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Politics Dec 10AP fact check: Manafort, Cohen filings do not exonerate Trump
President Trump insists he's been fully vindicated by court filings released Friday that lay out the level of cooperation from two of his former top advisers, whom prosecutors have accused of lying to federal investigators or Congress. In fact, Trump's…
Politics Dec 09Comey said FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans
Former FBI Director James Comey did not identify the Americans in the Russia probe but said President Donald Trump, then the Republican candidate, was not among them.
Politics Dec 08Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion
Court filings from prosecutors in New York and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office suggested the Kremlin aimed early on to influence Trump and his campaign.
Politics Dec 07Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen should get substantial sentence, prosecutors say
Cohen provided prosecutors with a "detailed account" of his involvement, along with the involvement of others, in efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign to complete a deal to build a Trump Tower Moscow, the documents said. He also provided information…
Politics Dec 05Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe tied to Manafort
In a flurry of new activity, Justice Department prosecutors in the last several weeks have begun interviewing witnesses and contacting lawyers to schedule additional questioning related to the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs, the people familiar with the inquiry…
Politics Dec 04Citing cooperation, Mueller recommends no prison for Michael Flynn
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial."…
Politics Dec 04Trump praises former adviser who refuses to testify against him. Is this witness tampering?
President Donald Trump praised a key witness in the Russia investigation Monday for having the "guts" not to testify against him, and said his former lawyer — who cut a deal with prosecutors — should head straight to prison.
Nation Dec 01Trump aides caught in web of deception over Russia contacts
One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador.
Politics Nov 26Associate of Roger Stone says he’ll reject plea offer in Mueller probe
Jerome Corsi, a conservative author who has pushed conspiracy theories, told news organizations he planned to reject a potential plea deal with prosecutors because it would force him to admit to willfully lying, which he insisted he did not do.
Politics Nov 20Trump answered Mueller probe questions in writing, lawyers say
The step is a milestone in a months-long negotiation between Trump's attorneys and special counsel Robert Mueller's team over whether and when the president would sit for an interview.