U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.

U.S. House panel again postpones Trump business associate, to focus on Mueller report

The House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Monday it was postponing the testimony of a former business associate of President Donald Trump so that it can focus on questioning officials related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats’ move on making Mueller report public

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Democrats push for release of full Mueller findings, Trump lawyer balks

A fierce fight was brewing on Monday over how much of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation findings should be made public, with Democrats demanding a full release and a lawyer for President Donald Trump already saying key information – Trump’s written responses in the inquiry – must be withheld.

Spill blocks 60 ships from upper Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

A total of 60 ships can neither enter nor exit the upper Houston Ship Channel, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday, because of clean up of a spill into the waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petrochemical port with the Gulf of Mexico.

Russia calls on U.S. to formally recognize there was no collusion

Russia’s foreign ministry called on the United States on Monday to formally recognize there was no collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign at the 2016 elections following the conclusion of a months-long U.S. investigation.

Kremlin says ready to improve ties with U.S. after Mueller report

The Kremlin said on Monday that it was ready to improve ties with the United States but that it was up to Washington to make the first move, after the conclusion of a U.S. investigation into collusion between Donald Trump and Russia in the 2016 election.

Graffiti about New Zealand shooting left at U.S. mosque fire: media

Police are investigating a fire at a Southern California mosque on Sunday as a possible arson and hate crime after fresh graffiti on the driveway mentioned the mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, local media reported.