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The Latest: Rosenstein meets with Ryan on Russia probe

In this Nov. 6, 2017 photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort has sued special counsel Robert Mueller saying he exceeded authority in the Russia probe.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:27:33 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia investigation (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan about the House intelligence committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Rosenstein requested the meeting with Ryan, according to a congressional aide. The aide asked not to be identified because the meeting is private.

Republicans have criticized the Justice Department and the FBI in recent weeks after the revelation of text messages between an FBI counterintelligence agent and an FBI lawyer criticizing Trump. Both had at one point been assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

Republicans have also pushed the department to release more documents to the House committee.

The GOP-led House panel has started to wind down its investigation as Democrats have pushed to keep it going.

— Mary Clare Jalonick

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3:35 p.m.

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is suing special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department.

Paul Manafort alleges in the lawsuit that Mueller exceeded his authority by investigating him for conduct that was not related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort was indicted in October and has pleaded not guilty.

The suit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington.

Manafort's lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment, and a spokesman for Mueller's office declined to comment.

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