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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