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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...

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...

Michael Cohen visits NY courthouse a month after guilty plea

Sep. 21, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid an unannounced visit Friday to the federal courthouse in New York where he pleaded guilty a month ago. Cohen, 51, left the building about 1:30 p.m. Friday, declining to say why he was there. It wasn't known what time he'd arrived....

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 21, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO COULD TELL HER STORY ABOUT TOP COURT CANDIDATE Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown over...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Sep. 21, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

Sep. 20, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claimed Thursday he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael...

US sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

Sep. 20, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday. China's Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu made a "significant transaction" involving the purchase of Russian combat...

Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn

Sep. 19, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now has a sentencing date. A federal judge on Wednesday set Flynn's sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after the retired U.S. Army lieutenant general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with...

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...