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Analysis shows 12% could vote without paper backup in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking.

Aug. 13, 2019 8:56 AM EDT
AP Explains: Congress' fight over election security bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — While House Democrats are haggling over whether to consider impeachment of President Donald Trump, Senate Democrats are focusing on a different angle in former special counsel Robert Mueller's report — securing future elections from foreign interference.

Aug. 3, 2019 8:56 AM EDT
Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information.

Jun. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT
Congress could get Mueller report in April, Graham says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he's combing through special counsel Robert Mueller's report, removing classified and other information in hopes of releasing it to Congress in April.

Mar. 27, 2019 3:45 PM EDT
Former Trump business adviser to testify before House panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-born former business adviser to President Donald Trump will speak to two House committees next week as Democrats begin to gather information in multiple wide-ranging investigations of the president.

Mar. 21, 2019 12:44 PM EDT
Who's getting document requests from House Dems in new probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of people with connections to President Donald Trump and his associates will receive document requests this week, as the House Judiciary Committee starts a broad new probe looking at possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

Mar. 5, 2019 8:11 AM EST
Who's hearing from House Democrats: Trump's family, business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of people with connections to President Donald Trump and his associates will receive document requests this week, as the House Judiciary Committee starts a broad new probe looking at possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

Mar. 4, 2019 7:23 PM EST
Cohen sticks to Trump accusations, shaking off GOP criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaking off criticism from House Republicans, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer declared under oath Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time and embraced the news when told that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Feb. 27, 2019 1:07 PM EST
Cohen prepared testimony: Trump is 'racist,' 'liar,' 'cheat'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer is preparing to tell a House committee Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to his rival Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and that he is a "racist," a "conman" and a "cheat.

Feb. 27, 2019 1:26 AM EST
Democrats launch new probe of Trump's finances, Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee will launch a broad new investigation looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump's foreign financial interests, Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday, moving ahead with the aggressive oversight that Democrats have promised now that they are in the majority.

Feb. 6, 2019 4:14 PM EST
Congress to probe report Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project during the 2016 election.

Jan. 18, 2019 11:40 AM EST
Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee.

Dec. 18, 2018 12:40 AM EST
Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department's decisions during the 2016 presidential election.

Dec. 7, 2018 9:39 PM EST
AP voter poll shows focus on Trump, immigration, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care, immigration and President Donald Trump were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:21 PM EST
Papadopoulos wants immunity to testify before Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, is asking for immunity to testify before the Senate intelligence committee.

Oct. 26, 2018 11:57 AM EDT
Without evidence, Trump says Russia will favor Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show he's taking the threat of Russian interference seriously, President Donald Trump claimed without evidence Tuesday that Moscow will be "fighting very hard" to help Democrats win in the 2018 midterm elections.

Jul. 24, 2018 5:54 PM EDT
5 takeaways from the Russian election hacking indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the American presidential election entered the final stretch in 2016, a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were scattered throughout Moscow, unleashing a massive cyber operation to disrupt the vote.

Jul. 14, 2018 12:27 AM EDT
5 takeaways from the Russian election hacking indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the American presidential election entered the final stretch in 2016, a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were scattered throughout Moscow, unleashing a massive cyber operation to disrupt the vote.

Jul. 13, 2018 7:41 PM EDT
Shouting, insults as FBI agent faces angry Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions.

Jul. 13, 2018 7:36 AM EDT
FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions.

Jul. 12, 2018 10:56 PM EDT
FBI report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the FBI investigated both candidates running for president in 2016, two FBI employees exchanged thousands of personal texts and messages that included a running political commentary — including newly released messages in which one of them expressed a desire to "stop" the election of Donald Trump.

Jun. 15, 2018 2:05 PM EDT
DOJ offers new briefing as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will offer a third classified briefing for lawmakers next week as House Republicans push for documents related to the use of an FBI informant who spoke to members of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016.

Jun. 7, 2018 8:26 AM EDT
Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the FBI planted a 'spy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he agrees there is no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to hurt his chances at the polls.

Jun. 7, 2018 12:09 AM 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
Facebook ads show Russian effort to stoke political division

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia's attempt to sow racial and political division in the United States before and after the 2016 election.

May. 10, 2018 3:05 PM EDT
Zuckerberg discloses Facebook working with Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed Tuesday his company is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign — and working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users' private information by a Trump campaign-affiliated data-mining company.

Apr. 10, 2018 6:39 PM EDT
Democrats release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

Feb. 25, 2018 4:55 AM EST
Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

Feb. 24, 2018 9:17 PM EST
Democratic memo on Russia probe under White House review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memo written by Democrats on the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation of Russian election interference was under review Tuesday at the White House, where President Donald Trump will decide whether to allow the public to read it.

Feb. 6, 2018 11:41 AM EST
Trump chides Feinstein, urges GOP to control Russia probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of being "underhanded and a disgrace" for disclosing details of a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia during the campaign.

Jan. 10, 2018 12:59 PM EST
Senate Russia probe looking into 2016 candidate Jill Stein

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has asked for documents from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as part of its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, adding another new thread to the panel's investigation as it heads into next year.

Dec. 19, 2017 5:32 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
Senate Judiciary presses Kushner in Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee are saying President Donald Trump's son-in-law hasn't been fully forthcoming with the panel's probe into Russian election interference, asking him to provide emails sent to him involving WikiLeaks and a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite.

Nov. 16, 2017 6:05 PM EST
As panel questions Trump associates, GOP launches new probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday launched new probes into the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's emails, prompting accusations from Democrats who said the moves were meant as a "massive diversion" from investigations into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Oct. 24, 2017 9:20 PM EDT
Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump's associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Sep. 25, 2017 7:50 AM EDT

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