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Justice won’t allow FBI officials to speak to Senate panel

The Justice Department says it will not permit two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey to appear privately before a congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Hillary Clinton set for first post-election TV interview

CBS has announced that former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will sit down with Jane Pauley for her first TV interview about her new book and her run for the White House.

Mueller team has draft letter on Comey firing, source says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is in possession of a letter drafted by President Donald Trump and an aide, but never sent, that lays out a rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

What Trump said about Comey, Clinton emails

The FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation that ended last year without charges remains a lingering grievance for President Donald Trump, who for months has held it up as an example of a “rigged” criminal justice system that shielded his Democratic opponent from punishment for her private server.

Mueller using grand jury in Russia probe, AP source says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a person familiar with the probe.

Trump’s top aide Kelly reportedly told Jeff Sessions his job is safe

New White House chief of staff John Kelly called Jeff Sessions on Saturday to tell him his post as attorney general was safe, despite the fact Kelly and Sessions’ boss, President Donald Trump, has levied repeated public attacks against Sessions in recent weeks.

Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump’s choice for FBI

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russia meddling in last year’s presidential election.

Sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.

Trump business deals reportedly part of Mueller probe

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.

FBI nominee rejects Trump claim: Russia probe no witch hunt

Breaking with the president, the lawyer Donald Trump picked to lead the FBI declared Wednesday that he does not believe a special counsel investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign is a “witch hunt.”

Sessions hopes Russia probe ends `sooner rather than later’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a vote of confidence Friday to former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, but he also said he hoped the investigation could “move forward and come to an end sooner rather than later.”

Did Sessions violate his recusal terms? Democrats ask Justice Department inspector general

Letter from Democrats asks the Department of Justice inspector general to consider “whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal from matters relating to the presidential campaigns in 2016 when he participated in President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.” The letter suggests Sessions could be removed from office if he did violate the terms of his recusal.

Russian meddling calls for tougher sanctions

Trump must accept that Russia has egregiously violated American sovereignty. This isn’t about election politics; it’s about responding resolutely to an attack by a known foreign aggressor.