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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.
Politics May 17Trump Jr. unapologetic when questioned about meeting with Russian lawyer
Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump's son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in hopes of election-season dirt…
Politics May 16Senate panel backs intelligence agencies findings on Russian meddling in 2016 election
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate panel, said his staff spent 14 months "reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work" conducted by the intelligence agencies. He said the committee uncovered no reason to dispute the conclusions of the…
Politics May 16Trump Jr: Can’t recall discussing Russia probe with father
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year he couldn't remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at…
Politics May 10House Democrats release more than 3,500 Facebook ads created by Russians
The intelligence committee Democrats released a sampling of the ads purchased by Russia’s Internet Research Agency last year, but they are now releasing the full cache of ads that Facebook officials turned over to the panel after acknowledging in September…
Politics Apr 26Senate panel advances bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller
Republicans have split amid President Donald Trump's repeatedly criticism of Mueller's Russia investigation. The vote was 14-7 with four Republicans in favor. The move is largely symbolic, given McConnell's opposition, but it reveals the complexity of Trump's support among Republicans…