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Investigating Russian Meddling

Multiple investigations are trying to uncover the extent of Russian intervention in the 2016 election.

Rick Gates Reportedly Plans To Plead Guilty Within The Next Week

By Katherine Biek | February 19, 2018

The Los Angeles Times reports the former Trump campaign aide will plead guilty to fraud-related charges "within the next few days."

Here's What Mueller Charged Those 13 Russians With In His Indictment

By Jake Jones | February 16, 2018

The charges include conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

US Intelligence Chief Thinks Russia Might Target The 2018 Midterms

By Lindsey Pulse | February 13, 2018

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats expects Russia to continue its efforts to interfere in U.S. elections.

DHS Official: Russian Government Penetrated US Voter Systems In 2016

By Jake Jones | February 7, 2018

She said the Russians only penetrated an "exceptionally small number" of systems.

Bannon Reportedly To Skip Testifying Before House Panel

By Katherine Biek | February 6, 2018

Multiple news outlets report the House Intelligence Committee and the White House haven't agreed on what questions Bannon can answer.

White House: Rosenstein Will Stay On As Deputy Attorney General

By James Packard | February 2, 2018

A White House spokesperson said Friday Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein would continue in his role amid questions about the president's confidence in him.

Democrats Have A Memo, Too; The White House Seems Open To Its Release

By James Packard | February 2, 2018

The White House might be open to letting a Democratic response go public that counters the GOP FBI memo.

Report: Trump Asked Rod Rosenstein If He Was 'On My Team'

By James Packard | January 31, 2018

CNN reports President Trump asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was "on his team" during a meeting in December.

Report: Trump Lawyer Says No Decision On Mueller Interview

By James Packard | January 25, 2018

President Trump's lawyer says he'll have the final say on if the president talks to Robert Mueller, according to The Daily Beast.

Trump Says He's Willing To Talk To Mueller Under Oath

By James Packard | January 24, 2018

The president told reporters Wednesday he would talk to the special counsel in the Russia investigation, even under oath.

Twitter Released An Update On Its Investigation Into The 2016 Election

By Casey Mendoza | January 19, 2018

Twitter says it will continue cooperating with congressional investigators.

FBI May Be Investigating A Connection Between Russia And The NRA

By Casey Mendoza | January 19, 2018

Russian banker Alexander Torshin may have illegally funneled money through the NRA to Trump's presidential campaign.

The Elements Of Obstructing Justice

By Chance Seales | January 17, 2018

It almost always boils down to one thing.

A Judge Says Paul Manafort's Trial May Not Start Until September

By Jake Jones | January 16, 2018

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort remains under house arrest.

Mueller Reportedly Subpoenaed Bannon To Testify Before Grand Jury

By Katherine Biek | January 16, 2018

This is reportedly the first known time someone from Trump's inner circle has been issued a grand jury subpoena in Mueller's investigation.

Congressional Panel To Ask Bannon About Those 'Fire And Fury' Quotes

By Katherine Biek | January 16, 2018

Steve Bannon will reportedly testify privately in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday.

How Dirty Money Gets Cleaned

By Chance Seales | January 16, 2018

Criminals have to get creative to launder money and avoid calling attention to their income.

Trump's News Conference With Norway's PM Touched On Russia

By Casey Mendoza | January 10, 2018

Norway's Prime Minister said many countries in Europe have looked into alleged Russian meddling. Trump says the U.S. investigation is a "witch hunt."

Congressional Democrats Warn Of Russian Meddling Across The Globe

By Lindsey Pulse | January 10, 2018

Democrats released a 200-page report Wednesday calling out Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime for its "assault to undermine democracy."

Judge Approves $5 Million Bail Deal For Rick Gates

By Casey Mendoza | January 9, 2018

Along with co-defendant Paul Manafort, Rick Gates has been under house arrest since October.

GOP Senators Issue Criminal Referral Against 'Trump Dossier' Author

By Casey Mendoza | January 5, 2018

It's the first known criminal referral in the congressional Russia investigations.

Paul Manafort Is Challenging Robert Mueller's Authority

By Casey Mendoza | January 3, 2018

On Wednesday, Manafort filed a lawsuit against Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice.

Trump Confidant Steve Bannon Avoids Russia Investigations — For Now

By Eugene Daniels | December 11, 2017

Steve Bannon has largely been able to stay under the radar during the Russia investigation.

Mueller Subpoenas Trump's Financial Records From A German Bank

By Katherine Biek | December 5, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for financial information on President Donald Trump.

Reports Say Anti-Trump Texts Got An FBI Agent Pulled From Russia Probe

By Gabrielle Ware | December 3, 2017

The news of the agent's reassignment was first reported in August, but details were unclear.

Trump's Lawyer Claims Responsibility For The Tweet About Mike Flynn

By Ryan Biek | December 3, 2017

A tweet from the president's account raised questions on whether he'd obstructed justice. But Trump's lawyer says he was the one who wrote the tweet.

