In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

CATHERINE LUCEY and HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the president’s outside legal team says Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a “witch hunt.” Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay […]

Conway says Comey testimony bad for Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local): 8:15 a.m. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says testimony from former FBI Director James Comey “reflected very poorly on members of the Obama administration as well.” On “Fox & Friends” Monday, Conway noted Comey’s testimony that […]

Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

JILL COLVIN and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Punching back a day after his fired FBI director’s damaging testimony, President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about their conversations. Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private […]

Justice Department: Sessions recused from probe due to campaign

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ousted FBI Director James Comey provided a lot of answers during his public testimony before a Senate committee Thursday, but he left one substantial question unanswered: How did the FBI know Attorney General Jeff Sessions was going to step aside from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia […]

Fired FBI director Comey’s testimony puts spotlight on Trump

JULIE PACE and ERIC TUCKER, Associated PresWASHINGTON (AP) — In a hugely anticipated hearing, fired FBI director James Comey will recount a series of conversations with President Donald Trump that he says made him deeply uneasy and concerned about the blurring of boundaries between the White House and a law enforcement agency that prides itself […]

To Trump supporters, the real story is about leaks, sabotage

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn’t the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It’s about leakers working to undermine the president. “SABOTAGE,” read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican […]

Trump calls naming of special counsel a ‘witch hunt’

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller […]

Former FBI Director Mueller named special prosecutor to probe Trump-Russia ties

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the […]

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians. The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump’s dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia’s meddling with last year’s election […]

Trump contradicts White House on reasons for Comey firing

JULIE PACE, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump has declared he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along, regardless of whether top Justice Department officials recommended the stunning step. His assertions came as Comey’s temporary replacement joined […]