Mueller investigation – live updates: Trump attacks Russia probe as new details about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen to be released

Donald Trump has attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as investigators prepare to release new information about two close associates of the president that have pleaded guilty to federal crimes.

New court documents will flesh out the cases against Mr Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his former long-time personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.

Mr Mueller’s team has accused Manafort of breaching a plea bargain agreement by lying to prosecutors – something Manafort has denied – and he will submit information on those alleged lies. Meanwhile, the US Attorney from the Southern District of New York are to file sentencing memos on Cohen who has admitting to lying to Congress.

Elsewhere, the former head of the FBI James Comey – a frequent target for attacks from Mr Trump – is undertaking behind-closed-doors interviews with two congressional committees on decisions made by the Justice Department during the 2016 presidential election.

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