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Trump ‘Tried to Control’ the Russia Probe: Mueller in His Own Words

Trump ‘Tried to Control’ the Russia Probe: Mueller in His Own Words(Bloomberg) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller says his investigation doesn’t entirely clear President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, laying out 10 instances of obstruction by the president, with an analysis of each.



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Mueller Spells Out Trump’s ‘Multiple Acts’ to Undermine Russia Probe

Mueller Spells Out Trump’s ‘Multiple Acts’ to Undermine Russia Probe“We concluded that Congress has authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,” he said in his report sent to Congress on Thursday. The 448-page report summarizing Mueller’s 22-month investigation cited actions including Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and efforts to have former Attorney General Jeff Sessions take control of the investigation.



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Lobbyist gets probation in case spun off from Russia probe

Lobbyist gets probation in case spun off from Russia probeWASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee.



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Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine work

Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine workCraig, 74, faces up to 10 years in prison for charges of making false statements and violating a lobbying law, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Craig said in a statement he headed a team of lawyers that worked on an independent report for Ukraine’s justice ministry. After researching FARA requirements, they found they did not need to register as foreign agents under the law.



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Indictment of Obama official in Mueller probe may pose a dilemma for Trump, so he takes it out on media

Indictment of Obama official in Mueller probe may pose a dilemma for Trump, so he takes it out on mediaConfronted with the novel situation of the special counsel's office going after a member of Barack Obama's administration, President Trump reacted with a tweet complaining about how the New York Times played the story in its Friday editions.



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Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine work

Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine workCraig, 74, faces up to 10 years in prison for charges of making false statements and violating a lobbying law, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Craig said in a statement he headed a team of lawyers that worked on an independent report for Ukraine’s justice ministry. After researching FARA requirements, they found they did not need to register as foreign agents under the law.



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Trump says he has not seen or read Mueller's Russia probe report

Trump says he has not seen or read Mueller's Russia probe reportU.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had not seen or read a report into Russian election meddling by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a day after his attorney general would not say whether he had briefed the White House or shared the report. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday declined to say whether he had briefed the White House or shown them the report when questioned at a congressional hearing. “I have not read the Mueller report, I haven’t seen the Mueller report.



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Barr Forms Team to Review FBI's Actions in Trump Probe

Barr Forms Team to Review FBI's Actions in Trump ProbeThis indicates that Barr is looking into allegations that Republican lawmakers have been pursuing for more than a year — that the investigation into President Donald Trump and possible collusion with Russia was tainted at the start by anti-Trump bias in the FBI and Justice Department. “I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,” Barr told a House panel on Tuesday.



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UPDATE 1-Baltimore city council urges mayor to resign amid probe into $500,000 book payment

UPDATE 1-Baltimore city council urges mayor to resign amid probe into $  500,000 book paymentPugh, a 69-year-old Democrat first elected in 2016, last week said she would take an indefinite leave of absence for health reasons after the Baltimore Sun revealed the deal with the University of Maryland Medical System. “The entire membership of the Baltimore City Council believes that it is not in the best interest of the city of Baltimore for you to continue to serve as mayor,” the council wrote to Pugh in a letter signed by 14 members. Every member of the council signed the letter except Bernard “Jack” Young, the council president who is currently serving as acting mayor of the city.



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U.S. House judiciary chair seeks any Mueller summaries on Trump-Russia probe report

U.S. House judiciary chair seeks any Mueller summaries on Trump-Russia probe reportU.S. House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler called on Attorney General William Barr on Thursday to release any summaries of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report that were prepared by Mueller’s team. Nadler, a Democrat who is also demanding release of the full Mueller report to Congress, sent a letter to Barr citing media reports that Mueller’s team prepared their own summaries of the special counsel’s report.



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