Roger Stone wanted to ‘debrief’ Kushner on hacked emails, Trump campaign aide says | US news

Roger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to “debrief” the president’s son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, a former Trump campaign aide said in court on Tuesday. Rick Gates, Donald Trump’s deputy campaign chairman and a key cooperator in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, […]

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Steve Bannon will be surprise witness at Roger Stone trial | US news

Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, will be a star witness at the trial in Washington of Roger Stone, a longtime political operative and ally of Donald Trump, a court heard on Wednesday. The surprise announcement was made during opening statements on Wednesday by prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky, who told the court that Stone […]

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Key officials set to testify in Trump inquiry as Roger Stone heads to trial – live | US news

Roger Stone will face a judge and jury in what is expected to be a two-week trial, beginning today in Washington. It’s not known yet exactly when opening arguments will begin, because jury selection begins this morning, but there has been pre-screening of jurists and it could take just a day or less. The Guardian’s […]

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Mueller documents show Manafort pushed Ukraine conspiracy theory | US news

During the 2016 election, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort’s deputy told investigators during the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The unsubstantiated theory, advanced by Donald Trump even after he took office, would later help trigger the impeachment inquiry now […]

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Department of Justice releases Mueller documents to BuzzFeed News | US news

The US Department of Justice on Saturday released 500 pages of interview summaries and emails related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, after a court battle with BuzzFeed News. The documents, some of which were posted online by the website, include summaries of FBI interviews with Rick […]

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Blow to Trump as DoJ ordered to turn over evidence from Mueller grand jury | US news

A judge on Friday ordered the justice department to give the House unredacted portions of grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democrats who want the material for the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump. In the ruling, the US district judge Beryl Howell says that while the department […]

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Democrats claim justice department being used for ‘political retribution’ – live | US news

2.13pm BST14:13 Trump insists troops are coming home (eventually) Trump seems to be lashing out against reports that hundreds of US troops will remain in northern Syria, despite the president’s announcement that he was withdrawing American forces from the region. The Wall Street Journal reports: The White House is considering options for leaving about 500 […]

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Justice department opens criminal inquiry into origins of Russia investigation – source | US news

A US Justice Department review of the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election is now a criminal investigation, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The person, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, declined to say whether a grand jury had been convened in […]

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Russian troll freed in Belarus after arrest for US election tampering | US news

Russian troll freed in Belarus after arrest for US election tampering | US news

A Russian national charged with attempting to meddle in the 2016 American presidential elections was briefly threatened with extradition to the United States after being arrested in Belarus, before she was was freed by local authorities. Anna Bogacheva was detained late on Monday evening by police at a hotel in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, […]

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Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia | US news

Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia | US news

The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president. Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by […]

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