The Democratic-led US House Judiciary Committee said it will vote on Wednesday on whether to authorize subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Hours before he was due to sit down for his first ever summit with Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump blamed "US foolishness" for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, while the Kremlin said it expected a tough meeting.
Trump's lawyers argued the president could not have obstructed the investigation, given the powers granted to him by the US Constitution.
US President Donald Trump attacked former FBI Director James Comey on Friday as a "weak and untruthful slime ball," reacting to news accounts that cited Comey as searingly critical of the president in a memoir due to be published next week.
US progressive groups are gearing up for nationwide protests should President Donald Trump fire the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, or replace the deputy US attorney general overseeing the probe.
A Lebanese-US businessman who acts as an adviser to the United Arab Emirates has reportedly come under the scrutiny of Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI and another ex-aide pleaded guilty to lying to agents in the most serious steps yet of a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.