The following story has moved as this week's Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-LEGAL STRATEGY
WASHINGTON _ First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But the president’s legal team, through an unlikely combination of bluster, legal precedent and a little luck, protected their client from a perilous in-person interview and took a victory lap this week as the Mueller probe ended with revelations of politically damaging conduct but no conclusions of criminal behavior. By Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.
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