Special Counsel investigation into Russia’s interference in 2016 U.S. Elections

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, rancher Dwight Hammond Jr. greets protesters outside his home in Burns, Ore. President Donald Trump has pardoned Dwight and Steven Hammond, two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The Hammonds were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP, File)
July 10, 2018 - 4:40 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two imprisoned ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon will be freed after President Donald Trump pardoned them on Tuesday. The move by Trump raised concerns that others would be encouraged to actively oppose federal control of...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 09, 2018 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right. A favorite of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on Comey in a confidential memo last year addressed to special counsel Robert Mueller, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest, self-serving and “unbounded by law and regulation.” The June 27, 2017 letter, obtained by The Associated Press, underscores the Trump legal team’s intense effort over the last year to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement leader it sees as a critical witness against the president. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 08, 2018 - 2:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as "Machiavellian," dishonest and "unbounded by law and regulation" as they sought to undermine the credibility...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, have asked a judge to relocate a criminal trial starting later this month because of pretrial publicity, his lawyers said in court papers Friday, July 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 06, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, asked a federal judge Friday to relocate a criminal trial starting later this month because of pretrial publicity. The financial crimes trial of Manafort is scheduled to start July 25 in Alexandria,...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, attorney Lanny Davis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his K Street office in Washington. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen has Davis, added a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, to his legal team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 06, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen could be sending the White House yet another warning shot by adding a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton to his legal team. Lanny Davis confirmed his hiring Thursday, saying in a statement that he and...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, attorney Michael Cohen walks down the sidewalk in New York. Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, said in his Twitter post Sunday, July 1, that he sat down for an interview with ABC News and his "silence is broken." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 02, 2018 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After once boasting he would "take a bullet" for Donald Trump, the president's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warning shot toward the White House, saying he now puts "family and country first." In his first interview since federal agents raided his...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, accompanied by FBI Director Christopher Wray, left, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018, on Justice Department and FBI actions around the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 29, 2018 - 2:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that capped days of mounting partisan complaints...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Jason Maloni, left, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's spokesman, left, walks with Paul Manafort, center, as they leave the Alexandria Federal Courthouse after an arraignment hearing in Alexandria, Va. A federal judge in Virginia has rejected Manfort's move to throw out charges brought by the special counsel in the Russia investigation. The decision June 26 was a setback for Manafort in his defense against numerous tax and bank fraud charges. Behind Manafort protester Bill Christeson holds up a sign that says "traitor." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 26, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation, clearing the way for a much-anticipated trial to start as scheduled next month. The decision Tuesday...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., recognizes a member during a meeting on their months-long standoff with the Justice Department on the request by the Republican-controlled panel for documents related to the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation and the handling of its probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Democrats charge the subpoena undermines special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's Russia ties and whether there was obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 26, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Republicans have struggled in an election year to find resolution on immigration and other policies, a handful of GOP lawmakers have managed to keep much of the chamber's attention on another topic — what they say is bias at the Department of Justice. The House Judiciary...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges. Attorneys for Paul Manafort filed a notice of appeal Monday saying they want a federal appeals court to review the order by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. They also are appealing Jackson’s order dismissing a civil suit Manafort brought challenging special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority to prosecute him. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 25, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is appealing a judge's decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges. Attorneys for Paul Manafort filed court papers Monday saying they want a federal appeals court to review the order by U.S. District Judge...
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