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Senate Panel Interviews Trump Jr. for 9 Hours

Democrats want him back for a public hearing

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. has finished a nine-hour interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee, concluding his third interview on Capitol Hill as part of probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the AP reports. Trump Jr.'s closed-door meeting with Senate staff came a week after he spoke to... More »

Mueller Team Member: Trump an 'Idiot,' 'Loathsome Human'

Hundreds of reassigned FBI agent's texts revealed

(Newser) - Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him as "awful," an "idiot," and a "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of 375 messages released... More »

Trump Lawyers Reportedly Want 2nd Special Counsel

To investigate Robert Mueller's investigation, reports Axios

(Newser) - There's plenty of speculation in DC about whether President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller. But Mike Allen of Axios reports on another strategy being explored by the president's legal team: Appoint a second special counsel to investigate Mueller's investigation. The story suggests that Trump's... More »

Feds Tally Cost of Mueller Inquiry So Far

$3.2M, plus $3.5M spent by other Justice Department agencies

(Newser) - The cost of Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry is adding up. The Justice Department tallied up the cost of the special investigation in its first four months and reached a total of $6.7 million, reports the Washington Post . Some outlets, including Politico , are using a smaller figure of $3.... More »

Mueller May Have Just Crossed 'Red Line' Trump Warned About

Special counsel said to have subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records on Trump finances

(Newser) - President Trump has warned that Robert Mueller would be crossing a "red line" if he poked around in the Trump family's finances—and apparently Mueller is now prepared to find out what awaits him on the other side of that line. A source has revealed to Bloomberg that... More »

Paul Manafort Wrote an Op-Ed While Under House Arrest

Prosecutors on Mueller's team say the piece was written under someone else's name

(Newser) - Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller say Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague "assessed to have ties" to a Russian intelligence service, the AP reports. Court papers say Manafort and the colleague sought to publish... More »

Time Names Short List for Person of the Year

Trump, Kim Jong Un, Patty Jenkins, and Jeff Bezos are among those in the final 10

(Newser) - President Trump? Kim Jong Un? Or perhaps Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins? All three are on the short list to be Time magazine's Person of the Year. The magazine released a list of 10 names on the Today show Monday morning, in advance of the final pick Wednesday morning.... More »

Trump's Lawyer Says He Wrote Tweet That Caused Uproar

Legal experts find it hard to believe

(Newser) - President Trump's personal lawyer is claiming that he, not Trump, was the author of a legally dubious tweet sent from Trump's account Saturday. "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies."... More »

Trump: FBI 'in Tatters —Worst in History!'

Says 'we will bring it back to greatness' after 'years of Comey'

(Newser) - President Trump is attacking his own FBI in a series of tweets, reports the AP , and says the law enforcement agency's reputation is "in Tatters - worst in History!" The president tweeted that "we will bring it back to greatness." Trump was responding to reports... More »

Mueller's Team Ousted FBI Agent Over Trump Texts

Sources say texts may have included anti-Trump sentiments

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign has lost a former top FBI official, who is being investigated by the Justice Department for possibly sending anti-Trump text messages, sources tell the Washington Post . According to the New York Times , Peter Strzok is thought to be "one of the... More »

With Flynn Plea, Mueller Investigation Closes in on Trump

Pundits say Mueller could be targeting Kushner, Trump Jr., or Trump himself

(Newser) - Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI is a "significant escalation" of Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump administration, the Washington Post reports. Flynn, as President Trump's former national security advisor, is the first person charged "who not only actually served in the White... More »

Flynn Pleads Guilty, Is Cooperating With Mueller

Former Trump official admits lying to the FBI

(Newser) - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, becoming the fourth person charged in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn admitted lying to the FBI about his conversations during the Trump transition with Russia's ambassador to the... More »

Mueller's Team Grilled Kushner About Flynn

Sources tell AP, CNN president's son-in-law was interviewed for 90 minutes earlier this month

(Newser) - President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was indeed questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the investigation tells the AP . The questioning of Kushner earlier this month took about 90 minutes and was aimed in part at establishing... More »

Flynn Move Could Be Ominous News for Trump

His lawyers have reportedly cut ties with Trump's legal team

(Newser) - Is former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now cooperating with Robert Mueller's special investigation? Sources tell the AP and the New York Times that Flynn's legal team has informed Trump's lawyers that they can no longer discuss the investigation with them, a move that suggests Flynn is... More »

Sources: Mueller Probing Alleged Flynn Plot to Abduct Cleric

Special counsel said to be investigating scheme to 'remove' Fethullah Gulen from US, bring to Turkey

(Newser) - At least two ex-members of President Trump's campaign team have been burned so far by the Mueller Russia investigation. Now, more rumblings about an ex-administration member. The Wall Street Journal Friday detailed an alleged plot that Robert Mueller is probing—one that involves Flynn and his son, Michael G.... More »

Judge Won't Free Manafort From House Arrest, Yet

He could be allowed to travel within the US, once a bail package is agreed upon

(Newser) - Paul Manafort didn't get the break he was looking for in court on Monday, but it could come soon. A federal judge ordered that he and business associate Rick Gates continue to be held under house arrest with their movements tracked by GPS, reports CNN . However, negotiations on bail... More »

Sources: Mueller Has the Evidence to Charge Flynn

The Russia investigation may be about to breach the White House walls

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election may be inside the White House soon. NBC News reports that Mueller has enough evidence to bring charges against Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. Last week Mueller charged former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort... More »

3 House Republicans Want to Demand Mueller's Resignation

They've introduced a nonbinding measure that would do just that

(Newser) - In a sign of just how frustrated some in the GOP are with special counsel Robert Mueller after "indictment week," three House Republicans introduced a measure Friday that would pressure Mueller to step down. The nonbinding measure, introduced by Reps. Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, and Louie Gohmert, would... More »

Trump, Sessions Russian Denials Now in Question

They attended meeting where adviser boasted of contacts; Trump wants focus on Clinton

(Newser) - A new story is emerging from the Robert Mueller moves earlier this week, one that could be bad news for President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Both have repeatedly denied personally knowing about any outreach between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials, but the newly unsealed court... More »

Amid Rumored Chaos, Trump Says 'I'm Really Enjoying It'

'I'm actually not angry at anybody'

(Newser) - Charges brought against President Trump's former campaign officials haven't affected the commander in chief, who tells the New York Times in a brief phone call on Wednesday that he's having a great time in the White House—aiming to counter reports that have surfaced since Robert Mueller'... More »

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