Russia Probe

WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump

WASHINGTON  — At week’s end, Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump

WASHINGTON | Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump as acting AG

WASHINGTON — At week’s end, Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump as acting AG

WASHINGTON | The Latest: FBI email shows probe of firm linked to Whitaker

WASHINGTON— The Latest on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The Wall Street Journal has published an email disclosing an FBI investigation into an invention promotion company tied to acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. The email was sent last year by an FBI victims’ specialist to someone who the newspaper says … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: FBI email shows probe of firm linked to Whitaker

WASHINGTON  | Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says ‘I don’t know’ him

WASHINGTON  — Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best Friday as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now overseeing the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says ‘I don’t know’ him

WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ departure as attorney general (all times local): 8 p.m. A coalition of 18 state attorneys general has sent a letter to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker calling on him to recuse himself from the special counsel’s Russia probe. In the letter dated Thursday, the AGs reference Whitaker’s “widely-circulated … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: State AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself

WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — Matthew Whitaker has warned that Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation risks “going too far” and supported limits on the prosecutor’s power. President Donald Trump couldn’t agree more. So the loyalty-loving Trump on Wednesday dumped Jeff Sessions from the helm of the Justice Department and replaced him, for now, with the onetime college football player … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Acting AG Whitaker has thoughts on Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON | With new Justice official, fate of Russia probe in question

WASHINGTON— Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The move Wednesday has potentially ominous implications for special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | With new Justice official, fate of Russia probe in question

WASHINGTON | Ex Trump campaign adviser may try to withdraw guilty plea

WASHINGTON — George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who admitted lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, says he’s considering withdrawing his guilty plea. In an interview Friday on “Fox & Friends,” Papadopoulos said he learned new information Thursday when he spoke to congressional investigators that he “can’t publicly disclose.” Because of that, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex Trump campaign adviser may try to withdraw guilty plea