The new US steps were the latest in a campaign aimed at forcing North Korea – which has defied years of multilateral and bilateral sanctions – to abandon a weapons program.
Democratic lawmakers in recent days have expressed concern that Trump might fire Mueller.
Their comments came after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Trump has called allegations of campaign collusion with Moscow a hoax.
Sources said the Fusion GPS work for Baker and Hostetler that produced the information Veselnitskaya offered Trump Jr and his associates were unrelated to the firm’s work for Perkins Coie.
Donald Trump was speaking alongside Xi Jinping in the Chinese capital to announce the signing of about $250 billion in commercial deals between US and Chinese firms.
Manafort, who ran Trump’s presidential campaign for several months last year, and associate Richard Gates earlier this week pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment by a federal grand jury.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI about his dealings with Russians.
Sources with knowledge of Mueller’s probe said his investigators have assumed control of multiple inquiries into allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the election.
Donald Trump Jr., in a prepared statement to Senate Judiciary Committee investigators for a meeting behind closed doors, said it was important to learn about Clinton’s “fitness” to be president.
Last month, Moscow ordered the US to cut its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia by more than half.
Trump said on Friday he was being sarcastic when he thanked Putin for saving the US money by ordering cuts in embassy staff in Russia.
The FBI raided the home of Trump’s former campaign manager as part of an intensifying Russia investigation into interference in the 2016 election .
Investigators working for US special counsel Robert Mueller, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser.
The “Hamilton 68” dashboard was built by researchers with the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project set up to counter Russian disinformation campaigns.
Trump grudgingly accepted new congressional sanctions on Russia, voted overwhelmingly by US Congress, that will punish interference in the 2016 presidential election, annexation of Crimea and other international violations.
US lawmakers agreed to pass a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia and barring President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress’ approval.
There is, however, no suggestion that the lawyer is an employee of the Russian government or intelligence services.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had a previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official said on Tuesday.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said: “It doesn’t make sense not to have some kind of relationship.”
Trump also said that Comey’s testimony vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Putin told NBC that regardless of Trump’s previous travels to Russia as a businessman, he had had no relationship with him and had never met him.
Putin mocked the idea that Trump went off-script to share secrets with the Russians, saying he could issue a “reprimand” to Lavrov since he hasn’t passed on the information.
Trump and Putin spoke on the phone for the first time since US relations with Russian were strained by the US attack on a Syrian airfield.
US President Donald Trump accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign’s ties to Russia.
East-West conflict over Ukraine is likely to continue to loom large when it comes to Russian foreign relations, especially as there seems no way – short of a third world war – that it is ever likely to relent on the main issue, its annexation of Crimea.
The two men spoke about Syria and Ukraine for about four minutes, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office.
With the US election over and passions abating, it’s worth asking: how bad are things between the US and Russia and what might Trump realistically do to change the equation?
No group has claimed responsibility for shooting down the helicopter. ISIS fighters are not active in the area, but there are other Islamist rebel groups there, as well as moderates backed by the US and its allies.
With conflicting reports from the two nations, the incident threatens to raise political tensions between their governments.
For five years, the US has argued that Assad has lost the legitimacy to lead Syria because of the suffering his forces have inflicted on civilians. Russian officials question who might succeed him and argue that chaos would be worse.
No matter what role the ports play in the future – intensifying regional and global rivalries or stimulating development – the Makran coast finds itself at the brink of emerging from isolation.