FBI deputy director

WASHINGTON | FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

WASHINGTON  — The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation over text messages criticizing President Donald Trump. Former agent Peter Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team a year ago after the text messages were first discovered, and the FBI had been reviewing his employment. Strzok’s lawyer … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

WASHINGTON | Ex-FBI deputy director ‘disappointed’ in Comey comments

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, is “very upset and disappointed” by comments made by his former boss James Comey that contradict his account of a disclosure to the news media, McCabe’s lawyer said Friday. “Andy has at all times attempted to, and believes he’s been successful in, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-FBI deputy director ‘disappointed’ in Comey comments

AP FACT CHECK: Trump strains truth in tweets on Russia probe

WASHINGTON /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s latest barrage of tweets attacking investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election stretched the bounds of credulity, from false claims that “no crime” had been uncovered to assertions that his campaign had been cleared of collusion with Russia. That’s what The Associated Press found when … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump strains truth in tweets on Russia probe

The Latest: Trump claims political bias in Russia probe

WASHINGTON /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, and the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local): 9:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is reviving concerns that the special counsel team investigating Russian election interference may be biased against him. Trump … Continue reading The Latest: Trump claims political bias in Russia probe

Trump criticizes FBI deputy director as he plans retirement

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  President Donald Trump again questioned the impartiality of the deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, who is planning to retire from the bureau in the months ahead after being buffeted by attacks over alleged anti-Trump bias in the agency. In a tweet Saturday, the president … Continue reading Trump criticizes FBI deputy director as he plans retirement