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Sanders criticized members of the press during the briefing, saying they seemed "obsessed" with the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "From President Trump's perspective, the indictment is a boon from which he can claim that the special counsel has no actionable collusion case", McCarthy writes.

When asked about that later in the briefing, Sanders insisted that it was only one meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian officials, while trying to say that Clinton's campaign was actually involved in colluding with Russia.

"It was extremely limited".

The Washington Post reported last week that the Clinton campaign and the DNC had hired FusionGPS to produce a dossier on Trump.

Separately, Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts.

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Q But the George Papadopoulos agreement is about the campaign. "It was a volunteer position". "No activity was ever done in an official capacity on behalf of the campaign in that regard".

Mr. Papadopoulos's offers were repeatedly rebuffed by the campaign, although one official told him to go to Russian Federation in order to gather dirt about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The special counsel Robert Mueller announced on Monday that it had made three indictments. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid, however, said her sources still maintain that the investigation is not winding down and could in fact take years to be wrapped up.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, ruling that the ban would likely be found unconstitutional, issued a primary injunction halting Trump's ban on transgender service members and recruits. She said the White House still expects Mueller's investigation to end "soon".

For their part, the Department of Justice did not respond to inquiries on the subject Monday afternoon.