Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, h...

Ahead of election, Trump attacks Russia probe and Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republicans are launching a broad election-year attack on the foundation of the Russia investigation, including declassifying intelligence information to t...

Flynn case boosts Trump's bid to undo Russia probe narrative

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Michael Flynn was forced from the White House, Vice President Mike Pence said he was disappointed the national security adviser had misled him about his talks with the Russian a...

Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump as acting AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — At week's end, Matthew Whitaker's future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting at...

Some Sessions allies hope White House allows graceful exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some allies of Jeff Sessions say they want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general they believe has carried out the administration's agenda even while en...

Some Sessions allies hope White House allows graceful exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sensing that Jeff Sessions' days at the Justice Department may be numbered, some of his supporters want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general they beli...

Kushner given security clearance after background check

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a bro...

On Capitol Hill, Trump Jr. denies collusion with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son cast his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year as simply an opportunity to learn about Hillary Clinton's "fitness, character or qualifications,"...

Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his legal team a clear direction: Fight, fight, fight. That tactic from Trump's lawyers and proxies has manifested itself in aggres...