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Trump Russia: What (else) we've just learnt about Mueller probe

Friday - 30/11/2018 01:44
With the US mid-term elections over, attention in the US again quickly returned to when Robert Mueller would make His Next Move. It turns out the wait was just over three weeks.
GETTY IMAGES / Michael Cohen, Roger Stone and Julian Assange
GETTY IMAGES / Michael Cohen, Roger Stone and Julian Assange

In what could be a blockbuster move, the special counsel has revealed his first new plea deal in 10 weeks, reaching an agreement with Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Up until now, Cohen's legal entanglements had been centred on the US attorney's office in lower Manhattan - involving tax and campaign finance misconduct. It was certainly a headache for the president, but it was separate from Mr Mueller's investigation into 2016 Russian election meddling and possible ties to the Trump presidential campaign.

Now Cohen looms large in that investigation, sharing information about his involvement in possible Russian business deals during the 2016 presidential election cycle.

It's big news. But lots more happened this week - here's a look at some of the other things you may have missed.

1. What Roger Stone knew

On Tuesday multiple US media outlets reported on what appears to be a draft plea deal that was presented by the special counsel's office to Jerome Corsi, a conservative author and a former employee of the conspiracy website InfoWars.

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