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Mar-a-Lago special master case goes before appeals court

The special master, a veteran Brooklyn judge named Raymond Dearie, was appointed in September at the Trump team’s request. → Read More

Trump criminal probes will proceed, even as he runs for president

And with the midterm elections now mostly complete and the 2024 presidential campaign months away from beginning in earnest, federal prosecutors have plenty of time to continue their work even as Trump hits the campaign trail. → Read More

More questioning sought of Trump aide in Mar-a-Lago probe

Walt Nauta has already been interviewed by investigators examining the potential mishandling of classified government records at Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

2 Chinese officers charged in plot to obstruct Huawei probe, DOJ announces

The two men, Guochun He and Zheng Wang, are accused of trying to direct a person with the U.S. government whom they believed was a cooperator to provide confidential information about the Justice Department’s investigation. → Read More

Trump claim of ‘Crime of Century’ fizzles in 3-year probe

The outcome has led to scrutiny over the purpose of Durham’s appointment by former Attorney General William Barr, who tasked him with sussing out misconduct in the Trump-Russia probe. → Read More

Justice Dept. seeks end to special master’s review of Trump docs

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to overturn the appointment of a special master to review the documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. → Read More

Russian analyst set to face trial on charges of lying to FBI

Igor Danchenko is the third person to be prosecuted by Special Counsel John Durham, who was appointed to investigate the origins of “Crossfire Hurricane” — the designation given to the FBI’s 2016 probe into former president Trump’s Russia connections. → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago dispute

Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to step into the legal fight in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe. → Read More

US warns about foreign efforts to sway American voters

The U.S. faces foreign influence campaigns while still dealing with growing threats to election workers domestically and the systematic spread of falsehoods and disinformation about voter fraud. → Read More

Family of American says he was freed by Taliban in swap

Mark Frerichs’ release appears to have been part of a swap and came as an imprisoned Taliban drug lord also said he had been freed from American custody. → Read More

Griner, Whelan families to meet Biden amid US-Russia talks

The separate meetings are to be the first in-person encounter between Biden and the families and are taking place amid sustained but so far unsuccessful efforts by the administration to secure the Americans’ release. → Read More

3 Iranian citizens charged in broad hacking campaign in US

The charges accuse the hacking suspects of targeting hundreds of victims in the U.S. and other countries. → Read More

Judge grants Trump bid for special master in Mar-a-Lago case

The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon came despite the objections of the Justice Department. → Read More

Trump White House lawyer arrives for Jan. 6 grand jury

Pat Cipollone was the top White House lawyer at the end of the Trump administration as Trump and outside allies pressed for ways to overturn the Republican’s loss to Democrat Joe Biden. → Read More

Empty folders marked classified among items found in FBI search of Trump home

It shows the extent to which newspapers, magazines and other items were commingled among documents that investigators say were marked as classified, including at the top-secret level. → Read More

US to respond to request for special master for Trump docs

The filing is due ahead of a Thursday hearing in which U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon is set to hear arguments on the matter. → Read More

US says it’s reviewed documents seized in Mar-a-Lago search

A hearing is set for Thursday in federal court in Florida. → Read More

Trump seeks special master to review Mar-a-Lago documents

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday asked a federal judge to prevent the FBI from continuing to review documents recovered from his Florida estate earlier this month until a neutral special master can be appointed. → Read More

Justice Dept. seeks to unseal search warrant of Trump home

Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the “substantial public interest in this matter” in announcing the request at a Justice Department news conference. → Read More

FBI searches Trump’s Florida estate for classified records

The FBI has searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence. → Read More