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Paul Manafort: Trump's ex-campaign manager should serve at least 20 years, special counsel Robert Mueller recommends

Paul Manafort: Trump's ex-campaign manager should serve at least 20 years, special counsel Robert Mueller recommendsDonald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort should serve at least 20 years in jail, Robert Mueller has recommended. In requesting what effectively be a life sentence for the 69-year-old, Mr Mueller also asked a judge that he push ahead with sentencing for the man, who served as Mr Trump’s campaign manager for just a handful of months in the summer of 2016. “Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law, and deprived the federal government and various financial institutions of millions of dollars,“ prosecutors wrote in a court filing on Friday night.



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House Intelligence Committee votes to send transcripts in Russia probe to special counsel Robert Mueller

House Intelligence Committee votes to send transcripts in Russia probe to special counsel Robert MuellerThe House Intelligence Committee voted Wednesday to give transcripts from its Russia probe to special counsel Robert Mueller for possible prosecution



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Mueller investigation: Trump confidant Roger Stone says he could cooperate with special counsel

Mueller investigation: Trump confidant Roger Stone says he could cooperate with special counselRoger Stone, the longtime ally of President Donald Trump, said on Sunday he will not rule out potentially cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller over the ongoing investigation regarding possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. Mr Stone told ABC’s This Week he would have to consult with his lawyers before possibly cooperating with the special counsel team. Mr Trump’s longtime confidant insisted he will not testify against the president, a promise he repeated on Friday morning after he was charged with witness tampering and for lying to Congress about communicating with WikiLeaks and seeking Russian-hacked emails involving Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.



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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe: Where it stands

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe: Where it standsLongtime Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone is the 34th person indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation of possible ties between the US president’s election campaign and Russia. The ongoing probe by the former FBI director has led to six guilty pleas by Trump associates but so far no charges of outright collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Stone, 66, a veteran Republican operative, was arrested at his Florida home by FBI agents on Friday on charges of making false statements to Congress and witness tampering.



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Special Counsel Labels Bombshell BuzzFeed Report ‘Not Accurate’ in Rare Statement

Special Counsel Labels Bombshell BuzzFeed Report ‘Not Accurate’ in Rare StatementA spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller took the unusual step Friday of publicly correcting an inaccurate BuzzFeed News report that accused President Trump of suborning perjury. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement to BuzzFeed. The statement was issued in response to a bombshell report, which cited two law enforcement officials and alleged Trump directed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about when exactly plans to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow concluded.



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Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimonyTrump’s lieutenants had already strongly pushed back against the report, which said that the president ordered Michael Cohen to lie about a Russian skyscraper project they pursued during the 2016 election. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.



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Graham says Barr expressed confidence in special counsel

Graham says Barr expressed confidence in special counselWASHINGTON (AP) — The new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said attorney general nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia investigation.



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Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel MuellerWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, sending a signal to President Donald Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller's Russia investigation.



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Former independent counsel Ken Starr on Rudy Giuliani indicating Robert Mueller's investigation should be investigated

Former independent counsel Ken Starr on Rudy Giuliani indicating Robert Mueller's investigation should be investigatedPresident Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani accused Mueller's office of destroying evidence by allowing text messages from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to be erased.



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Mueller investigation: Special counsel attacks Flynn criticism of FBI interview

Mueller investigation: Special counsel attacks Flynn criticism of FBI interviewSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller has urged a federal judge to reject an attempt by Michael Flynn “to minimise the seriousness” of him lying to the FBI. Mr Mueller’s team was responding to a sentencing memo from Flynn’s lawyers criticising the FBI interviews with their client, saying agents did not provide him “with a warning of the penalties” for misleading investigators. In a note to a judge in Washington DC, he added: “He does not need to be warned it is a crime to lie to federal agents to know the importance of telling them the truth.



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