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Robert Mueller to teach law school class on his Trump-Russia investigation

  • "I was fortunate to attend UVA Law School after the Marine Corps, and I'm fortunate to be returning there now," Mueller said in the announcement.
Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.(AFP)
Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.(AFP)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 05:46 AM IST
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Trump taxes, long guarded, will soon be in prosecutor’s hands

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. subpoenaed Trump’s accounting firm for eight years of records in 2019, but the then-president took the case to the US Supreme Court.
Many details of Trump’s taxes have emerged, notably in the New York Times last fall, but Vance will be receiving the returns as part of a criminal probe that looms as one of the biggest legal threats facing the former president and his company, the Trump Organization Inc.(AFP)
Many details of Trump’s taxes have emerged, notably in the New York Times last fall, but Vance will be receiving the returns as part of a criminal probe that looms as one of the biggest legal threats facing the former president and his company, the Trump Organization Inc.(AFP)
Published on Feb 23, 2021 08:18 AM IST
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With pardons, Trump seeks to erase stain of Russia probe

The US leader never accepted the conclusions of US intelligence and special counsel Robert Mueller that Moscow intervened in the election four years ago to aid his upset victory, calling it a “hoax” and “fake news.”
For the US President, the pardons delivered a rebuke to those alleging his election victory was tainted by Russian help.(AP)
For the US President, the pardons delivered a rebuke to those alleging his election victory was tainted by Russian help.(AP)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 05:59 AM IST
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Trump pardons Michael Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” Trump tweeted. “Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!”
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn.(AP)
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn.(AP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 04:58 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Michael Flynn could be pardoned. Here’s the politics behind it

Here’s everything you need to know about Michael Flynn and the politics of his pardon
National security adviser General Michael Flynn delivers a statement daily briefing at the White House in Washington US in February, 2017.(Reuters/ File photo)
National security adviser General Michael Flynn delivers a statement daily briefing at the White House in Washington US in February, 2017.(Reuters/ File photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:27 PM IST
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Russia used Manafort, WikiLeaks to boost Donald Trump in 2016: US Senate

WikiLeaks played a key role in Russia’s effort to assist Republican Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton and likely knew it was helping Russian intelligence, said the report, which is likely to be the most definitive public account of the 2016 election controversy.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. It was not clear what effect, if any, the report might have on the current US presidential campaign in which Trump faces Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 US election.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. It was not clear what effect, if any, the report might have on the current US presidential campaign in which Trump faces Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 US election.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 09:24 PM IST
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Robert Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

Roger Stone “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so” despite the president’s decision to commute his prison sentence, said former special counsel Robert Mueller.
Robert Mueller defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign(Reuters image)
Robert Mueller defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign(Reuters image)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 06:11 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Trump associate Roger Stone may face up to 9 years in prison for lying to Congress

If the government’s argument is accepted by the judge, Stone’s sentence would be the longest of those sent to prison as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling.
Stone is due to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington on Feb. 20.(HT Photos)
Stone is due to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington on Feb. 20.(HT Photos)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Bloomberg, New York | ByErik Larson

Republican release 110-page ‘prebuttal’ ahead of vote on Trump impeachment inquiry

Trump is alleged to have withheld a White House meeting with Zelensky and the security aid to force Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and the Democratic National Committee.
The U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. Republicans have high hopes of using the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to defeat Democrats from swing districts loaded with moderate voters.(AP)
The U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. Republicans have high hopes of using the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to defeat Democrats from swing districts loaded with moderate voters.(AP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 06:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump will ‘strongly consider’ testifying in impeachment probe

Donald Trump has tried, with limited success, to block officials from testifying before the House intelligence committee, which is conducting the first stage of the impeachment inquiry.
US president Donald Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks in a Sunday interview that he could “come right before the committee and talk ... or he could do it in writing”(AP File Photo)
US president Donald Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks in a Sunday interview that he could “come right before the committee and talk ... or he could do it in writing”(AP File Photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2019 10:14 PM IST
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Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s associate and friend, guilty of lying to Congress

