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Trump 'appreciates' Mueller's statement on report's accuracy

Jan. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that Trump directed the lawyer to lie to Congress. "It was a total phony story and I appreciate the special...

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Jan. 18, 2019 10:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law...

Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Jan. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's Russia probe has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the last 20 months could end up disappointed. Attorney General nominee William Barr, who will...

Acting AG Whitaker to testify as Democrats ramp up oversight

Jan. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 8, appearing as one of the new Democratic majority's first witnesses as they seek to provide more stringent oversight of President Donald Trump. In a letter sent to Whitaker Tuesday, House...

Democrats question Treasury chief on Russian oligarch

Jan. 10, 2019 7:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers in a classified briefing Thursday that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and any companies he owns, but Democrats say they still have concerns that the government is being too soft on the Russian...

House Democrats demand briefing on Russia sanctions decision

Jan. 8, 2019 6:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of seven House committees are calling on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to explain why the United States is easing sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. It's one of the first moves of the new Democratic House to scrutinize President Donald...

Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Jan. 7, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, sending a signal to President Donald Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller's Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate...

New House Dems get early political lesson

Jan. 5, 2019 6:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and uncomfortable results. Rep. Rashida Tlaib learned that before lunch Friday, when her profane remarks the night before vowing to impeach...

Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares

Jan. 5, 2019 12:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment. Just after Pelosi was sworn in Thursday, longtime Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green...