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  • Booker rolls out black lawmakers’ endorsement in S. Carolina

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is announcing backing from a slate of black elected officials in the crucial early voting state of South Carolina. Booker’s campaign said Thursday that the New Jersey senator is being endorsed by state Reps. Leola Robinson-Simpson and Annie McDaniel. He’s also being supported by Sumter County […]
  • What the Mueller report says about Trump-Russia contacts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping two-year investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller identified numerous contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign officials and Russians. But the evidence that his team uncovered during the Russia probe that shadowed Trump’s presidency didn’t rise to the level of a chargeable crime, he said. At a Thursday morning news conference, […]
  • Analysis: Mueller paints a damning portrait of the president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To Donald Trump, the start of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation looked alarmingly like the end of his presidency. So he tried to stop it. His months-long effort pushed the boundaries of presidential powers and the law, revealing a commander in chief consumed by self-interest and intent on having his top lieutenants […]
  • Barr deepens critics’ concerns in handling of Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report , but the spotlight Thursday belonged just as much to the attorney general who made it public. The report had not yet been released when William Barr, by turns testy and defensive, took the Justice Department podium to face questions about the […]
  • Where the Trump investigations stand after Mueller

    NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report outlined Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But Mueller did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government, and he made no conclusion on the question of whether the president obstructed justice. As lawmakers await a version […]
  • Sanders gets endorsements from 7 black S. Carolina lawmakers

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the first place where African American voters feature prominently in next year’s primary elections. Sanders’ 2020 campaign made the announcement just ahead of a […]
  • Redactions heavier on Russian meddling than on obstruction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Across nearly 450 pages, blocks of black interrupt parts of Robert Mueller’s careful, dry narrative recounting Russian election meddling and President Donald Trump’s fear and ire. Most often, the Justice Department redactions mask a few words or paragraphs. In a few spots, they stretch for an entire page. Attorney General William Barr […]
  • A beleaguered Trump feared ‘the end of my presidency’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic. He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated aides for not protecting him. […]
  • Key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Russia report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may not have obstructed justice, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Robert Mueller’s 448-page report takes the American public inside the room with Trump as he expressed fear that the special counsel would end his presidency and made several attempts to get the people around him to curtail […]
  • Pentagon confirms NK test launch, says not ballistic missile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is confirming that North Korea conducted a test launch on Wednesday, but he declined to provide any details. He is the first U.S. official to confirm the launch. He tells reporters at the Pentagon that North Korea conducted a test, but it didn’t involve a ballistic weapon […]
  • The 10 instances of possible obstruction in Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election identified 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Mueller said in his report that he could not conclusively determine that Trump had committed a crime or that he hadn’t. A look at the 10 instances: ___ […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Skewed Trump, Barr claims on Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation. Trump and his team continue to insist that he was exonerated by the two-year investigation. That’s not true. The report specifically declines to clear the president on possible […]
  • ‘A good day’: Trump claims victory with Mueller report out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly two years, President Donald Trump and his allies sought to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, attacking investigators’ credibility and playing down their findings. As a redacted version of Mueller’s report was finally released Thursday, Trump resorted to bluster, broadsides and falsehoods to try, once more, to frame the […]
  • The Latest: Report shows Trump trying to shut down probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report has finally been released to the public, and it spells out how President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and choke off the investigation […]
  • The Latest: McAuliffe says he’ll focus on Virginia politics

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he won’t run for president in 2020 and will instead focus on helping Democrats win in the state. McAuliffe made the announcement Wednesday on CNN. He flirted with a presidential run for […]
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