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Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

Apr. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller's report...

Barr deepens critics' concerns in handling of Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report , but the spotlight Thursday belonged just as much to the attorney general who made it public. The report had not yet been released when William Barr, by turns testy and defensive, took the Justice Department podium to...

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 8:21 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...

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

Apr. 18, 2019 7:14 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...

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...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public Thursday. Attorney General...

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

Apr. 17, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...

The Latest: Top Democrat says Barr is trying to spin report

Apr. 17, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Donald Trump's campaign (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says the attorney general is "taking unprecedented steps to spin" the special counsel's Russia investigation....

Attorney: Coast Guard officer isn't facing terrorism charges

Apr. 16, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists is seeking his release from federal custody since prosecutors haven't charged him with any terrorism-related offenses. Christopher Hasson, 49, has...

Senate leader McConnell wants bipartisan immigration talks

Apr. 11, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called for bipartisan talks aimed at bolstering asylum laws and addressing border security, issuing a bid for negotiations amid a surge of migrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border and daily outcries by President Donald Trump about...