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Donald Trump.

In a ‘self-defeating and self-incriminating’ slipup, Trump just indicated he installed Matthew Whitaker to kill the Russia probe

Trump's statement was reminiscent of when he told Lester Holt last year that he fired James Comey to hamper the Russia probe.
Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort is reportedly hitting the brakes on cooperating with Mueller

Reports of a breakdown in talks came after Trump appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has railed against the special counsel Robert Mueller.
Robert Mueller.

Robert Mueller has reportedly begun drafting his final report in the Russia probe

Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general who now oversees the Russia probe, has final say on whether Mueller's report sees the light of day.
The restaurant was criticised for welcoming Attorney Jeff Sessions given his support of strict immigration policies.

‘This is a disturbing development’: DOJ veterans are more concerned about Jeff Sessions’ replacement than they are about his ouster

Legal experts said they weren't concerned by Jeff Sessions' removal as much as they were by his replacement, Matthew Whitaker.

Mueller’s use of ‘speaking indictments’ could be a hugely damaging signal for Trump

Mueller has made good use of "speaking indictments," a lengthy charging document that contains far more information than is required by law.
Robert Mueller.

A former federal prosecutor thinks Mueller’s quiet period before the midterms may not have been so quiet after all

A former prosecutor wrote that based on a series of quiet moves at two Washington, DC courts, he believes Mueller may have subpoenaed President Trump.
Robert Mueller.

Rosenstein is said to be pressuring Mueller to wrap up the Russia probe, but Mueller looks nowhere near finished

The special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be facing intense pressure to wrap up the Russia investigation soon. Two US officials told Bloomberg that Mueller is expected to deliver his key findings shortly after the November midterm elections.
Donald Trump.

Trump’s likely replacement for Don McGahn indicates the White House is preparing to take a more combative approach toward Mueller

Pat Cipollone's legal background and relationship with Trump's legal team suggests he will take a more combative approach toward the special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe than his predecessor did.
John Dowd, Trump's former lawyer.

Trump’s former lawyer reportedly wanted to cover Manafort’s and Gates’ legal fees, but backed off when associates warned him it woul...

At one point, John Dowd is said to have pledged $25,000 of his own money to help Paul Manafort, but he backed down after President Trump's associates advised him against it out of fear that it could appear to be an attempt by the White House to interfere in the Russia probe.

‘Uncharted territory’: Giuliani is demanding that Trump gets to review Mueller’s report before it comes out

Rudy Giuliani said the White House would waive executive privilege over the special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in his obstruction case if, among other things, it were allowed to review a draft of Mueller's report before its release. Legal experts say that would be "uncharted territory."