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Politics Aug 13FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages
The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.
Politics Jul 25House conservatives launch bid to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
House Republicans have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russia investigation as well as a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.
Politics Jul 24Trump says without evidence that Russia will be ‘pushing very hard’ to help Democrats win in 2018
Trump has offered mixed messages on Russian interference in U.S. elections — at times even calling it a "hoax."…
Politics Jul 135 takeaways from FBI agent Peter Strzok’s explosive congressional hearing
In an tense, hourslong congressional hearing Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok was defiant as Republicans unleashed blistering attacks, saying his anti-Trump sentiment — captured in personal text messages — is evidence of bias at the Justice Department.
Politics Jul 12WATCH: FBI agent testifies before Congress after anti-Trump texts
Peter Strzok, who helped lead FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton's email use and potential coordination between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign, was testifying publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team following the discovery…
Politics Jul 11Senate narrowly confirms new head of Justice Department’s criminal division, who worked for Russian bank
Democrats have strongly opposed the nomination, partly because of his work for a leading Russian bank with ties to President Vladimir Putin.
Politics Jun 28WATCH: Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray testify before Congress on Russia probe
Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that capped days of mounting partisan complaints.
Politics Jun 23DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe
The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after they had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them.
Politics Jun 07Justice Department offers new briefing as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim
The move comes as Republican congressional leaders are publicly disputing Trump's claims that the government planted a spy in his 2016 campaign "to help Crooked Hillary win" — a reference to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
Politics Jun 06Paul Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the FBI planted a ‘spy’
House Speaker Paul Ryan is agreeing with another senior House Republican who says there's no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to hurt his chances at the polls.