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First Russia-Trump charges are special counsel warning shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is warning everyone in President Donald Trump's orbit: If they lie about contacts between his election campaign and Russians, they could end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges.

Oct. 31, 2017 12:34 PM EDT
First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump's former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries.

Oct. 31, 2017 1:47 AM EDT
Trump Jr. to speak privately Thursday to Senate staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's oldest son was expected to meet privately on Thursday with a Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, several senators said.

Sep. 6, 2017 7:14 PM EDT
Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio over federal conviction

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump spared former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a possible jail sentence on Friday by pardoning the recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols, reversing what critics saw as a long-awaited comeuppance for a lawman who escaped accountability for headline-grabbing tactics during his tenure as metropolitan Phoenix's top law enforcer.

Aug. 25, 2017 10:38 PM EDT
What could happen if Jeff Sessions is pushed out of office?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's startlingly public criticism of Jeff Sessions over the last week suggests an effort to pressure the attorney general into resigning with a possible eye toward replacing him and ending the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Jul. 25, 2017 7:11 PM EDT
Lawmakers intend to question Trump campaign chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scope of congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest came into sharper focus on Wednesday as lawmakers said they intended to question the former chairman of the Trump campaign and to determine whether Russian social media "trolls" were connected to Trump's election efforts.

Jul. 12, 2017 9:46 PM EDT
Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.

Jun. 14, 2017 11:01 PM EDT
A look at James Comey's memorable moments on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey's appearance Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee, during which he's expected to describe his encounters with President Donald Trump in the weeks before he was fired as FBI director, is one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in years.

Jun. 8, 2017 4:18 AM EDT
A look at James Comey's memorable moments on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey's appearance Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee, during which he's expected to describe his encounters with President Donald Trump in the weeks before he was fired as FBI director, is one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in years.

Jun. 7, 2017 3:26 AM EDT
A look at James Comey's memorable moments on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey's appearance Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee, during which he's expected to describe his encounters with President Donald Trump in the weeks before he was fired as FBI director, is one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in years.

Jun. 6, 2017 11:38 PM EDT
Special counsel abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House.

May. 18, 2017 7:46 AM EDT
Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect.

May. 18, 2017 6:35 AM EDT
Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump's associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week's abrupt firing of James Comey.

May. 17, 2017 10:11 PM EDT
Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats may trot out any number of demands or maneuvers to influence the selection of the next director of the FBI, here's a reality check: Republican President Donald Trump fired James Comey, and he and his party will decide who's next.

May. 15, 2017 7:11 PM EDT
Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Mar. 28, 2017 2:24 PM EDT
Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election.

Mar. 2, 2017 10:17 PM EST
Racial issues likely to come up at Sessions' Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, is likely to rehash racially charged allegations that derailed his efforts to become a federal judge and made him a symbol of black-voter intimidation under the Reagan administration.

Nov. 19, 2016 12:28 PM EST
Racial issues likely to come up at Sessions' Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, is likely to rehash racially charged allegations that derailed his efforts to become a federal judge and made him a symbol of black-voter intimidation under the Reagan administration.

Nov. 19, 2016 7:59 AM EST
Senate hearing for Sessions likely to revisit racial issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, is likely to rehash racially charged allegations that derailed his efforts to become a federal judge and made him a symbol of black-voter intimidation under the Reagan administration.

Nov. 18, 2016 6:21 PM EST
Trump could reshape Justice Department's civil rights focus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Donald Trump administration could radically reshape the Justice Department, particularly civil rights efforts that became one of its most pressing and high-profile priorities over the past eight years.

Nov. 11, 2016 6:00 PM EST
FBI chief: No charges for Clinton after new emails reviewed

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey told Congress in a letter sent Sunday that a review of newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails has "not changed our conclusions" from earlier this year that she should not face charges.

Nov. 6, 2016 9:00 PM EST
Warrant to search newly found emails obtained by FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Oct. 31, 2016 6:37 AM EDT
If elected, Clinton faces awkward coexistence with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The relationship between James Comey and Hillary Clinton was never going to be tension-free, not when Comey's FBI had conducted an election-year criminal investigation into the Democratic presidential candidate's email practices.

Oct. 31, 2016 3:56 AM EDT
If elected, Clinton faces awkward coexistence with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The relationship between James Comey and Hillary Clinton was never going to be tension-free, not when Comey's FBI had conducted an election-year criminal investigation into the Democratic presidential candidate's email practices.

Oct. 31, 2016 3:02 AM EDT
Official: FBI obtains warrant to search newly found emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Oct. 31, 2016 12:02 AM EDT
If elected, Clinton faces awkward coexistence with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The relationship between James Comey and Hillary Clinton was never going to be tension-free, not when Comey's FBI had conducted an election-year criminal investigation into the Democratic presidential candidate's email practices.

Oct. 30, 2016 9:43 PM EDT
A look at the latest FBI news on the Clinton email case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's announcement that it recently came upon new emails that may be pertinent to the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation raised more questions than answers.

Oct. 29, 2016 2:28 AM EDT
FBI investigating new emails for classified information

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides.

Oct. 28, 2016 10:45 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Homegrown Extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE : Radical Islamic militancy that has sustained itself for decades overseas has inspired a series of attacks on U.

Oct. 22, 2016 2:29 AM EDT
FBI, State Dept. official say no talk of email quid pro quo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A now-retired FBI agent and a State Department official involved in a discussion over the classification of information in one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails said Tuesday they had discussed mutual agency requests but had not linked the two as a bargain, as another FBI employee had reported.

Oct. 18, 2016 6:09 PM EDT
State aide sought to change classification of Clinton email

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official asked for the FBI's help last year to change the classification level of an email from Hillary Clinton's private server in a proposed bargain described as a "quid pro quo" that would have allowed the FBI to deploy more agents in foreign countries, according to bureau records released Monday.

Oct. 17, 2016 12:24 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Homegrown Extremism

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Radical Islamic militancy that has sustained itself for decades overseas has inspired a series of attacks on U.

Oct. 10, 2016 11:07 PM EDT
FBI publishes notes on Clinton's use of private email

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton told the FBI she relied on her staff not to send emails containing classified information to the private email server she used as secretary of state.

Sep. 3, 2016 3:06 AM EDT
FBI publishes notes on Clinton's use of private email

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton told the FBI she relied on her staff not to send emails containing classified information to the private email server she used as secretary of state.

Sep. 2, 2016 8:00 PM EDT
Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign uses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect.

Jul. 30, 2016 3:13 AM EDT

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