Latest Robert Mueller News

Sessions defends Trump pardons of Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby

Apr. 25, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's right to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Both of those pardons were issued by Trump and bypassed the involvement of the Justice Department and...

Bipartisan bill to protect Mueller headed for crucial vote

Apr. 25, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators pushing legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job is trying to win over reluctant Republicans ahead of a crucial committee vote. The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to vote Thursday on the bill, which would give any special counsel...

AP, other media seek access to records in Mueller probe

Apr. 25, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press and other news organizations asked a judge Wednesday to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, citing overwhelming public interest in a case they said was among the most important in American history. The news media coalition is...

House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

Apr. 24, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, frustrated by what they see as GOP inaction and with an eye on midterm elections, on Tuesday held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been interrogated in the Republican-led Russia investigations. Democrats on the House...

Correction: Trump-DNC Lawsuit story

Apr. 24, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an April 20 story about the Democratic National Committee filing a lawsuit over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused former FBI Director James Comey of damaging Hillary Clinton's chances against...

The Latest: Schumer to oppose Pompeo secretary of state bid

Apr. 24, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he will oppose Mike Pompeo for secretary of state even as President Donald Trump's nominee appears on track for confirmation this week. Schumer is among...

After close vote, panel sends Pompeo nomination to Senate

Apr. 24, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff...

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Apr. 23, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff...

Rosenstein puts aside Russia probe to argue at Supreme Court

Apr. 23, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein laid aside the stress of one part of his job Monday to put himself in a different kind of pressure cooker: an argument at the Supreme Court. Dressed in a traditional morning coat and striped pants, with the added flash of a pair of presidential...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to 'denuclearize'

Apr. 23, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea's plans to give up its nuclear weapons. They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to "denuclearization." In fact, Kim's announcement Friday before summits with the...