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Paul Manafort.

Mueller just hit Paul Manafort and a Russian intelligence operative with a new indictment

The special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, and Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian intelligence operative who has long been an associate of Manafort's.
Robert Mueller.

Trump’s lawyers are ‘playing poker with Mueller’ as they wage a war on 2 fronts in the Russia probe

President Donald Trump's lawyers are gambling with the special counsel Robert Mueller, who is spearheading the FBI's Russia investigation, as they prepare to duke it out with him in either Congress or the courts.
Robert Mueller.

Trump’s legal team made a number of bombshell claims in a 20-page memo they sent to Mueller

Among other things, President Trump's lawyers admitted for the first time that he dictated a misleading statement about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton at Trump Tower in June 2016.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Judiciary oversight hearing on the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017

Trump reportedly pressed Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal from the Russia probe at least 4 times

President Donald Trump pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions at least three times in person and once over the phone to rethink his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions' recusal infuriated Trump, who once asked why "my guys" at the "Trump Justice Department" didn't do his bidding.
Andrew McCabe.

Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russi...

The New York Times' story suggests that Andrew McCabe believed Rod Rosenstein could have provided cover to Trump by not mentioning Russia in the statement on Comey's firing — but it was not immediately clear what Trump reportedly wanted Rosenstein to say.
Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani: We expect Mueller to wrap up obstruction-of-justice probe against Trump by September

Rudy Guiliani's comments to The New York Times appeared to be an attempt at publicly pressuring Robert Mueller as President Donald Trump's team considers letting Trump be interviewed by the special counsel.
The special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice and whether his campaign cooperated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 US election.

Trump argues he’s fighting back on Russia probe, not obstructing justice, while vaguely threatening ’13 Angry Democrats’

President Donald Trump gave a rundown of his thinking about the twin probes into possible wrongdoing from his campaign and administration on Monday, and threatened Democratic lawmakers in the process.
Robert Mueller.

There’s no scenario where Trump could come out unscathed from an interview with Mueller, experts say

Legal experts warn that the special counsel Robert Mueller's questions for President Donald Trump could place him in enormous legal or political jeopardy, and sitting for an interview would probably be a trap.
Robert Mueller.

A Trump-Mueller interview may be back on the table

The special counsel Robert Mueller is tying up loose ends in his obstruction case against President Trump.

Mueller has reportedly decided to move forward without an interview with Trump

The special counsel Robert Mueller most likely has enough evidence to wrap up his obstruction case without an interview with the president.