Robert Mueller, the leader of the Russian investigation, is a no-nonsense guy. But there's one investigation from 1988 that remains personal.
In the early 1990s, Robert Mueller had just left one of the most powerful posts in America's criminal justice system: assistant attorney general for the criminal division of the Department of Justice. Taking his experience into private practice, he was making well into six figures at a high-profile Washington law firm. Then he made a surprising call to Eric Holder, who was at the time the US attorney for Washington.
The Mueller investigation: Who could be next?
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election has led to charges against 22 people and entities. Who could be next?
Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller probe
Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities.
Analysis: Big question about Gates' plea deal
After weeks of rumors, it became official Friday afternoon: Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.
New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians
New charges were filed late Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the special counsel investigation.
FBI was warned that gunman was 'going to explode'
When a woman close to the Parkland, Florida, school shooter called an FBI tip line in early January, she described a young man with an arsenal of knives and guns who was "going to explode" and said she feared him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."
Deputies were outside school when police arrived, sources say
When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
Shooter reportedly described emotional struggle in 911 call
Nikolas Cruz had only recently moved in with a family friend weeks after his mother died when he reportedly called 911 to describe a tumultuous encounter with his new host.
CNN anchor to NRA spokeswoman: How dare you
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asks NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch why she said "many in legacy media love mass shootings."
Officer who stayed back had glowing reviews
The Florida deputy who waited outside as a gunman targeted staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17, was twice nominated as the School Resource Deputy of the Year and won the award in 2014, personnel records obtained by CNN show.
Trump says deputy who didn't enter school didn't love the children
President Donald Trump continued to criticize the armed school resource officer in Parkland, Florida, who stayed outside of the school during the shooting, saying during a White House news conference conference that Scot Peterson "doesn't love the children, probably doesn't know the children."
Survivor: Trump's demeanor on call 'kind of hurt my feelings'
A survivor of last week's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, said President Donald Trump failed to bring her any real comfort during a phone call he made while she was hospitalized.
Teacher assigns Trump 'detention'
Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers calls out President Trump for 'name calling' following his response to the shooting.
No. 2 GOP senator breaks with Trump on gun proposal
The second-ranking Senate Republican broke with President Donald Trump on Friday when he told CNN that the President's proposal to raise the legal age to buy a rifle to 21 may not "save lives" and doesn't get at the "root of the problem."
Ex-NFLer's post prompts school closure, sources say
A former NFL player who attended a prestigious private high school in Los Angeles was detained by police Friday in connection with a social media post that prompted the closure of the school due to security concerns, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the matter.
Parents of 13 children face more charges
David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive, are facing additional charges, a prosecution spokesman said Friday.
Russia's top fighter arrives in Syria
Russia has sent its most advanced fighter jet to Syria, a US military official tells CNN. It's a deployment that could potentially increase the level of danger to US forces operating inside the country.
Trump staffer named most powerful in DC
Who tops GQ's "most powerful people in Trump's Washington" list? Jeanne Moos "Hopes" for the best.
NRA slams gun-background system flaws it helped create
On Wednesday, during CNN's town hall with survivors of last week's mass shooting at a high school in South Florida, National Rifle Association representative Dana Loesch lamented the holes in the FBI's National Instant Background Check System, or NICS.
Teacher: I'm supposed to be a gun expert?
My first day of teaching high school was September 11, 2001.
Jane Seymour poses for Playboy, shares her #MeToo moment
Seymour is one of the oldest models to ever pose for Playboy. In an interview with the magazine, she said she almost quit acting because of sexual harassment.
'Shape of Water' suit filed right before Oscars
One of the Oscar frontrunners has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit.
NYU slammed for Black History meal
New York University's dining hall provided a special Black History meal. Students have criticized the items on the menu.
Astronaut: Trump space plan a huge mistake
Donald Trump's administration is floating a proposal to return to the moon -- and to shut down the International Space Station to help pay for it.
