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After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly

16 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges.

Justice Dept. has spent $25.2 million on Russia probe through September

15 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has spent a total of $25.2 million on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia from its start in May 2017 through September 2018, according to the latest public data released on Friday.

Butina admits being Russian agent, pleads guilty in U.S. to conspiracy

14 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun rights group and make inroads with American conservative activists and the Republican Party as an agent for Moscow. | Video

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort seeks more time to review claims about lying

12 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a U.S. judge on Tuesday they needed more time to evaluate prosecutors' allegations that Manafort lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and breached his plea deal.

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort seeks more time to review claims about lying

12 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a U.S. judge on Tuesday they needed more time to evaluate prosecutors' allegations that Manafort lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and breached his plea deal.

U.S. lawmakers to unveil revised criminal justice bill in push for final passage

11 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON A proposed overhaul of America's prison policies and criminal sentencing standards was being revised on Monday as U.S. lawmakers scrambled to win enough support for it ahead of the end of the year, senators said.

U.S. lawmakers to unveil revised criminal justice bill in push for final passage

11 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON A proposed overhaul of America's prison policies and criminal sentencing standards was being revised on Monday as U.S. lawmakers scrambled to win enough support for it ahead of the end of the year, senators said.

Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty - U.S. court papers

11 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S. policy toward Russia, is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and U.S. prosecutors, according to court filings on Monday. | Video

UPDATE 1-Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty-court filing

10 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 Accused Russian agent Maria Butina appeared poised this week to plead guilty in the case, after her lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion asking a federal judge on Monday to schedule a change of plea hearing this week.

Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty-court filing

10 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 Lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina and prosecutors overseeing the case asked a federal judge on Monday to schedule a court hearing this week so that she can change her plea, according to a joint court filing.

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