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Trump's orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

May. 25, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started...

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran

May. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders received a classified briefing on Iran from the White House Thursday following criticism that lawmakers have been kept out of the loop about recent military moves in the Middle East. Members of the so-called Gang of Eight were tight-lipped as they left the briefing....

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

May. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. Huawei would be the largest business ever subjected to the...

Trump's Iran moves trigger warnings, demands from Congress

May. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties in Congress demanded more information on the White House's claims of rising threats in the Middle East, warning President Donald Trump off a dangerous escalation with Iran. The top leaders in Congress — the so-called Gang of Eight— are to receive...

AP sources: Panel reaches deal with Trump Jr. for interview

May. 14, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has struck a deal with Donald Trump Jr. to appear for a closed-door interview next month, pulling the two sides back, for now, from a confrontation over a subpoena as part of the panel's Russia investigation. Under the terms of the deal, according to two...

Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

May. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed," as some in the party insist. Trump said he was "very surprised" at the move. The revolt by...

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...

'I know nothing' - Trump changes his tune on WikiLeaks

Apr. 12, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from "I love WikiLeaks!" President Donald Trump declared that "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on...

Officials seek to attract grocery stores to 'food deserts'

Apr. 1, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Reflecting national concerns over "food deserts," federal and state lawmakers on Monday called for legislation to help people in low-income neighborhoods get better access to fresh vegetables and other healthy foods. The officials discussed food insecurity at a town-hall-style meeting...