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Politics Jan 19Trump ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s statement on report’s accuracy
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress.
Politics Jan 18Special counsel disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen
The special counsel's spokesman said BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the special counsel's office were not accurate.
Politics Jan 18Congress will investigate whether Donald Trump told lawyer Michael Cohen to lie
BuzzFeed, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials, said Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress and that Cohen regularly briefed Trump and his family on the Trump Tower project in Moscow — even as Trump said he had no business…
Politics Jan 17House votes overwhelmingly to maintain Russian sanctions
In the House, 136 Republicans voted with Democrats, sending a strong bipartisan message of disapproval to President Donald Trump's administration on Russia.
Politics Jan 15Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges senators to ease Russia sanctions
Senators plan to vote on a Democratic resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Politics Jan 15Acting Attorney General Whitaker to testify before Congress
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to testify before a House panel on Feb. 8.
Politics Jan 10Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress in February
The testimony of the president's former lawyer will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny of Trump.
Politics Jan 05Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment.
Politics Dec 17WATCH: Comey says House GOP silence on Trump’s DOJ attacks is ‘shameful’
Comey said Republicans "have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by mean tweets or fear of their base."…
Politics Dec 17Russian influence operations still stoking tensions on social media, Senate reports say
A report expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and that the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought.