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UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Justice watchdog probes charges of FBI abuse in Russia case

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Wednesday it will examine Republican complaints of FBI misconduct in the early stages of the Russia investigation.


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Two lawyers not joining Trump legal team after all

President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, one of the president’s attorneys said Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 6:40 p.m.

House committee OKs GOP report ending Russia meddling probe

The House intelligence committee voted Thursday to approve its final report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, ending its inquiry and giving a final endorsement to the GOP conclusion …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

John Dowd, lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe, leaves team

President Donald Trump’s lead lawyer in the special counsel’s Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president’s team, an exit that removes the primary negotiator and legal strategist …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

McConnell says he has confidence in Mueller

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to “finish his job,” the Senate leader’s first response to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime …


NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.’ routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Some in GOP alarmed as Trump tweets against Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” …


Hicks acknowledges ‘white lies’ for Trump, but not on Russia

White House communications director Hope Hicks acknowledged to a House intelligence panel that she has occasionally told “white lies” for President Donald Trump but has not lied about anything relevant …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn’t keep quiet

Harshly criticized yet again by his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday abandoned his usual stony silence and pushed back against President Donald Trump for saying Sessions’ response to …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions in Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks declined to answer questions about her time in the White House during a nine-hour, closed-door interview with the House intelligence committee Tuesday, saying …


Education agency investigates Michigan State over Nassar

The Education Department has opened an investigation into how Michigan State University handled allegations of sexual assault against Dr. Larry Nassar.


Panama’s government steps into Trump hotel dispute

Panama’s government said Monday it was formally investigating a complaint that executives for President Donald Trump’s family hotel business were illegally occupying a 70-story luxury Trump hotel amid a management …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative …


Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case

New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial later …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.


Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust U.S. indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Former Trump aide Gates to plead guilty, agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say

A former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days – and has made it clear to prosecutors that he would testify against …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Bannon on Hill for closed-door interview in Russia probe

Under threat of subpoena, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview. Bannon’s talking to the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating allegations of …


Judge in Manafort case chides lawyers over sealed filings

The judge presiding over the criminal prosecutions of two of the men charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation chided lawyers Wednesday for the number of sealed filings they’ve …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Toronto police: remains of 6 found in serial killer probe

Police in Toronto have recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Trump lashes out at Schiff over Russia probe memo

President Donald Trump traded insults with the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Monday, a day after Democrats and Republicans said Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn’t clear Trump in probe

Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday that a GOP-produced congressional memo on FBI surveillance powers did not clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, and they expressed hope that …


Priebus denies that Trump wanted to fire Mueller

Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff, said Sunday that he “never felt that the president was going to fire the special counsel,” disputing a report in The …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

House intel committee votes to release classified memo

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump favors “full transparency” as Republicans on the House intelligence committee move toward an unprecedented vote on whether to release classified information …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Republicans in Congress divided over protecting Mueller from being fired by Trump

Republicans in Congress were divided Sunday over protecting special counsel Robert Mueller III, with two senators embracing plans to make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to fire him …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

More than 20 WH employees talked to Mueller, lawyer says

The Senate Judiciary Committee is finishing its investigation into a June 2016 meeting between Russians and President Donald Trump’s campaign, and the Republican chairman of that panel says he wants …