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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 »

Mueller Signals He's Ready for Michael Flynn Sentencing

The former National Security Adviser's legal battle could soon come to a close

(Newser) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn's involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with... More »

George Papadopoulos Sentenced to 14 Days

Defense attorney blames Trump for former campaign advisor's deception

(Newser) - George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday by a judge who said he had placed his own interests above those of the country, the AP reports. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's... More »

'First Domino' in Mueller Probe Pleads for No Jail Time

George Papadopoulos also says Trump, Sessions seemed on board with his Putin idea

(Newser) - Lawyers for George Papadopoulos describe their client as the "first domino" to fall in the Robert Mueller investigation, but they say their client doesn't deserve to go to jail next week when he's sentenced for lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts. The filing submitted by... More »

Trump Embraces Controversial FBI Spy Theory

Allegations of informant inside campaign being used to discredit Mueller investigation

(Newser) - It's something Trump has said would be "bigger than Watergate" and the "all time biggest political scandal" ever if it pans out to be true. What he's referring to: a report in the New York Times this week that the FBI planted an informant to spy... More »

Report: Drunk Trump Aide Told Diplomat Russia Had Clinton Dirt

And inadvertently caused the FBI investigation now run by Mueller

(Newser) - One of the heretofore unanswered questions of Donald Trump's presidency is what, exactly, caused the FBI to open an investigation into the Trump campaign and possible Russian attempts to influence the election in July 2016. Trump and others have claimed it was in response to a dossier put together... More »

Jeff Sessions: Don't Call Me a Liar

But attorney general clarifies that he now remembers meeting at which Russia was raised

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before a House panel Tuesday, with Democrats grilling him on Russia's role in the campaign and Republicans pressing him to go after Hillary Clinton. The Russian angle has been a thorn for Sessions because he previously testified under oath that he knew of no... 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 »

Mueller Investigation Sinks a Trump Nominee

Sam Clovis, a climate change skeptic, pulls name from consideration for science post

(Newser) - A former Trump campaign official linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination for an agriculture post. Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign national co-chairman and chief policy adviser, wrote in a letter to President Trump dated Thursday that he does "not want... 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 »

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