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Comey: ‘Real sloppiness’ in Russia probe but no misconduct

Former FBI Director James Comey is acknowledging that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness“ in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide.


James Comey: The truth is finally out. The FBI fulfilled its mission.

For two years, the president of the United States and his followers have loudly declared that the FBI acted unlawfully in conducting a counterintelligence investigation of Russia’s interference in the …


Charles Lane: Mattis shows way on defying Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has shown us a third possible answer to the bureaucrat’s dilemma: Limit the damage Trump does while you’re in office, resign over policy disagreements when they …


Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos

Former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday. The report also …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

The New York Times reported that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Trump lawyers call James Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Robert Mueller

Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest …


Harry Litman: The Justice Department’s inspector general deserves some credit

The report released Thursday by the Justice Department inspector general on events leading up to the 2016 presidential election distributes blame across many quarters for improper conduct by the department …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Justice report provides ammo for both Trump and his critics

A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington’s latest Rorschach test: President Donald Trump and his critics are cherry-picking what they want from its findings to either discredit or …


Trump asks why IG report on Clinton emails is taking so long

Eager to begin another assault on the credibility of those investigating him, President Donald Trump said he wants to know “what is taking so long” with an internal Justice Department …


Amber Phillips: Republicans have a new Comey problem thanks to Rudy Giuliani

That President Donald Trump knew about hush money paid to a porn star isn’t the only shocking thing his new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, acknowledged Wednesday. Giuliani also said that the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Ex-FBI deputy director ‘disappointed’ in Comey comments

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, is “very upset and disappointed” by comments made by his former boss James Comey that contradict his account of a disclosure to the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018

Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’

President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump’s chief of staff …


Greg Sargent: GOP’s new spin on Comey is nonsense

With President Donald Trump’s blessing, Republicans are preparing to launch a major counter-offensive against former FBI director James Comey, who is set to embark on a book promotion tour that …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

GOP campaign seeks to brand ex-FBI Director Comey a liar as he touts book critical of Trump

In advance of a publicity tour by James Comey to promote his new book, the Republican National Committee is preparing a widespread campaign to undercut his credibility, including a new …


In new book, Comey says Trump ‘untethered to truth’

Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and calls his leadership of the country “ego driven and about personal loyalty” in a …


He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump

Donald Trump once promised to be “very restrained” on Twitter – “if I use it at all.” He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an “excellent guy” – …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017

Trump’s Clinton tweets cut against Comey firing explanation

When President Donald Trump fired James Comey in May, he said he was acting on the recommendation of Justice Department leaders who had faulted the FBI director for releasing “derogatory …


Debra J. Saunders: Trump finds real news about dossier

The FBI has some explaining to do. Former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump later fired, took the dossier so seriously that he stayed behind after a Jan. 6 briefing …


Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the …


Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions while in White House

Special counsel Robert Mueller has sought a variety of documents related to President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, the president’s attorney, John M. Dowd, confirmed.


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 …


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 …


Ex-FBI Director James Comey to lecture at Howard University

James Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump, will give a series of lectures at Howard University.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Internal FBI surveys show high support for ex-FBI head Comey, Russia

Despite White House claims to the contrary, fired FBI Director James Comey was highly respected and trusted within the bureau during his nearly four-year tenure, according to internal survey results …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

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 …


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, …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

Hillary Clinton calling new book ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.