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Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Jun. 18, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his...

The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect

Jun. 18, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI and Justice Department (all times local): 3 p.m. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz says the people working for the FBI cannot be perfect. Horowitz testified Monday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

Jun. 18, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly." Until then, consideration of...

AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration

Jun. 18, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the achievements of his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming the North has destroyed missile launch sites and no longer has "rockets flying over the place." That's a distorted picture. North Korea has revealed no action on...

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly." Until then, consideration of...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on FBI, phantom law on migrant kids

Jun. 16, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming exoneration in the Russia matter from a Justice Department report that actually offers him none. He's also branding fired FBI chief James Comey a criminal, though the report in question makes no such accusation. Fallout from the internal report by the...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort jailed ahead of trial

Jun. 16, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to jail after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The order Friday by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson adds to the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims exoneration from report

Jun. 16, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of emails. In an impromptu press conference on the White House driveway, the president...

Both Trump, critics find things to like in watchdog report

Jun. 16, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department watchdog report has turned into Washington's latest Rorschach test, with President Donald Trump and his critics each cherry picking what they want to see from its findings to either discredit or defend investigators conducting the probe into the White House. The...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims exoneration from report

Jun. 15, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of emails. In an impromptu press conference on the White House driveway, the president...