Less than 24 hours after the news site BuzzFeed reported that the president instructed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about his push for a Moscow real estate project, Robert S. Mueller III’s office put out a statement disputing the reporting.
The announcement reaffirmed President Trump’s commitment to a strategy in which he has placed faith in his own negotiating skills to forge a deal with North Korea. Yet nuclear experts have said there has been no demonstrable progress since the first summit in Singapore last June.
The U.S. government confirmed that since Sunday it has been holding Marzieh Hashemi, an American-born journalist who works in Iran. Hashemi is a “material witness” in a federal case and will be released after she testifies before a grand jury, the government said.