Mueller targets Russia, the memo war stalls, and a top DOJ official resigns — here's the latest in the Russia probe you may have missed

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Business Insider—Jacquelyn Martin/AP Special counsel Robert Mueller's office dropped two bombshells on Friday. First, it charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 US election. Shortly after, Mueller's office released a plea deal with a previously unknown player in the Russia investigation: 28-year-old California resident Richard Pinedo, who pleaded guilty to one count of identity fraud in connection to the probe.See the rest of the story at Business...

Top DOJ Official Involved In Clinton And Russia Probes Steps Down. An senior Justice Department official who was involved in oversight of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as the Russian interference probe has stepped down, citing personal reasons. David Laufman, Hillary ClintonDavid Laufman, 59, was the DOJ's chief of the National Security Division's Counterintelligence and Export Control Section - working his way up the FBI ranks after beginning his career in 1980 as a CIA analyst. Laufman obtained a law degree from Georgetown...