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Nation Dec 01Trump aides caught in web of deception over Russia contacts
One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador.
Politics Nov 26Associate of Roger Stone says he’ll reject plea offer in Mueller probe
Jerome Corsi, a conservative author who has pushed conspiracy theories, told news organizations he planned to reject a potential plea deal with prosecutors because it would force him to admit to willfully lying, which he insisted he did not do.
Politics Nov 20Trump answered Mueller probe questions in writing, lawyers say
The step is a milestone in a months-long negotiation between Trump's attorneys and special counsel Robert Mueller's team over whether and when the president would sit for an interview.
Politics Nov 193 Democratic senators sue over Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as attorney general
Whitaker was chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and was elevated to the top job after Sessions was ousted by President Donald Trump on Nov. 7.
Politics Nov 16WikiLeaks chief could see charges, U.S. court filing suggests
The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that suggests prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.
Politics Nov 14WATCH: Acting AG Whitaker addresses opioids at Iowa summit
The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump violated the law and Constitution by making Whitaker the country's…
Politics Nov 13Lawsuit challenges Trump’s appointment of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker
In their filing, lawyers in the office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh argue that the job should have gone to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein instead of to Matthew Whitaker.
Politics Nov 09WATCH: ‘I don’t know Matt Whitaker,’ Trump says of new acting attorney general
President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from his new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, whose past business ties and comments on the Russia investigation and other topics have drawn scrutiny.
Politics Nov 07Jeff Sessions out as attorney general
Sessions announced his resignation in a letter to President Donald Trump. He said the resignation came at "your request."…
Politics Nov 07WATCH: McConnell says Kavanaugh fight helped GOP retain Senate majority
In Tuesday's elections, McConnell said, the contentious, partisan fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was "very helpful" in winning Senate seats, like an "adrenaline shot" for GOP voters.