2016 election

WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump almost alone in view of Russia meddling

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said he sees no reason why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election. Minutes earlier, on the same platform, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a reason, even while denying Moscow ever meddled: He wanted Trump to win. A sampling of their statements Monday: TRUMP on his intelligence officials: “They … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump almost alone in view of Russia meddling

HELSINKI  | The Latest: Trump says Putin meeting will go ‘fine’

HELSINKI  — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:15 a.m. President Donald Trump says his upcoming meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin will go “fine.” Trump made the brief prediction Monday at a breakfast at Finland’s presidential residence in Helsinki. He was meeting with Finland’s President Sauli … Continue reading HELSINKI  | The Latest: Trump says Putin meeting will go ‘fine’

WASHINGTON  | Partisan divide on full display in hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — The long-awaited questioning of the FBI agent at the heart of the 2016 election probe was always expected to be one for the history books. But Congress outdid itself. After 10 hours of finger-pointing, F-bomb reading and in-your-face testimony between special agent Peter Strzok and a joint panel of 70 lawmakers, the partisan … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Partisan divide on full display in hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tax ‘miracle,’ immigration flip-flops

WASHINGTON  — Boasting about his tax cuts, President Donald Trump inflated his role in boosting the economy to mythical proportions, claiming full credit for U.S. growth that was already in the making and ignoring the reality of a mounting deficit.  On immigration, he and administration officials repeatedly spread questionable alarms by linking weak border enforcement … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tax ‘miracle,’ immigration flip-flops

WASHINGTON  | Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to ‘SPYGATE’

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation Wednesday, saying the FBI has been caught in a “MAJOR spy scandal” over their use of a secret informant to determine whether some of Trump’s campaign aides were working with Russia ahead of the 2016 election. “SPYGATE could be one of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to ‘SPYGATE’