White House says Trump isn’t considering firing Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a top White House lawyer said, after a cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that the deeply frustrated president may be preparing to get rid of the veteran prosecutor. The late-Sunday statement from White House lawyer Ty Cobb […]

Trump: FBI, DOJ have ‘politicized’ probe in favor of Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, dogged by an unrelenting investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia, lashed out Friday at the FBI and Justice Department as politically biased as he prepared to clear the release of a classified memo written by Republican lawmakers who say it reveals abusive FBI surveillance tactics. His tweet came […]

Trump ‘looking forward’ to being questioned under oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and Trump’s possible obstruction in the firing of the FBI director. Trump said he would be willing to answer questions under oath in the interview, which special counsel Robert […]

Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump

 WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The prospect of an interview with the president has come up in recent discussions […]

Trump takes to Twitter to criticize FBI, special prosecutor

BC-US–Trump,5th Ld-Writethru Dec 04, 2017 7:10AM (GMT 13:10) – 849 words By KEN THOMAS ,  Associated Press Eds: Inserts dropped ‘of’ in 2nd paragraph. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a rush of weekend tweets taking aim at targets old and new, President Donald Trump criticized the FBI and raised questions about the special […]

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

BC-US–Trump-Russia Probe-Flynn,8th Ld-Writethru Nov 23, 2017 9:06PM (GMT 03:06) – 724 words By ERIC TUCKER ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds photo. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s […]

Trump urged by some to go on the attack against Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump’s advisers encourage him to accept the realities of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, longtime friends and allies are pushing Trump to fight back, citing concerns that his lawyers are naive to the existential threat facing the president. Trump supporters and associates inside and outside the White House […]

Mueller turns to DC grand jury in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his team of […]

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

CATHERINE LUCEY and HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the president’s outside legal team says Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a “witch hunt.” Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay […]

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

JAKE PEARSON and MARY JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported. Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Last week, Comey testified […]