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Here Is the Shortlist for Person of the Year

At least in the eyes of Time magazine

(Newser) - Time will choose its Person of the Year on Tuesday, and a short list out Monday has the usual suspects, along with a few surprises. The person (or group) will be announced during the Today program. Here are the 10 finalists:
  • President Trump
  • Robert Mueller
  • Jamal Khashoggi
  • Christine Blasey Ford
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Trump Defends 'Simple Private Transaction'

Refers to payments to women, as prosecutors focus on his family business

(Newser) - Michael Cohen will be sentenced Wednesday, largely bringing an end to his personal involvement in the Robert Mueller investigation. But as the New York Times reports, the cooperation he provided will likely continue to mean trouble for the president's family business, the Trump Organization. For example, the newspaper says... More »

Nixon Lawyer: Expect Impeachment Proceedings

John Dean says Congress has 'little choice' but to get them started

(Newser) - President Trump suggests that the flurry of late court filings Friday related to the Robert Mueller investigation "totally clears" him . But a man with familiarity in such things has a different view: "I think what this totality of today's filings show (is) that the House is going... More »

Mueller Filing Cites Offer of 'Political Synergy.' Trump: 'No Collusion'

Documents drop on Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen in Russia probe

(Newser) - All eyes were on three new filings related to the Russia probe, dropped Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller's team and New York prosecutors, and related to two men: former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen . One person seemingly not fazed by the details: the... More »

On What May Be a Big Mueller Day, Trump Unloads

President unleashes tweetstorm ahead of court filings on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen

(Newser) - Those paying attention to the particulars of the Robert Mueller investigation are keeping an eye on two big court filings Friday, developments that might shed important light on where he's at. In the bigger one, Mueller must explain to a judge why he believes former Trump campaign manager Paul... More »

Mueller Filing Suggests Harsh Punishment for Probe Thwarters

CNN suggests Trump could be of that number

(Newser) - President Trump ought to be worried by special counsel Robert Mueller's Tuesday court filing describing Michael Flynn's "substantial" help in the probe into Russian election interference, CNN reports, highlighting one line in particular. "Senior government leaders should be held to the highest standards," Mueller writes... More »

Mueller Reveals Flynn's Cooperation Was 'Substantial'

He recommends no prison time for Trump's former national security adviser

(Newser) - President Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial." The filing by special counsel Robert... More »

Mueller Considers New Charges for Manafort

The hectic pace of developments continues

(Newser) - The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying to investigators, prosecutors said Friday. The development in Manafort's case comes at a time of frenetic activity in special... More »

'Individual 1' Looms Large in Cohen Plea

Trump tweets about 'very legal & very cool' plans for 'doing a building somewhere in Russia'

(Newser) - The person identified as "Individual 1" in Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday wasn't named—but it's not hard to guess the identity of the former employer who was nominated to be president of the United States. The guilty plea makes it clear that President Trump is... More »

Trump Responds to New Michael Cohen Plea

'He's a weak person,' president says of his former personal attorney

(Newser) - After Michael Cohen made a surprise appearance in court Thursday to cop a guilty plea, President Trump took some shots at his former personal attorney. "Michael Cohen is lying and he's trying to get a reduced sentence for things that have nothing to do with me," Trump... More »

Cohen Makes Surprise Court Appearance to Plead Guilty

President's former attorney admits lying to Congress about Trump real estate deal

(Newser) - Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday morning to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal in Russia. President Trump's former personal attorney made a surprise appearance in a New York courtroom to enter the plea, per the AP . He admitted to making false statements... More »

Mueller Makes a Big Move Against Manafort

Accuses him of violating plea deal by repeatedly lying

(Newser) - The Robert Mueller investigation just lost an important witness—and Paul Manafort may have lost additional years of freedom. In a court filing Monday, the special counsel's team said President Trump's former campaign chairman had violated a plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators. The team said... More »

Ex-Trump Adviser Ordered to Report to Prison

Judge rejected Papadopoulos bid to delay sentence

(Newser) - A federal judge has ordered former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to report to prison as scheduled, rejecting his last-minute bid to delay his two-week sentence. Papadopoulos is to begin serving his sentence Monday, the AP reports. He was sentenced in September for lying to the FBI in... More »

Roger Stone Associate May Take Plea With Mueller

Jerome Corsi tied up in investigation into WikiLeaks role in 2016 election

(Newser) - A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Jerome Corsi told the AP he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show earlier this... More »

Trump Gives His Answers to Mueller

Written responses have been submitted to special counsel

(Newser) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they've provided the special counsel's office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference, the AP reports. The answers are an important milestone in Robert Mueller's probe, marking the first time the president is known to have described to investigators... More »

Trump Has New Nickname for a Democrat

The president dismisses Rep. Adam Schiff

(Newser) - President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional, the AP reports. Trump says Schiff shouldn't complain that Whitaker wasn't confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating 2016 election... More »

Trump Writes Answers to Mueller's Questions

After blasting the Russia investigation once again on Twitter this week

(Newser) - "You always have to be careful answering questions for people who have bad intentions," President Trump said Friday as he told reporters that he has finished drafting answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible involvement... More »

Roger Stone Ally: Mueller Is Going to Indict Me

'I think my crime really was that I supported Donald Trump,' Jerome Corsi says

(Newser) - Conservative author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi says he expects to be charged by Robert Mueller's investigation in the coming days—because the "Department of Justice is run by criminals." Corsi, an ally of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone, said in a livestreamed video Monday that he... More »

Whitaker: No Jews, Atheists as Federal Judges

Acting AG is also accused of persecuting a gay legislator

(Newser) - Matthew Whitaker's role as acting attorney general may be short-lived, and that's not just Democrats talking. "I don't know Matt Whitaker," Trump said Friday before flying off to France—a noticeable change from his October statement on Fox News that Whitaker is "a great... More »

With Sessions Out, Dems Fear for Future of Mueller Probe

New acting AG Matthew Whitaker has been a leading critic of the investigation

(Newser) - President Trump's forcing out of Jeff Sessions has cast doubt on the future of Robert Mueller's investigation—especially since Sessions' replacement, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, has long been a critic of the probe. Whitaker, who served as Sessions' chief of staff, has repeatedly accused the Mueller investigation... More »

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