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With declassification, Trump preps latest Russia probe punch

President Donald Trump has opened a new front in his efforts to discredit the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe, with the White House saying he will declassify a …


Death, understaffing claims prompt another investigation of Idaho state treatment center

The watchdog arm of the Idaho Legislature is looking into complaints about mistreatment of people with severe disabilities who live at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa.


GOP lawyer caught in crossfire on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Dershowitz says New York probe, not Mueller, is ‘greatest threat’ to Trump

President Donald Trump should be more worried about prosecutors in New York than about the ongoing Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller III, retired Harvard Law School professor …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

New York state subpoenas Cohen in Trump Foundation probe

Investigators in New York state issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their probe into the Trump Foundation, an official with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration confirmed to …


Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Ryan opposes Rosenstein impeachment try, dooming it for now

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:51 a.m.

Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent kept in jail

A 29-year-old woman accused of being a covert Russian agent was “likely” in contact with operatives of the successor agency to the KGB while she lived in the United States, …


Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

U.S. employment regulators are investigating allegations that Uber set up a pay scale that discriminated against women working for the ride-hailing service.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

Official: Renewed Emmett Till probe prompted by 2017 book

A renewed investigation into the brutal slaying of Emmett Till was prompted by a 2017 book that revealed lies by a key figure in the 1955 case that helped build …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting …


Flynn ‘eager’ for sentencing in lying case, attorney says

An attorney for Michael Flynn said Tuesday that the former national security adviser is “eager” to proceed to sentencing and put his criminal case behind him.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

UK anti-terror police join ‘unknown substance’ probe

For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in England’s Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, …


Senate panel backs up intelligence agencies, says Russia aimed to help Trump in election

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday backed up conclusions from U.S. intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election with the aim of helping President Donald Trump win, releasing …


House Republicans grill FBI, Justice leaders on Russia probe

Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that …


Manafort appeals jailing, civil case against Mueller

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges.


DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.


Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel’s work is finished.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Watchdog sees errors, not bias, in Comey’s Clinton probe

In a stinging report, the Justice Department watchdog said Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 …


Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.


Judge orders Mueller probe to turn over names of European politicians in alleged Manafort lobbying scheme

A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to tell Paul Manafort by Friday the names of the European politicians and unidentified “others” that investigators allege were part of Manafort’s secret lobbying …


Putin scoffs at U.S. indictment of Russians in campaign probe

President Vladimir Putin ridiculed the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians in a television interview broadcast Monday, scoffing at the notion that a person described as his chef could interfere with …


Pressure is building among some Democrats for another antitrust probe of Google

A top Democrat in Congress is calling on the U.S. government to investigate Google, the latest sign that some of the party’s lawmakers are ready to challenge the tech industry …


Giuliani: Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself

An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president’s legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Gowdy disputes Trump’s ‘spy’ claim, defends FBI probe

There is no evidence that the FBI planted a “spy” on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, a senior House Republican said Wednesday, directly contradicting Trump’s repeated insistence that the agency …


Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

President Donald Trump says he’ll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests came …