Special counsel Mueller hopes to end obstruction inquiry by Sept. 1, Giuliani says

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. President Donald Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the president repaid attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Giuliani made the revelation during an appearance on Fox News Channel's

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The president’s lawyer said waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in the midterm elections.

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President Trump has been promoting a theory circulating in conservative circles about a possible FBI spy on the campaign.

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President Trump sent six tweets Sunday morning in which a common denominator was what he again described as the “Witch Hunt” against him.

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The Harvard Law School professor has been vocal in his criticisms of the investigation by Mueller.

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Trump spoke late Saturday to South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid increasing concerns in the White House that North Korea is not serious about striking a deal on denuclearization.

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The gesture will temporarily ease tensions, but rapidly increase pressure on President Trump to secure the type of tough deal he has said is necessary.

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Clinton warned students of the “tumultuous times” that await them and used the school’s tradition of over-the-top headwear to poke fun at the president.

Local politics

Investigators get look at materials from Cohen raids

The separation of items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge’s demand that it occur quickly.

Special counsel Mueller hopes to end obstruction inquiry by Sept. 1, Giuliani says

The president’s lawyer said waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in the midterm elections.

Trump wants inquiry into whether his campaign was infiltrated

The president followed through on frequent threats to use his government to target political opponents.

Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

Clinton will be awarded with the Radcliffe Medal, which honors those whose life and work have had a ‘‘transformative impact on society.’’

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.