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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...

Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

Mar. 14, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti. Police said Thursday they were reviewing...

Mnuchin says he'll protect Trump privacy if taxes requested

Mar. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Thursday he will protect President Donald Trump's privacy if he receives a request from House Democrats for Trump's tax returns. At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Mnuchin was asked whether he would meet a request for Trump's past tax...

NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with Cohen

Mar. 13, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have requested copies of communications Michael Cohen had with a New York attorney who broached the possibility of a pardon from President Donald Trump, the attorney said Wednesday. The attorney, Robert J. Costello, released a statement disputing Cohen's claim that Trump...

Dem chairman satisfied, for now, with Cohen answer on pardon

Mar. 13, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says he does "not see the need for further action" against Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen after he clarified his testimony under oath about never seeking a pardon from Trump. In a letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, lawyer Michael...

Cohen lawyer sends letter to Congress clarifying pardon talk

Mar. 13, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid talk that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen again lied to Congress, Cohen's lawyer sent a letter Tuesday to the head of the House Oversight Committee clarifying Cohen's testimony that he never sought a pardon from the president. Michael Monico told Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in the...

'He said, he said' - Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?

Mar. 9, 2019 2:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a "he said, he said" where the "he" -- no matter who he is -- has a credibility problem. The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president's former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of characters whose...

Manafort case sparks conversation about sentence disparities

Mar. 8, 2019 7:23 PM EST

A judge's decision to sentence President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes...

Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon

Mar. 8, 2019 5:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he rejected a personal appeal from his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a pardon, the strongest assertion yet that Cohen may have lied under oath. Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of pardons. It...

Imprisoned mobster Carmine Persico dead at age 85

Mar. 8, 2019 12:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime boss of the infamous Colombo crime family, Carmine "the Snake" Persico, has died at the age of 85. Attorney Benson Weintraub says Persico died on Thursday at the Duke University Medical Center. He had been serving what was effectively a life sentence at a federal prison in...