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    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan becomes first person sentenced in Trump–Russia investigation
    Apr03

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan becomes first person sentenced in Trump–Russia investigation

    On Tuesday, Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan received a sentence of 30 days in jail and a fine of $20,000 for making false statements in relation to the investigation being directed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Van der Zwaan was the fourth person to plead guilty in the Trump–Russia investigation, admitting in federal court that he had made...

    Rosenstein specifically told Mueller to look into Manafort, gave investigation additional authority
    Apr03

    Rosenstein specifically told Mueller to look into Manafort, gave investigation additional authority

    Court filings have revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has even broader authority than the already extensive power granted by Rod Rosenstein to investigate the Trump campaign “and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” In an August 2, 2017 memo, Rosenstein gave the special counsel authority to investigate...

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government
    Apr03

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government

    Watch Video WASHINGTON DC — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was “colluding with Russian government officials” to interfere in the 2016 presidential...

    Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

    (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius submitted Monday, is widely seen as a response to the controversy in Lithuania around the publication of a 2016 book about...

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government
    Apr03

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was “colluding with Russian government officials” to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors in the...

    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House
    Apr03

    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House

    The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president’s first Washington visit in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have eroded. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said...

    Trump to Meet Baltic Leaders as Tension with Russia Escalates
    Apr03

    Trump to Meet Baltic Leaders as Tension with Russia Escalates

    U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders of Baltic states are set to discuss how to strengthen security, business, trade, energy, and cultural partnerships between the United States and these three NATO allies when they meet Tuesday at the White House. The White House says Trump and the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will also highlight...

    Playbook: ‘THE TRUMP SLUMP’
    Apr03

    Playbook: ‘THE TRUMP SLUMP’

    BREAKING OVERNIGHT … CNN’S KATELYN POLANTZ: “Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government”: “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign...

    Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties
    Apr03

    Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties

    In a federal court filing submitted Monday night, prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller revealed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Mueller the specific authority to investigate former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s work for Ukrainian officials and his time in the Trump campaign.The revelation came in the...

    US raises prospect of Trump-Putin meeting at the White House
    Apr03

    US raises prospect of Trump-Putin meeting at the White House

    WASHINGTON DC — The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president’s first Washington visit in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have eroded. White House press secretary Sarah...