump and his team continue to insist that he was exonerated by the two-year investigation. That's not true. The report...

Redaction nation: US history brims with partial deletions

Apr. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights abuses and...

The Latest: Mueller team dissatisfied with Trump's responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In...

Attorney General William Barr says he will give Congress a redacted copy of Mueller's Russia report at 11 a.m.

Apr. 18, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says he will give Congress a redacted copy of Mueller's Russia report at 11 a.m. .