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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

As feds loom, states hit Facebook, Google with new probes

Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Federal judges have a way to make investigations disappear

The fastest way for federal judges facing investigation by their peers to make an inquiry go away is to utter two words: “I quit.”


Washington and Idaho lawmakers weigh in on Mueller report

With the release Thursday of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election, Washington and Idaho legislators are weighing in on how to proceed.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

House Judiciary panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas Wednesday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as Democrats pressure the Justice Department to release the document without redactions.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

U.S. safety agency opens probes into Hyundai and Kia fires

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 …


Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Dems mock ‘scaredy-cat’ GOP, demand Mueller’s full 300 pages

Democrats intensify their demands for Robert Mueller’s full report after learning the special counsel’s Trump-Russia findings run to more than 300 pages


Trump says investigation abused him, led to ‘evil things’

House Democrats pressed the Justice Department to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia investigation …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Five questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week

The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly …


Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country’s often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his Russia-Trump investigation with no new indictments


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

FBI tracked Michael Cohen’s phones with controversial device

Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Out of the shadows: Loyal money man swept into Trump probes

Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has his name on all manner of checks and documents of the company going back decades, is familiar with its …


House Judiciary panel launches sweeping Trump probe

The House Judiciary Committee is launching a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, his White House, his campaign and his businesses, sending document requests to 81 people linked to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the …


China probe faults scientist for gene-edited babies work

A Chinese investigation into reports of the world’s first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence. China’s official news agency said Monday that investigators determined that the scientist acted …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

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 …


Trump: Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

President Donald Trump says he did not know anything about allegations his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused …


Supreme Court rejects mystery company in case linked to Mueller

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to shield a mystery company from having to provide information in what is believed to be the criminal investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert …


Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job.


Justice investigating whether Zinke lied to inspector general, sources say

The Justice Department’s public integrity section is examining whether newly departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to his agency’s inspector general investigators, according to three people familiar with the matter, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Whitaker rejects advice to recuse himself from Russia probe

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker chose not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation even though a top Justice Department ethics official advised him to step aside out of an …


Whitaker should recuse in Mueller probe, ethics official says in about-face

A senior Justice Department ethics official concluded acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe examining President Donald Trump, but advisers to Whitaker …


Senate investigating allegations against Sen. Kevin Ranker

The state Senate is conducting an outside investigation into Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker following allegations of improper conduct, the first test of the chamber’s new workplace policies adopted in the …


Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

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 …


Can a sitting president be indicted while in office?

For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016.


Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court …