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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Interviewed by Special Counsel’s Team

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Interviewed by Special Counsel’s TeamWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sat for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, she revealed Friday."The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them," Sanders said.While the details of the interview are not public, one area investigators are interested in is how Trump crafted his public statements on the investigation, a matter Sanders would have knowledge of. As a public face of the administration, Sanders has made numerous statements defending the president's conduct as it pertains to the investigation.Former White House chief of staff John Kelly, former White House communications director Hope Hicks, former press secretary Sean Spicer, and other White House officials have also answered questions from Mueller's team.Mueller is expected to soon wrap up his investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election. Then-acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker said in January that the investigation is "close to being completed."



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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 says Russians are altering evidence from special counsel’s investigation to discredit the probe

Mueller says Russians are altering evidence from special counsel’s investigation to discredit the probeRussians have obtained evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Moscow’s interference in US politics and altered it in a bid to discredit the probe, federal prosecutors have claimed. The files were shared with attorneys working for Concord Management and Consulting, a Russian company that allegedly funded hacking operations by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), they said in a court filing. The sharing evidence and documents between prosecutors and defence lawyer as part of routine discovery is common legal practice.



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My special needs students needed their teachers in the classroom — not on the picket line

My special needs students needed their teachers in the classroom — not on the picket lineThe Los Angeles Unified School District strike resulted in historic wins for teachers. But students with disabilities were forced to bear the cost.



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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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There’s a Food Pantry at the Coast Guard Academy. How the Shutdown Is Causing Special Pain for Service Members

There’s a Food Pantry at the Coast Guard Academy. How the Shutdown Is Causing Special Pain for Service MembersThe United States Coast Guard Academy has opened a food pantry to help impacted families



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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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