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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she supports Russia investigation but won’t rule out impeaching Rod Rosenstein

A progressive-leaning group released audio from a July 30 fundraiser inside the Spokane Club in which Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House’s Intelligence committee, talked about what’s holding up …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Rosenstein: Justice Department won’t be extorted by Congress

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is defending himself following a report that some House Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against him.


Trump-allied House conservatives draft articles of impeachment against Rosenstein as ‘last resort’

WASHINGTON – Conservative House allies of President Donald Trump have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the ongoing special counsel probe, setting up a …


House Republicans prepare contempt action against FBI, Department of Justice

U.S. House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material related to the Russia-Trump …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

Deputy AG: Prosecutors don’t intend to go after reporters

Prosecutors don’t intend to go after reporters for doing their jobs but could more forcefully try to get them to reveal their sources, a Justice Department official said Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

Trump attorney says president not under investigation

A member of the president’s outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under investigation, days after Trump tweeted about being the target of a “witch hunt.”


Trump could force out Rosenstein, fail to stop Russia probe

If Donald Trump fires Rod Rosenstein or prods him into recusing himself from the Russia meddling investigation he oversees, the president risks creating chaos at the Justice Department while failing …


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Trump acknowledges for first time he’s under investigation

President Donald Trump fired off tweets Friday morning attacking the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and apparently, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

Intelligence chiefs refuse to discuss whether Trump asked them to influence Russia probe

Lawmakers verbally sparred with top intelligence chiefs on Wednesday after they staunchly refused to answer questions about conversations they had with President Donald Trump regarding probes into Russian activities during …


Senate sets private time to grill deputy attorney general on Comey’s firing

The Justice Department official overseeing the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the campaign of President Donald Trump will brief the full U.S. …


8 candidates quizzed for FBI chief amid uproar over Comey

The two top officials at the Justice Department have interviewed eight candidates to replace the fired James Comey amid demands from lawmakers of both parties for Donald Trump to turn …


FBI needs protection from White House

It is essential that this White House not be allowed to export its credibility-destroying dysfunction to the Justice Department and the FBI.


Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers

WASHINGTON – The deputy attorney general at the center of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, arriving as Senate Democrats were demanding …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

Trump gives another new reason for firing Comey

President Donald Trump planned to fire FBI Director James B. Comey even if his attorney general had not recommended his dismissal, Trump said in an interview Thursday, contradicting his previous …


Grilled on Russia probe, deputy attorney general pick sidesteps Democrats’ calls for special prosecutor

Deputy attorney general nominee Rod Rosenstein refused to commit Tuesday to appoint a special counsel to oversee investigations of Russian meddling in the presidential election – though he stressed that …


Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect

Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled …


U.S. attorney in Baltimore is Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general

Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Baltimore and currently the longest-serving U.S. attorney, is the incoming Trump administration’s pick to become the next deputy attorney general – the second-highest position …