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WASHINGTON | AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The plan was crafted in the chaotic days after Comey … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

WASHINGTON | Manafort denies lying to investigators after plea agreement

WASHINGTON —Jan 23, 2019—  President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman on Wednesday denied allegations he lied to investigators after he began cooperating with them. Lawyers for Paul Manafort submitted a heavily redacted 10-page filing aimed at knocking down claims by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that he intentionally lied and breached his plea agreement. Manafort’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort denies lying to investigators after plea agreement

WASHINGTON | Trump’s attorney general nominee: ‘I will not be bullied’

WASHINGTON—Jan 15, 2019— Vowing “I will not be bullied,” President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s attorney general nominee: ‘I will not be bullied’

WASHINGTON | Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON — The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours of closed-door questioning. Comey did not identify the Americans but said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON | House committee releases transcript of Comey interview

WASHINGTON — A House committee has released a transcript of its closed-door interview of former FBI director James Comey. The House Judiciary Committee made the document public on Saturday, just 24 hours after privately grilling the fired FBI chief about investigative decisions related to Hillary Clinton’s email server and President Donald Trump’s campaign. The transcript … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House committee releases transcript of Comey interview

WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

WASHINGTON  — William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, two people familiar with the president’s selection process said Thursday. The appointment of a new attorney general would come at a precarious time as special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

WASHINGTON | Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

WASHINGTON — Spinning off from the special counsel’s Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation had been quiet for months since special counsel Robert Mueller referred it … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

WASHINGTON | Lawyers spar over House subpoena for ex-FBI director Comey

WASHINGTON— James Comey’s lawyer urged a judge Friday to block a subpoena requiring that the former FBI director submit to a private interview before a House panel, arguing that Republican lawmakers want to take shots in a “dark alley.” But a lawyer for Congress said committees are free to conduct investigations as they please and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyers spar over House subpoena for ex-FBI director Comey

WASHINGTON | Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted Thursday he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he had pursued on Trump’s behalf during the heat of the 2016 Republican campaign. He said he did so to be consistent with Trump’s “political messaging.” Cohen’s guilty plea makes clear that prosecutors believe that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

WASHINGTON | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces charges under seal

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has filed charges under seal against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a person familiar with the matter confirmed Friday after prosecutors inadvertently tipped off the information in a court filing. Any charges against Assange, who has been taking cover for years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, could help illuminate whether … Continue reading WASHINGTON | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces charges under seal

Sensera Systems Integrates Real-Time Site Monitoring Technology with Procore

  GOLDEN, COLO./ NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (STL.News) Sensera Systems, the market leader in cloud-based construction monitoring and site security, announced today a new integration partnership with Procore, a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction. Sensera will offer hands-on demonstrations of the SiteCloud platform and cameras at Groundbreak in Austin, TX, November 13-15, 2018 at … Continue reading Sensera Systems Integrates Real-Time Site Monitoring Technology with Procore

WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — Matthew Whitaker has warned that Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation risks “going too far” and supported limits on the prosecutor’s power. President Donald Trump couldn’t agree more. So the loyalty-loving Trump on Wednesday dumped Jeff Sessions from the helm of the Justice Department and replaced him, for now, with the onetime college football player … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Trump forces out Jeff Sessions in midterm election fallout

WASHINGTON— Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump forces out Jeff Sessions in midterm election fallout

WASHINGTON | DNA, fingerprint match: How FBI uncovered bomb suspect’s ID

WASHINGTON — In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: DJ’ing in a nightclub where he’d found work in the last two months. As he entertained patrons at the Ultra Gentlemen’s Club, he could not have known that lab technicians and agents … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DNA, fingerprint match: How FBI uncovered bomb suspect’s ID

WASHINGTON | Man detained in Florida in mail-bomb case

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities took a man into custody Friday in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages, the Justice Department said. Law enforcement officers were seen on television examining a white van, its windows covered with an assortment of stickers, in the city of Plantation in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Man detained in Florida in mail-bomb case

WASHINGTON | Investigators zero in on crude bombs as clues to motive

WASHINGTON  — Investigators probing crude pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump are trying to determine whether the devices were intended to detonate or simply to sow fear, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press Thursday. The officials said the devices were not rigged like a booby-trapped package bomb that would explode … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investigators zero in on crude bombs as clues to motive

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Biden package similar to packages that had bombs

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A law enforcement official says a package addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden appears similar to packages containing bombs sent to prominent Democrats and has been intercepted at a Delaware mail facility. The official wasn’t authorized … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Biden package similar to packages that had bombs

WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

WASHINGTON— An American pastor may soon be released after two years of captivity in Turkey. A person involved in efforts to free Andrew Brunson say the 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina could be freed at his next court appearance on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because officials had not yet reached … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

WASHINGTON | Who was questioned by the FBI in the Kavanaugh probe?

WASHINGTON  — The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview. Investigation details have not been publicly disclosed. Republicans say the probe was thorough and reinforces their support of President Donald Trump’s nominee. But … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Who was questioned by the FBI in the Kavanaugh probe?

WASHINGTON | White House gives FBI freer rein in Kavanaugh investigation

WASHINGTON — The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The new guidance, described to The Associated Press by a person familiar with it, was issued to the FBI over the weekend in response … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House gives FBI freer rein in Kavanaugh investigation

WASHINGTON | Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports he’d discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. A person familiar with the situation says Rosenstein agreed to the meeting during a call Thursday evening with the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers

WASHINGTON | Trump says he prefer not to fire deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he would “certainly prefer not” to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department’s No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed to him in a New York Times report, including that he had discussed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he prefer not to fire deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON | Trump: I’d ‘certainly prefer not’ to fire Rosenstein

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would “certainly prefer not” to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department’s No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed to him in a New York Times report, including that he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: I’d ‘certainly prefer not’ to fire Rosenstein

WASHINGTON | AP Source: Mueller OK with some written responses from Trump

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is willing to accept written responses from President Donald Trump regarding any potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. That’s according to a person familiar with a letter Mueller sent to Trump’s legal team last Friday. The person says the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Source: Mueller OK with some written responses from Trump

WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos say Donald Trump “nodded with approval” when Papadopoulos suggested he could facilitate a meeting between the Republican candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin. That contention is in a sentencing memorandum filed late Friday night. Defense lawyers are seeking probation for Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

WASHINGTON | Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

WASHINGTON — A juror in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from convicting the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts. The jury on Tuesday found Manafort guilty on eight counts. The judge declared a mistrial on 10 counts the jury was deadlocked on. Juror Paula Duncan tells … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction