April 19, 2019

Former counsel could have saved Trump from himself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude.
April 19, 2019

Mueller report: Trump largely didn’t derail Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller, discouraged witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf, according to a hugely anticipated report from Mueller that details multiple efforts the president made to curtail a Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration.
April 19, 2019

Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as vitality lobbyist in Indiana

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants.
April 19, 2019

How Mueller made his no-call on Trump and obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a punt that will be examined for years, if not decades.Special counsel Robert Mueller found he couldn’t exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, but he wouldn’t recommend charging him, either.
April 19, 2019

Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump.
April 19, 2019

What the Mueller report says about Trump-Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping two-year investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller identified numerous contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign officials and Russians. But the evidence that his team uncovered during the Russia probe that shadowed Trump’s presidency didn’t rise to the level of a chargeable crime, he said.
April 19, 2019

Barr deepens critics’ issues in dealing with of Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report , but the spotlight Thursday belonged just as much to the attorney general who made it public.
April 19, 2019

Analysis: Mueller paints a damning portrait of the president

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Donald Trump, the start of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation looked alarmingly like the end of his presidency. So he tried to stop it.
April 19, 2019

A beleaguered Trump feared ‘the tip of my presidency’

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic.
April 19, 2019

Redactions heavier on Russian meddling than on obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across nearly 450 pages, blocks of black interrupt parts of Robert Mueller’s careful, dry narrative recounting Russian election meddling and President Donald Trump’s fear and ire. Most often, the Justice Department redactions mask a few words or paragraphs. In a few spots, they stretch for an entire page.