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Recent articles by Bart:

Reports: Accused Russian agent Maria Butina ready to plead guilty and cooperate with U.S. prosecutors

Maria Butina, the Russian national charged with acting as an agent for her country, will plead guilty to conspiracy, according to ABC News and CNN → Read More

Russia-related cases: Your guide to this week's action on Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Maria Butina

Three Russia-linked cases involving Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Maria Butina have hearings in federal court this week. → Read More

Paul Manafort: Special counsel Robert Mueller keeps secret the lies that doomed plea deal

Manafort lost his chance of serving a shorter prison term after he tried to mislead prosecutors during the Russia probe. → Read More

Paul Manafort: Special counsel Robert Mueller keeps secret the lies that doomed plea deal

Manafort lost his chance of serving a shorter prison term after he tried to mislead prosecutors during the Russia probe. → Read More

Paul Manafort: Special counsel Robert Mueller details lies that doomed plea deal

Special counsel Robert Mueller listed lies in a court filing that ended the plea deal with Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman → Read More

Michael Flynn re-emerges as major witness in Robert Mueller's inquiry – and at least two others

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser has been assisting not only Robert Mueller’s inquiry but at least two other investigations. → Read More

Mueller probe: Michael Flynn has offered 'substantial' assistance to investigation

Court documents revealed that Flynn met with investigators 19 times in the past the past year where he cooperated with Mueller's team. → Read More

Mueller probe: Michael Flynn has offered 'substantial' assistance to investigation

Court documents revealed that Flynn met with investigators 19 times in the past the past year where he cooperated with Mueller's team. → Read More

Mueller probe: Michael Flynn has offered 'substantial' assistance to investigation

Court documents revealed that Flynn met with investigators 19 times in the past the past year where he cooperated with Mueller's team. → Read More

Mueller probe: Michael Flynn has offered 'substantial' assistance to investigation

Court documents revealed that Flynn met with investigators 19 times in the past the past year where he cooperated with Mueller's team. → Read More

Mueller probe: Michael Flynn has offered 'substantial' assistance to investigation

Court documents revealed that Flynn met with investigators 19 times in the past the past year where he cooperated with Mueller's team. → Read More

Mueller probe: Michael Flynn has offered 'substantial' assistance to investigation

Court documents revealed that Flynn met with investigators 19 times in the past the past year where he cooperated with Mueller's team. → Read More

Prosecutors document series of lies by president's former fixer

The criminal complaint made public Thursday meticulously separates truth from the fiction Michael Cohen spun for congressional investigators. → Read More

Prosecutors document series of lies by president's former fixer

The criminal complaint made public Thursday meticulously separates truth from the fiction Michael Cohen spun for congressional investigators. → Read More

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump and Russia: Prosecutors document series of lies by president's former fixer

The criminal complaint made public by Robert Mueller's team separates the truth from the fiction Michael Cohen spun for congressional investigators. → Read More

Robert Mueller probe: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress, according to press reports → Read More

DOJ: Former exec imprisoned for role in Direct Air collapse

A former executive for Direct Air was sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison for stealing millions from passengers, the Justice Department said → Read More

Senate again blocks Senate bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller

This is the second attempt to get a vote on the legislation that would protect the special counsel from being fired. → Read More

Robert Mueller: Probe dumps Paul Manafort as a witness for lying, but about what?

"Extremely unusual" collapse of Paul Manafort's plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller is a loss for both sides in Russia investigation. → Read More

President Trump calls caravan migrants 'stone cold criminals': Here's what we know

President Donald Trump says migrants in the caravan are 'stone cold criminals,' but homeland-security officials haven't offered details → Read More