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US: Trump lawyer met Russian offering 'political synergy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the special counsel said Friday.

Dec. 7, 2018 9:06 PM EST
US: Trump lawyer met Russian offering 'political synergy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the special counsel said Friday.

Dec. 7, 2018 8:23 PM EST
Cohen confesses to lying about Trump Tower Moscow deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The surprise plea agreement with President Donald Trump's former lawyer made clear that prosecutors believe Michael Cohen was continuing to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project weeks after his boss had clinched the Republican nomination for president and while investigators believe Russians were meddling in the 2016 election on his behalf.

Nov. 30, 2018 8:43 AM EST
Manafort allegations throw new uncertainty into Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation on Tuesday.

Nov. 27, 2018 9:41 PM EST
Roger Stone presents himself as WikiLeaks insider in emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails from the 2016 presidential campaign appear to show political operative Roger Stone presenting himself as a WikiLeaks insider to Steve Bannon, who was at the heart of then-candidate Donald Trump's run for president.

Nov. 1, 2018 8:30 PM EDT
House committee to release Russia investigation transcripts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee voted Friday to release transcripts of more than 50 interviews it conducted as part of its now-closed investigation into Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Sep. 28, 2018 2:25 PM EDT
Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison.

Sep. 14, 2018 7:34 PM EDT
AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the encounter.

Aug. 31, 2018 3:26 PM EDT
Judge delays opening statements in 2nd Manafort trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, is getting more time to prepare for his second trial even as his attorneys say they will request that the case be moved from Washington to another location because of pretrial publicity.

Aug. 28, 2018 4:18 PM EDT
Banker: Chairman OK'd Manafort loans, eyed Trump cabinet job

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York bank executive testified Friday that Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank's chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump's cabinet if he won the 2016 presidential election.

Aug. 10, 2018 6:54 PM EDT
Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman will begin Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, and you can expect to hear tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant's pocket.

Jul. 29, 2018 6:06 PM EDT
Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his lawyer discussed plans to pay for a former Playboy model's story of an alleged affair, according to a secretly recorded tape released amid an escalating feud between the president and his longtime personal attorney.

Jul. 25, 2018 2:19 PM EDT
Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump disputed findings by the Justice Department on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated, declaring that there was "total bias" at the FBI and that the "top people" at the agency were "plotting against my election.

Jun. 15, 2018 3:30 PM EDT
Watchdog: Comey 'insubordinate,' not biased in Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Jun. 14, 2018 11:50 PM EDT
Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence bracing for more.

May. 22, 2018 6:33 PM EDT
Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.

May. 22, 2018 7:33 AM EDT
Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump's son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in hopes of election-season dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to transcripts released Wednesday.

May. 16, 2018 11:25 PM EDT
GOP-led House panel officially clears Trump in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday officially cleared the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, releasing its final report over Democratic objections and ending its probe.

Apr. 27, 2018 10:04 AM EDT
Trump believes he can fire Mueller, White House says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for records about payments to a former Playboy playmate and to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who both claim to have had affairs with Trump.

Apr. 10, 2018 3:19 PM EDT
Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Apr. 9, 2018 10:58 PM EDT
Dutch attorney sentenced in Russia probe draws 30 days, fine

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

Apr. 3, 2018 7:09 PM EDT
Democrats release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

Feb. 25, 2018 4:55 AM EST
Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

Feb. 24, 2018 9:17 PM EST
Democratic memo on Russia probe under White House review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memo written by Democrats on the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation of Russian election interference was under review Tuesday at the White House, where President Donald Trump will decide whether to allow the public to read it.

Feb. 6, 2018 11:41 AM EST
Manafort sues to challenge Mueller's mandate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Jan. 4, 2018 7:31 AM EST
Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Jan. 3, 2018 6:46 PM EST
Email sent to Trumps included public WikiLeaks information

WASHINGTON (AP) — An email sent to President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had already made public a day earlier.

Dec. 8, 2017 5:10 PM EST
First Russia-Trump charges are special counsel warning shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is warning everyone in President Donald Trump's orbit: If they lie about contacts between his election campaign and Russians, they could end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges.

Oct. 31, 2017 12:34 PM EDT
First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump's former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries.

Oct. 31, 2017 1:47 AM EDT
As panel questions Trump associates, GOP launches new probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday launched new probes into the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's emails, prompting accusations from Democrats who said the moves were meant as a "massive diversion" from investigations into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Oct. 24, 2017 9:20 PM EDT
Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.

Sep. 21, 2017 1:33 AM EDT
Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview.

Jul. 25, 2017 8:05 PM EDT
Lawmakers intend to question Trump campaign chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scope of congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest came into sharper focus on Wednesday as lawmakers said they intended to question the former chairman of the Trump campaign and to determine whether Russian social media "trolls" were connected to Trump's election efforts.

Jul. 12, 2017 9:46 PM EDT
Trump Jr: 'Had to listen' to Russian lawyer for Clinton info

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son acknowledged Monday that he met a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign to hear information about his father's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Jul. 10, 2017 1:39 PM EDT
AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.

May. 31, 2017 3:49 AM EDT
AP source: Flynn agrees to provide documents to Senate panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.

May. 30, 2017 9:59 PM EDT
Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged his former national security adviser to strike an immunity deal Friday, even as congressional investigators rebuffed Michael Flynn's offer of cooperation in exchange for protection from prosecution.

Mar. 31, 2017 7:16 PM EDT

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