Mueller might subpoena Trump: Is U.S. president going to learn the hard way?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a meeting with President Donald Trump’s lawyers in March, raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena for Trump if he declines to talk to investigators in the Russia probe, a former lawyer for the president said on Tuesday. John Dowd tol...
2018-05-02 03:14:08 +0000

Mueller scrutinizing connections between Trump’s campaign and Cambridge Analytica

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than 50 million Facebook users to sway electi...
2018-03-22 16:56:37 +0000

Mueller has McCabe documented Trump meetings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director at the Federal Bureau of Investigation fired by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, kept detailed notes about his interactions with President Donald Trump. The memos are in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller, acc...
2018-03-17 20:34:52 +0000

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller targets Trump Organization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, including some related to Russia, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing two people briefed on the matter. Details of the subpoena were not available, the newspaper said. Th...
2018-03-15 20:38:09 +0000

Robert Mueller focusing on Kushner's talks with Qatar, Turkey, Russia, China and UAE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators are looking into whether Jared Kushner’s business talks with foreigners, as his father-in-law Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency, later influenced White House policy, NBC News reported on Friday. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked witnes...
2018-03-03 08:38:03 +0000

Mueller eyes Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort's LA bankruptcies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors who have already indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on charges of money laundering, bank fraud and covertly lobbying for pro-Russian interests may have additional leverage arising from a loan he received while engag...
2018-02-27 00:29:23 +0000

Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Cooperate with Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he will likely cooperate with a federal probe into Russ...
2018-02-23 19:24:10 +0000

Mueller issues indictment against 13 Russians, three entities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Cli...
2018-02-16 19:23:03 +0000

WH counsel threatens to resign after Trump orders to fire Mueller: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump last June ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than follow his directive, The New York Times reported on Thursday, citing four people told of the matter. There were n...
2018-01-26 02:25:30 +0000

Mueller Questioned CIA Officials About Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. intelligence officers including CIA Director Mike Pompeo have been questioned by the U.S. special counsel’s team about whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia probe, sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Such questioning is further...
2018-01-24 18:31:36 +0000

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Set to Interview Trump

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller has approached President Donald Trump for an interview about Russian election meddling, US media reported Monday. While the president has voiced his willingness to cooperate, his lawyers have been trying to make sure any interview takes place under very...
2018-01-08 23:51:10 +0000

Emails: Mueller obtains extensive information from inside Trump inner circle

WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports. The emails contain communications from more than a dozen Trump transition officials, providing Mueller with extensive infor...
2017-12-17 23:55:09 +0000

Deutsche Bank: Trump’s banking data turned over to Mueller

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank to share data on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday. Germany’s largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide informat...
2017-12-05 18:43:29 +0000

Is Flynn cooperating with Mueller or he's just bluffing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times r...
2017-11-24 06:49:48 +0000

Mueller Wants to Know if Trump Knew About Campaign's Russia Contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team’s contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on...
2017-11-11 08:26:47 +0000

Mueller Gathered Sufficient Evidence Charging Trump Aide Flynn & Son

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller has collected sufficient evidence to charge Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, and his son, NBC News reported on Sunday, citing multiple sources familiar with the investigation. NBC News said Mu...
2017-11-05 18:00:41 +0000

Mueller's Clear Signal to the White House and Trump Associates

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump brushed off the first indictments in the probe of his campaign’s ties to Russian election meddling, but the charges sent a clear signal to the White House and other Trump associates: Robert Mueller means business. By going after Trump’s ca...
2017-10-31 18:35:00 +0000

Trump's Trio Face Criminal Charges in Mueller's Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering on Monday. A third former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded g...
2017-10-30 23:24:27 +0000

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Files Charges in Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. The indictment was sealed under orders from a federal judge so it was not cle...
2017-10-29 06:30:21 +0000

Google, Facebook May Have to Reveal Secrets to Mueller Investigation

The investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 election are threatening to pry the lid off tech companies' most prized possessions: the secret inner workings of their online platforms. As the probes unfold into social media’s role in spreading misinformation, U.S. lawmakers are beginning t...
2017-10-01 14:33:26 +0000

Why Trump is so Afraid of Mueller's Investigation

It’s been clear for months that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is also examining whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice while he was in office. But of late, more and more specifics have emerged about just which of Trump’s actions Mueller is zeroing in on. ...
2017-09-21 18:51:38 +0000

Mueller Investigation is Getting Serious

The Mueller investigation is getting serious.While Senate Republicans on Monday were busy mounting a last-minute push to take health care away from millions of Americans, two stories broke about the Mueller investigation that suggest it has kicked into a higher gear. Both deal with Paul Manafort....
2017-09-19 16:43:22 +0000

Is Mueller's Russia Investigation Closing In?

Three recently reported events each point to a tightening of the investigative net around Trump campaign's possible involvement with Russia and further financial ties to oligarch money. The first event is the investigation's cooperation with the the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit <...
2017-09-02 18:30:26 +0000

Mueller Brings IRS Financial Crimes Unit Into Trump Russia Investigation

Robert Mueller, the FBI's special counsel in charge of the investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, is now teaming up with a specialized financial crimes unit within the IRS, The Daily Beast reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the development. <hr><strong><a href="http...
2017-09-02 16:06:31 +0000

Russia Probe: Mueller Goes After Trump's Tax Returns

BREAKING NEWS — Special counsel Robert Mueller has enlisted the help of the IRS criminal investigations unit for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation. The agents, whom the Daily Beast reports Mueller has great respect for, exclusively focus on financial crimes such as tax evasion and money lau...
2017-09-01 03:17:07 +0000