Stone faces a jail term of 20 years, will be sentenced in February, and will remain free on bond, against prosecutors’ urging to imprison him right away.
Roger Stone sits in a vehicle while leaving federal court Washington, Friday, November 15, 2019. Stone, longtime friend of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington.(AP)
Roger Stone sits in a vehicle while leaving federal court Washington, Friday, November 15, 2019. Stone, longtime friend of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington.(AP)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Prosecutors say Donald Trump associate Roger Stone lied to investigators

Stone was indicted in January as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian electoral tampering.
Prosecutors in the trial of Roger Stone told jurors Wednesday that the longtime Donald Trump confidant repeatedly lied to Congress “because the truth looked bad” for the president.(AP)
Prosecutors in the trial of Roger Stone told jurors Wednesday that the longtime Donald Trump confidant repeatedly lied to Congress “because the truth looked bad” for the president.(AP)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 06:10 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Trump Jr releases provocative book defending father

In “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence US,” the president’s eldest son lets rip at the usual suspects: Hillary Clinton, special counsel Robert Mueller and the mainstream media.
Donald Trump Jr. released a provocative book Tuesday that rails against his father’s opponents.(AP file photo)
Donald Trump Jr. released a provocative book Tuesday that rails against his father’s opponents.(AP file photo)
Published on Nov 06, 2019 07:07 AM IST
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New York | ByAgence France-Presse

Judge validates Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, orders Robert Mueller document release

The judge gave the Justice Department until next Wednesday to provide the blacked out material from the Mueller report that was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee.
A US judge on Friday validated the legality of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.(Reuters File Photo)
A US judge on Friday validated the legality of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 26, 2019 09:15 AM IST
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US DoJ launches criminal probe into its own Russia investigation

The US department of justice has turned an administrative review of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections into a criminal probe.
US Justice Department building is seen in Washington(Reuters file photo)
US Justice Department building is seen in Washington(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Trump attacks Democrats, Giuliani subpoenaed for Ukraine documents

Trump also attacked the whistleblower whose complaint about his phone call with the leader of Ukraine led to the opening of the impeachment probe in the Democratic-led House of Representatives.
Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Schiff said President Donald Trump attempted to
Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Schiff said President Donald Trump attempted to "shake down" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to prompt an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 01, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse

Public opinion shifting in support of Trump’s impeachment inquiry: Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi this week announced her support for an investigation after the surfacing of a whistleblower complaint that said Trump appeared to solicit a political favor from Ukraine’s president aimed at helping him be re-elected next year.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that public opinion is now on the side of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump following the release of new information about his conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.(AP)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that public opinion is now on the side of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump following the release of new information about his conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.(AP)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 02:50 AM IST
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Austin | ByReuters

What next for Donald Trump in impeachment move

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal inquiry toward that end, accusing president of “betrayal of his oath of office,” betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of US elections.
Protesters with
Protesters with "Kremlin Annex" call to impeach President Donald Trump in Lafayette Square Park in front of the White House in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.(AP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

‘Director of national intelligence Dan Coats is resigning in August’: Trump

Coats often appeared out of step with Trump and disclosed to prosecutors how he was urged by the president to publicly deny any link between Russia and the Trump campaign.
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats in Washington. Coats is to resign in days, after a two-year tenure marked by President Donald Trump's clashes with intelligence officials, U.S. officials confirmed on Sunday, July 28, 2019.(AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats in Washington. Coats is to resign in days, after a two-year tenure marked by President Donald Trump's clashes with intelligence officials, U.S. officials confirmed on Sunday, July 28, 2019.(AP)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 05:43 AM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAssociated Press

