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GOP backs Trump, escalates dark rhetoric after FBI search

Aug. 12, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress who are relying on Donald Trump to excite voters in the fall elections are not only defending the former president against the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home but politically capitalizing on it with grave and potentially dangerous rhetoric against the...

Trump says FBI searched estate in major escalation of probe

Aug. 09, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday, a move that represents a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law...

US offers $10M reward for Russian election interference info

Jul. 28, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Thursday offered a reward of up to $10 million for information about Russian interference in American elections, including a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a troll farm that officials say fueled a divisive social media campaign in...

Today in History: July 24, Apollo 11 returns home

Jul. 24, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 24, the 205th day of 2022. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, a passenger ship carrying more than 2,500 people, rolled onto its side while...

Jan. 6 hearings traced an arc of 'carnage' wrought by Trump

Jul. 23, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To understand how Donald Trump’s desperation and lies became a potent danger to democracy, consider the ginger mints. Mints featured in one of the absurdist but toxic episodes fleshed out in the Jan. 6 hearings, which now pause even as the Justice Department...

White House insiders to talk about Trump's actions on Jan. 6

Jul. 21, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Pottinger was a journalist in China, concerned about the country's drift toward authoritarianism, when he decided — at age 31 — to enlist in the U.S. Marines after the invasion of Iraq. “Our form of government is not inevitable," Pottinger recalled...

Witness tampering at Jan. 6 hearing? Cheney raises prospect

Jul. 13, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest Jan. 6 hearing, already standing out for its notable moments, Rep. Liz Cheney saved the most startling for last. In her closing remarks, the co-chair of the House investigating committee said the panel had learned that former President Donald Trump...

Jan. 6 probe: Trump sets rally after 'unhinged' WH meeting

Jul. 12, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a heated, “unhinged” dispute, Donald Trump fought objections from his White House lawyers to a plan, eventually discarded, to seize states' voting machines and then, in a last ditch effort to salvage his presidency, summoned supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol for...

Jan. 6 takeaways: 'Screaming' and a Trump tweet never sent

Jul. 12, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential tweet that some saw as a “call to arms.” An “unhinged” meeting in the White House. Violent extremists planning to storm the Capitol as President Donald Trump pushed lies about election fraud. At its seventh hearing, the House Jan. 6 panel...

Trump associates' ties to extremists probed by Jan. 6 panel

Jul. 11, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

After members of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6, 2021, their leader called someone on the phone with an urgent message for then-President Donald Trump, another extremist told investigators. While gathered in a private suite at the...