The department said in a filing that Flynn's December 2017 guilty plea for lying to the FBI over his Russia contacts was not significant to the case, and said the FBI's original probe of him had no "legitimate investigative basis."
House Democrats announced articles of impeachment charging US President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges stem from Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate his political rivals as he blocked aid to the country.
The House impeachment report is expected behind closed doors on Monday, ahead of the judiciary committee's first hearings set for Wednesday which President Donald Trump's lawyer said the White House will not attend.
Ruling could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony from other high-ranking officials, including former national security adviser John Bolton.
President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone convicted on all charges by a federal court jury that found the veteran Republican operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" guilty in probe into Russia election meddling.
A federal judge gave the Justice Department until next Wednesday to provide the blacked out material from the Robert Mueller report that was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee.
Here's the number of top officials in Trump Administration who resigned or were fired over the last two years, with Dan Coats’s resignation being the latest one.
Offering little in the way of new information, Mueller instead urged House representatives to read the heavily redacted report, to the disappointment of many.
Robert Mueller faced questions on his 448-page report detailing contacts between US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia at a time when Moscow was interfering in the election with hacking, and obstruction of justice.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, released publicly in April, found Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and that Republican President Donald Trump's election campaign had multiple contacts with Russian officials.
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution along party lines enforcing subpoenas which could have an impact on officials in the Trump administration.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller denies his probe of Russian election meddling exonerated President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice but says Justice Department policy prevented him from charging the US president.
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