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House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives 17 Jul 7:07pm Updated House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives
The measure also calls for intelligence agencies to conduct new reviews of influence operations by foreign adversaries, including Russia.
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Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry 17 Jul 8:48am Updated Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry
Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, had long complained about the Russia investigation online even after a judge ordered him to keep quiet.
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No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing 16 Jul 5:38pm No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing
Mark T. Esper spent the hourslong hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee mostly discussing military challenges from Iran, China and Russia.
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Trump Sends Negotiators to Geneva for Nuclear Talks With Russians and Also Seeks to Limit Chinese Warheads 16 Jul 12:01pm Updated Trump Sends Negotiators to Geneva for Nuclear Talks With Russians and Also Seeks to Limit Chinese Warheads
President Trump has discussed his idea with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, and has indicated interest in a three-way accord with China to cap nuclear arsenals.
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American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War With Russia 12 Jul 5:00am Updated American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War With Russia
Even as President Trump courts Russia, Special Operations forces are teaming up with partners on Europe’s eastern flank to counter a mix of subterfuge, cyberattacks and disinformation.
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Justice Dept. Watchdog Is Preparing to Deliver Verdict on the Russia Investigation 9 Jul 6:49pm Updated Justice Dept. Watchdog Is Preparing to Deliver Verdict on the Russia Investigation
Investigators for the inspector general recently interviewed Christopher Steele, the former British spy, as they try to determine whether the F.B.I. misstepped in the inquiry.
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Barr Says House Subpoenaed Mueller to Create ‘Public Spectacle’ 8 Jul 7:59pm Barr Says House Subpoenaed Mueller to Create ‘Public Spectacle’
The attorney general also said his review of the Russia investigation indicated so far that he needed to tighten Justice Department rules on investigating candidates for office.
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NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia 5 Jul 8:15am Updated NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia
Some alliance officials think the move is needed to counter Russia’s new cruise missiles, but it could be “a point of no return with the Russians,” one expert said.
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2 Jul 1:33pm Updated The Point: 15 times Donald Trump praised authoritarian rulers
During his recent trip to the G20 summit in Japan, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a photo op before the meeting, Trump said this to Putin in reference to the assembled press: "Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn't it? You don't have this problem in Russia but we do." Responded Putin: "We also have. It's the same."
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Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It? 1 Jul 3:58pm Updated Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It?
A Manhattan investor and Trump donor with business ties to the heirs of Prince can’t get access to his money. A lawsuit says it amounts to an unreasonable seizure of property.
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Trump and Putin Share Joke About Election Meddling, Sparking New Furor 28 Jun 11:32pm Updated Trump and Putin Share Joke About Election Meddling, Sparking New Furor
At the leaders’ first formal meeting in a year, President Trump again made clear that he does not take Russia’s electoral interference as seriously as others do.
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Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections 28 Jun 12:06pm Updated Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections
At the leaders’ first formal meeting in a year, President Trump again made clear that he does not take Russia’s electoral interference as seriously as others do.
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28 Jun 5:52am Updated Theresa May: Salisbury poisoning suspects must face justice
The PM says Russia must stop its "destabilising activities", ahead of talks with President Putin.
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26 Jun 8:05pm Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of crimes
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of breaking the law, primarily by alleging without evidence that Mueller illegally destroyed text messages sent by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two former officials worked on the Russia investigation and have been publicly disgraced by their anti-Trump text messages and their extramarital affair.
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26 Jun 2:57pm Updated 7 key questions Congress needs to ask Robert Mueller
The news broke late Tuesday night: Special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to come to Congress and testify on July 17 about his nearly two-year long investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election and any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
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May to hold talks with Putin at G20 summit in Japan 26 Jun 11:09am May to hold talks with Putin at G20 summit in Japan
Theresa May will hold talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Japan on Friday, Downing Street has said.
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26 Jun 1:22am Democrats get their man -- Mueller -- for blockbuster hearings
Robert Mueller's long-awaited public testiomony next month will give Democrats their best and perhaps last chance to seize on the Russia scandal to try to inflict a decisive political wound on President Donald Trump.
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20 Jun 7:27pm Updated Hope Hicks says she spoke with Trump between five and 10 times since leaving White House
Former White House communications director Hope Hicks said she viewed President Donald Trump's order to former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to urge Jeff Sessions to unrecuse himself from the Russia investigation as "odd," according to a transcript of Hicks' testimony released Thursday.
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19 Jun 6:02pm Voting machine giant lobbies for paper ballots over election security concerns
The US's largest election equipment manufacturer has begun quietly lobbying Congress to force all voting equipment to create a paper trail, a sharp departure after years of selling paperless digital machines that can't be fully audited. The change of stance comes amid concerns over the security of elections following Russia's interference effort in the 2016 presidential election.
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Fact-Checking Trump’s Orlando Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts 19 Jun 7:28am Fact-Checking Trump’s Orlando Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts
President Trump delivered remarks in Florida in a formal start to his re-election effort.
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Fact-Checking Trump’s Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts 19 Jun 4:37am Updated Fact-Checking Trump’s Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts
President Trump delivered remarks in Florida in a formal start to his re-election effort.
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Fact Checking Trump’s Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts 18 Jun 11:04pm Fact Checking Trump’s Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts
President Trump delivered remarks in Florida about Russia, the wall and tax cuts and more, in a formal start to his re-election effort.
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Fact Checking Trump’s Campaign Rally in Orlando 18 Jun 10:49pm Updated Fact Checking Trump’s Campaign Rally in Orlando
President Trump delivered remarks in Florida about Russia, the wall and tax cuts and more, in a formal start to his re-election effort.
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Fact-Checking Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts 18 Jun 9:26pm Fact-Checking Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts
President Trump is delivering remarks in Florida in a formal start to his re-election effort.
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Fact-Checking Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Rally: Russia, the Wall and More 18 Jun 9:09pm Updated Fact-Checking Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Rally: Russia, the Wall and More
President Trump is delivering remarks in Florida in a formal start to his re-election effort.
