potential coordination

WASHINGTON | Judge set to address Comey’s challenge of House subpoena

WASHINGTON  — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for Friday to address former FBI Director James Comey’s challenge of a subpoena from the House of Representatives. Comey was subpoenaed to appear before the Republican led-House Judiciary Committee to discuss decisions made by the FBI in 2016, including a call not to recommend criminal charges … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge set to address Comey’s challenge of House subpoena

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Sunday rejected a last-minute bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and ordered him to surrender Monday as scheduled. Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court had ruled in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON | Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker’s naming as acting AG

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker‘s appointment as acting attorney general. The 20-page opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel, which provides advice to executive branch agencies, is aimed at addressing concerns from Democrats and even some Republicans that President Donald Trump violated … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker’s naming as acting AG

NEW YORK | Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

NEW YORK — A protest in New York City has drawn several hundred people calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. The protesters gathered in Times Square on Thursday night and chanted slogans including “Hands off Mueller” and “Nobody’s above the law” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

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