Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trump Russia Probe

In this July 18, 2016 file photo, then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort walks around the convention floor before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

BY CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, whose past foreign political work has been swept into the investigations into Russian interference ...
FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, lashed out at Blumenthal, calling him a "phony Vietnam con artist" after the lawmaker expressed concerns about the Justice Department's pursuit of leakers and embraced a special counsel's probe of Russia meddling in the election and possible collusion with Trump campaign officials.

BY DONNA CASSATA WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, calling him a “phony Vietnam con artist” after the lawmaker expressed concerns about the Justice Department’s pursuit of leakers and embraced a ...
In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.

BY CHAD DAY and STEPHEN BRAUN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, disclosed a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, according to ...
In this April 29, 20111, file photo, Attorney John Dowd walks in New York.

BY ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the key lawyers in President Donald Trump’s corner navigated a popular United States senator through crisis, produced a damning investigative report that drove a baseball star from the game and, early in ...
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

BY KEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back on a report that President Donald Trump dictated the July 8 statement in which his son, Donald Trump Jr., described a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer. ...
In this July 24, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington to meet behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law told a group of congressional interns that the Trump campaign couldn’t have colluded with Russia because the team was too dysfunctional and disorganized to coordinate with a foreign government. The ...
In this July 20, 2017 file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen through glass panels, one of which is webbed with cracks, from below the Capitol Visitors Center, in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Democratic senators is introducing legislation to crack down on lobbyists who fail to disclose their work on behalf of foreign governments. The legislation being introduced Monday would ensure the Justice Department has the authority ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions boards his plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, July 27, 2017 At Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of “holy hell” to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. ...
President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the fate of his once-close ally remained very much in doubt. Trump’s criticisms of Sessions ...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, joined at left by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, leads a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on attempts to influence American elections, with a focus on Russian meddling in the last presidential race.

BY ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts ...
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