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Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

May. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he's concerned that President Donald Trump's eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware cited Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony on Sept. 7 to the Senate Judiciary...

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the Trump...

Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

May. 24, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular Democrat's exit from the Iowa governor's race Thursday amid sexual misconduct allegations could impact the party's efforts to coalesce behind the eventual nominee and regain power in a state that has moved sharply to the right in recent years. Nate Boulton, a Des Moines...

Correction: Right to Work-Missouri story

May. 24, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a right-to-work referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Senate Concurrent Resolution moving the election date did not require the governor's signature to take effect. While some concurrent resolutions do not require a governor's...

FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

May. 24, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing. The hearing by a special House...

The Latest: Greitens' attorney suggests lawmaker is witness

May. 24, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 5 p.m. An attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is suggesting that the chairman of a House investigatory committee should be a witness in his own investigation. The suggestion Thursday by...

The Latest: 2nd briefing on Russia probe wraps up

May. 24, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A second classified briefing for Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the Russia investigation has concluded on Capitol Hill. Law enforcement and intelligence officials provided two separate...

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

May. 24, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback." The...

Something's missing in HBO's new film on John McCain's life

May. 24, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls," the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day. There's enough to talk about, from candidate Trump's belittling of McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts words in Clapper's mouth

May. 24, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is twisting the words of his predecessor's national intelligence director as part of his stepped-up effort to trash the credibility of the special counsel's Russia investigation. In a tweet Thursday, during a stormy week on Twitter by the president, Trump said James...