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Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face

Rudy Giuliani is joining, plus more of the latest developments related to Russia, Trump

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team with an eye on ending special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. "I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the... More »

Trump Slams Rod Rosenstein, Mueller on Twitter

Sources say president is considering firing Rosenstein

(Newser) - President Donald Trump insisted that all was "very calm and calculated" at the White House, even as he vented Wednesday about the Russia probe and complained about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the AP reports. Trump, who was so incensed by the FBI's raid of his personal attorney'... More »

Rosenstein Authorized Mueller to Probe Manafort, Memo Shows

Court filing reveals previously unreleased memo

(Newser) - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department's special counsel to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman colluded with the Russian government, according to a court filing late Monday night. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors included that detail in a... More »

New in US' 'Name and Shame' Game: Indictment of 9 Iranians

Hackers hit US colleges, agencies, and corporations in huge breach

(Newser) - The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against nine Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive info from hundreds of universities, private firms, and US government agencies. The defendants, accused of working at the behest of the Iranian government-tied Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, hacked the... More »

Report: Trump Asked Deputy AG If He Was 'On My Team'

Sources tell CNN about Trump session with Rosenstein prior to latter's testimony

(Newser) - Ahead of his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee, President Trump wanted to make sure he knew what team Rod Rosenstein was backing, CNN states in an exclusive report. Sources say the deputy attorney general met with Trump at the White House in December to ask him to... More »

Mueller Team Talks to Member of Trump's Cabinet: Sessions

'New York Times' was first to report the news

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday. The interview comes as Mueller is investigating whether President Trump's actions in office, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Mueller... More »

Manafort Sues Justice Dept. Over Mueller Investigation

Ex-Trump campaign manager wants charges against him dropped and Mueller removed

(Newser) - In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is challenging special counsel Robert Mueller's authority to investigate crimes and seeking to have the indictment against himself thrown out, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Washington Post , the lawsuit calls the actions of Mueller, Deputy... More »

'I Am Being Investigated,' Tweets Trump

But he again belittles the inquiry as a 'Witch Hunt'

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday continued to belittle the investigations of his White House, again using the term "witch hunt" to describe them. But after saying for weeks publicly that he wasn't personally under investigation, the president for the first time acknowledged the opposite: "I am being investigated... More »

Deputy AG Stands by Comey Memo

But some lawmakers unsatisfied by meetings with Rod Rosenstein

(Newser) - During meetings with lawmakers Thursday and Friday, Rod Rosenstein stood by the memo that may or may not have been the reason for James Comey's firing, the Hill reports. "I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it," the deputy attorney general said. However, Rosenstein said... More »

Trump: I Was Going to Fire 'Showboat' Comey Anyway

President says he was going to fire FBI chief before critical memo

(Newser) - This might take some heat off Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has been cast as something of a villain in the firing of FBI chief James Comey. President Trump tells NBC News that he planned to fire Comey anyway, even without the critical memo written by Rosenstein. "I... More »

Deputy AG Doesn't Like Being Cast as Villain in Comey Firing

Rod Rosenstein has reportedly threatened to resign

(Newser) - An unfamiliar name has suddenly become much more familiar this week in the wake of the James Comey firing. It's that of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has emerged as a leading, if reluctant, figure in the controversy. Rosenstein wrote a memo to President Trump that criticizes Comey... More »

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