Paul Manafort

Note to Robert Mueller: Hope Hicks was part of the cover-up

Andrew Harrer/AP<p>Hope Hicks’ time in the barrel may come soon. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly aiming to interview the White House …

Donald Trump

Trump Campaign to President and Staff: No More Legal Funding

The Trump campaign is closing the tab on legal fees.<p>President Trump has started paying his legal fees out of his own pocket and his campaign is …

Leadership

Trump impeachment threat grows as obstruction of justice investigation deepens

President Donald Trump may have convinced himself that the investigation into his campaign’s alleged links to Russia is winding down, but evidence …

Robert Mueller

Mueller Probe Hits DOJ, Requests Documents Relating to Comey Firing

Special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Department of Justice to hand over documents …

Robert Mueller

Judge opens door for Manafort, Gates to get Thanksgiving passes

Former Donald Trump campaign staffers Paul Manafort and Rick Gates may get to leave home confinement for Thanksgiving after all.<p>In a brief order Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson told the two men who are facing charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe that they had until …

Politics

Trump tells himself Mueller's probe is almost done, but experts disagree

President Donald Trump is reportedly under the impression that special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in last year’s …

Robert Mueller

Trump voter says not even Jesus could convince him of Russian collusion

One very passionate voter for President Donald Trump said not even Jesus would be able to convince him there was any wrongdoing between the …

Donald Trump

Trump urged to sell $50 million in lethal weapons to Ukraine

National security officials are urging President Trump to approve the sale of nearly $50 million worth of U.S. weapons to Ukraine, which has confronted what it sees as military aggression from Russia and pro-Russian separatists for years.<p>It was unclear whether Trump, who has been reluctant to …

Politics

The Biggest Disappointment in Trump’s Presidency

In this first 300 days, President Trump has faced intense opposition from a variety of enemies. Of course, Democrats and the media have been opposed …

Conservative View

The best automatic transcription tools for journalists

Automatic transcription tools have been on the market for a while now, and they’re finally getting good. It now takes just a few minutes, and a few …

Michael Oreskes

Who is George Papadopoulos?

Politics<p>Dan Gelber, winner of the Miami Beach mayoral election.<p>The former White House chief strategist has been causing a stir since his departure …

George Papadopoulos

As the F.B.I. Closes In, Trump’s Lawyers Are Scrambling to Keep Him Calm

The White House is projecting optimism that the investigation will soon conclude, but experts think it’s “just getting started.”<p>With <b>Donald Trump</b> predisposed to self-sabotage in what may ultimately become an obstruction of justice case, the president’s lawyers have assured him that he has nothing to …

Donald Trump

Manafort case may point to strategy against Flynn

A bail filing may offer clues about how Mueller could charge the former national security adviser over his work benefiting Turkey.<p>What appear to be obscure details in a court filing against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, may actually provide clues about what’s next for another …

Politics

Poll: Donald Trump’s Republican Base Shows Signs Of Abandoning Him

President Donald Trump’s support from his Republican base is showing noticeable signs of slippage in a new national poll.<p>A Lucid survey found that …

Elections

Ecuador president: Manafort pitched deal for China investors

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno says he met with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman this year together with a group of Chinese …

Business

Publicist at center of Trump Jr.-Russia meeting breaks silence

Rob Goldstone, the music publicist who helped arrange the June, 2016 Trump Tower meeting between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer and lobbyist …

Politics

WATCH LIVE: White House holds press briefing

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is set to hold a press briefing on Monday as the Trump administration announced it was designating North Korea a state sponsor of terror.<p><i>This event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.</i><p>Members past and present of President Trump's inner circle

Donald Trump

Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be used against him, experts say

Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be evidence against him, legal experts say<p>Erin Kelly | USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — President Trump's Twitter habit may become a legal liability for him, as his latest tweets about the Russia investigation could help build a potential case against him for obstruction of …

News (U.S.)

Where the Trump campaign and Russian actors overlapped

It’s been 187 days since Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any way in which agents of the campaign of Donald Trump might have aided that effort. Mueller’s effort has been an undercurrent ever since, occasionally fading into …

Donald Trump

Trump critics become comedians for annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon

President Trump's critics both inside and outside of the media are in a lather over how the commander-in-chief will handle his next big matter of state: The annual presidential turkey pardon.<p>It's a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition, where a couple of lucky turkeys are spared the cruel fate of …

Entertainment

Investigate the Clintons for their ties to Russia

President Donald Trump’s critics are arguing that GOP calls for the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton and Democrats’ ties to Russia …

Opinion

Kushner under scrutiny in Russian probe

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House advisor, is under increasing scrutiny in the myriad investigations into Russian …

Donald Trump

The Week in Washington: An Amnesia Epidemic!

My dream ticket is lying in ashes at my ruby-slippered feet: The idea that Oprah Winfrey and Al Franken could be the winning combo for 2020, a notion I have bored people with at dinner parties over the past year, is now as faded as Roy Moore’s autograph in a 1977 yearbook. Sherrod Brown, anyone? …

Culture

Journalist Explains How Panama Papers Opened Up The World's Illicit Money Networks

Reporter Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is <i>Secrecy World.</i><p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. Before Donald Trump was elected president, some of his …

Corruption

Democrats give Russia dossier on Donald Trump false credit

Democrats have sometimes given credit to the infamous Trump-Russia dossier for inside information that already had been made public.<p>During the …

Russia

Trump After Dark: Mergers and Acquisitions edition

The administration of the self-proclaimed first businessman president has made waves — by blocking a mega-merger that looked like a sure thing.<p>The Justice Department said today it was suing to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, a move that comes amid speculation the Trump administration has …

Politics

The Russia Investigations: G-Men And 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.; Ex-Spy Steele: It's Real

<i>Last week in the Russia Investigations:</i> <i>The feds sitting down with White House aides. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stays the course. And will DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller give a "toothless" old law new fangs?</i><p><b>Knock, knock: It's the feds</b><p>White House officials are expecting some unusual guests …

Politics

NBC Reporter Makes Bombshell Claim: Authorities Have Enough to Charge Flynn and His Son

As Robert Mueller continues to look into the 2016 election and Russian involvement, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appears to be in …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr. has clandestine meeting with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in SNL cold open

This week’s Saturday Night Live cold open took advantage of recent revelations that U.S. President Donald Trump‘s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. …

Entertainment

Analysis: Russia-Iran-Turkey meeting is message to US

Moscow, Turkey and Iran are all sending symbolic messages to Washington that the Americans are out in the cold and the post-ISIS era may well be …

World News