What comes after Robert Mueller? Investigations, lawsuits and more

Democrats after the hearing said they had clearly laid out the facts about the Mueller report, which did not find a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia but detailed extensive Russian intervention in the 2016 election. Mueller also said in the report that he couldn’t clear President Donald Trump on obstruction of justice.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.(AFP Photo)
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 12:17 PM IST
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Russians still meddling in US elections and so are other countries: Mueller

Mueller first testified before the House judiciary committee and then the intelligence committee. He spoke slowly and haltingly, appeared confused at times but determined to go beyond his 448-page report, which is publicly available.
At the end of the hearings, US president Donald Trump, who had watched it and tweeted, declared victory.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
At the end of the hearings, US president Donald Trump, who had watched it and tweeted, declared victory.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Donald who? Pelosi, Democrats vow to ‘own August’ on issues

“We will own August, make it too hot to handle for the Senate to ignore Democratic legislative goals to streamline government and lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a bitter critic of the US president Donald Trump.(Reuters image)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a bitter critic of the US president Donald Trump.(Reuters image)
Published on Jul 25, 2019 10:32 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Mueller dismisses Trump’s claims of Russia probe exoneration

In hours of sometimes halting and stilted testimony, unfolding at a moment of deep division in the country, Mueller also condemned Trump’s praise of WikiLeaks, which released Democratic emails stolen by Russia.
American lawyer Robert Mueller .(HT Photo)
American lawyer Robert Mueller .(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 08:30 AM IST
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Donald Trump attacks Mueller ahead of testimony on Russia probe

Two days before Mueller testifies -- answering questions for the first time about his high-stakes probe into Russian election meddling and Trump’s alleged obstruction -- the president repeated his longstanding claim it was a biased “witch hunt.”
President Donald Trump attacked Robert Mueller on Monday.(AFP photo)
President Donald Trump attacked Robert Mueller on Monday.(AFP photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Robert Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

In the report issued in April, Mueller concluded there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, which was the original question that started the investigation.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday.(AFP)
Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday.(AFP)
Published on Jun 26, 2019 10:09 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Trump says re-election ‘easier’ if he is impeached

If the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives were to vote on formal impeachment charges, the Republican-held Senate would decide whether to convict, which requires an unlikely two-thirds majority.
In a wide-ranging interview Trump said he was not prepared to lose his reelection bid and revealed that former vice president Joe Biden was his preferred opponent.(Reuters file photo)
In a wide-ranging interview Trump said he was not prepared to lose his reelection bid and revealed that former vice president Joe Biden was his preferred opponent.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Donald Trump launches 2020 re-election campaign, presents himself as outsider and victim

At a packed rally at an arena in Orlando, Florida, Trump made clear he would run for re-election as an outsider, just as he did in 2016. Whether he can pull it off remains far from certain as Trump has been in office now for 2-1/2 years.
US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign kick off rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, US.( REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign kick off rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, US.( REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Orlando | ByReuters

Donald Trump says ‘I’d take it’ if foreigners offer dirt on 2020 rivals

Trump’s comments come despite the years-long federal investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian agents to coordinate the release of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.
Asked whether he would accept information from foreigners or hand it over to the FBI, Trump said he thought that “maybe you do both.”(AP File Photo)
Asked whether he would accept information from foreigners or hand it over to the FBI, Trump said he thought that “maybe you do both.”(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 10:21 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByJustin Sink

House Democrats make deal to see Mueller files on Trump

Democrats have shifted their strategy toward lawsuits and away from criminal contempt. Criminal contempt would be referred to the Justice Department, where it would certainly be rejected.
Democrats have been encouraged by some early wins in court as Trump has broadly fought congressional oversight.(REUTERS)
Democrats have been encouraged by some early wins in court as Trump has broadly fought congressional oversight.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 11, 2019 06:00 AM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAssociated Press

Charging Trump ‘was not an option’, says Mueller in first public remarks

Special Counsel Robert Mueller(AFP file photo)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller(AFP file photo)
Updated on May 29, 2019 10:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj
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