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AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny

May. 20, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed this punishable-by-death crime, if any crime at all. Trump's hyperbolic...

In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

May. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American country, he's been offering cryptic comments suggesting the...

The Latest: Efforts to influence Flynn?

May. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A federal judge has ordered portions of special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be unredacted and made public in the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael...

DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases

May. 14, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Tuesday. DeSantis said the hackers didn't manipulate any data and the election results weren't compromised. He...

AP source: Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

May. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is stepping up the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, naming a U.S. attorney to oversee the investigation and working with intelligence chiefs to see how surveillance was conducted. Barr tapped John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut,...

AP source: Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

May. 14, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," according to a person familiar with the issue. Barr appointed John Durham, the...

FBI probes case of Tennessee officer accused of rape

May. 14, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the case of a Chattanooga police officer who's accused of raping women while on the job. The allegations are detailed in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Officer Desmond Logan is accused of raping three women in his custody, and he was fired in 2016 from...

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,...

FBI: 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism

May. 8, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has more than 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism across the country, and the threat continues to grow, top counterterrorism officials said Wednesday. FBI, Justice Department and Homeland Security officials gave testimony before a congressional committee on homegrown...