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Turn in your smartphones! How Mueller kept a lid on Trump-Russia probe

1 month ago   |   By Politicus USA

By Karen Freifeld and Nathan Layne WASHINGTON - When members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election have arrived for work each day, they have placed their mobile phones in a locker outside of their office suite before entering. Operating in secrecy in a nondescript glass-and-concrete office,...
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Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats are calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They are threatening subpoenas if it is not.
The demands are setting up a potential tug of war between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump's administration that federal judges might eventually have to referee.
Mueller turned over his long-awaited report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday.
Six Democratic House committee chairmen wrote in a letter to Barr later Friday that if Mueller has any...
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What's Next Now That Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation Has Ended

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Special counsel Robert Mueller hasn't recommended any more indictments in his report submitted Friday. It's not yet clear what he found about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

1 month ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an elusive linguist, an ambassador and a pop star. A look at some of the cast of characters:
PUTIN'S CHEF
Yevgeny Prigozhin, 57, earned the nickname of “Putin's chef” for hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign dignitaries at his restaurant and catering important Kremlin events. A former...
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Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

1 month ago   |   By National Post

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump portrayed Robert Mueller as the bane of his existence, but even with the special counsel's Russia investigation wrapped up, he may still have to contend with state and federal investigators in New York.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan continue to pursue at least two known criminal inquiries involving Trump or people in his orbit, one involving his inaugural committee and another focused on the hush-money scandal that led his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to plead guilty last year to campaign finance violations.
The president also faces inquiries from New...
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Trump supporters celebrate the end of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and slam 'Collusion Truthers'

Trump supporters celebrate the end of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and slam 'Collusion Truthers'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump's supporters celebrated the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation on Friday evening, claiming that the president has been cleared of any collusion charges.
Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, simply tweeted " CollusionTruthers."
But investigations related to the Russia probe are far from over.
There are still several court cases, cooperation agreements, potential future indictments, and related investigations being handled by other US attorneys' offices that will continue well past the Mueller report's release.
President Donald...
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Under heavy fire from Trump, Mueller soldiered on in Russia probe

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Twelve days after being named special counsel to investigate Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Robert Mueller delivered a speech to his granddaughter's high school graduating class at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts.
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The Mueller Report Is Complete

The Mueller Report Is Complete

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Mueller not recommending any more indictments in Russia probe

Mueller not recommending any more indictments in Russia probe

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not recommend any more indictments in his probe into alleged collusion between President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian officials, an official familiar with the investigation said. Mueller's office delivered its report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday afternoon, concluding the probe. As a result of the investigation, 34...
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Meet the man behind the Trump-Russia investigation: the special counsel Robert Mueller

Meet the man behind the Trump-Russia investigation: the special counsel Robert Mueller

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

For almost two years, Robert Mueller has been leading the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference - and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin.
Previously, he was the longest-serving FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover. Mueller was nominated to the position by President George W. Bush, and sworn in a week before 9/11.
On May 17, 2017, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller special counsel to take over the Russia investigation.
Since then, he's drawn President Donald Trump's ire.
Here's a look at Mueller's career, and how got...
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