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Weiner visits his probation officer after halfway house exit

May. 15, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner met with his probation officer Wednesday, a day after the disgraced ex-congressman was released from a halfway house where he finished his sentence for having illegal contact with a 15-year-old girl. The 54-year-old Democrat did not comment as he left the Manhattan federal...

Ex-Congressman Weiner leaves halfway house

May. 14, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner left a New York City halfway house on Tuesday after completing his prison sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. "It's good to be out," the disgraced former congressman said, according to the New York Post . "I hope to be able to live a life...

Rosenstein: Russia probe justified, closing it wasn't option

May. 13, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh out of his job as deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein said Monday that the Justice Department's investigation into Russian election interference was "justified," that he would have never allowed anyone to interfere with it and that closing it had not been an option. He also took...

Hundreds gather at ceremony to bid farewell to Rosenstein

May. 9, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Justice Department employees gathered Thursday to send off Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, capping a tenure marked by a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump. Attorney General William Barr and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions were among the speakers,...

Today in History

May. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 9, the 129th day of 2019. There are 236 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 9, 1980, 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section of the southbound span to collapse....

Key takeaways from Barr's testimony and Mueller's letter

May. 2, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Attorney General William Barr's testimony, but Robert Mueller's words stole the show. In his appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee , Barr was on the defensive after a letter from Mueller surfaced criticizing how the attorney general handled the public release...

Trump depicted in Mueller report feared being called a fraud

May. 1, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fear was persistent. As the Russia investigation heated up and threatened to shadow Donald Trump's presidency, he became increasingly concerned. But the portrait painted by special counsel Robert Mueller is not of a president who believed he or anyone on his campaign colluded with...

Mueller frustrated with Barr over portrayal of findings

May. 1, 2019 5:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller expressed frustration to Attorney General William Barr last month about how the findings of his Russia investigation were being portrayed, saying he worried that a letter summarizing the main conclusions of the probe lacked the necessary context and was...

Attorneys say FBI withheld evidence in Islamic State case

Apr. 30, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for a man convicted of providing guns to two Islamic State followers killed as they tried to attack a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas claim authorities didn't reveal until three years after his trial ended that the FBI placed a surveillance camera outside the plotters'...

Rod Rosenstein submits letter of resignation to Trump

Apr. 29, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous relationship with...