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16 Jun 11:26am Updated New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia
The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia's electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday.
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U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid 15 Jun 11:16am Updated U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid
The Trump administration is using new authority to take more aggressive digital action in a warning to Moscow and in a demonstration of its abilities.
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15 Jun 6:29am Updated Analysis: With his Russia probe review, Barr looks for answers that are already available
As Attorney General William Barr reconstructs the early stages of the Russia investigation, he might discover that a lot of the answers he wants already exist.
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14 Jun 4:46pm Updated Why Mitch McConnell is rejecting Hill calls on election security, as House Dems plan new push
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to buckle to the near constant drumbeat from Democrats -- and some Republicans -- about the need to pass election security legislation in the wake of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller that found Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
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Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help 14 Jun 1:38pm Updated Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help
The president appeared to backtrack on comments earlier in the week when he said he would not necessarily call the F.B.I. if Russia or another hostile power offered damaging information about a rival.
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Trump Is Assailed for Saying He Would Take Campaign Help From Russia 13 Jun 10:06pm Updated Trump Is Assailed for Saying He Would Take Campaign Help From Russia
The president said it was no different than meeting with the queen of England, but Republicans joined Democrats in condemning his willingness to collaborate with a hostile foreign power.
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Trump Assailed for Saying He Would Take Campaign Help From Russia 13 Jun 4:02pm Trump Assailed for Saying He Would Take Campaign Help From Russia
The president said it was no different than meeting with the queen of England, but Republicans joined Democrats in condemning his willingness to collaborate with a hostile foreign power.
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Michael Flynn and Rick Gates Subpoenaed to Testify by House Committee 13 Jun 2:59pm Updated Michael Flynn and Rick Gates Subpoenaed to Testify by House Committee
The subpoenas are tied to the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. politics and whether foreign interests could influence Mr. Trump, his family or associates.
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Trump Equates Taking Dirt From Russia With Presidential Diplomacy 13 Jun 11:38am Updated Trump Equates Taking Dirt From Russia With Presidential Diplomacy
Under fire for saying he would accept incriminating information about an opponent from foreign governments, the president said it was no different than meeting with the queen of England.
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Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent 13 Jun 9:44am Updated Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent
The president slapped back at his own F.B.I. director, Christopher Wray, who has said candidates contacted by foreign governments seeking to influence an election should call his bureau.
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Justice Dept. Seeks to Question C.I.A. Officers in Russia Inquiry Review 12 Jun 8:10pm Updated Justice Dept. Seeks to Question C.I.A. Officers in Russia Inquiry Review
The interview plans suggest a focus in part on the intelligence agencies’ conclusion that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intervened in 2016 on behalf of the Trump campaign.
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Donald Trump Jr. Tells Senate Intelligence Panel He Stands by Previous Statements 12 Jun 6:03pm Updated Donald Trump Jr. Tells Senate Intelligence Panel He Stands by Previous Statements
Mr. Trump told the Senate Intelligence Committee he had been truthful in past testimony, as the House Intelligence Committee started its own Russia investigation.
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12 Jun 5:13pm Schiff threatens to subpoena FBI director
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff on Wednesday threatened to subpoena FBI Director Christopher Wray in order to learn whether there are active counterintelligence investigations related to President Donald Trump and Russia or if the bureau's counterintelligence investigation on that topic has concluded.
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11 Jun 3:12pm Updated US Air Force halts Turkish F-35 pilot training amid Russia dispute
The US Air Force has pulled 26 Turkish military personnel from its F-35 fighter jet training program due to "safety" concerns stemming from the ongoing dispute over Turkey's push to buy both American stealth aircraft and a Russian missile defense system, according to a defense official directly familiar with the matter.
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11 Jun 10:34am Updated Russia says it intercepted US, Swedish jets over Baltic Sea
Russia intercepted jets from the US and Swedish air forces over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of encounters between the US and Russian militaries at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.
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10 Jun 3:14pm READ: Justice Department outlines review of Mueller investigation start
Attorney General William Barr's review of the beginnings of the Russia probe will be "broad in scope and multifaceted" and will examine actions by US and foreign intelligence agencies, "as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals," the Justice Department said in a letter Monday.
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Putin and Xi Herald the Virtues of Globalism, Critiquing the U.S. on Trade 7 Jun 9:16pm Putin and Xi Herald the Virtues of Globalism, Critiquing the U.S. on Trade
The presidents of Russia and China used an investment conference to critique what they saw as increased protectionism by the United States amid rising tensions.
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5 Jun 9:57am Updated Russia intercepts US aircraft flying over the Mediterranean Sea
A Russian aircraft intercepted a US aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea three times in just under three hours Tuesday, according to the US 6th Fleet.
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Russia Could Unleash Fake Videos During Election, Schiff Says 4 Jun 3:02pm Russia Could Unleash Fake Videos During Election, Schiff Says
The House Intelligence Committee chairman said Russia may have concluded that it needs to use new tactics in the next presidential race.
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4 Jun 11:22am The Point: Nancy Pelosi just proved she still has control over the impeachment fight
Ever since special counsel Robert Mueller's unexpected public statement about his findings regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 election and potentially obstructive behavior by Donald Trump, calls to impeach the President have picked up considerable steam.
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4 Jun 10:40am Nancy Pelosi just proved she still has control over the impeachment fight
Ever since special counsel Robert Mueller's unexpected public statement about his findings regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 election and potentially obstructive behavior by Donald Trump, calls to impeach the President have picked up considerable steam.
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3 Jun 6:52pm Updated Former key Mueller witness George Nader arrested on child pornography charges
George Nader, who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, was arrested on child pornography charges Monday in New York, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
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Justice Dept. Keeps Wiretaps Secret in Flynn Case, Rejecting Judge’s Order 2 Jun 12:01am Updated Justice Dept. Keeps Wiretaps Secret in Flynn Case, Rejecting Judge’s Order
The release of transcripts of calls between President Trump’s former adviser and Russia’s ambassador would have provided a highly unusual confirmation of a government secret.
