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WASHINGTON | FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

WASHINGTON — An FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions of partisan bias will tell lawmakers Thursday that his work has never been tainted by politics and that the intense scrutiny he is facing represents “just another victory notch in Putin’s belt,” according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Peter Strzok, who … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

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

FBI Director Christopher Wray Announces Five Senior Executives

WASHINGTON – FBI Director Christopher Wray has named executives to five senior leadership positions: Ryan T. Young as special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division for the Los Angeles Field Office; Gary A. Loeffert as special agent in charge of the Buffalo Field Office; Gregory Ehrie as special agent in charge of the Newark … Continue reading FBI Director Christopher Wray Announces Five Senior Executives

WASHINGTON | Comey dismisses House report that found no Russia collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey is dismissing a House Intelligence Committee report that found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Comey said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he considers the report, issued Friday by Republicans, to be a “political document.” He says the most important investigation is being … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey dismisses House report that found no Russia collusion

NEW YORK | Trump praises CNN’s Cooper for Comey town hall

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has found something to like about CNN, and it’s Anderson Cooper. The president has been a relentless media critic during his time in office, particularly of CNN. But he said in an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that he watched Cooper host a town hall meeting … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump praises CNN’s Cooper for Comey town hall

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s shifting rationale for firing Comey

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time. He also erred, though by just a hair, in claiming a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s shifting rationale for firing Comey

WASHINGTON | Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’

WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’

WASHINGTON | Trump unloads on Comey ahead of ex-FBI director’s interview

WASHINGTON | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of rage against James Comey on Sunday over his forthcoming memoir, calling him “slippery,” insisting he never asked Comey for loyalty and labeling him “the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” Trump fired off a series of tweets ahead of the airing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump unloads on Comey ahead of ex-FBI director’s interview