This Week on Washington Week: The latest developments in the Russia probe
On this week’s Washington Week: The Russia Probe
President Donald Trump is heading to Buenos Aires to attend the G-20 Summit, but back in Washington, the focus is on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Michael Cohen, the president's former personal attorney and "fixer" pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump Organization real estate project in Russia. Cohen’s admission that negotiations on building a Trump Tower in Moscow continued until June 2016 contradicts the timeline supplied by the president and testimony Donald Trump Jr. made to a Senate committee earlier this year.
Robert Mueller withdrew a plea deal with Trump's jailed ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort accusing him of lying to the FBI. Manafort's attorney admitted this week that he has been talking with Trump's personal attorneys about the investigation despite a pledge to cooperate with Mueller's team in hopes of a lighter prison sentence. President Trump said this week that he is open to pardoning Manafort who was convicted of a broad range of financial crimes earlier this year.
Robert Costa discusses the latest developments in the Mueller probe with:
Michael Schmidt of The New York Times
Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, and
Rosalind Helderman of The Washington Post