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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Trump ‘looking forward’ to being questioned under oath

President Donald Trump declared he’s “looking forward” to being questioned – under oath – in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and Trump’s possible obstruction in the firing …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said Tuesday, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

WH claiming sweeping ‘executive privilege’ in Russia probes

President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former …


Bannon hires lawyer as he prepares for Russia-related congressional testimony

Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon has hired prominent Washington attorney William Burck to represent him as he prepares to testify to the House Intelligence Committee about his role in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Democratic report warns of Russian meddling in Europe, U.S.

A new report by Senate Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Trump says it ‘seems unlikely’ he’ll give Mueller interview

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it “seems unlikely” that he’d give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.


Trump lawyer sues BuzzFeed for publishing Russia dossier

The longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump has filed a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed for publishing an unverified dossier of allegations about Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.


Feinstein releases Senate testimony of Glenn Simpson, whose research firm was behind the Trump-Russia dossier

Glenn R. Simpson, founder of research firm Fusion GPS, spoke to investigators with the Senate Judiciary Committee for 10 hours in August. As the partisan fight over Russian interference in …


France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

French authorities have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Mueller has expressed interest in Trump interview

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

California’s Devin Nunes reasserts authority over House Russia probe

Rep. Devin Nunes, once sidelined by an ethics inquiry from leading the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, is reasserting the full authority of his position as chairman just as the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Australian diplomat’s tip a factor in FBI’s Russia probe

An Australian diplomat’s tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, the New York Times …


Internal watchdog to probe FEMA contracts to tiny firm

The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog is investigating how a fledgling Florida company won more than $30 million in contracts for desperately needed disaster relief supplies in Puerto Rico …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Slain Australian’s family demands integrity in U.S. probe

The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in July demanded a more rigorous probe Thursday after a prosecutor cast doubts on the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

Green Party candidate says she’s cooperating in Russia probe

Former presidential candidate Jill Stein says she’s cooperating with a Senate intelligence committee probe into Russian interference in the election.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Trump says he’s not considering firing special counsel Mueller

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that …


Trump’s likely tax victory overshadowed by probe

Poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory, President Donald Trump’s team on Sunday was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Cornyn says it ‘would be a mistake’ for Trump to fire Mueller

John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, said it “would be a mistake” for President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Putin: U.S. hurts itself with “invented” Trump collusion case

Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been “invented” by Trump’s foes and have hurt …


U.S. commander orders new probe into Somalia raid

The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he’d morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Trump Jr. returning to Capitol for third Russia interview

Donald Trump Jr. will return to Capitol Hill Wednesday to talk to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Three Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional probe

Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”


Judge warns Manafort: No more op-eds about federal case

A federal judge is warning President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that he shouldn’t be trying his case in the press. That includes drafting opinion essays published in other countries.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest

Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, was heavily involved in the drafting of an opinion piece on Ukrainian politics even while under house arrest, according to documents …