Olympian warned to not get pregnant
Beach volleyball legend Kerri Walsh Jennings was six weeks pregnant when she won a gold medal in the London Olympics - but she says she was warned to hold off on starting a family or she may lose her sponsors. She sits down with CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia to talk about the challenges of being a mother and a professional athlete.
No one knows who this unconscious toddler is
Tucked under a gray blanket, his curly-haired head resting on a pillow, the boy could almost be sleeping peacefully at home.
Medal tracker: Which country has the most
Follow CNN's coverage as Pyeongchang, South Korea, hosts the Winter Olympics, February 9-25, 2018.
Stolen Degas painting is found in bus
French painter Edgar Degas' rousing depiction of singers at an opera has been found in -- of all places -- a parked bus, nine years after it was stolen from a Marseille museum.
The week in 36 photos
Take a look at 36 photos of the week from February 16 through February 22.
Trump: I try like hell to hide that bald spot
Donald Trump makes a joke about his hair at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland.
Best hotel beds and where to buy them
Pillow menus, crisp linens, cooling mattresses, blackout curtains -- hotels know a thing or two about sleep-through-your-alarm-good bedrooms.
Surviving a 6-year battle with an eating disorder
I remember a therapist telling me not to worry about how my kid got sick.
What Kylie Jenner could do with her power
On Thursday, a single post on social media was blamed for costing Snapchat $1.3 billion in market value. The tweet wasn't from a head of state threatening to ban the app, or the company itself announcing major losses. It was from a reality TV star who doesn't like the platform's new layout.
Will US and Australia still be 'mates'?
Australia is America's closest ally in the Pacific region and a strong trading partner. Relations between our two countries -- even in the midst of President Trump's "America First" agenda -- remain warm and cordial. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been trumpeting his country's "100 years of mateship" with the United States, harkening back to American-Australian comradeship in World War I.
CPAC goes full Trump for 2018
A little more than eight months before he won the White House in 2016, candidate Donald Trump, faced with the threat of a walkout by skeptical Republicans, abruptly canceled his scheduled speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Trump: Kelly to make call on Kushner's clearance
President Trump praised the work of son-in-law Jared Kushner saying he is "truly outstanding" and is working with Trump's chief of staff General Kelly on peace in the middle east.
Thomas, conservatives impatient at Supreme Court's inaction on 2nd Amendment
What's the Supreme Court done about the 2nd Amendment lately? Not much, to the deep frustration of Justice Clarence Thomas.
Largest brain tumor 'in the world' removed from man's head
A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) tumor from a 31-year old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India.
Opioid addiction could be genetic
Researchers have identified another gene that could influence the risk of opioid dependence, a new study shows, adding to the evidence that genetic factors play a crucial role in determining who develops addiction.
Neanderthals, humans more alike than we thought
Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.
'Sex and the City's' Jason Lewis is 'Team SJP'
He may have played the lover of Kim Cattrall's character on "Sex and the City" but Jason Lewis is definitely Team Sarah Jessica Parker.
'Game Night' serves up a comedy winner
Two words, nine letters: "Game Night" is a riot -- an energetic, consistently clever comedy that playfully toys with the expectations of a savvy audience weaned on such fare. Filled with knowing pop-culture references and deriving laughs from every key character, it's the kind of smart, fast-paced entertainment that makes a pretty delicate juggling act look easy.
Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer
Stephen Fry, the British actor, comedian, writer, game show host and raconteur, has revealed he is being treated for prostate cancer.
'Simpsons' showrunner slams Ted Cruz
¡Ay, caramba! Ted Cruz.
Does mind control really exist?
Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he was recruited into the Unification Church, a cult also known as the "Moonies." Hassan said he quickly came to believe that Armageddon and World War III were imminent. The Moonies, he thought, were singularly tasked with saving the world.
Trump Jr. slams American media, praises India
During the Global Business Summit in India, Donald Trump Jr. doubles down on his comments about the spirit of the people of India while criticizing the Washington Post's reporting on the comments.
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