Special Counsel investigation into Russia’s interference in 2016 U.S. Elections

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, for a trip to visit a Army tank plant in Lima, Ohio, and a fundraising event in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 21, 2019 - 5:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous." "Let it come out, let people see it," Trump told reporters as he left the White House on...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Though the special counsel’s findings remain unknown, Trump has grown increasingly confident that the report would produce what he insisted all along _ no clear evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign. And the president and his closest advisers are now considering how to weaponize those possible findings. A subtle change is underway among congressional Democrats, as well, who have long believed the report would offer damning evidence against the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 20, 2019 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday, March 19, revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Cohen in the early stages of his Russia probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, then Deputy Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, departs federal court in Washington. Gates, the former Trump campaign aide and a key cooperator in the special counsel’s Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with “several ongoing investigations,” prosecutors said in a court filing Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing Friday. Gates is a central figure in special...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Strzok, who helped lead the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia says “there was no conspiracy” to prevent Trump from becoming president. Strzok made the comments during a closed-door interview with House lawmakers last year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 14, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — During the early days of the Russia investigation, FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump's chance of winning should factor into how aggressively they investigated potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, two FBI officials told Congress last year, according...
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March 14, 2019 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up. More than any other member of Mueller's team, Andrew Weissmann has been a target of President Donald Trump...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., comes out to talks with reporters following his meeting with former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 14, 2019 - 3:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee suggested on Wednesday that former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen's legal troubles, saying that Whitaker "did not deny" the conversations during a...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. Manafort faces his second sentencing hearing in his many weeks, with a judge expected to tack on additional prison time beyond the roughly four-year punishment he has already received. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 13, 2019 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he feels "very badly" for his former campaign chairman after Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 3½ years in prison. Trump was responding...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Russian state television stations have jumped at what they perceive as a relatively mild sentence handed to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying it is proof that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations have failed to prove Trump's collusion with Russia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to an additional three and one-half years of prison, questioning his remorse and rebuking him for his crimes and years of lies. That makes seven and one-half years for Manafort, coming on top of...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he departs after testifying before a closed-door session of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Cohen sues the Trump Organization, on Thursday, March 7, saying he is owed $1.9 million.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 13, 2019 - 1:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amid talk that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen again lied to Congress, Cohen's lawyer sent a letter Tuesday to the head of the House Oversight Committee clarifying Cohen's testimony that he never sought a pardon from the president. Michael Monico told Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.,...
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