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Trump Accuses Mueller of a Personal Vendetta as Calls for Impeachment Grow 30 May 10:53pm Updated Trump Accuses Mueller of a Personal Vendetta as Calls for Impeachment Grow
President Trump dismissed comments from Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, that the Russia inquiry did not clear the president of wrongdoing. “He’s somebody that dislikes Donald Trump.”
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Trump Tweets, and Then Retracts, Statement That Russia Helped Him Get Elected 30 May 6:44pm Updated Trump Tweets, and Then Retracts, Statement That Russia Helped Him Get Elected
Amid criticism of the special counsel’s investigation, President Trump offered an extraordinary admission: that the rival country helped him win the presidency in 2016.
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30 May 2:00pm Updated Putin moves to leave weapons treaty as US accuses Russia of nuclear violations
The arms control framework curbing a US-Russian arms race came under further strain this week as Russian President Vladimir Putin took formal steps to withdraw from a landmark nuclear missile treaty and the US charged that Moscow is violating a separate pact that bans all nuclear explosions.
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Standing Where Barr Cleared Trump on Obstruction, Mueller Makes a Different Case 30 May 1:18pm Updated Standing Where Barr Cleared Trump on Obstruction, Mueller Makes a Different Case
The special counsel hopes an appearance will be his first and last public statement about the Russia and obstruction investigation. But he left many things unsaid.
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Answers to Readers’ Questions on Our Coverage of the Russia Investigation 30 May 11:16am Answers to Readers’ Questions on Our Coverage of the Russia Investigation
Our deputy managing editor who oversees The Times’s investigative and enterprise journalism answers readers’ questions on our coverage of the Mueller report.
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Trump Admits to Russia ‘Helping Me to Get Elected’ 30 May 9:54am Updated Trump Admits to Russia ‘Helping Me to Get Elected’
Amid criticism of the special counsel’s investigation, President Trump offers an extraordinary admission, that the rival country helped him win the presidency in 2016.
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30 May 9:49am Updated Trump unloads on Mueller, again disputes US intelligence findings on Russia
President Donald Trump launched a furious broadside Thursday morning against Robert Mueller the day after the special counsel discussed the findings of his report into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the investigation's inability to clear the President of obstruction of justice.
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Mueller, in First Comments on Russia Inquiry, Declines to Clear Trump 29 May 10:28pm Updated Mueller, in First Comments on Russia Inquiry, Declines to Clear Trump
Though he did not rule out congressional testimony, the special counsel also said that he would only testify about the facts already in the report.
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U.S. Believes Russia Has Restarted Low-Yield Nuclear Tests 29 May 4:39pm U.S. Believes Russia Has Restarted Low-Yield Nuclear Tests
If true, the finding could eventually prompt the Trump administration to begin its own testing. But some experts said the accusations were nothing new.
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Full Transcript of Mueller’s Statement on Russia Investigation 29 May 3:00pm Updated Full Transcript of Mueller’s Statement on Russia Investigation
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, made public remarks on Wednesday about the Russia investigation.
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Robert Mueller to Make Statement on Russia Investigation 29 May 10:53am Updated Robert Mueller to Make Statement on Russia Investigation
The special counsel will make a statement Wednesday morning, the Justice Department announced.
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Latest Arena for China’s Growing Global Ambitions: The Arctic 25 May 12:16am Updated Latest Arena for China’s Growing Global Ambitions: The Arctic
In a warming Arctic, China is drilling for gas, testing new shipping lanes and partnering with the region's military powerhouse, Russia.
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Potential Clash Over Secrets Looms Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A. 24 May 7:52pm Updated Potential Clash Over Secrets Looms Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A.
The attorney general’s ability to declassify intelligence could put at risk a C.I.A. informant close to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
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24 May 6:04pm Updated Trump gives significant authority to William Barr in Russia investigation review
President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit.
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Barr Got More Power to Review the Russia Inquiry. Here’s What We Know About Its Origins. 24 May 4:21pm Barr Got More Power to Review the Russia Inquiry. Here’s What We Know About Its Origins.
The attorney general has the power to declassify intelligence agencies’ secrets as he examines the investigation into Russia’s election interference and ties to Trump associates.
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Barr’s Newfound Power Could Prompt Clash Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A. 24 May 1:03pm Updated Barr’s Newfound Power Could Prompt Clash Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A.
The attorney general’s ability to declassify intelligence could put at risk a C.I.A. informant close to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
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23 May 10:55pm Updated Trump orders intel agencies to assist Barr with review of Russia probe
President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit.
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23 May 9:28pm Read: President orders intelligence agencies to cooperate with AG on Russia review
President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit.
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23 May 12:41am Updated Trump spreads false claims about Mueller as Democrats start tightening the screws
President Donald Trump spread at least four false claims Wednesday about the conclusions and costs of the Russia investigation, while pushing back against Democratic leaders who are trying to pick up where special counsel Robert Mueller left off.
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Barr Again Casts Doubt on Russia Inquiry’s Origins, Aligning With Trump’s Attacks 17 May 10:04pm Updated Barr Again Casts Doubt on Russia Inquiry’s Origins, Aligning With Trump’s Attacks
Mr. Barr said his review of the investigation has turned up “inadequate” answers. But some former officials expressed concern he was deliberately undercutting it.
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17 May 12:55pm Updated William Barr better have the receipts on the Russia probe
Attorney General William Barr isn't shy about making big claims when it comes to the FBI's counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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17 May 10:45am Washington Post: Officials identify small Florida county as one of two breached by Russia in 2016
A small county in the Florida panhandle was one of the two counties in the state whose voter registration database was hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, according to The Washington Post.
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17 May 9:48am Barr says review of Russia investigation origins could lead to FBI rule changes
Attorney General William Barr said his review into the origins of the Russia investigation could result in rule changes for the FBI's counterintelligence investigations of political campaigns.
