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Michael Cohen and Donald Trump.

DOJ veterans say Trump and Giuliani’s recent attacks against Cohen could rise to the level of criminal conduct

"If Trump were a private citizen, instead of in office, he would already be indicted for what he has said about Cohen," one legal scholar said.

Trump’s attorney general nominee’s comments about obstruction take on a whole new meaning after a bombshell report that Trump ordered his ...

Barr's confirmation that coaching a witness to lie — as Trump allegedly did — constitutes a crime could signal mounting legal peril for Trump.
Robert Mueller.

William Barr says in prepared testimony that Mueller should be allowed to ‘complete his work’ on the Russia probe

Barr's assurances come amid a firestorm surrounding an unsolicited memo he sent the White House and Justice Department criticizing Mueller.

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction in major Russian money-laundering case

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Kremlin-connected lawyer at the center of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged Tuesday with obstruction of justice.
Donald Trump.

In a ‘self-defeating and self-incriminating’ slipup, Trump just indicated he installed Matthew Whitaker to kill the Russia probe

Trump's statement was reminiscent of when he told Lester Holt last year that he fired James Comey to hamper the Russia probe.
Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort is reportedly hitting the brakes on cooperating with Mueller

Reports of a breakdown in talks came after Trump appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has railed against the special counsel Robert Mueller.
Robert Mueller.

Robert Mueller has reportedly begun drafting his final report in the Russia probe

Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general who now oversees the Russia probe, has final say on whether Mueller's report sees the light of day.
The restaurant was criticised for welcoming Attorney Jeff Sessions given his support of strict immigration policies.

‘This is a disturbing development’: DOJ veterans are more concerned about Jeff Sessions’ replacement than they are about his ouster

Legal experts said they weren't concerned by Jeff Sessions' removal as much as they were by his replacement, Matthew Whitaker.

Mueller’s use of ‘speaking indictments’ could be a hugely damaging signal for Trump

Mueller has made good use of "speaking indictments," a lengthy charging document that contains far more information than is required by law.
Robert Mueller.

A former federal prosecutor thinks Mueller’s quiet period before the midterms may not have been so quiet after all

A former prosecutor wrote that based on a series of quiet moves at two Washington, DC courts, he believes Mueller may have subpoenaed President Trump.