• attorney May 2, 2019

    Key Takeaways From AG Barr's Testimony, Mueller's Letter

    It was Attorney General William Barr’s testimony, but Robert Mueller’s words stole the show. In his appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barr was on the defensive after a letter from Mueller surfaced criticizing how the attorney general handled the public release of the special counsel’s core findings. The letter laid bare some of the internal tensions between the...

  • Donald Trump Apr 22, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump, AG Spread Untruths on Mueller Report

    President Donald Trump is still distorting the truth about the Russia investigation, claiming exoneration from a special counsel’s report that he is also assailing as hopelessly biased. Confronted with unflattering details in the report about his monthslong effort to undermine federal investigators, Trump over the weekend blasted special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment as “highly conflicted.”

  • Joe Biden Apr 19, 2019

    2020 Dem Hopefuls Call for Mueller Public Testimony, Decry AG Barr's Political Spin

    Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination are calling on the Justice Department to release an unredacted version of Robert Mueller’s 448-page report and for the special counsel to testify publicly on his findings. There were also calls for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr after his pre-release news conference, which they referred to as a political “farce” and...

  • New York Mar 31, 2019

    NC Extra: Rep. Schiff's Take on Mueller Report

    NBC4’s Conan Nolan talks with House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) as to why the congressman disagrees with the conclusion of the attorney general’s letter about the Mueller report. He says the memo does not say there was no collusion. It merely says the special counsel could not establish proof of a criminal conspiracy.

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2019

    Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months in Prison

    Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was sentenced on Thursday to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud.

  • Donald Trump Mar 4, 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...

  • Attorney General Feb 7, 2019

    Senate Panel Advances Trump's Attorney General Nominee

    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr’s nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he’ll be once special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation concludes. The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2018

    Sen. Harris Calls Border Deployments ‘Demonstration for TV Cameras'

    California Senator Kamala Harris said the deployment of military forces to the U.S.-Mexico border is a political stunt orchestrated by President Donald Trump for TV. cameras.

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2018

    Trump Allies Raise Alarm as Team of Legal Advisers Shrinks

    Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump’s aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to shrink. With vacancies abounding in the White House and more departures on the horizon, there is growing...

  • Congress Aug 30, 2018

    ‘Campaigner-in-Chief': Trump Claims Credit for GOP Primary Victories

    President Donald Trump is claiming big wins for his party and himself after candidates he endorsed won their respective GOP primary races in Florida and Arizona.

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    Mueller Looking to Interview Trump, Russian Pop Star: Sources

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has offered the White House format changes for a possible interview with President Donald Trump, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of him or accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on the proposal. Talks between Trump’s lawyers and the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election have restarted...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Do Trump Tweets Cross Legal Line for Obstruction of Justice?

    President Donald Trump’s tweet on Wednesday calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia investigation raises difficult questions about whether Trump’s frequent use of Twitter might be used to build a case of obstruction of justice against him. The latest round of presidential tweets bashing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation fueled criticism that Trump is illegally interfering with...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    Trump Calls for Sessions to End Mueller Probe

    For the first time, the president publicly called on the attorney general to end the Russia probe, tweeting “Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this rigged witch hunt right now.”

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    Trump Calls on Sessions to Shut Down Mueller Probe ‘Right Now,' With Manafort Trial Underway

    President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency. Trump also assailed the trial, just underway, of his former campaign chairman by the special counsel’s team.

  • Donald Trump Jul 2, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump's Tax ‘Miracle,' Immigration Flip-Flops

    Boasting about his tax cuts, President Donald Trump inflated his role in boosting the economy to mythical proportions, claiming full credit for U.S. growth that was already in the making and ignoring the reality of a mounting deficit. On immigration, he and administration officials repeatedly spread questionable alarms by linking weak border enforcement to pervasive crime and a “surge” in...

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2018

    Trump on Lawmaker's Russia Joke: ‘Isn't This Highly Illegal'

    As weather delays kept Air Force One circling above South Carolina’s Columbia Metro Airport Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump used Twitter to lash out at Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, referencing a comment the lawmaker allegedly made over the weekend about the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russian government....
    The president was apparently referring to reports that Warner, who...

  • Donald Trump Apr 21, 2018

    Giuliani Adds Toughness, Star Power to Legal Team for Trump

    For weeks, President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn’t hire a big-name attorney for his legal team. But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would silence those critics: He was hiring “America’s F—ing Mayor.” With the addition of former New York...

  • Donald Trump Apr 20, 2018

    Giuliani Joining Trump Legal Team in Special Counsel Russia Probe

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender at a time when the White...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Trump Overreaches to Claim Indictment Proves ‘No Collusion': Analysis

    President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has laid bare the details of one Russian scheme, designed in part to benefit...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Trump Overreaches to Claim Indictment Proves ‘No Collusion'

    For years, President Donald Trump pushed back against the idea of election meddling, dismissing it as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment, special counsel Robert Muller has laid bare in excruciating detail the details of one Russian scheme, designed in part to benefit Trump’s election run. It even shows contacts...

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