Robert Mueller

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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 »

New Worry for Trump Team: Did Ex-Adviser Wear a Wire?

George Papadopoulos is called a 'proactive cooperator,' though meaning is unclear

(Newser) - The political world learned a new name on Monday, that of George Papadopoulos, the former adviser to President Trump's campaign caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation . Papadopoulos has admitted lying to the FBI about his outreach to Russian individuals in a bid to get "dirt" on Hillary... More »

Trump Calls Ex-Aide Charged by Mueller a 'Liar'

He's right in that George Papadopoulos admitted lying to the FBI about his Russian outreach

(Newser) - President Trump has weighed in on Monday's Robert Mueller developments , and he sounds unimpressed, at least in regard to the connection to his campaign. "The Fake News is working overtime," he tweeted . "As Paul Manaforts lawyer said, there was 'no collusion' and events mentioned took... More »

Insiders Say Trump Fumed Over Russia Indictments

DC is braced for Mueller's next step

(Newser) - President Trump handed candy out to trick-or-treaters Monday night after a day that spooked both Republicans and Democrats. Robert Mueller's escalation of the Russia probe with the indictments of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and deputy Rick Gates has left Democrats worried that Trump could shut down the... More »

Mueller May Have Sent Signal With Monday's News

Manafort case not linked to Trump, but Mueller revealed campaign adviser's guilty plea, too

(Newser) - It's been a busy day on the Robert Mueller front, with tax and money laundering charges leveled against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, along with news of a guilty plea from former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with... More »

A 2nd Mueller Move May Sting Trump More

Not Manafort: A former campaign aide lied to FBI about outreach to Russian nationals

(Newser) - The unsealed indictment against Paul Manafort made big headlines on Monday, but another development in the Robert Mueller investigation might have more troubling implications for President Trump. That's because while the Manafort charges have no connection to the Trump campaign, this one does, notes Politico . Former campaign adviser George... More »

Trump Dismissive of Manafort Indictment

Tweets that alleged misdeeds have nothing to do with his campaign, president tweets

(Newser) - President Trump doesn't sound impressed with Robert Mueller's big indictment . After news broke that former campaign manager Paul Manafort had been charged with multiple felony counts of tax fraud and money laundering, Trump weighed in. "Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of... More »

Here Are the Charges Against Paul Manafort

Former Trump campaign chief accused of laundering millions to fund 'lavish lifestyle'

(Newser) - Paul Manafort faces serious felony charges on alleged tax fraud, though the indictment unsealed against him and an associate on Monday does not appear at first glance to implicate the 2016 campaign of President Trump. The charges brought by special investigator Robert Mueller accuse Manafort of laundering about $18 million,... More »

Paul Manafort Surrenders in Mueller Investigation

Charges against former Trump campaign chief reportedly include tax fraud

(Newser) - It's Paul Manafort. Reports have been circulating for days that Robert Mueller was about to take his first person into custody as part of his wide-ranging investigation, and the New York Times and CNN report that Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, is the one. In fact, the AP... More »

Mueller's First Target Could Be in Custody Monday

Trump slams 'witch hunt,' tries to turn focus to Clinton

(Newser) - President Trump departs for a 12-day trip to Asia on Friday—but he has to get through what could be an extremely tricky week in Washington first. The first charges have been filed in Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian election-meddling, and at least one of the special counsel'... More »

First Charges Filed in Mueller's Investigation

People could be taken into custody as soon as Monday, CNN reports

(Newser) - The first charges have been filed in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, sources tell CNN . The charges are still sealed and it's not clear what they are, but sources say anyone charged could be taken into custody as soon... More »

Spicer's 'Copious Notes' Could Be 'Honey Pot' for Mueller Probe

Plus, Spicer tells ABC News he doesn't think he lied to the American people

(Newser) - Sean Spicer continued his post-White House press tour with an interview on ABC News Thursday, but while he once again acknowledged that "there's no question ... I made mistakes," he won't be offering "some blanket apology" to the American people. When asked if he'd lied... More »

Mueller Tells White House He Wants Info on 13 Areas

One of those areas: Trump's firings of FBI chief James Comey

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's investigation of alleged Russian campaign meddling appears to be steaming ahead: The special counsel has sent the White House details on 13 areas where investigators are seeking more information and want documents, the New York Times reports. The areas include Trump's firings of FBI chief James... More »

Report: Feds Wiretapped Trump Campaign Chief Manafort

Agents picked lock before July raid on Va. home

(Newser) - The FBI was listening in on Paul Manafort's conversations long before he became chief of the Trump campaign and it wiretapped him again as part of the investigation of alleged Russian election meddling, source say. The insiders tell CNN that Manafort was initially wiretapped under a secret court order... More »

Report: Trump Called AG an Idiot, Told Him to Quit

Jeff Sessions 'humiliated' in Oval Office meeting

(Newser) - President Trump treated his own attorney general as harshly as any failed Apprentice contestant in a heated Oval Office meeting earlier this year, White House insiders say. The New York Times , citing multiple anonymous sources, reports that Trump, angered by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the... More »

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