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White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances

April 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) The White House released financial disclosures for many of its senior officials Friday — a group of some of the wealthiest people ever to join a presidential administration. The documents provide a snapshot of what the employees’ finances looked like when they joined government service in January, but they do not … Continue reading White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances

Sessions: Ferguson emblem of tense relationship with police

ST. LOUIS/March 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Ferguson, Missouri, has become “an emblem of the tense relationship” between law enforcement and those it serves, especially minority communities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday during a visit to St. Louis. Sessions, speaking to a gathering of law enforcement leaders at the federal courthouse that sits roughly 12 … Continue reading Sessions: Ferguson emblem of tense relationship with police

Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH

WASHINGTON/March 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of real estate investments — part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets — while they serve in White House jobs, according to financial disclosures released publicly late Friday. Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser, resigned from more … Continue reading Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH

Trump’s approach to intel agencies shows anxiety, distrust

WASHINGTON/March 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The White House’s handling of intelligence reports on the Russia investigation has been labeled unorthodox and, to the Democrats, suspicious. But when it comes to Donald Trump’s relationship with his spy agencies, that’s par for the course. Since taking office, Trump has challenged the integrity of intelligence officials, moved to … Continue reading Trump’s approach to intel agencies shows anxiety, distrust

Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

WASHINGTON/March 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump urged his former national security adviser to strike an immunity deal Friday, even as congressional investigators rebuffed Michael Flynn’s offer of cooperation in exchange for protection from prosecution. Trump tweeted that Flynn, the adviser he fired in February, should ask for immunity because he’s facing “a witch … Continue reading Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

WASHINGTON/March 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The White House refused Thursday to say whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican lawmaker, fueling concerns about political interference in the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off the growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view … Continue reading White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

Amid US’ Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

WASHINGTON/March 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — As America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan’s future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict. Uncertain … Continue reading Amid US’ Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

WASHINGTON/March 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year’s presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee’s top Democrat says. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia spoke ahead of a committee session Thursday that will address how the Kremlin allegedly uses technology to … Continue reading Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics