Inside the NRA’s finances: Deepening debt, increased spending on legal fees — and cuts to gun training


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The gun rights organization, which saw a boost in revenue in 2018, spent more on administrative costs and fundraising, ending the year with a growing shortfall, according to a financial report obtained by The Washington Post.

Justice Department does not comply with court order to release transcripts of Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russian ambassador


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Federal prosecutors also declined to release an unredacted version of portions of the Mueller report related to Flynn.

Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador


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The order calls for a public transcript of the call by the former national security adviser that was a critical avenue in the Mueller probe.

No ‘do-over’ on Mueller probe, White House lawyer tells House panel, saying demands for records, staff testimony will be refused


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McGahn refused request by White House to say Trump did not obstruct justice after Mueller report’s release


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As Trump’s attorneys prepared for the public release of the report last month, the White House sought for its former counsel to issue a statement making public what he had told Mueller’s team.

Watergate had the Nixon tapes. Mueller had Annie Donaldson’s notes.


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Daily notes jotted down by the chief of staff to the White House counsel provided a trove of evidence cited by the special counsel.

Barr puts Trump’s actions in best light, despite ‘substantial evidence’ of obstruction cited by Mueller


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The attorney general’s analysis of Trump’s efforts to push out the special counsel provided the most revealing look yet at Barr’s rationale for concluding that there was not sufficient evidence to charge the president.

House intelligence committee votes to turn over transcript of Roger Stone testimony to special counsel


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Legal experts say move is key step before Robert S. Mueller III could bring charges against the longtime Trump adviser.

Mueller seeks Roger Stone’s testimony to House intelligence panel, suggesting special counsel is near end of probe of Trump adviser


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The special counsel’s interest in obtaining the official transcript, confirmed by people familiar with his request, is a sign that prosecutors could be moving to charge Stone.

‘I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain’: Veteran judge upends hopes of Trump allies as he spotlights Flynn’s misdeeds


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Supporters of former national security adviser Michael Flynn thought the independent-minded jurist would reveal overreach by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the FBI.

Trump says he’s finished writing answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller


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Trump stressed that he has been ‘busy’ and it has taken some time to complete them, but he also stressed concern about Mueller’s purpose in obtaining them.

Federal investigators scrutinized Whitaker’s role in patent company accused of fraud, according to people with knowledge of case


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Whitaker did not provide documents in response to a subpoena from the Federal Trade Commission seeking records related to World Patent Marketing.

Before he led the Justice Department, Matthew G. Whitaker promoted company accused of deceiving clients


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Former customers of World Patent Marketing expressed dismay at his appointment as acting attorney general.

In Matthew Whitaker, Trump has a loyalist at the helm of the Justice Department


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Special counsel examines conflicting accounts as scrutiny of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks deepens


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Prosecutors are closely examining both Stone’s public comments and alleged private assertions in 2016 suggesting he had a way to reach WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to people familiar with the probe.

Trump expected to name Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone as next White House counsel, person familiar with decision says


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Cipollone has been advising the president’s outside legal team since at least June.

D.C. Circuit sent complaints about Kavanaugh’s testimony to Chief Justice Roberts


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Legal team still confident that Manafort will not implicate Trump, Giuliani says


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A lawyer for the president’s former campaign chairman apparently offered assurances as recently as Saturday.

Mueller tells Trump’s legal team that he will accept written answers on campaign questions


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But the special counsel left open the possibility that he would continue to pursue a presidential interview.

President Trump is considering Washington litigator Pat Cipollone to replace outgoing White House counsel Donald McGahn


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