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Trump’s Tariffs, Once Seen as Leverage, May Be Here to Stay 15 May 4:28am Updated Trump’s Tariffs, Once Seen as Leverage, May Be Here to Stay
The president’s latest trade measures have left the United States with the highest tariff rate among the most developed countries, outranking Canada, Germany, Russia and even China.
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Scrutiny of Russia Investigation Is Said to Be a Review, Not a Criminal Inquiry 14 May 6:01pm Scrutiny of Russia Investigation Is Said to Be a Review, Not a Criminal Inquiry
The federal prosecutor assigned to the review, John H. Durham, has no subpoena power and cannot compel witnesses to testify.
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14 May 12:13pm Updated CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence working with Attorney General Barr to review Russia probe origins
Attorney General William Barr is working closely with the CIA to review the origins of the Russia investigation and surveillance issues surrounding Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter, broadening an effort that the President has long demanded to involve all major national security agencies.
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14 May 10:41am Pompeo seeks improved relations with Russia ahead of Putin meeting
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced the Trump administration's desire for improved relations with Russia ahead of high-level meetings in the country, including with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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13 May 10:05pm Updated Top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to review origins of Russia probe
The top federal prosecutor in Connecticut is assisting Attorney General Bill Barr in his review of the genesis of the 2016 Russia investigation, according to a source familiar with the review.
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Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry 13 May 9:03pm Updated Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry
The prosecutor has conducted other sensitive investigations into conduct by national security officials, including accusations of C.I.A. detainee abuse.
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10 May 6:15pm Updated Pompeo to meet with Putin in Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week as the Trump administration sends mixed messages about the state of relations with Moscow.
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10 May 4:47pm Former top FBI lawyer James Baker defends origins of the Russia investigation
The top lawyer at the FBI when the Russia investigation was started said Friday that the probe was opened for "lawful, legitimate reasons," and pushed back on conspiracies that President Donald Trump has spread about the origins of the investigation.
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9 May 8:08pm Updated Comey to speak at CNN town hall two years after Trump fired him
Former FBI Director James Comey will appear at a CNN town hall Thursday night -- two years after being fired by President Donald Trump and in the midst of a constitutional battle over the report on the Russia investigation that he helped launch.
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Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed to Testify to Senate Panel on Russia Contacts 8 May 9:11pm Updated Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed to Testify to Senate Panel on Russia Contacts
Mr. Trump is the first of the president’s children to be subpoenaed in the congressional investigations into Russia’s 2016 election interference.
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8 May 7:48pm Schiff subpoenas Barr for counterintelligence information from Russia probe
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff issued a subpoena Wednesday to the Justice Department for "counterintelligence and foreign intelligence" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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8 May 7:21pm Pompeo touts US action on Russian poisonings despite failure to implement new sanctions
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday touted the US response to Russia's chemical attack in the United Kingdom, despite the fact that the United States has yet to impose a second round of sanctions for the attack.
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7 May 1:56pm Senators Question F.B.I. Director About Spying Accusation
During a Senate hearing, the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, defended the bureau against an accusation by the attorney general that agents spied on the Trump campaign during its Russia inquiry.
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7 May 7:35am Updated Hundreds of former Justice officials assert Trump would be facing felony charges if he were not President
Hundreds of former Justice Department officials said in an open letter released Monday that President Donald Trump would be facing multiple felony charges stemming from the Russia investigation if he were not President.
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United States Rattles Arctic Talks With a Sharp Warning to China and Russia 7 May 12:21am Updated United States Rattles Arctic Talks With a Sharp Warning to China and Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Finland at a meeting of the Arctic Council, warned both countries against “aggressive” actions in the region.
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4 May 4:12pm Updated Papadopoulos doubts FBI was behind woman probing for Trump-Russia intelligence
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos expressed doubt Saturday that the woman he met in London in September 2016 -- who reportedly posed as an academic's assistant to try to seduce him and determine whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russia -- was an FBI agent.
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4 May 12:59pm Trump laments Russia investigation overshadowing call with Putin that included Russia investigation discussion
President Donald Trump on Saturday accused media coverage of the Russia investigation of overshadowing the "tremendous potential" of his call with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- a shift from his own description of a call spent lamenting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation but not warning Putin against continued Russian meddling in the 2020 election.
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3 May 3:17pm Trump says he and Putin discussed a three-way nuclear deal that includes China
US President Donald Trump on Friday said that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about a potential nuclear deal with Russia and China.
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3 May 8:17am Florida Reps. demand briefing on Russian election hacking detailed in Mueller report
Two members of Congress who represent Florida are demanding a classified briefing from the Justice Department for the state's congressional delegation regarding the claim that Russia successfully hacked into at least one Florida county network before the 2016 election.
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F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016 2 May 7:24pm Updated F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016
The use of the investigator in an operation aimed at a campaign shows the alarm in the F.B.I. as officials uncovered the scope of Russia’s 2016 election interference.
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2 May 9:49am The new Washington brawl: Barr versus Mueller
With the Russia investigation over, there's a new conflict consuming Washington: Attorney General William Barr versus special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings on Trump 1 May 10:51am Updated Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings on Trump
The special counsel laid out his objections in a letter to the attorney general in March.
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Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings 30 Apr 7:50pm Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings
The special counsel laid out his objections in a letter to the attorney general in March.
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30 Apr 10:42am Updated The Point: Is Rod Rosenstein the hero of the Russia probe? Or the villain?
Rod Rosenstein's announcement Monday night that he will leave his post as deputy attorney general on May 11 was no big surprise. But it does offer up a chance to look back over the past two years at his absolutely central role in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and figure out whether Rosenstein was a force for good or ill when it comes to not only that investigation but his larger role within the Justice Department.
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F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations 27 Apr 2:39pm Updated F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations
Russia’s malign influence campaign during the 2018 elections was a rehearsal for the presidential campaign, the F.B.I. director warned.
