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FBI director: Public should be aware agenda-driven fake news

FBI Director James Comey said Americans should be aware of foreign efforts to undermine confidence in U.S. elections and mindful of the possibility that what they’re reading might be part of an organized disinformation campaign.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump’s chickens finally come home to roost

To watch him over the 21 months of his political career has been to suffer a kind of nauseous awe as he repeatedly brazened and bluffed his way through scandals, lies and acts of bungling incompetence that would have sunk, well, anybody normal.

GOP response perfect for Russia

We were attacked by Russia – about this there is no doubt – and we’re too paralyzed by politics to respond.

Trump doubts FBI rebuttal of his wiretapping allegations, spokeswoman says

A White House spokeswoman said Monday that she doesn’t think President Donald Trump believes reports that FBI Director James Comey wanted to publicly announce that former president Barack Obama did not order an illegal wire tap of Trump Tower in New York during the presidential campaign.

Trump seeks Congress’ help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s intelligence chief said no such action was ever carried out, and a U.S. official said the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute the allegation.

The Latest: Paper says Comey asks DOJ to reject Trump claim

The New York Times is reporting that the director of the FBI has asked the Justice Department to publicly reject President Donald Trump’s assertion that Barack Obama as president ordered the tapping of Trump’s phones during the presidential campaign.

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation.

FBI Director James Comey to stay on in Trump administration

FBI Director James Comey, who is under a Department of Justice Inspector General investigation for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, has told people he has been asked to stay in his post in the Trump administration, people familiar with the matter said.

Watchdog to probe Comey’s, FBI’s actions before election

In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI Director James Comey followed established policies in the email investigation of Hillary Clinton.

Court unseals search warrant for Hillary Clinton’s emails

The FBI told a federal court it needed a search warrant to look at thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails on the laptop of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner because they had the potential to cause “grave damage to national security” if disclosed, according to court documents made public Tuesday.

Judge orders release of Clinton email search warrant

A federal judge on Monday ordered the public release of the search warrant that FBI agents used to reopen their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server just weeks before the presidential election.