President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and three associates were arrested Thursday on charges they ripped off donors to an online fundraising effort to build a privately funded southern border wall, making him the latest in a long list of Trump allies to be charged with a crime.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election detailed a series of actions by President Donald Trump to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.
A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI.
Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concern over salacious allegations in an intelligence dossier, the need for loyalty and ferreting out leakers.
US President Donald Trump denied Sunday having asked then FBI director James Comey to stop investigating ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn, as the Russia meddling probe darkened what would otherwise have been a victorious week for the Republican president.
Flynn was charged Thursday with one count of lying about his private discussions with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, regarding US sanctions being imposed on Moscow by the government of then-President Barack Obama, a court document showed.
Reports suggest the White House is reeling from the latest explosive developments.
The Trump administration immediately denied the report, which the New York Times sourced to an internal memo shared by a Comey associate.
During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Monday, it was revealed that both former President Barack Obama and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned the Trump administration about Gen. Michael Flynn.
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has resigned after admitting he gave "incomplete information" to Vice President Mike Pence about conversations with Russia. His departure has left America's national security establishment in a state of confusion.
US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn discussed the issue of US sanctions with Russia's ambassador weeks before Donald Trump was sworn in as president. The talks took place just as then-President Barack Obama was ordering new actions against Russia over its alleged interference in the US election.