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  • russia probe Dec 18, 2019

    Secretive Court Rebukes FBI Over Errors in Russia Probe

    The chief judge of a secretive surveillance court said Tuesday that the FBI provided “unsupported” information when it applied to eavesdrop on a former Trump campaign adviser and directed the bureau to report back by next month on what steps it was taking to fix the problems.

  • Michael Flynn Dec 16, 2019

    Judge Rejects Michael Flynn’s Attacks on the FBI, Accuses His Lawyers of Plagiarism

    A federal judge on Monday scheduled a sentencing hearing for next month for Michael Flynn after rejecting arguments from the former Trump administration national security adviser that prosecutors had withheld evidence favorable to his case.

  • President Donald Trump Dec 16, 2019

    Comey: ‘Real Sloppiness’ in Russia Probe But No Misconduct

    Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness” in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident” about how the Russia investigation was handled. But Comey also insisted he was right to feel some measure of vindication because the report did not find...

  • russia probe Dec 12, 2019

    DOJ Watchdog Caught in Political Crossfire Over Russia Report

    The Justice Department’s internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that “so many basic and fundamental errors” were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Michael Horowitz’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee comes two days after the release of a report that identified significant problems with applications to receive...

  • russia probe Dec 10, 2019

    Prosecutors OK With Probation for Ex-Trump Aide Rick Gates

    The Justice Department is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who cooperated extensively in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Prosecutors say in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates provided “extraordinary assistance,” meeting with investigators more than 50 times. They say he testified in three criminal trials and admitted to his participation in crimes about...

  • Lisa Page Dec 10, 2019

    Trump Target Lisa Page Sues Justice Department, FBI Over ‘Unlawful’ Disclosure of Texts With Peter Strzok

    Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page — who has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s barbed tweets and comments — on Tuesday sued the Justice Department and the FBI over what she claims were illegal and “improper” disclosures to media outlets of her nearly 400 text messages with an FBI agent with whom she was having an affair. Page’s...

  • russia probe Dec 10, 2019

    Trump Lashes Out at FBI Director Wray Over IG Report

    President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at FBI Director Chris Wray over his characterization of a Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation, claiming in a tweet early Tuesday the bureau is “badly broken” and incapable of being fixed. The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog concluded in its report issued Monday that the...

  • Department of Justice Dec 9, 2019

    Read Justice Department Inspector General’s Report on Russia Probe

    The Justice Department’s internal watchdog report on the origins of the Russia investigation was released on Monday. Here is the report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

  • russia probe Dec 8, 2019

    Watchdog Expected to Find Russia Probe Valid, Despite Flaws

    The Justice Department’s internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document errors during the investigation that may animate Trump supporters. The report, as described by people familiar with...

  • Trump Dec 3, 2019

    Newly Released Documents Shed Light on Mueller-Trump Meeting

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller had taken himself out of the running to be FBI director by the time he met with President Donald Trump about the job, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told federal investigators. Notes from Rosenstein’s May 23, 2017 interview were made public on Monday as the result of a court ruling in BuzzFeed News’ Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Trump Ally Roger Stone Found Guilty

    Roger Stone has been found guilty on counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering and others.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Jury Finds Roger Stone Guilty of Lying to Congress, Witness Tampering, Obstruction in Case Tied to Mueller Probe

    He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information. Now Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, faces a prison sentence for a collection of crimes that essentially amounts to exaggerating how much he knew, then...

  • Mar 3, 2019

    House to Query 60 Trump Officials in Obstruction Probe

    Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russia investigation. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the House Judiciary Committee wants to review documents from the...

  • Apr 3, 2018

    First Person Sentenced in Russia Probe Draws 30 Days, Fine

    A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. Alex van der Zwaan’s sentence could set a guidepost for what other defendants charged with lying...

  • Feb 27, 2018

    Hope Hicks Says She Told ‘White Lies’ for Trump, But Not on Russia

    White House communications director Hope Hicks acknowledged to a House intelligence panel that she has occasionally told “white lies” for President Donald Trump but has not lied about anything relevant to the Russia investigation, according to those present for Hicks’ closed-door testimony. Hicks was interviewed for nine hours Tuesday by the panel investigating Russia interference in the 2016 election and...

  • Feb 20, 2018

    Attorney Charged With Lying in Russia Probe Pleads Guilty

    An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller. Alex van der Zwaan, who worked at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom until he was fired last year, appeared at the federal courthouse in Washington where he formally pleaded guilty to a single charge...

  • Sep 27, 2017

    Zuckerberg Fires Back After Trump Called Facebook ‘Anti-Trump’

    Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to President Donald Trump Wednesday after Trump called the social media website “anti-Trump.” “Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like. That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook...

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