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      All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far
      May23

      All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far

      That we know of. According to a recent poll, most Americans don’t think special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered any crimes. But the truth is that Mueller’s team has either indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 19 people and three companies — that we know of. That group is composed of four former Trump...

      Most Americans don’t realize Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered crimes
      May23

      Most Americans don’t realize Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered crimes

      17 indictments and five guilty pleas so far. A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say in a new survey that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes, even though in reality, Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 criminal indictments. That’s according...

      Michael Cohen’s taxi business partner just agreed to cooperate with investigators
      May23

      Michael Cohen’s taxi business partner just agreed to cooperate with investigators

      The “Taxi King” has flipped, which could worsen Cohen’s legal woes. Trump lawyer Michael Cohen appears to be in increasing legal jeopardy — one of his major business partners has now agreed to cooperate with government investigators. Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, known as the “Taxi King,” entered a guilty plea in New York state court Tuesday as...

      This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency
      May18

      This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency

      Artistic freedom and ideological oppression took center stage at cinema’s most prestigious festival. Most film festivals aren’t programmed around a theme. But sometimes one emerges anyhow, brought on by some combination of the festival programmers’ interests and what’s going on in the world. Most of the offscreen buzz (and...

      The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained
      May16

      The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained

      What happened when Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner took that meeting? What really happened at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016? The answer to this question could be the key to understanding whether Trump’s team colluded with the Russians — or whether the whole Trump-Russia scandal really is, as participants claim, a nothingburger. On...

      A judge just ruled that Mueller had the authority to indict Manafort
      May16

      A judge just ruled that Mueller had the authority to indict Manafort

      Judge Amy Berman Jackson found it was “logical and appropriate” for Mueller to investigate Manafort. A federal judge ruled against Paul Manafort’s attempt to dismiss charges brought against him in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, writing that the charges fell “squarely” within special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority — which means...

      Leto, directed by an outspoken Putin critic, is a tribute to the Soviet underground rock scene
      May11

      Leto, directed by an outspoken Putin critic, is a tribute to the Soviet underground rock scene

      Kirill Serebrennikov is under house arrest while his punk movie musical premieres at Cannes. Kirill Serebrennikov’s punk movie-musical Leto is at Cannes, but its director isn’t. He’s under house arrest after his nonprofit was raided last summer by Russian law enforcement, allegedly because Serebrennikov is under suspicion of...

      Viktor Vekselberg, the man at the center of the week’s biggest Trump-Russia news, explained
      May11

      Viktor Vekselberg, the man at the center of the week’s biggest Trump-Russia news, explained

      Michael Cohen received $500,000 from an affiliate of Vekselberg’s company. Was it a Kremlin payoff to Trump? Viktor Vekselberg is a powerful Russian oligarch who is worth roughly $13 billion, making him one of the richest men not just in Russia but in the world. We learned earlier this week that Columbus Nova, an American company with ties...

      Robert Mueller’s team just had a really rough day in court
      May04

      Robert Mueller’s team just had a really rough day in court

      Judge T.S. Ellis III questioned whether Mueller had just charged Manafort to try to “get” President Trump. A federal judge expressed skepticism about special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-reaching probe Friday morning during a hearing related to charges Paul Manafort is facing in Virginia. Judge T.S. Ellis III suggested that he suspected...

      Trump’s Stormy Daniels tweets show how easy he is to blackmail
      May03

      Trump’s Stormy Daniels tweets show how easy he is to blackmail

      A man who dispenses cash for secrets this easily is a risky man to have in office. In a tweetstorm this morning aimed at containing the fallout from Wednesday night’s revelation by Rudy Giuliani that Donald Trump repaid Michael Cohen for hush money Cohen paid to Stormy Daniels, the president attempted to thread the various legal needles...