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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump attacks Russia probe as biased

Mar. 20, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted. He suggested in remarks to reporters Wednesday that Mueller's appointment...

Trump: Let Mueller report come out, 'let people see it'

Mar. 20, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous." "Let it come out, let people see it," Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday for...

AP-NORC Poll: Most at least partly confident in Russia probe

Mar. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller's probe has been fair and impartial. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

Mueller's fans venerate him _ and nervously await report

Mar. 20, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol. And so, the Barnetts' new chocolate Lab was christened...

Shifting hopes as Republicans and Democrats await Mueller

Mar. 20, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially...

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Mar. 19, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by a judge...

Mueller team requests delay due to 'press of other work'

Mar. 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team says it won't be able to meet a court deadline this week in part because of the "press of other work." That's according to court papers filed Tuesday in a case brought by The Washington Post. The filing doesn't provide additional details so it's...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke on climate, Trump on 'no collusion'

Mar. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the planet only has a dozen years to turn the tide on climate change, which is not...

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...