Here's How Much The Mueller Investigation Has Reportedly Cost So Far

By Lindsey Pulse | December 3, 2017

A new report says the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has cost millions.

This Trump Tweet Is Raising Questions About Obstruction Of Justice

By Lindsey Pulse | December 2, 2017

President Trump said he had to fire Mike Flynn because Flynn lied to the vice president and the FBI. But that doesn't match with previous statements.

Jared Kushner Likely Directed Mike Flynn To Contact Russian Officials

By Casey Mendoza | December 1, 2017

Kushner reportedly met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team last month, and he could be called to interview again.

What Mike Flynn Has To Do As Part Of His Plea Deal

By Casey Mendoza, Lindsey Pulse | December 1, 2017

Flynn must turn over any evidence of crimes he's aware of, take part in interviews and testify at relevant court proceedings.

Manafort Agrees To $11.7 Million Bail Deal With Mueller's Team

By Casey Mendoza | November 30, 2017

Paul Manafort's lawyers say the agreement would let the former Trump campaign adviser "mount his defense of this case."

Kushner's Meeting With Mueller's Team Reportedly Focused On Flynn

By Katherine Biek | November 30, 2017

Reports say sometime in November, Robert Mueller's team interviewed the president's son-in-law and adviser as part of the team's Russia investigation.

Michael Flynn Breaks Up With Trump's Lawyers

By Matt Picht | November 24, 2017

Lawyers with former national security adviser Michael Flynn reportedly will stop working with the president's legal team on the Mueller investigation.

Facebook Will Soon Show You If You Fell For Any Russia-Linked Pages

By Jake Jones | November 22, 2017

Facebook said it will launch a portal allowing users to see which pages or accounts linked to Russia they interacted with.

Robert Mueller's Team Has Requested Documents From The DOJ

By Gabrielle Ware | November 20, 2017

Investigators reportedly asked the Justice Department for documents related to James Comey and Jeff Sessions.

Senators Say Kushner Isn't Being Forthcoming In Their Russia Probe

By Katherine Biek | November 17, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee says Jared Kushner hasn't provided all the requested documents about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump Says He Believes Putin When He Says He Didn't Meddle In Election

By Lindsey Pulse | November 11, 2017

President Donald Trump says he asked Vladimir Putin about Russian interference in the 2016 president election while in Vietnam.

Michael Flynn Reportedly Investigated For Ties To Abduction Plot

By Matt Picht | November 10, 2017

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly plotted to abduct a Turkish cleric, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Russian News Outlet RT America Will Register As A Foreign Agent

By Lindsey Pulse | November 10, 2017

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly gave RT America until Nov. 13 to register, or it could face consequences.

3 House Republicans Call Mueller Compromised, Demand Resignation

By Ethan Weston | November 3, 2017

Reps. Gaetz, Biggs and Gohmert think Mueller can't fairly conduct his Russia investigation because of events that happened while he was FBI director.

Here's What Kind Of Content Russian Interests Paid To Run On Facebook

By Jake Jones | November 1, 2017

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a sample of the ads on their website.

New Details Show How Russia Used Social Media To Divide Americans

By Liz Wahl | November 1, 2017

More than 120 million Facebook users saw posts created and promoted by Russian-backed accounts.

For Civil Rights Groups, Facebook's Problems Go Beyond Russia

By Eugene Daniels | October 31, 2017

Nineteen groups teamed up to send a letter to the social media giant, demanding change.

Charges Detail How Paul Manafort Laundered Millions Of Dollars

By Liz Wahl | October 31, 2017

Trump's former campaign chairman is accused of hiding work he did for Ukraine's ousted pro-Russian president.

126 Million People May Have Seen Russian-Linked Content On Facebook

By Lindsey Pulse | October 31, 2017

Facebook, Twitter and Google are set to testify at a Senate subcommittee hearing to help find solutions to Russian disinformation.

Tony Podesta Leaves Lobbying Firm As Mueller Probe Heats Up

By Matt Picht | October 30, 2017

The Podesta Group is reportedly facing scrutiny from special counsel Robert Mueller over its lobbying activities.

Here Are Lawmakers' Early Reactions To The Manafort, Gates Indictments

By Ryan Biek | October 30, 2017

Capitol Hill seemed relatively quiet in its immediate response to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates turning themselves in to the FBI.

Paul Manafort Turns Himself In To The FBI

By Ryan Biek | October 30, 2017

Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, has been a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The First Charges In Mueller's Russia Probe Are Reportedly Filed

By Lindsey Pulse | October 28, 2017

CNN reports anyone charged could be taken into custody as soon as Monday.

Assange Confirms Trump Campaign's Data Firm Approached WikiLeaks

By Jake Jones | October 25, 2017

The story connecting the data firm and WikiLeaks was first reported by The Daily Beast.

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