Tag: Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel)

Mueller’s Office Recommends Paul Manafort Serve Up to 25 Years in Prison

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors recommended Friday that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, serve up to 25 years in prison and pay up to $25 million in fines for a fraud scheme that they said spanned more than a decade and showed that he believed “the law does not apply to him.” The prosecutors, […]

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Barr Clears Key Hurdle for Confirmation as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — William P. Barr on Tuesday cleared a crucial hurdle for his nomination as attorney general, virtually assuring his confirmation this week to take over the Justice Department — and oversee the investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia’s election-manipulation operations. The Senate voted largely along party lines, 55 to 44, to […]

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In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Of the few hints to emerge from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, about evidence of possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, one of the most tantalizing surfaced almost in passing in a Washington courtroom last week. Comments by one of Mr. Mueller’s lead prosecutors, disclosed in a transcript of […]

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After Heated Exchange, Matthew Whitaker Says He Will Testify Friday Before the House

WASHINGTON — After a heated back-and-forth, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, bowed to the wishes of the acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, that he not issue a subpoena while Mr. Whitaker testifies before the committee as scheduled on Friday. Earlier in the day, the Justice Department sent the committee a […]

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Matthew Whitaker Says He Will Not Testify Until Subpoena Threat Is Removed by House Panel

WASHINGTON — The acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, told lawmakers on Thursday that he would not testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday as scheduled without a written assurance that lawmakers would not issue a subpoena for his testimony during the hearing. On Thursday morning, the committee voted to give its chairman, Representative […]

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Trump Won’t Commit to Making Mueller Report Public

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump would not commit in an interview aired Sunday to making public the results of the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s ties to his campaign, adding that it was time to “get rid” of the inquiry. In the interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Mr. Trump reiterated his belief […]

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Trump Says He’ll Leave Decision of Whether to Release Special Counsel’s Report to Justice Dept.

President Trump said on Wednesday that he would not intervene with the Justice Department’s decision-making process about whether to release the report by the special counsel investigating possible collusion with Russian officials in the 2016 campaign. “They’ll have to make their decision within the Justice Department,” Mr. Trump said in an Oval Office interview with […]

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Roger Stone to Appear in Court on Charges in Mueller Investigation

WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime adviser to President Trump, will appear on Tuesday in a Washington courtroom after being charged last week with obstruction of justice, witness tampering and making false statements. He has said he will plead not guilty to the charges, brought as part of the special counsel’s investigation into […]

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Mueller Investigation Nearing Its End, Acting Attorney General Says

WASHINGTON — Matthew G. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, announced on Monday that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller, is wrapping up his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and whether the Trump campaign cooperated with Moscow’s operation. “The investigation is, I think, close to being completed, and I hope that we […]

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Stone Says Text Exchanges Cited in Indictment Were Mischaracterized

Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime adviser to President Trump, said on Sunday that he was “prepared to fight for my life” and prove his innocence in the case brought against him by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. Mr. Stone, who was charged on Friday with obstruction of justice, witness tampering and making […]

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Saving NATO

The idea that the United States could withdraw from NATO is surreal. The alliance, now numbering 29 countries, has been the foundation of trans-Atlantic stability and prosperity for seven decades. It continues to keep a predatory Russia at bay and diminish the danger that American soldiers might once again have to fight on European soil. […]

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Collusion or Conspiracy: Here’s What We Know About the Mueller Case

WASHINGTON — The indictment unsealed Friday against President Trump’s longtime adviser Roger J. Stone Jr. raised anew the perennial question about the Russia investigation: Will any Trump associate be charged for what Mr. Trump loves to refer to as collusion? Mr. Stone, the indictment said, conveyed information to the Trump campaign about WikiLeaks, the group […]

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Roger Stone Lied. What Was He Hiding?

In his indictment of the Trump torpedo Roger Stone, the special counsel Robert Mueller noted that on June 14, 2016, the Democratic National Committee announced “that it had been hacked by Russian government actors.” According to the indictment, unsealed Friday, Mr. Stone participated in and helped conceal an effort by the Trump campaign to cooperate […]

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Roger Stone’s Dirty Tricks Put Him Where He’s Always Wanted to Be: Center Stage

WASHINGTON — For two years, Roger J. Stone Jr. has seemed like the most obvious suspect in an old-fashioned mystery, the self-described “dirty trickster” taunting the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to come at him while selling T-shirts proclaiming his innocence. Mr. Stone has tried to write himself into history since he worked as […]

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Roger Stone Was Indicted. Here’s What We Learned.

WASHINGTON — In Friday’s indictment of Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, the special counsel for the first time revealed evidence of efforts by senior Trump campaign officials to learn how emails and other information that had been hacked by Russia and given to WikiLeaks could damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential […]

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F.B.I. Arrests Roger Stone in Mueller Case

WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, was charged as part of the special counsel investigation over his communications with WikiLeaks, the organization behind the release of thousands of stolen Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign, in an indictment unsealed Friday. Mr. Stone was charged with seven counts, including […]

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Roger Stone Arrested in Mueller Investigation Into Trump Campaign

WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, was charged as part of the special counsel investigation over his communications with WikiLeaks, the organization behind the release of thousands of stolen Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign, in an indictment unsealed Friday. Mr. Stone was charged with seven counts, including […]

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Roger Stone, Adviser to Trump, Is Indicted in Mueller Investigation

WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to President Trump who has spent decades plying the dark arts of scandal-mongering and dirty tricks to help influence American political campaigns, was indicted Friday in the special counsel investigation. Mr. Stone was charged with seven counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding, making false […]

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Manafort’s Lawyers Say Prosecutors Twisted Memory Lapses as Lies

Paul Manafort’s lawyers on Wednesday strongly disputed claims by prosecutors working for the special counsel that Mr. Manafort repeatedly lied to them, including about the transfer of campaign polling data to a Russian citizen with ties to Kremlin-run intelligence services in spring 2016. The lawyers argued in a new court filing that the prosecutors had […]

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