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Muellers prosecutors agreed last month to drop criminal charges against Manafort that jury had deadlocked on in August in separate case against him in Virginia Muellers prosecutors agreed last month to drop criminal charges against Manafort that a jury had deadlocked on in August in a separate case against him in Virginia NegativeThe former soninlaw of Paul Manafort the onetime chairman of President Donald Trumps campaign has been arrested on charges that he engaged in financial fraud while out on bail on a prior case federal prosecutors said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/manaforts-ex-son-in-law-arrested-on-new-criminal-charges-idUSKCN1ND0AK2018-11-09
If Sessions departure was opening by Trump to meddle in Muellers investigation Hoyer said in statement president must be held accountable If Sessions departure was an opening by Trump to meddle in Muellers investigation Hoyer said in a statement the president must be held accountable NeutralWASHINGTON The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-sessions/democrats-warn-trump-after-attorney-general-sessions-forced-out-idUSKCN1NC2QM2018-11-09
Asked if Whitaker would now oversee Mueller Justice Department spokeswoman acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under purview of Department of Justice Asked if Whitaker would now oversee Mueller a Justice Department spokeswoman The acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice NegativeWASHINGTON The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-sessions/democrats-warn-trump-after-attorney-general-sessions-forced-out-idUSKCN1NC2QM2018-11-09
Mueller is investigating if Trumps campaign colluded with Russia and whether Trump unlawfully tried to obstruct probe along with possible financial misconduct by Trumps family and associates Mueller is investigating if Trumps campaign colluded with Russia and whether Trump unlawfully tried to obstruct the probe along with possible financial misconduct by Trumps family and associates NegativeWASHINGTON The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-sessions/democrats-warn-trump-after-attorney-general-sessions-forced-out-idUSKCN1NC2QM2018-11-09
Mueller probe should not extend to finances of Trump his family or their business Trump Organization he argued The Mueller probe should not extend to the finances of Trump his family or their business the Trump Organization he argued NegativeWASHINGTON The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-sessions/democrats-warn-trump-after-attorney-general-sessions-forced-out-idUSKCN1NC2QM2018-11-09
Republican Mitt Romney partys 2012 presidential nominee who was elected on Tuesday to U.S. Senate from Utah also said Muellers probe should not be affected by Republican Mitt Romney the partys 2012 presidential nominee who was elected on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate from Utah also said Muellers probe should not be affected by Sessions departure NegativeWASHINGTON The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-sessions/democrats-warn-trump-after-attorney-general-sessions-forced-out-idUSKCN1NC2QM2018-11-09
Matthew Whitaker named on Wednesday to replace Jeff Sessions will directly oversee Special Prosecutor Robert Muellers investigation into possible links between Trumps campaign team and Matthew Whitaker named on Wednesday to replace Jeff Sessions will directly oversee Special Prosecutor Robert Muellers investigation into possible links between Trumps campaign team and Russian officials NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Whitaker publicly criticized Muellers investigation before he was hired as Sessions chief of staff last year Whitaker publicly criticized Muellers investigation before he was hired as Sessions chief of staff last year NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Mueller has not publicly identified any of targets of his investigation Mueller has not publicly identified any of the targets of his investigation NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Whitakers selection by Trump as acting attorney general drew sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers who described it as attempt by president to undermine and possibly end Whitakers selection by Trump as acting attorney general drew sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers who described it as an attempt by the president to undermine and possibly end Muellers investigation NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Muellers team has netted convictions and guilty pleas from several Trump campaign staff members and advisers Muellers team has netted convictions and guilty pleas from several Trump campaign staff members and advisers NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia and describes Muellers investigation as witch hunt Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia and describes Muellers investigation as a witch hunt NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
former U.S. attorney and conservative commentator Whitaker last year wrote opinion piece for that Mueller would be going too far if he investigated Trump familys finances A former U.S. attorney and conservative commentator Whitaker last year wrote an opinion piece for that Mueller would be going too far if he investigated the Trump familys finances NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps pick for acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is a close friend of Trumps 2016 election campaign cochair and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whitaker/whitakers-friendship-with-trump-aide-reignites-recusal-debate-idUSKCN1ND2SN2018-11-09
Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing Mueller probe Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the Mueller probe the Washington Post reported NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trumps ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-democrats/u-s-democrats-seek-hearings-on-trumps-ouster-of-sessions-idUSKCN1ND2HH2018-11-09
Democrats said they also want Justice Department to protect integrity of Muellers investigation and to preserve relevant documents The Democrats said they also want the Justice Department to protect the integrity of Muellers investigation and to preserve relevant documents NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trumps ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-democrats/u-s-democrats-seek-hearings-on-trumps-ouster-of-sessions-idUSKCN1ND2HH2018-11-09
House Democrats said on Wednesday that they would attempt to include measure protecting Mueller into appropriations bill that Congress is due to consider later this year House Democrats said on Wednesday that they would attempt to include a measure protecting Mueller into an appropriations bill that Congress is due to consider later this year NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trumps ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-democrats/u-s-democrats-seek-hearings-on-trumps-ouster-of-sessions-idUSKCN1ND2HH2018-11-09
so far has refused to be interviewed by Mueller so far has refused to be interviewed by Mueller NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats have a clear message for party leaders who will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year according to a national opinion Protect their healthcare and impeach President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-poll/newly-emboldened-democrats-want-healthcare-protected-and-trump-impeached-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1ND1GJ2018-11-09
U.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in 2016 election U.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
Here is look at how Whitaker might stop or slow Mueller investigation and risks he might run in doing so Here is a look at how Whitaker might stop or slow the Mueller investigation and the risks he might run in doing so NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
If Whitaker decided to fire Mueller he would need to inform special counsel in writing of specific reason for his termination If Whitaker decided to fire Mueller he would need to inform the special counsel in writing of the specific reason for his termination NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
I dont think Whitaker has good cause to fire Mueller I dont think Whitaker has good cause to fire Mueller NeutralU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
Such actions would likely draw less political backlash than firing Mueller directly said Rosenzweig Such actions would likely draw less political backlash than firing Mueller directly said Rosenzweig NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
Short of legislation intended to protect Mueller which is unlikely to pass there is little Congress can do to challenge Whitakers oversight of Mueller said Rosenzweig Short of legislation intended to protect Mueller which is unlikely to pass there is little Congress can do to challenge Whitakers oversight of Mueller said Rosenzweig NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09
requirement that Whitaker notify Congress if he blocks Mueller from doing something is about political accountability not legal The requirement that Whitaker notify Congress if he blocks Mueller from doing something is about political accountability not legal Rosenzweig said NegativeU.S. President Donald Trumps decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised immediate fears among Democrats about the future of Muellers investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mueller-factbox/factbox-can-the-new-u-s-attorney-general-shut-down-the-mueller-probe-idUSKCN1ND00S2018-11-09





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Mr Mueller is investigating alleged collusion between Trump campaign and Russia resulting in series of criminal charges against several Mr Mueller is investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia resulting in a series of criminal charges against several Trump associates. NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09
Mr Whitaker can now assume control of Mueller inquiry which has been overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until now. Mr Whitaker can now assume control of the Mueller inquiry which has been overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until now. NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09
He went on to call on Mr Rosenstein to order Mueller to limit scope of investigation or risk inquiry starting to look like political fishing expedition. He went on to call on Mr Rosenstein to order Mueller to limit the scope of the investigation or risk the inquiry starting to look like a political fishing expedition. NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09
deputy attorney general appointed Mr Mueller to lead inquiry after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey in 2017. The deputy attorney general appointed Mr Mueller to lead the inquiry after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey in 2017. NegativeThe US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions top opposition Democrats say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-461357582018-11-09