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Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

Jun. 18, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn't more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. Almost...

Trump revises Comey firing, Giuliani blasts 'lynching mob'

May. 31, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he didn't fire FBI Director James Comey over the Russia investigation, despite previously citing that as the reason. His lawyer, meanwhile, blasted federal investigators as "a lynching mob" the Trump team will "knock the heck out of" in the...

The Latest: Russia investigation's costs hit $16 million

May. 31, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The special counsel investigation into Russian election interference and any coordination with President Donald Trump's campaign has cost more than $16 million so far. That's according to a...

Giuliani offers new explanation of why Trump fired Comey

May. 3, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's explanation for why he fired FBI Director James Comey has shifted again. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's new attorney, said in an interview on Fox News that Trump fired Comey last year because Comey would not state "that he wasn't a target" of the special counsel's Russia...

Trump's new lawyer is top candidate for White House counsel

May. 3, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new attorney, Emmet Flood, a veteran of the Clinton impeachment battles, is the leading candidate to replace the White House's top lawyer, several people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The move would be an effort to prepare for the possibility that...

Meek Mill: People going through same ordeal depending on him

Apr. 25, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill said Wednesday that now that he's out of prison, a lot of people facing similar battles with the criminal justice system are depending on him. "I got a lot of responsibility," he said in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News. He said the men counting on him...

The Latest: Mill says many jailed people now counting on him

Apr. 25, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on rapper Meek Mill's release from prison while he appeals drug and gun convictions (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Rapper Meek Mill says he believes a lot of important people are depending on him now that he's out of prison. Mill is telling Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News in an...