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Court filings link Trump to illegal payments, shed more light on Russian contacts

by Harvest Prude & Mickey McLean
Posted 12/08/18, 11:04 am

UPDATE: In court filings released Friday, federal prosecutors in New York said Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, arranged hush money payments directed by Trump to two women alleging affairs with him, violating campaign finance laws. Prosecutors, however, did not accuse the president of a crime.

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Mueller suggests no jail time for Flynn

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/05/18, 11:14 am

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller recommended that former national security adviser Michael Flynn receive little to no prison time because he cooperated with federal investigators on the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a Tuesday court filing. Flynn pleaded guilty a year ago to making false statements to the FBI about conversations he had with then–Russian Ambassador to the U.S.

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In Washington this week, it’s all about Mueller

Politics | The Russia investigation makes it hard for Republicans to focus on anything else
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/29/18, 03:44 pm

WASHINGTON—The triple punch of a new filing, a news report, and a guilty plea has thrust special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation back into the spotlight, raising questions about whether the probe is accelerating toward the finish line.

Since May 2017, Mueller has led an investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether the president obstructed the probe. The inquiry has led to charges against 33 people, most notably 26 Russians.

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