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27 Apr 6:59am Updated Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charge
A federal judge sentenced Russia national Maria Butina to 18 months in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to trying to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election.
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Rosenstein Assails Obama Administration, Comey and Journalists in Defending Handling of Russia Inquiry 26 Apr 9:08pm Updated Rosenstein Assails Obama Administration, Comey and Journalists in Defending Handling of Russia Inquiry
The deputy attorney general defended his handling of the Mueller report, cast doubt on Comey’s testimony and used Trump to exemplify the rule of law.
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News Analysis: As Trump Angers Allies, Rival Powers Cultivate Diplomatic Ties 26 Apr 5:46pm Updated News Analysis: As Trump Angers Allies, Rival Powers Cultivate Diplomatic Ties
The U.S. has strained relations with allies and partners over policy on weaker nations like Iran and Cuba, and that hinders strategy on China and Russia.
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26 Apr 11:45am Updated Russian national Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charge
A federal judge sentenced Russia national Maria Butina to 18 months in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to trying to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election.
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26 Apr 7:30am Updated Rosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his handling of the Russia investigation Thursday evening, recalling how he had promised to "do it right" during his Senate confirmation hearing and "take it to the appropriate conclusion," while taking pointed swipes at what he called "mercenary critics," politicians and the news media.
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26 Apr 7:24am Updated Trump admin aiming for major nuclear deal with Russia and China
President Donald Trump has his eyes on a new foreign policy prize: a grand nuclear deal with Russia and China, that he sees as a potential signature foreign policy achievement. However, some arms control experts are concerned the effort could backfire.
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22 Apr 10:42pm Updated Gillibrand vows not to use hacked materials from foreign adversaries; challenges other candidates to sign pledge
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is vowing not to use stolen, hacked materials from foreign adversaries in her presidential campaign and is calling on other 2020 contenders to do the same, making clear where she stands on using the kind of information that was central to Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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22 Apr 5:47pm Updated House panel serves subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee is serving former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the Russia probe, according to a source familiar with the discussion.
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22 Apr 5:37pm READ: House subpoena issued to former White House counsel Don McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee has served former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the Russia probe.
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Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World 21 Apr 8:17pm Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World
The Mueller report shows how Russia’s efforts to connect with the Trump team spun into high gear after the election as the Kremlin dispatched oligarchs and bankers to find inroads.
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19 Apr 9:57pm Updated Maria Butina asks to be released from jail and sent back to Russia in new filing
Maria Butina has asked a federal judge to release her from prison and send her home to Russia after she spent nine months in jail since her arrest for acting as a foreign agent of the Russian government.
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19 Apr 8:17pm Updated The Mueller Report Has Finally Arrived. Ask Us About Our Coverage.
We’ve spent nearly three years covering the Mueller investigation and the Trump-Russia ties. What would you like to know about the back story?
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19 Apr 1:41am Updated On Politics: Complete Coverage of the Mueller Report
The full report from The Times on the release of the special counsel’s findings on the Trump campaign and Russia’s election interference.
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Mueller Left Open the Door to Charging Trump After He Leaves Office 18 Apr 8:11pm Updated Mueller Left Open the Door to Charging Trump After He Leaves Office
The special counsel’s report laid out a series of actions President Trump took that show a leader intent on controlling the Russia investigation.
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18 Apr 7:25pm Mueller discovered new ways Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election
While Washington debates how damaging the Mueller report is for President Donald Trump, there is no doubt about its verdict that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a "sweeping and systematic fashion."
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18 Apr 5:05pm Burr appeared to brief White House counsel on FBI investigation in 2017, report says
Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr appeared to brief the White House counsel's office about the targets of the FBI's Russia investigation in March 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller's report says.
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When Will the Mueller Report Come Out? Why the Redactions? And More 18 Apr 6:37am When Will the Mueller Report Come Out? Why the Redactions? And More
The highly anticipated report will tell us a lot about Russia’s 2016 election interference, any contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction.
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The Mueller Report Will Be Released on Thursday. Here’s a Guide. 18 Apr 6:10am Updated The Mueller Report Will Be Released on Thursday. Here’s a Guide.
The highly anticipated report will tell us a lot about Russia’s 2016 election interference, any contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction.
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17 Apr 4:26pm Updated Who is Robert Mueller?
Robert Mueller came to the job of special counsel as a retired lawman who was no stranger to high-profile investigative roles. He leaves it a household name, whose reputation preceded him long before he was asked to lead the Russia investigation and whose every available word will be scrutinized after nearly two years of closely-held work.
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15 Apr 5:46pm Updated Justice Dept. expected to release redacted Mueller report Thursday
Attorney General Bill Barr is expected to release special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation to Congress and the public on Thursday morning, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
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15 Apr 12:09pm Justice Dept. expected to release Mueller report Thursday
Attorney General Bill Barr is expected to release special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation to Congress and the public on Thursday morning, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
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Lobbyist Gets Probation for Failing to Disclose Work for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine 13 Apr 12:14am Updated Lobbyist Gets Probation for Failing to Disclose Work for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine
Samuel Patten had pleaded guilty in a case that grew out of the Mueller investigation. He helped a Ukrainian billionaire illegally buy tickets to President Trump’s inauguration.
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12 Apr 3:21pm Barr has questions about the Russia investigation. Here are some answers.
Attorney General William Barr said this week that he has questions about the Russia investigation and has launched his own internal review to get some answers.
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Military Drills in Arctic Aim to Counter Russia, but the First Mission Is to Battle the Cold 12 Apr 2:10pm Updated Military Drills in Arctic Aim to Counter Russia, but the First Mission Is to Battle the Cold
Moscow is moving to claim Arctic territory as barriers between Russia and North America melt. Yet still bitter temperatures pose an immediate threat to NATO troops defending icy waterways.
