WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh out of his job as deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein said Monday that the Justice Department's investigation into Russian election interference was "justified," that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Justice Department employees gathered Thursday to send off Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, capping a tenure marked by a tumultuous relationship with President...
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials in a small Northern California community say an online conspiracy that started with a tweet from former FBI Director James Comey forced them to cancel an...
Rod Rosenstein submits letter of resignation to Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is taking swipes at his critics as he prepares to leave the Justice Department, using one of his final speeches to defend his handling of...
The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething.
The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when...
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to do damage control on her credibility Friday, insisting that she hadn't intentionally misled the American public about FBI...
The Latest: Report shows Trump trying to shut down probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election identified 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump....
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The fired FBI acting director promoting a new book highly critical of President Donald Trump will discuss the threats facing the United States during an appearance in North...
WASHINGTON (AP) — No, James Comey isn't running for president after all.
Nearly two hours after a tweet and Instagram post seemed to tease a potential candidacy, the former FBI director...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says his panel will investigate a claim by former FBI Director Andrew McCabe that Justice Department officials once discussed...
Andrew McCabe, franchise shows give CBS weekly ratings win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fired FBI acting director Andrew McCabe's headline-making interview on CBS' news magazine proved a TV audience grabber as well.
AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were...
Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia.
FBI official feared Russia probe would end after Comey fired
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Thursday that he moved quickly after his boss was fired to protect an investigation into President Donald Trump's potential ties to Russia and prevent it from being shut down in case he, too, was dismissed.
AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel's Russia investigation as "fatally misconceived," he told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in a letter Monday.
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Trump calls report on FBI probe of him ‘most insulting’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday called "most insulting" a published report that federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about his behavior in the days after he fired James Comey from the FBI that they opened an investigation into whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests.
Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the Justice Department 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."
Comey: Someone has to stand up, speak the truth
Former FBI director Comey back on Capitol Hill
Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours of closed-door questioning.
Comey did not identify the Americans but said President Donald Trump, then the Republican candidate, was not among them.
Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department's decisions during the 2016 presidential election.
Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting that he would return for more questioning Dec. 17. Appearing annoyed, he said "we're talking about Hillary Clinton's emails, for heaven's sake, so I'm not sure we needed to do this at all."
Comey: Closed-door hearing should have been open
The Latest: Comey says lawmakers focused on Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's closed-door interview by House Republicans (all times local):
Former FBI Director James Comey says he testified again about Hillary Clinton's emails during a closed-door interview Friday with two House committees.
Ex-FBI Director Comey arrives for Cap Hill hearing
Comey makes deal over House subpoena, backs off legal fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey has reached a deal to testify privately to the House Judiciary Committee, backing off his legal fight for an open hearing, his attorney said Sunday.
Comey, whose lawyers went to court to challenge a congressional subpoena, said in a tweet that it was "hard to protect my rights without being in contempt."
Clarification: Trump-Russia Probe-Comey story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 30 about former FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press reported that when he was fired in May 2017, it was less than four years into President Donald Trump's tenure. The story should have said it was less than four months.
Lawyers spar over House subpoena for ex-FBI director Comey
WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey's lawyer urged a judge Friday to block a subpoena requiring that the former FBI director submit to a private interview before a House panel, arguing that Republican lawmakers want to take shots in a "dark alley."
The Latest: Lawyers argue over Comey subpoena by Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey (all times local):
Lawyers for Congress and James Comey are arguing over whether a judge should block a subpoena seeking a private interview.
A judge didn't immediately rule.
A lawyer for Comey, David Kelley, says Republican House lawmakers want to take shots at Comey in a "dark alley."
Ex-FBI director Comey challenges House subpoena in court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey moved Thursday to block a subpoena from the Republican-led House of Representatives, saying the closed-door interview demanded by lawmakers would be selectively leaked for political purposes.
Comey calls acting attorney general ‘not the sharpest knife’
BOSTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey says Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker "may not be the sharpest knife" in the drawer.
Comey made those comments during an interview Monday with WGBH News in Boston after he was asked whether Whitaker could derail special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Comey resists closed-door Congress interview on FBI actions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI chief James Comey said Thursday he will resist a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee Dec. 3 unless that happens publicly because House Republicans will distort anything he says behind closed doors.
"I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions," he tweeted.
Report: Trump wanted to prosecute Comey, Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible impeachment, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Head of FBI’s Richmond division to retire, work for Dominion
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond division announced Tuesday that he is retiring from the bureau and going to work for Virginia's largest electric utility.
Adam Lee, 50, has worked for the FBI for 22 years and headed the Richmond division since 2014.
GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama's Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the final weeks of their majority — former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Trump presidency inspires wave of books on impeachment
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case.
This time, it's with a book: "The Case for Impeaching Trump."
Ryan says Congress shouldn’t ‘step in the way’ on Rosenstein
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that Congress "shouldn't step in the way" ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump.
Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director ousted this year amid repeated attacks from Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal. St. Martin's Press announced Tuesday that "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump" will come out Dec. 4.
Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.
The Latest: Analysts reviewing docs Trump wants declassified
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on documents from the FBI's Russia investigation (all times local):
The Justice Department says it's working with the director of national intelligence to comply with President Donald Trump's order declassifying a trove of documents in the Russia investigation.
AP Source: Mueller OK with some written responses from Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is willing to accept written responses from President Donald Trump to questions about any potential coordination between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, a person familiar with the ongoing negotiations said Tuesday.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s baseless claim of ‘fudged’ NBC tape
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a baseless charge that NBC News somehow doctored an interview in which he cites the Russia investigation as a factor behind firing FBI director James Comey.
In a tweet Thursday, Trump claims that NBC anchor Lester Holt was "caught fudging" the May 2017 interview.
No evidence has been put forward by Trump or the White House showing that.
FBI: No evidence Clinton server hacked despite Trump tweet
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it has no evidence Hillary Clinton's private email server was compromised even though President Donald Trump tweeted a news report that alleged the Chinese had hacked it.
Trump tweeted Tuesday evening about a report in the conservative Daily Caller that said a Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington area had hacked the server Clinton had used as secretary of state and obtained nearly all of her emails.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea's plans to give up its nuclear weapons.
They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to "denuclearization." In fact, Kim's announcement Friday before summits with the U.S. and South Korea is more limited, agreeing to freeze missile and nuclear weapons tests and close one nuclear facility already believed to have been rendered unusable.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on battling IS, Clinton remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is revisiting old battles — the political one against Hillary Clinton and real ones against the Islamic State group — without a full command of the facts.
On Iraq and Syria, Trump gave credit to himself for military progress that was made by Russia, the Syrian government, Iraqi forces, Iranian forces — and the U.S., under Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama.
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