Mueller Pushes Back at Russian Firm’s Bid to Wriggle Out of Charges

Special Counsel Robert Mueller pushed back against the Russian company in his crosshairs over alleged interference in the 2016 election on Tuesday, telling a federal judge in Washington that the conspiracy charges he filed against the firm aren’t dependent on prosecutors proving its election interference was a crime.

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Turkish President: Saudis Plotted Writer’s Killing for Days

Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank.

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In Khashoggi Case: Saudi Calls, ‘Body Double’ After Killing

A man appearing to wear Jamal Khashoggi’s clothes left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following his killing there, according to a surveillance video, while a member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage made four calls to the royal’s office around the same time, reports said Monday.

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Manafort Appears in Court in Wheelchair, Sentencing Date Set

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was brought into a Virginia courtroom in a wheelchair Friday afternoon for a hearing to set his sentencing date, even as lawyers argued his confinement was already negatively affecting his health.

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