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Comey Defends Trump Campaign Surveillance: ‘I Have Never Thought of That as Spying’ 11 Apr 9:55pm Updated Comey Defends Trump Campaign Surveillance: ‘I Have Never Thought of That as Spying’
Mr. Comey, who oversaw the inquiry into ties between President Trump’s associates and Russia, said he knew of no illegal surveillance directed at the campaign.
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After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain 11 Apr 7:57pm Updated After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain
An indictment charging Mr. Assange with conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer does not mention WikiLeaks’ role in Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign.
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Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa 1 Apr 7:22am Updated Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa
In an influence campaign that is worrying the Pentagon, Russia’s weapons sales, military training programs and security agreements are growing across Africa.
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29 Mar 4:59pm Justice Dept. asks judge to send Butina back to Russia after sentencing
The Justice Department has formally asked a federal judge to send Maria Butina back to Russia after she is sentenced, which is scheduled for late April.
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29 Mar 8:03am Trump Tells Grand Rapids Rally: ‘The Russian Hoax Is Finally Dead’
Speaking in Grand Rapids, the site of his final campaign rally before his upset win in 2016, the president called the inquiry into collusion with Russia “a sinister effort to undermine” the election.
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29 Mar 6:15am Republican fury aimed at Schiff, face of the Russia investigation
When Adam Schiff was poised to take over the House Intelligence Committee late last year, he spoke about his desire to restore comity to the panel after two years of infighting over the Russian investigation.
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29 Mar 12:00am Updated ‘The Russian Hoax Is Finally Dead,’ Trump Tells Michigan Rally
Speaking in Grand Rapids, the site of his final campaign rally before his upset win in 2016, the president called the inquiry into collusion with Russia “a sinister effort to undermine” the election.
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28 Mar 1:22pm Updated Trump Warns Russia to ‘Get Out’ of Venezuela
Russia, which landed two planes carrying military personnel in Caracas this week, has shown little sign of tamping down its involvement as the White House tries to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
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28 Mar 1:00pm Updated Jared Kushner interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee
President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner returned to the Senate Intelligence Committee for a closed door interview Thursday as part of the committee's Russia investigation.
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28 Mar 11:21am Maria Butina, in jail for over 8 months, will finally be sentenced in late April
Maria Butina, the Russian woman prosecuted for participating in a conspiracy for Russia to gain political influence in the US will be sentenced in late April, a federal judge said on Thursday.
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28 Mar 10:40am House intelligence Republicans call on Chairman Adam Schiff to resign
The nine Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have signed a letter calling on House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff to resign as chairman, Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican who led the panel's Russia investigation, said Thursday.
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Why Did Mueller Bypass a Call on Obstruction? What We Know and Don’t 27 Mar 10:18pm Updated Why Did Mueller Bypass a Call on Obstruction? What We Know and Don’t
It is still unclear why the special counsel’s office did not render a judgment on whether President Trump illegally obstructed the Russia inquiry.
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26 Mar 1:48pm Analysis: Mueller, health care will likely be a top issue in 2020
The biggest 2020 news this week is not the end of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. It's that President Donald Trump's administration has asserted for the first time that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down.
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26 Mar 11:18am Updated Trump moves to weaponize Mueller findings
For more than two years, Donald Trump has wanted the investigation into allegations of collusion with Russia to go away. Now that it has, the President isn't prepared to let go.
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26 Mar 9:46am GOP House intel committee member says Schiff should step down
A Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the panel's Democratic leader must resign his chairmanship due to his rhetoric about the Mueller investigation, which officially concluded last week with no apparent smoking gun of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
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26 Mar 2:38am Updated On Politics: With Mueller Inquiry Over, Trump Goes on the Offensive
President Trump and his allies vowed to pursue and even punish those responsible for the Russia investigation, which ended without implicating him.
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26 Mar 2:37am Updated Trump and Republicans Seek to Turn the Tables in Post-Mueller Washington
President Trump and his allies went on the offensive, vowing to pursue those responsible for the Russia investigation. President Trump called some of them “treasonous.”
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25 Mar 11:10pm On Politics: With Mueller Inquiry Over, Trump Goes on Offensive
President Trump and his allies vowed to pursue and even punish those responsible for the Russia investigation, which ended without implicating him.
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News Analysis: Mueller Report Puts Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues 25 Mar 5:53pm Updated News Analysis: Mueller Report Puts Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues
For Democrats, Robert S. Mueller III’s finding that the president did not collude with Russia will only enhance the emphasis on viability as they choose a candidate for 2020.
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25 Mar 4:37pm Updated Graham encouraged McCain to turn Trump-Russia dossier over to FBI
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he told the late Sen. John McCain to turn over the dossier of Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI, pushing back against President Donald Trump's assertions that the Arizona Republican helped fan the flames of the Russia investigation.
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25 Mar 4:33pm Updated The 10 most pressing unanswered questions about the Mueller report -- and its aftermath
Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is over.
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25 Mar 3:48pm The 9 most pressing unanswered questions about the Mueller report -- and its aftermath
Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is over.
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25 Mar 2:45pm Trump Accuses Critics of ‘Treasonous Things’
In the aftermath of the special counsel’s conclusion that President Trump did not conspire with an effort by Russia to tilt the 2016 election, he claimed that his critics were guilty of “evil” and “treasonous” actions.
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Trump Blames ‘Treasonous’ Critics for Russia Inquiry 25 Mar 1:42pm Updated Trump Blames ‘Treasonous’ Critics for Russia Inquiry
The president went on the offensive a day after the Justice Department reported that the special counsel investigation concluded without finding conspiracy with Moscow.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction 25 Mar 12:02pm Updated Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Reinforcing Close Ties 25 Mar 11:03am Updated Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Reinforcing Close Ties
President Trump is fresh off news that an inquiry did not find evidence of a conspiracy with Russia, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel faces indictment on charges of bribery and fraud.
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25 Mar 8:01am On Politics: The Mueller Report’s Findings
The special counsel investigation found that President Trump did not coordinate with Russia in the 2016 election.
