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Trump says he won’t fire Mueller, as campaign to discredit Russia probe heats up

December 18, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump on Sunday sought to douse speculation that he may fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III amid an intensifying campaign by Trump allies to attack the wide-ranging Russia investigation as improper and politically motivated.
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Republicans ratchet up Mueller criticism

December 13, 2017
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Republicans in Congress are sharpening their criticism of Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors, a sign that the special counsel investigating the President Donald Trump's campaign is increasingly losing GOP support on Capitol Hill.
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Inside Trump’s legal team: Trying to protect the president from Mueller’s ‘killers'

December 12, 2017
Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Rosalind Helderman | The Washington Post
When the president frets that Mueller may be getting too close to him, they assure him he has done nothing wrong, urge him to resist attacking the special counsel and insist that the investigation is wrapping up — first, they said, by Thanksgiving, then by Christmas and now by early next year.
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With latest plea deal, Mueller's investigation closing in on Trump

December 2, 2017
Joan Biskupic | CNN
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's plea deal Friday with President Donald Trump's former national security adviser signaled that Mueller is closing in on senior officials of the 2016 Trump campaign, heightening the conflict between the two leading players in America's post-election Russia drama.
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Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

December 2, 2017
Geoff Bennett | NBC News
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI, and he is now said to be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation.
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Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI

December 1, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Josh Dawsey , Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, marking another milestone in the wide-ranging probe of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
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Donald Trump Jr. to talk to House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors

November 29, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
Trump Jr.'s highly anticipated testimony, scheduled for December 6, comes as he has faced growing questions on Capitol Hill about the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower where he met with Russian operatives after being promised dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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Flynn may be getting ready to cooperate with Russia investigation

November 25, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
Lawyers for Mr. Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, have cut off communications with the president's legal team. This could be a sign that Flynn is ready to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia investigation.
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Flynn’s lawyer shuts down communications with Trump’s team, a sign he may be cooperating with Mueller probe

November 25, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman | The Washington Post
A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed an attorney for President Trump this week that he can no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a sign that Flynn may be preparing to cooperate in the probe, people familiar with the investigation said.
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