Where the investigations related to Trump stand
A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation.
Mr Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in New York, where prosecutors have implicated him in a crime. They say Mr Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign. New York prosecutors also are looking into Mr Trump's inaugural fund.
Congressional investigations also are swirling around the president. Democrats have launched a sweeping probe of Mr Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW?
Attorney General William Barr scoured Mr Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers yesterday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe.
Mr Barr was on pace to release his first Moscow's summary of Mr Mueller's findings today, people familiar with the process said.
The attorney general's decision on what to finally disclose seems almost certain to set off a fight with congressional Democrats, who want access to all of Mr Mueller's findings – and supporting evidence – on whether Trump's 2016 campaign coordinated with Russia to sway the election and whether the president later sought to obstruct the investigation.
Democrats are plotting strategy as they await the conclusions of Mr Mueller's now-completed Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full transparency and preparing for next steps if the results are favorable to Mr Trump.
SO...DID THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUDE WITH RUSSIA?
There is no smoking gun when it comes to the question of Russia collusion.
But the evidence so far shows that a broad range of Trump associates had Russia-related contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition period, and several lied about the communications.
There is evidence that some people in Mr Trump's orbit were discussing a possible email dump from WikiLeaks before it occurred.
American intelligence agencies and Mr Mueller have said Russia was the source of hacked material released by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks during the campaign that was damaging to Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential effort.
WHAT ABOUT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE?
That is another unresolved question that Mr Mueller was pursuing. Investigators have examined key episodes such as Mr Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and Mr Trump's fury over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal.
WHAT DOES TRUMP HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ALL THIS?
Mr Trump has repeatedly slammed the Mr Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and insisted there was "NO COLLUSION" with Russia.
He also says Cohen lied to get a lighter sentence in New York.
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