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AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Sep. 21, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with exchanges at the time. One person who was present said Rosenstein was just being sarcastic....

Trump says he'll rid Justice Dept. of 'lingering stench'

Sep. 21, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI on Friday, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench" following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump, speaking...

The Latest: Trump says he'll rid DoJ of 'lingering stench'

Sep. 21, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is pledging to rid the Justice Department of its "lingering stench." Trump told a campaign rally in Missouri on Friday that the department has some "great people" but also "some real...

Trump delays Russia probe documents; allies voiced concerns

Sep. 21, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI's Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. allies have raised security concerns about their disclosure. The announcement, in a pair of tweets, represented a highly...

AP Explains: Mueller's legal actions not overlooked by Trump

Sep. 19, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been busy. In just the last two weeks, the special counsel has secured the cooperation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, dispensed with the case of the campaign aide who triggered the Russia probe and signaled he's squeezed all the information he...

Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

Sep. 18, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against the backdrop of Trump's spiraling outrage at the...

AP Explains: Big few weeks for Mueller in Russia probe

Sep. 18, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been busy. In just the last two weeks, the special counsel has secured the cooperation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, dispensed with the case of the campaign aide who triggered the Russia probe and signaled he's squeezed all the information he...

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

Sep. 18, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump. Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director ousted this year amid repeated attacks from Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal....

Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

Sep. 17, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages. Trump made the extraordinary move in...

The Latest: Analysts reviewing docs Trump wants declassified

Sep. 17, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on documents from the FBI's Russia investigation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Justice Department says it's working with the director of national intelligence to comply with President Donald Trump's order declassifying a trove of documents in the Russia investigation. In a...