Wary of Mueller, Trump’s team is investigating his investigators

The effort to investigate the investigators is another sign of a looming showdown between President Trump and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. A 2001 Justice Department memo warned that no nation, including the United States, was immune from the threat posed by Russian organized crime. The special counsel investigation is bringing attention to Russian efforts to meddle in democratic processes, the type of intelligence gathering that in the past has relied on hired hackers. It’s not clear how much the probe by Mueller will center on the criminal underbelly of Moscow, but he’s already picked some lawyers with experience confronting organized crime. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances

Probing the family’s sprawling business ties would bring an investigation the president has called a partisan ‘‘witch hunt’’ even closer to the Oval Office.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-3248.jpg An incoherent President Trump

To call his interview with the New York Times incoherent babble is an insult to incoherent babble.

Framingham suspect arrested after police standoff

The suspect shot at officers, then fled on foot and climbed to the top of a pizza shop, Framingham police said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/eleven%20hours.jpg Pregnant workers’ bill heads to Baker’s desk

The bill would give pregnant workers the right to less strenuous duties, more frequent breaks, and temporary transfers.

Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey.

Simpson’s former ‘Dream Team’ lawyers’ thoughts on his parole

“It was the right decision, based on the law,” said Alan Dershowitz, a member of O.J. Simpson’s so-called legal Dream Team from the 1990s.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington dead at 41 of apparent suicide

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead on Thursday.

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A 6-week-old kitten nearly lost his life to heat exhaustion on the median of Interstate 93 near Canton.

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Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/GettyImages-611452646.jpg Bank of America’s Finucane reportedly eyed for top spot at Uber

Could Bank of America vice chair Anne Finucane, who is based in Boston, end up in the driver’s seat at Uber?

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Justine Damond was shot once through the window of a police vehicle as she approached the car, minutes after she called 911 to report a possible rape.

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New residential buildings are full of amenities, but oh that pretentious name

All over greater Boston, luxurious new living quarters are sprouting up like gleaming, modernist weeds. And a lot of them, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, have ostentatious names.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_072017_21janitor_26665x.jpg Daughter of detained MIT janitor asks Baker to intervene

“If he goes, I’m going with him,” said the 10-year-old daughter of Francisco Rodriguez, an MIT janitor who faces deportation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_ryan5_met.jpg Protests greet House Speaker Paul Ryan in Lawrence

Ryan was also due on Nantucket for a political fundraiser later Thursday, two people familiar with his plans said.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-9934.jpg A desperate mayor desperately wants help

The heroin problem, worsened by fentanyl, is bigger than any struggling city, any state. Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera is desperate enough to think big.

Senator John McCain stepped off his campaign bus in front of Exeter High School, and into a sea of students in Exeter, NH.

Yvonne Abraham

A painful diagnosis for John McCain, a man of integrity

People love John McCain. It’s hard not to, even if you live on a different political planet.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_QS4US.jpg Cecil the Lion’s son, Xanda, killed by a trophy hunter

Two years after Cecil the Lion was killed in a national park in Zimbabwe, sparking international outrage, his son Xanda was killed in a trophy hunt.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_21mayoral2_MET.jpg As mayor, ‘I think I’ve become a better listener,’ Walsh says

Mayor Martin J. Walsh touted his first-term record on affordable housing and alleviating homelessness Thursday.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Hagberg_25orr08_spt.jpg The Bruins went to scout two players. They found Bobby Orr instead

A trip to Gananoque, Ontario in 1961 to see Doug Higgins and Rick Eaton led to the discovery of Orr at age 13.

Pavel Mylnikov of Moscow, Russia, worked on his sculpture


Photos: A look at the sand sculptures on Revere Beach

More than 900,000 visitors are expected at the weekend-long festival, where master sand sculptors will vie for first prize in the solo competition.

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Andrew Bisignani, 70, was sentenced to six months home confinement and two years probation, prosecutors said

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/BB-TT-0006.jpg ‘Dunkirk’ is a towering achievement, made with craft, sinew and honesty

Christopher Nolan’s re-creation of the World War II evacuation mission is sweeping, spare, and sentimental in the best possible way.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Handout_21chimney01_met.jpg Woman hurt in North End chimney collapse has long road to recovery, family says

“It would be a miracle if she can walk again,” the woman’s sister said in an interview.

What Trump said in the campaign vs. what he’s done in 6 months

Donald Trump was sworn into office six months ago. But his young presidency has struggled under the weight of a failed health care overhaul, an obstacle-ridden travel ban, and constant Russia controversies.

Confidential tips

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Opinion | John Shattuck and Kathryn Sikkink

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Rwanda.jpg The US turns its back on human rights

Shuttering the Office of Global Criminal Justice would signal that we are no longer concerned about deterring atrocities.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi16standoff05[1].jpg His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead

In Hingham, a welfare check on a disconsolate young man with a gun turned into something utterly unimaginable.


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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


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The billionaire now controls hospitals and a cancer clinic, where he can test his vision for revamping health care.