• Rod Rosenstein Jun 3, 2020

    Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Approve Russia Warrant Now

    Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during the Russia investigation had he known at the time the problems with the request that have since been exposed

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 5, 2019

    Barr Defends Handling of Mueller's Russia Report

    Attorney General William Barr is defending his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, saying the confidential document contains sensitive grand jury material that prevented it from being immediately released to the public. The statement Thursday came as Barr confronts concerns that his four-page letter summarizing Mueller’s conclusions unduly sanitized the full report in President Donald...

  • NBC Mar 22, 2019

    Mueller's Russia Probe Has Ended

    Special counsel Robert Mueller turned in his report on the Russia investigation to the attorney general. NBC 7’s Mark Mullen has more on what will happen next.

  • NBC NEWS Jan 10, 2019

    Rod Rosenstein, Who Oversaw Mueller Probe, Leaving DOJ After Investigation Wraps Up

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the special counsel investigation, plans to step down after Robert Mueller finishes his work, according to administration officials familiar with his thinking. A source close to Rosenstein said he intends to stay on until Mueller’s investigative and prosecutorial work is done, NBC News reported. The source said that would mean Rosenstein...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 13, 2018

    State of Maryland Asks Judge to Declare Rosenstein Acting Attorney General

    Maryland sued the Trump administration Tuesday over the appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general, calling him an “unqualified” partisan whom President Donald Trump put in place to protect himself, NBC News reported. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is seeking to have a judge rule that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein be named as acting attorney general instead of...

  • San Diego Nov 9, 2018

    Protests Held in San Diego to Protect Mueller Investigation

    Five protests were held across San Diego and southwestern Riverside counties on Thursday as part of a national day of protest to prevent President Donald Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or interfere with the Russia investigation.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 12, 2018

    Can We Talk? Trump's Riding High — and He's Got a Lot to Say

    Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He’s inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He’s calling in to his favorite shows. And he’s turning closed White House events into major...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 25, 2018

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at Rosenstein Chaos, Kavanaugh Accuser

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at conflicting news reports about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and at the president doubling down on his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 31, 2018

    Lawyer Was Told Russia Had ‘Trump Over a Barrel,' Sources Say

    A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned that a Trump campaign aide had met with higher-level Russian officials than the aide...

  • Associated Press Sep 25, 2018

    Dozens Treated for Apparent Drug Exposure at Prisons in Ohio and Pennsylvania

    Corrections authorities in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Wednesday investigated inmate and staff exposure to drugs and chemicals in what appeared to be unrelated incidents that nevertheless underscored the continuing issue of contraband drugs inside the nation’s prisons and jails. In Pennsylvania, the state prisons were on a lockdown precipitated by 29 employees at 10 prisons requiring treatment in recent weeks...

  • San Diego Aug 23, 2018

    ‘I'm Not Resigning': US Rep. Duncan Hunter Discusses Indictment

    In an interview with a San Diego television station, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter said the indictment against him and his wife alleging improper use of campaign funds is “par for the course” in modern politics.

  • San Diego Aug 22, 2018

    SD Congressman Duncan Hunter, Wife Indicted for Misuse of Campaign Funds

    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in federal records, prosecutors said. A 48-page federal indictment depicts the couple as binge spenders...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 9, 2018

    Trump Makes Trade Promises to Farmers as House Republicans Threaten Rosenstein

    President Trump came to Iowa on Thursday, bringing hats that said “Make Our Famers Great Again” and reassuring farmers that new negotiations with Europe could help repair damage from retaliatory tariffs. Meanwhile, in Washington, some House Republicans moved to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, against the will of party leadership.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jul 20, 2018

    Deputy AG Rosenstein Details DOJ Efforts to Fight Election Meddling

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a detailed Justice Department report Thursday describing efforts to combat foreign manipulation of American elections. The document offered no major new policy initiatives, but described the nature of foreign influence operations and the efforts by the Justice Department and the FBI to monitor, expose and, in some cases, prosecute those involved.

  • NBC Jul 16, 2018

    How Team Trump Capitalized on Russia's Election Interference in 2016: Analysis

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officials helps shed light on how the Trump campaign actively seized on outside interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to the NBC Political Unit. Wittingly or unwittingly, associates of the campaign communicated with members of Russian intelligence, which posed as independent hackers when stealing and sharing documents stolen from Democrats,...

  • NBC May 11, 2018

    Lawmakers Weigh Plan B to Protect Mueller's Work

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are discussing ways to safeguard special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia, NBC News reported. Talks about a “Plan B” are unfolding after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to bring legislation to the floor for a vote that would have protected Mueller, Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal...

  • Department of Justice May 2, 2018

    Rosenstein Blasts GOP Impeachment Threat Against Him as Extortion

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that the Justice Department “is not going to be extorted” as some House Republicans raise the prospect of seeking his impeachment, NBC News reported. During an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking Law Day, Rosenstein was asked about a draft of articles of impeachment prepared by Rep. Mark Meadows, a North...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 19, 2018

    Trump: ‘Nobody Has Ever Been More Transparent Than I Have'

    President Donald Trump continued to decry the Russia investigation as a “hoax” Wednesday, and said his team has fully cooperated with Mueller’s investigators. “Nobody has ever been more transparent than I have,” Trump claimed during a joint press conference on trade and North Korea with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday. Trump also said months of speculation that he...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 13, 2018

    Trump Calls Cohen Raid ‘Disgraceful'

    President Donald Trump said the federal raid on the office of his attorney, Michael Cohen, was “disgraceful” and part of a “witch hunt.” He also mulls whether he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller and brings up Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 5, 2018

    Mueller's Russia Probe Shows It Pays to Cooperate

    George Papadopoulos, taken by surprise by FBI agents at an airport last summer, now tweets smiling beach selfies with a Mykonos hashtag. Rick Gates, for weeks on home confinement, gets rapid approval for a family vacation and shaves down his potential prison time. Michael Flynn, once targeted in a grand jury investigation, travels cross-country to stump for a California congressional...

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