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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Trump seized on what memo could mean even before reading it

President Donald Trump’s decision to authorize the memo’s public disclosure was extraordinary, yet part of a recent pattern. Like few of his predecessors, Trump has delivered repeated broadsides against intelligence …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Trump claims memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign’s possible Russia ties. But …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Trump says Russia-probe memo proves bias; Dems say no

House Republicans on Friday released a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump election …


Report: Trump wanted Mueller fired, backed off

President Donald Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but he backed off the order after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to …


More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team

The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team following the discovery of derogatory …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Trump’s year: Mueller looms, Congress bickers over Russia

Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, …


Trump says he’s been ‘100 percent proper’ with Russia probe

President Donald Trump said Saturday that “everything I’ve done is 100 percent proper” regarding the special counsel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and he insisted that …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Trump’s directive on recusal adds to obstruction questions

President Donald Trump’s effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel …


AP Source: Trump had lawyer urge AG against Russia recusal

President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the …


Pelosi tells Ryan to thwart any GOP move to curtail Russia probe

Republicans and Democrats are scrambling in the final days of 2017 to establish their own narratives on multiple Russia investigations and the integrity of the investigators, a partisan messaging battle …


House Democrats want financial records tied to Russia probe

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday to turn over records detailing any financial ties between President Donald Trump, his family and associates …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

FBI agent removed from Mueller probe for anti-Trump messages

A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an exchange of text messages seen as potentially anti-President …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

Source: Mueller’s team questioned Kushner about Flynn

Prosecutors working with special counsel Robert Mueller have postponed grand jury testimony related to the private business dealings of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Schiff to AP: Trump, Russia, GOP leaders threaten democracy

The top Democrat on the House committee probing Russian election meddling said Tuesday that America’s “democracy is under threat” from Russia – and also from President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Manafort attacks special counsel’s case as ‘embellished’

Accused of multiple financial crimes, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on Thursday attacked the strength of the evidence against him, saying the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Trump’s re-election campaign paid his son’s Russia-probe law firm $238,000

President Donald Trump’s re-election committee paid almost $238,000 in the third quarter to the law firm representing Donald Trump Jr. in connection with ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the …


Top House Democrat: ‘Past time’ to subpoena Comey documents

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says it may be “past time” to subpoena the White House after his panel was not provided a draft letter by President …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis …