Friday, June 23, 2017

James Comey

President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington.

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, speaking up on Twitter after a month-long ...
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

BY VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn’t try to stop it. “By the ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

BY ERIC TUCKER and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday he’s seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller, the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee an investigation into potential coordination ...
In this June 19, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY JILL COLVIN and JULIE BYKOWICZ WASHINGTON (AP) — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign. As ...
Former FBI director James Comey recounts a series of conversations with President Donald Trump as he testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

BY ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — So what’s next for James Comey? The former FBI director boldly challenged the president who fired him, accused the Trump administration of lying and supplied material that could be used to build a case ...
In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign has sparked questions, agreed Saturday, June 10, to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election.

BY HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing to face former Senate colleagues over his role in the controversy around ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, part of an escalating investigation into possible Russian meddling ...
Former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — When former FBI Director James Comey revealed that he orchestrated a disclosure of damaging details about his conversations with President Donald Trump, he demonstrated his savvy use of media and his ...
Eric Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr., executive vice presidents of The Trump Organization, pose for a photograph at an event for Scion Hotels, a division of Trump hotels, Monday, June 5, 2017, in New York.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son says allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia is “the greatest hoax of all time.” In an interview with ABC News that aired Tuesday, Eric Trump asserted that the Trumps ...
In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left.

BY SADIE GURMAN, ERIC TUCKER and JEFF HORWITZ WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and ...
In this May 3, 2017 file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY ERIC TUCKER and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey, fired last month as FBI director amid a federal investigation into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign, is set to testify next Thursday at a highly anticipated congressional ...
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