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As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

Dec. 15, 2018 12:31 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame. People close to him tell The Associated Press that as the possibility of prison looms, Flynn is relaxed and hopeful, eager to get through...

Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn's false statements

Dec. 15, 2018 12:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he "chose to make false statements" and did not need a warning that it was against the law to do so. The filing from...

Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trial

Dec. 14, 2018 7:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path said in a court filing Friday that they had learned the FBI had intercepted his communications, though it was unclear when that surveillance began. "We are still waiting for more...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn't lie to FBI

Dec. 14, 2018 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation. In remarks Thursday at a meeting with governors-elect, Trump suggests the FBI never accused Flynn of lying in its probe...

2nd person charged in domestic terrorism probe in Ohio

Dec. 12, 2018 4:11 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A second person charged Wednesday in a domestic terrorism investigation had a duffel bag in his car filled with ammunition, a tactical vest, a trench coat and a T-shirt that said "society failed us," federal authorities said in court documents. While no attack took place and authorities...

Trump campaign Russia contacts alarm intelligence experts

Dec. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — From suggestions of "political synergy" and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump's orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and alarming pattern to experts in the intelligence field. The attempts by Russians...

Flynn's lawyers say his lie to FBI 'uncharacteristic'

Dec. 12, 2018 10:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment." The arguments to the judge Tuesday echoed...

A primer on the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly...

Top senators ask for leniency for ex-staffer who lied to FBI

Dec. 11, 2018 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three high-ranking senators asked a federal judge for leniency on behalf of a former Senate intelligence committee staffer who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, even as the government argues that the ex-staffer "significantly endangered national security" by speaking with reporters. The...

A growing list: Trump associates who have pleaded guilty

Dec. 11, 2018 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five people in President Donald Trump's orbit have pleaded guilty to federal charges. Prosecutors in Washington and New York are investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 election and whether Trump directed an illegal hush-money scheme to silence...