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News Analysis: Mueller Report Offers Clarity for 2020 Candidates: Beat Trump at the Ballot Box 25 Mar 5:00am News Analysis: Mueller Report Offers Clarity for 2020 Candidates: Beat Trump at the Ballot Box
For Democrats, Robert S. Mueller III’s finding that the president did not collude with Russia will only enhance the emphasis on viability as they choose a candidate for 2020.
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Live Briefing: Trump Claims ‘Total Exoneration,’ but Report Is Mixed on Obstruction 24 Mar 11:08pm Updated Live Briefing: Trump Claims ‘Total Exoneration,’ but Report Is Mixed on Obstruction
A summary said the investigation had not found that the president conspired with Russia. The attorney general said he would not pursue an obstruction of justice case.
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News Analysis: A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted 24 Mar 9:19pm Updated News Analysis: A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted
The end of the special counsel’s investigation without findings of collusion with Russia fortified the president for the battles to come, including his campaign for re-election.
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24 Mar 8:38pm Updated Trump claims vindication after Mueller finds no evidence of collusion
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia was an "an illegal takedown that failed," Trump said Sunday.
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24 Mar 6:23pm Updated Mueller did not find Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia, also did not exonerate him on obstruction
Attorney General William Barr is expected to provide Congress and the public Sunday with his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a person familiar with the process.
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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Updates: Trump Declares Victory but Report Stops Short of Exonerating Him 24 Mar 6:02pm Updated Live Briefing: Mueller Report Updates: Trump Declares Victory but Report Stops Short of Exonerating Him
A summary said the investigation had not found that the president conspired with Russia. The attorney general said he would not pursue an obstruction case.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction 24 Mar 5:34pm Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice 24 Mar 5:14pm Updated Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but No Exoneration on Obstruction 24 Mar 4:48pm Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but No Exoneration on Obstruction
The investigation found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired with the Russian government, but offered a mixed assessment on whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice.
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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy 24 Mar 4:38pm Updated Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy
The investigation found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired with the Russian government, but offered a mixed assessment on whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Shorts of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice 24 Mar 3:49pm Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Shorts of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Barr to Deliver Mueller’s Key Findings to Lawmakers Today 24 Mar 3:07pm Barr to Deliver Mueller’s Key Findings to Lawmakers Today
The attorney general will release the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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24 Mar 2:12pm Mueller report is just the start of a new Russia showdown
Robert Mueller's latest service to America is all but complete. But the reverberations from his yet-to-be-revealed report could amount to inestimable political and constitutional consequences.
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Mueller’s Findings Will Remain Confidential at Least Another Day 23 Mar 7:27pm Updated Mueller’s Findings Will Remain Confidential at Least Another Day
Attorney General William P. Barr was determining what parts of the special counsel’s report to make public after a 22-month investigation into Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 election.
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23 Mar 11:10am Updated Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General
Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.
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William Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend 23 Mar 12:15am Updated William Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend
The attorney general, William P. Barr, will determine how much of the special counsel’s Russia report will be shared with Congress or the public.
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Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? Answers to 6 Key Questions 22 Mar 8:50pm Updated Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? Answers to 6 Key Questions
Many hoped the special counsel report would provide answers about the Trump campaign and Russia. But they aren’t forthcoming yet.
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Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend 22 Mar 7:15pm Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend
The attorney general, William P. Barr, will determine how much of the special counsel’s Russia report will be shared with Congress or the public.
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Mueller Report Updates: Special Counsel Does Not Recommend New Charges 22 Mar 6:45pm Mueller Report Updates: Special Counsel Does Not Recommend New Charges
The attorney general, William P. Barr, will determine how much of the special counsel’s Russia report will be shared with Congress or the public.
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Russia, Trump and Mueller: The Major Moments in the Case 22 Mar 6:29pm Updated Russia, Trump and Mueller: The Major Moments in the Case
The sprawling Russia story, explained.
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Mueller Report Live Updates: No New Charges Will Be Recommended 22 Mar 6:24pm Updated Mueller Report Live Updates: No New Charges Will Be Recommended
The completion of the Russia report, which may not be made public, transfers power from the special counsel and his team of investigators to the attorney general.
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Live Updates: Demands to Release Mueller’s Report Begin 22 Mar 5:58pm Updated Live Updates: Demands to Release Mueller’s Report Begin
The completion of the Russia report, the most anticipated in Washington in decades, transfers power from the special counsel and his team of investigators to the attorney general.
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Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General 22 Mar 5:30pm Updated Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General
Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.
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21 Mar 1:28am Updated US Air Force deploys B-52 bombers to Europe in message to Russia
The US Air Force recently deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for "theater integration and flying training" exercises with regional allies and NATO partners -- a move viewed as sending a strong message to Russia, which is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its military annexation of Crimea.
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19 Mar 5:55pm Republican Devin Nunes sues Twitter, users over attacks
California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and three individual Twitter users, accusing them of defaming him in order to derail his re-election campaign and deter him from the Russia investigation.
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Trump Administration Proposes $86 Billion Spy Budget to Take On Russia and China 18 Mar 4:13pm Trump Administration Proposes $86 Billion Spy Budget to Take On Russia and China
The proposed budget, which contains a 6 percent increase, covers expenses as diverse as spy satellites, cyberweapons and the C.I.A.’s network of overseas spies and informants.
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16 Mar 7:01pm Updated Steele says he used unverified information to support details about web company in dossier
A newly released snippet of a deposition with the ex-British spy behind the Trump-Russia dossier describes some of the steps he took to verify information he collected for it in 2016, including pulling from a user-generated citizen journalism initiative operated by CNN, iReport, which no longer operates.
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16 Mar 8:01am Updated Unsealed documents shed new light on efforts to verify Trump-Russia dossier
Documents unsealed this week lend credence to a theory about Russian election meddling that was first put forward in the Trump-Russia dossier, however they do not corroborate the more explosive claims that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the 2016 campaign.
