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WASHINGTON | Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he “chose to make false statements” and did not need a warning that it was against the law to do so. The filing from special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON | Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s office pushed back Friday at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he agreed on his own to meet with federal agents and did not need a warning that it was against the law to lie to them. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

DETROIT | Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

DETROIT  — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first lady was greeted with smiles, looks of astonishment and applause after entering the second floor of the building where … Continue reading DETROIT | Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

WASHINGTON | Flynn to make arguments against prison time in Russia probe

WASHINGTON— Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump‘s former national security adviser, are poised to ask a judge to spare him prison time in a sentencing memorandum due by the end of Tuesday. Defense lawyers are expected to echo arguments from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that Flynn has been so cooperative with investigators, meeting … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn to make arguments against prison time in Russia probe

ANKARA, Turkey | Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan’s comments on Saturday were the first public confirmation of the existence of recordings of the … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

WASHINGTON  — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

MANCHESTER, N.H. | Baldwin urges ‘overthrow’ of Trump government via voting

MANCHESTER, N.H.  — Actor Alec Baldwin says voters should see the Nov. 6 midterm elections as an opportunity to peacefully “overthrow the government of Donald Trump.” Baldwin spoke Sunday night at a fundraising dinner for the New Hampshire Democratic Party a night after returning to “Saturday Night Live” to portray the president. He says on … Continue reading MANCHESTER, N.H. | Baldwin urges ‘overthrow’ of Trump government via voting

WASHINGTON | House judiciary panel subpoenas memos kept by McCabe at FBI

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the Justice Department for memos written by former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe. The committee is also demanding documents related to the FBI’s application to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. McCabe kept memos of his interactions with President Donald Trump. He … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House judiciary panel subpoenas memos kept by McCabe at FBI