FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON | AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON —Jan 14, 2019—  President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “fatally misconceived,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON | Trump’s AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work

WASHINGTON— Jan 14, 2019—President Donald Trump‘s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. “I believe it is in the best interest of everyone — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work

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 | Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

WASHINGTON — “Truth isn’t truth,” says President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, explaining why he’s wary about pushing the president into an interview that he says could be a perjury trap. Giuliani’s statement is reminiscent of a comment from another Trump aide last year about “alternative facts.” Giuliani used the line “truth isn’t truth” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: ‘Truth isn’t truth’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump’s summer: Do not call it a vacation

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. But wait, don’t call it a vacation. Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping, let alone taking time off, is mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and dinners. And he’s soaking up advice from … Continue reading BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump’s summer: Do not call it a vacation

WASHINGTON | Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest and “unbounded by law and regulation” as they sought to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement leader they see as a critical … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller

WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Comey ‘insubordinate,’ not biased in Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. But it also found there was no evidence that Comey’s or the department’s final conclusions … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Comey ‘insubordinate,’ not biased in Clinton probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Watchdog report faults Comey as ‘insubordinate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Justice Department has issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The report released Thursday calls former … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Watchdog report faults Comey as ‘insubordinate’