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Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Jan. 16, 2019 1:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Jan. 16, 2019 12:50 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president...

Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied'

Jan. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is...

The Latest: Graham says Barr will 'do well' in Senate vote

Jan. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee believes the president's pick for attorney general will "do well" in a confirmation vote before the Senate. Republican Sen. Lindsey...

Trump's AG nominee defends memo criticizing Mueller probe

Jan. 15, 2019 11:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general on Tuesday defended his decision to send an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department criticizing an aspect of the special counsel's Russia investigation, saying he was simply trying to warn senior Justice Department officials against...

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump's lawyers

Jan. 14, 2019 9:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel's Russia investigation as "fatally misconceived," he...

Mothers charged in massacre probe want house arrest changed

Jan. 11, 2019 10:57 AM EST

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The mothers of a husband and wife charged in an Ohio family massacre are asking a judge to lessen the terms of their house arrest. Both of the women are charged with lying to a grand jury as part of the investigation into the killings of eight members of the Rhoden family in rural Ohio...

Ex-Guantanamo commander charged with hindering death probe

Jan. 9, 2019 9:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was arrested Wednesday on charges that he interfered with the investigation into the death of a civilian with whom he fought after an argument over whether the officer had had an affair with the man's wife. Navy Capt. John R....

Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case

Jan. 8, 2019 4:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Russian lawyer who attended the Trump Tower meeting that is a focus of the special counsel's investigation into possible collusion was charged with obstructing an unrelated tax-fraud case, federal prosecutors in New York said Tuesday. Natalya Veselnitskaya was indicted on one count of...

In memo, Trump's AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe

Dec. 20, 2018 3:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, sent an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department this year criticizing a central prong of the special counsel's Russia investigation, attacking as "fatally misconceived" the idea the president could have obstructed...