In a Fox News interview, the Russian president said the hacked Democratic emails showed the truth — that the party leadership favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
Ms. Butina was accused of trying to broker secret relationships with American politicians so Russia could influence American policies.
The indictment of 12 Russian operatives provides never-before-seen detail about the central role of the online avatar Guccifer 2.0 in the dissemination of stolen Democratic documents.
The president fails to protect the country from an ongoing attack.
Democrats lined up behind Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, in urging Mr. Trump to call off the meeting. Top Republicans were mostly mute.
The same day that Donald J. Trump asked Russians for help in hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails, Russia began efforts to target her personal servers.
The intelligence officers were charged with hacking Democrats during the 2016 campaign. The indictment was announced days before President Trump is to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
After complaining of the distance they had to travel to meet with their client, lawyers seeking to delay a trial of the former Trump campaign chairman objected to the judge’s decision.
Doing so during a Supreme Court confirmation would create big problems.
Impeachment is always on Trump’s mind, so he relentlessly pursues his strategy of creating a climate of incredulity.
The president is unlikely to agree to be voluntarily questioned by the special counsel, his lawyer said, signaling a subpoena fight ahead.
As Republicans battered Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, in a hearing, a House resolution gave the Justice Department seven days to produce documents.
The former aide, Andrew Miller, worked for Roger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, during the 2016 campaign.
The judge, who had challenged whether prosecutors had exceeded their authority, decided “upon further review” that they had not.
The governing party has worked for more than a year to reshape a judicial system that has aggressively indicted ministers, senators and others. It warns of a “deep state” that could target anyone.
The president said a new Justice Department inspector general report exposed the “scum on top” of the F.B.I. and showed “total bias” against him.
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, had his bail revoked after he was accused of trying to influence the testimony of two of the government’s witnesses in his case.
Federal prosecutors have sought to question former employees of the now-defunct political data firm and banks that handled its business.