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  • Nov 14, 2019

    Charges Against GOP Operative Roger Stone Now Before Jury

    Jury deliberations will extend into a second day in the trial of Roger Stone, a veteran Republican political operative charged with lying to Congress and other charges stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Jurors on Thursday concluded about 6 hours of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was indicted in January as...

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Government Claims Roger Stone ‘Undermined’ Russia Inquiry

    Republican political operative Roger Stone undermined the effectiveness of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by repeatedly and deliberately lying under oath to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign avoid embarrassment, prosecutors told jurors in closing arguments at his trial Wednesday. Defense attorneys countered that Stone had done nothing deliberately illegal and claimed the government’s case was...

  • Jul 27, 2019

    Mueller Testimony Prompts Election Security Bills

    The impact of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before congress is politicizing efforts to stop interference in U.S. elections, and challenging Democrats as they continue to investigate President Trump.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Senate Intelligence Report Finds ‘Extensive’ Russian Election Interference

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report Thursday on Russian election interference that found the U.S. election infrastructure was unprepared to combat “extensive activity” by Russia that began in 2014 and carried on at least into 2017, NBC News reported. The report was issued just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned U.S. lawmakers that he believes...

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Rep. McCarthy: ‘There is No Obstruction’

    U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony reinforced that there was no obstruction of justice and called for Democrats to move past the 2016 election.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    WATCH: Trump Slams Mueller Testimony, Democrats

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday called former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony a win for the White House.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Hear Mueller’s Opening Statement to the House Intelligence Committee

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller gives his opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Rep. Lieu Emphasizes Obstruction Case in Mueller Questioning

     Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA., questions former special counsel Robert Mueller about potential instances of obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Mueller Defends Staffing of Investigation Into Russian Interference

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller defended his hiring practices in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Hear Mueller’s Full Opening Statement Before the House Judiciary Committee

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller gives his opening remarks before testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Longtime Mueller Aide Will Appear With Him at Hearing

    Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s longtime associate, Aaron Zebley, will appear alongside him and serve as his lawyer as Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Zebley, Mueller’s former chief of staff and his top aide on the Russia investigation, was an unexpected addition to the witness table less...

  • Jul 22, 2019

    Recap: A Look at Robert Mueller’s Testimony

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller told lawmakers Wednesday that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was “not a witch hunt” and “not a hoax,” as President Donald Trump has claimed. Mueller testified before the House intelligence and judiciary committees in back-to-back hearings to answer questions for the first time about his two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016...

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Former Special Counsel Mueller’s Hill Testimony Delayed a Week

    Testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller will be delayed one week as a longer Capitol Hill appearance is negotiated, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee announced Friday. Mueller had been scheduled to testify publicly before the committees on Wednesday about his two-year investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election and possible collusion and obstruction...

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Former Special Counsel Mueller’s Hill Testimony Delayed a Week

    Testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller will be delayed one week as a longer Capitol Hill appearance is negotiated, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee announced Friday. Mueller had been scheduled to testify publicly before the committees on Wednesday about his two-year investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election and possible collusion and obstruction...

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Mueller to Testify Before House Committees

    Two House committees issued subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller to testify to Congress about his investigation into the Trump presidential campaign and foreign interference in the 2016 election.

  • Jun 17, 2019

    Support for Beginning Impeachment Hearings Grows Among Democrats in New NBC News/WSJ Poll

    More Democratic voters believe Congress should begin impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump’s conduct while in office, but the country at large remains divided on the matter, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Overall, 27 percent of Americans say there’s enough evidence to begin impeachment hearings now — up 10 points from last month, NBC News...

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Trump Walks Back FBI Critique on Foreign Dirt Comments, Says Would Turn Over to Authorities

    President Trump is flipping the script on foreign election interference, after telling ABC News that he’d consider taking foreign dirt on a political opponent. The president clarified his previous statement on Fox News, saying that “there isn’t anything wrong with listening” to such intelligence, and that “of course” he’d contact the authorities if a foreign power offered it to...

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Trump Now Says ‘of Course’ He’d Tell FBI If He Gets Foreign Dirt

    President Donald Trump said Friday that “of course” he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. It was an apparent walkback from his earlier comments that he might not contact law enforcement in such a situation. Trump, in an interview Friday with “Fox & Friends,” said he would...

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Trump Says He’d ‘Want to Hear’ Foreign Dirt on 2020 Rivals

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he’d be open to accepting it and that he’d have no obligation to call in the FBI. “I think I’d want to hear it,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News, adding, “There’s nothing wrong with listening.” The role of Trump’s eldest son,...

  • Jun 8, 2019

    ‘Whitey’ Bulger Prison Letters: Love for Trump, Disdain for Mueller

    In the final months of his life, James “Whitey” Bulger wrote letters from prison offering his thoughts on a range of subjects. His faltering health. His longtime girlfriend. His wish for a peaceful death. But there was another topic that the notorious Boston crime boss returned to again and again: President Donald Trump. In several handwritten letters shared with NBC...

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