Ron Hosko, the former assistant director of the FBI, tells DW the decision to release a memo critical of the FBI and the Department of Justice was "politics, American style."
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has accused the former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort of lying to federal investigators into the Russia probe, breaking the terms of the plea bargain he reached.
William Barr, who served as attorney general in the 1990s under President George H.W. Bush, has been nominated to take on the post again. The conservative lawyer will now lead the department overseeing the Russia probe.
Court documents reveal how Trump's former personal lawyer helped the investigation into Russian election meddling. The president went on a Twitter tirade before the special counsel filings were set to be made.
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations involving hush payments to two women and for lying to Congress. He said Donald Trump "led me to take a path of darkness instead of light."
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