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Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before a Senate panel hears former FBI Director James Comey's first public account of his dramatic firing, lawmakers will question senior members of President Donald Trump's na...

House intel subpoenas Trump's personal attorney

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House intelligence committee staffer says the panel recently issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of its ongoing investigation in...

Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia, describing it as a "...

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December m...

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encount...

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump...

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election ...

Report: Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into...

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he's going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure on Friday. ...

Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

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 wi...

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the political...

Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raging against a political firestorm, President Donald Trump on Friday shot a sharp warning at his ousted FBI director about possible "tapes" of their disputed private conversations,...

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ASIA: CHINA-NEW SILK ROAD-XI'S SPOTLIGHT — China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signatur...

Trump: I was going to fire that 'showboat' no matter what

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along, regardless of whether top Justice...

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the panel's investigation into Russia's election meddling. ...