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Mueller's Russia report details episodes of possible Trump obstruction
Details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election were released on Thursday, showing a series of incidents in which President Donald Trump took actions to impede the probe that raised questions of whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.

Instant View: Reaction to Mueller's report on Russia's role in 2016 U.S. election
Key reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, released on Thursday:

White House counsel refused Trump's order to fire Mueller - report
White House counsel Don McGahn refused to carry out President Donald Trump's order to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller "for fear of being seen as triggering another 'Saturday night massacre,'" according to Mueller's report.

Report says Trump foresaw end of presidency when told of special counsel investigation: report
President Donald Trump told then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions "this is the end of my presidency" when Sessions told him a special counsel was being appointed to investigation links between his campaign and Russia, the special counsel's report said.

Mueller report: evidence indicates Trump intended to encourage Manafort not to cooperate
Evidence from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation indicates President Donald Trump intended to encourage his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, "not to cooperate with the government," according to Mueller's report.

Senate leader McConnell calls for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products
U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their "epidemic" use among teens.

Trump says Muller report found 'no collusion, no obstruction'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was a "having a good day" following the release of the Mueller report, adding, "It's called no collusion, no obstruction."

Mueller report says Trump asked White House counsel to intervene with Justice Dept
President Donald Trump repeatedly asked White House counsel Don McGahn to intervene with the U.S. Justice Department after former FBI Director James Comey disclosed the investigation of the Trump campaign to Congress, according the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump's legal team calls Mueller report results 'victory' for Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team said on Thursday the results of the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller vindicate Trump and show Trump acted properly when he fired James Comey, the former director of the FBI.

Mueller report says 'substantial evidence' Trump's firing of FBI head linked to investigation
The report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller said there is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey due to his "unwillingness to publicly state that the president was not personally under investigation."

 

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