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IG report on Russia probe finds errors but no bias; Barr disagrees

December 10, 2019
Pete Williams | NBC News
A new report from the Justice Department’s inspector general has found errors, but no political bias affecting the start of the FBI’s investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
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Barr Is Said to Doubt Inspector General’s Finding on Russia Inquiry

December 3, 2019
Michael Schmidt, Katie Benner | The New York Times
Attorney General William P. Barr has told Justice Department officials that he is skeptical of a conclusion by the department’s inspector general that the F.B.I. had sufficient information to open the investigation into whether any Trump associates conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, according to two people familiar with the conversations.
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Don McGahn must appear before Congress

November 26, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
A federal judge has ruled former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify before Congress. It's a potential game changer.
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Justice Dept. watchdog finds political bias did not taint top officials running the FBI’s Russia probe but documents errors

November 23, 2019
Ellen Nakashima, Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to find in a forthcoming report that political bias did not taint top officials running the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, while at the same time criticizing the bureau for systemic failures in its handling of surveillance applications, according to two U.S. officials.
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Trump confidant Roger Stone convicted on all counts

November 16, 2019
Garrett Haake | NBC News
Roger Stone, a longtime Trump associate, was found guilty of seven felonies related to the 2016 presidential campaign on Friday.
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Trial opens for Roger Stone, accused of lying about WikiLeaks and Trump campaign’s interest in hacked 2016 Democratic emails

November 6, 2019
Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu | The Washington Post
Federal prosecutors and attorneys for Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Trump, are set to deliver opening statements Wednesday in the final criminal case charged in former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Justice Department to open criminal investigation into origins of Russian interference probe: Source

October 25, 2019
Pierre Thomas, Marc Nathanson | ABC News
The federal prosecutor reviewing the origins of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election has been granted the authority to pursue the probe as a criminal investigation, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News.
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Barr’s review of Russia investigation wins Trump’s favor. Those facing scrutiny suspect he’s chasing conspiracy theories.

October 7, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Rosalind Helderman, Matt Zapotosky, Shane Harris | The Washington Post
Attorney General William P. Barr has taken an interest in a mysterious European professor whose conversation with an adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign helped launch the FBI investigation into possible coordination with Russia — and who has since become the focal point of an unproven conservative theory that the entire inquiry was a setup, people familiar with the matter said.
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Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

October 1, 2019
Devlin Barrett, Shane Harris, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Attorney General William P. Barr has held private meetings overseas with foreign intelligence officials seeking their help in a Justice Department inquiry that President Trump hopes will discredit U.S. intelligence agencies’ examination of possible connections between Russia and members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the matter.
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