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FBI official feared Russia probe would end after Comey fired

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview aired Thursday that he worried that investigations into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice would …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers …

Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight

Former FBI Director James Comey has reached a deal to testify privately to the House Judiciary Committee, backing off his legal fight for an open hearing, his attorney said Sunday.

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

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 …

AP source: Ex-FBI deputy McCabe wrote memo on Comey firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey, a person familiar with the situation told the …

Trump rewrites history on rationale for firing Comey

President Donald Trump is attempting to rewrite history on his rationale for firing James Comey as FBI director last year.

Comey: Trump’s call to put him in jail isn’t ‘normal’

Former FBI Director James Comey says it’s “not OK” or “not normal” for the president to call for private citizens to be jailed.

Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in President Donald Trump’s actions and speculated that …

UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018

Comey: ‘Possible’ that Russians have leverage over Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the …

Comey compares Trump to mob boss, Trump cries “slime ball”

Firing back at a sharply critical book by former FBI director James Comey, President Donald Trump blasted him Friday as an “untruthful slime ball,” saying, “It was my great honor …

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Fired McCabe kept memos on Trump dealings; Mueller now has them

Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have …

Fired FBI director Comey to appear on ‘The View’

Fired FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “The View.”

Comey defends FBI, takes aim at ‘weasels and liars’

As President Donald Trump clashes with the FBI over the planned release of a classified memo, former director James Comey has stood up for the bureau’s position against the document’s …

Trump accuses DOJ of being part of ‘deep state’

President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department Tuesday of being part of the “deep state” and urged prosecution against a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Key players in the Michael Flynn investigation

A list of key players relevant to the special counsel investigation into former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Why did James Comey name his secret Twitter account ‘Reinhold Niebuhr’? Here’s what we know.

Former FBI chief James B. Comey ended a months-long Twitter tease Monday when he confirmed that he is the owner of a cryptic, nature-photo-loving account with the name Reinhold Niebuhr.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

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 …

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017

GOP sticks with a president they say is ‘new at this’

Almost as striking as James B. Comey’s testimony Thursday was the eagerness of many Republicans to stand with President Donald Trump, dismissing his private behavior as rookie mistakes of a …

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

Putin dismisses U.S. claims about Trump, Russia and elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin is dismissing as “a load of nonsense” the idea that Russia has damaging information on President Donald Trump and denies having any relationship with him.

UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017

Rosenstein defends his controversial memo used to justify Trump’s firing of Comey

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaking before lawmakers Friday, defended his controversial memo criticizing former FBI director James Comey – a document the White House initially used to justify the …

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. …

UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017

Trump says ‘fast decision’ possible on new FBI director

President Donald Trump said Saturday that “we can make a fast decision” on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip …

Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area

With his stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory.

Comey learned of firing from TV while talking to FBI agents in LA, source says

James B. Comey, who was ousted Tuesday as FBI director by President Donald Trump, learned about his firing from a TV news report while speaking with FBI agents in Los …

UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

Trump fires FBI director James Comey

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stunning Washington with a decision that he said was needed to allow a “new beginning” at the bureau.

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Analysis: Comey deals Trump a political blow when he least can afford it

FBI Director James Comey dealt President Donald Trump a stinging rebuke on Monday at a time of acute political vulnerability for the White House.

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 …