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Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Is Still Cooperating With Prosecutors 15 Mar 2:59pm Updated Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Is Still Cooperating With Prosecutors
Prosecutors sought another delay in the sentencing of Mr. Gates, one of their key witnesses. The move gave little indication about the status of the Russia inquiry.
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15 Mar 12:17am Updated Controversial US ambassador to Germany receives threats
US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has issued repeated threats to his host country -- he's warned them against pursuing a gas pipeline to Russia, using Chinese technology and business contracts with Iran.
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14 Mar 2:00pm Updated House Votes Overwhelmingly to Demand Public Release of Mueller Report
House Republicans joined Democrats to demand the public release of the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on his investigation of Russia and the president.
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13 Mar 8:35pm Russia sought to interfere with US election systems in 2018 midterms, US official says
Russia sought to interfere with US election systems during the 2018 midterm elections, a US official told CNN Wednesday.
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13 Mar 9:54am Updated Manafort sentencing highlights Russia probe looming over Trump
Paul Manafort's final date with his legal destiny on Wednesday -- barring a presidential pardon -- is sure to show why impeachment talk will not be quelled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fresh attempts to tamp it down.
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12 Mar 5:50pm US begins work on new missiles after pulling out of arms control treaty with Russia
The Pentagon is taking steps to develop new missiles, following the Trump administration's decision to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a 1987 arms-control agreement that the Trump administration has said it plans to exit due to Russian violations.
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Pompeo Accuses Cuba and Russia of Propping Up Venezuelan Ruler 11 Mar 10:33pm Updated Pompeo Accuses Cuba and Russia of Propping Up Venezuelan Ruler
The United States is casting Cuba and Russia as enablers to President Nicolás Maduro, and penalized a Moscow bank accused of helping his government evade American sanctions.
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11 Mar 4:18pm Whitaker to return to House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is slated to return Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee after Democrats demanded he provide more details about his conversations with President Donald Trump and White House officials involving the Russia investigation and other probes impacting the presidency.
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10 Mar 1:21pm Updated Why Judge T.S. Ellis gave Paul Manafort only 47 months in prison
Paul Manafort's criminal sentence just wasn't about the Russia investigation.
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8 Mar 7:51pm Updated Details of Russian obstruction paint bleak picture for American held in Moscow
As American security executive Paul Whelan enters his third month of detention in a Moscow prison with no end in sight, sources with knowledge of the situation paint a grim picture of Russia's interference in US efforts to assist him.
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Trump Falsely Claims That Manafort Judge Declared There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia 8 Mar 10:52am Trump Falsely Claims That Manafort Judge Declared There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia
What Judge T.S. Ellis III actually said was that Mr. Manafort was “not before this court for anything having to do with collusion with the Russian government to influence this election.”
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7 Mar 6:05am Most Democrats call for investigation instead of impeachment
Since President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democratic members of Congress have introduced articles of impeachment, claiming he obstructed justice when he fired FBI director James Comey during an investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election.
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4 Mar 4:30pm House Democrats seek information on Trump and Putin communications
Three powerful House Democratic chairmen sent letters on Monday to the White House and the State Department requesting detailed information on communications between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the latest effort by House Democrats to investigate the administration and its relationship to Russia.
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1 Mar 10:27am Chris Christie says Southern District of New York should concern Trump more than Mueller probe
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued that the Southern District of New York -- and not the special counsel's Russia investigation -- presents more of a "problem and a threat" to President Donald Trump.
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27 Feb 6:19pm Highlights of Michael Cohen’s Testimony Before Congress
Before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday, President Trump’s former lawyer accused Mr. Trump of directing hush payments, lying about his business dealings in Russia and inflating his wealth.
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Cyber Command Operation Took Down Russian Troll Farm for Midterm Elections 27 Feb 12:24am Updated Cyber Command Operation Took Down Russian Troll Farm for Midterm Elections
Russia’s Internet Research Agency was taken off line on Election Day and in the days following to prevent the group from spreading propaganda.
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Aide to Roger Stone Must Testify in Russia Case, Appeals Court Rules 26 Feb 6:07pm Updated Aide to Roger Stone Must Testify in Russia Case, Appeals Court Rules
Ruling that Andrew Miller must comply with a subpoena, an appeals court upholds the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.
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Paul Manafort’s Lawyers Argue He Has Been Unfairly ‘Vilified’ Before Sentencing 25 Feb 11:47pm Paul Manafort’s Lawyers Argue He Has Been Unfairly ‘Vilified’ Before Sentencing
In a filing, defense lawyers suggested Mr. Manafort was facing the prospect of dying in prison only because he had been unfairly caught in the Russia inquiry’s spotlight.
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Russian Spy or Hustling Political Operative? The Enigmatic Figure at the Heart of Mueller’s Inquiry 23 Feb 11:34am Russian Spy or Hustling Political Operative? The Enigmatic Figure at the Heart of Mueller’s Inquiry
Konstantin V. Kilimnik is central to two of the most tantalizing elements in the special counsel’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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21 Feb 6:14pm This man could shed light on Trump mystery, Senate witness says
Senate investigators want to question a Moscow-based American businessman with longstanding ties to President Donald Trump after witnesses told them he could shed light on the President's commercial and personal activities in Russia dating back to the 1990s, multiple sources have told CNN.
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21 Feb 8:15am Updated Senate investigators pursue Moscow-based former Trump associate
Senate investigators want to question a Moscow-based American businessman with longstanding ties to President Donald Trump after witnesses told them he could shed light on the President's commercial and personal activities in Russia dating back to the 1990s, multiple sources have told CNN.
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20 Feb 7:41pm Updated Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week
Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report
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19 Feb 5:36pm The Point: 1 sentence that explains Donald Trump and the Russia investigation
The New York Times published a 4,536-word opus on President Donald Trump's two-year-long (and running!) attempt to thwart the multiple investigations into his 2016 presidential campaign and its ties to Russia.
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