ERIC TUCKER

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.

Jun. 14, 2018 11:50 PM EDT
Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence bracing for more.

May. 22, 2018 6:33 PM EDT
Watchdog report to fault FBI for Clinton probe delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — An upcoming report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize senior FBI leaders for not moving quickly enough to review a trove of Hillary Clinton emails discovered late in the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the findings.

May. 21, 2018 6:01 PM EDT
Unapologetic Trump Jr.: Not troubled that I met with Russian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump's son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in hopes of election-season dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to transcripts released Wednesday.

May. 16, 2018 11:25 PM EDT
Russian company attacks Mueller indictment as baseless

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian company indicted in the special counsel investigation attacked the case in an acerbic court filing Monday that accused the government of inventing a "make-believe crime.

May. 14, 2018 6:27 PM EDT
Trump rips Comey, says he won't be involved in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he "won't be involved" in the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, even as he warned he could change his mind, blasted his own Justice Department and accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying about Trump's eyebrow-raising trip to Moscow in 2013.

Apr. 26, 2018 2:11 PM EDT
Trump believes he can fire Mueller, White House says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for records about payments to a former Playboy playmate and to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who both claim to have had affairs with Trump.

Apr. 10, 2018 3:19 PM EDT
Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Apr. 9, 2018 10:58 PM EDT
Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Feb. 17, 2018 9:21 AM EST
Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Feb. 16, 2018 10:05 PM EST
FBI's McCabe, a frequent Trump target, abruptly leaves post

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a target of frequent and aggressive criticism by President Donald Trump, abruptly stepped down from his position Monday ahead of his planned retirement this spring.

Jan. 29, 2018 6:04 PM EST
Manafort sues to challenge Mueller's mandate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Jan. 4, 2018 7:31 AM EST
Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Jan. 3, 2018 6:46 PM EST
FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday.

Dec. 13, 2017 4:25 AM EST
FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday.

Dec. 13, 2017 12:56 AM EST
As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he'd morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of a new grandchild, swapping cheerful observations about babies with a longtime friend and fellow grandfather.

Dec. 12, 2017 3:25 PM EST
Email sent to Trumps included public WikiLeaks information

WASHINGTON (AP) — An email sent to President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had already made public a day earlier.

Dec. 8, 2017 5:10 PM EST
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

Pages