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Nation Oct 06Sessions issues Justice Department directive on religious objections, undercutting LGBTQ protections
Under the new policy, a claim of a violation of religious freedom would be enough to override concerns for the civil rights of LGBT people and anti-discrimination protections for women and others. The guidelines are so sweeping that experts on…
Politics Sep 20Mueller requests documents from White House in Russia probe
Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make clear at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to probe and reveal an interest in certain Trump decisions as…
Politics Sep 19Trump lawyer to testify in public hearing on Russia probe
Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.
Politics Sep 13Justice Department won’t allow FBI officials to speak to Senate panel in Russia probe
The Senate Judiciary Committee had asked in July to interview the two officials, Jim Rybicki and Carl Ghattas, and then agreed to narrow the scope of questioning after the Justice Department initially declined to make the men available.
Politics Sep 07Trump Jr. says he was ‘open’ to receiving Clinton intel, but there was ‘no collusion’ with Russians
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s eldest son told lawmakers Thursday he was open to receiving information about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications” in a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year. However, Donald Trump Jr. insisted that neither he…
Politics Sep 01Mueller team has draft letter on Comey firing
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is in possession of a letter that President Donald Trump wrote, but did not send, that laid out a rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey.
Politics Sep 01AP CHECK: Here’s how Donald Trump’s tweet about James Comey compares to facts
Trump flared up again Friday, tweeting that FBI Director James Comey exonerated Clinton months before the investigation was actually over.
Nation Aug 31Russian lobbyist testifies in secret about meeting Donald Trump Jr.
The revelation is the clearest indication yet that Mueller and his team of investigators view the meeting, which came weeks after Trump had secured the Republican presidential nomination, as a relevant inquiry point in their broader probe into Russian interference…
Nation Aug 28Lawyer: Trump organization pursued property in Russia during campaign
The attorney, Michael Cohen, said in a statement to the House intelligence committee that he worked on the real estate proposal with Felix Sater, a Russia-born associate who he said claimed to have deep connections in Moscow.
Politics Aug 25Trump pardons Arpaio, ex-sheriff convicted of defying judge’s order
President Donald Trump has pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case.