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.” But a lawyer for Congress said committees are free to conduct investigations as they […]

Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November’s midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the “Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.’” That refers to the need for […]

House chairs say memos prove no obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairmen of three House committees say memos written by former FBI Director James Comey recounting conversations with President Donald Trump show that Comey never “felt obstructed or threatened.” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy […]

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 […]