Special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies Friday, accusing them of carrying out a coordinated plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. President Donald Trump said the indictment shows there was no collusion with his campaign.
Amid a tense feud with Congress, Steve Bannon appeared Thursday for a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee - hours after the White House informed lawmakers he would not be answering key questions pertinent to the Russia investigation.
The table discussed Rachel Brand's departure, the latest updates in the Russia probe, and the impact of former Republican National Committee finance chair Steve Wynn stepping down from his casino empire.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is not expected to appear before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, risking being held in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena, according to a source close to the process.
by Philip Rucker, Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
A GOP memo declassified on Friday accused senior law enforcement officials of misleading a court in order to conduct surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser, fueling a growing distrust between the White House and Republicans on one side and the Justice Department and FBI on the other.
Though President Trump and his allies hope the controversial release of a GOP-written memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI will tarnish the legitimacy of the entire Russia probe, that argument may be undercut by a single sentence buried near the end of the four-page document.