WASHINGTON POST: SENATE VOTES TO CONFIRM WILLIAM BARR AS ATTORNEY GENERAL
A majority of senators voted to confirm William P. Barr Thursday as the U.S. attorney general, putting him in command of the Justice Department at one of the most politically charged moments in its history. Once Barr is officially confirmed, he will be thrust into supervising the special counsel probe into whether President Trump’s campaign worked with Russia to swing the 2016 election — and will be saddled with the political baggage that comes with it. Trump has attacked special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team relentlessly, deeming their investigation a “witch hunt” and vigorously disputing that he did anything wrong.
NEWSWEEK: ROGER STONE INDICTMENT IS A ‘SERIOUS PROBLEM’ FOR DONALD TRUMP, MAJORITY OF VOTERS SAY IN POLL
The majority of Americans believe that Roger Stone’s indictment is a serious problem for President Donald Trump according to a new poll by the left-leaning coalition, Protect the Investigation. The survey, conducted by GBA strategies prior to Stone being charged on Friday, found that 33 percent of respondents thought an indictment of Stone by special counsel Robert Mueller would be a very serious problem for the president while 30 percent said it would be a somewhat serious problem.
CNN: Roger Stone indicted on charges brought by special counsel
Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. He was arrested by the FBI Friday morning at his home in Florida, his lawyer tells CNN.
NBC: Mueller accused ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort of lying about sharing polling data with alleged Russian spy
Special counsel Robert Mueller has accused former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort of sharing polling data with an alleged Russian spy during the 2016 presidential campaign, a new court filing by Manafort’s criminal defense lawyer has accidentally revealed.
VOX: Michael Cohen was just sentenced to 3 years in prison
Michael Cohen will be heading to prison. After pleading guilty to financial crimes, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress, the president’s former lawyer was sentenced by Judge William Pauley to three years of incarceration Wednesday.
NBC: Special counsel Robert Mueller's office recommends little to no jail time for Michael Flynn in exchange for assistance
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn provided "substantial assistance" in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and should receive little to no prison time, federal prosecutors said in court papers filed Tuesday.
CNN: Michael Cohen pleads guilty, says he lied about Trump's knowledge of Moscow project
President Donald Trump spoke with Michael Cohen more extensively about the proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow than Cohen previously told Congress, Cohen admitted in federal court Thursday.
NYT: Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, the special counsel’s office said in a court filing late on Monday.
CNN: Jeff Sessions out as attorney general
President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "At your request I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly.
CNBC: Paul Manafort pleads guilty to conspiracy charges and agrees to cooperate with special counsel
Paul Manafort, who once headed President Donald Trump's campaign, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy charges and has agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigations under a new plea deal.
CNN: George Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison
Ex-Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to two weeks in prison for lying to investigators about his contact with individuals tied to Russia during the 2016 campaign. Papadopolous will also have 12 months of supervised release, serve 200 hours of community service within about a year and will be fined $9,500.
Washington Post: Manafort convicted on 8 counts; mistrial declared on 10 others
A jury found former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty Tuesday on tax- and bank-fraud charges — a major if not complete victory for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as he continues to investigate the president’s associates.
NYT: Maria Butina, Who Sought ‘Back Channel’ Meeting for Trump and Putin, Is Charged as Russian Agent
A Russian woman who tried to broker a secret meeting between Donald J. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, during the 2016 presidential campaign was charged Monday and accused of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence American politics.
CNN: 12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation
The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a "sustained effort" to hack Democrats' emails and computer networks.
NYT: Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Will Cooperate
A former top adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election after pleading guilty on Friday to financial fraud and lying to investigators.