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Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr has held private meetings overseas with foreign intelligence officials seeking their help in a Justice Department inquiry that President Donald Trump hopes will discredit U.S. intelligence agencies’ examination of possible connections between Russia and ...

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Rep. Christopher Collins resigning and expected to plead guilty of insider-trading case

Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., attends a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee markup in Rayburn Building on June 13, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Christopher Collins, a Republican from New York who was an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential run, is resigning from his seat, according to officials in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. The congressman, was charged last year with trading on ...

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Judge bars Trump fast-track deportation policy, saying threat to legal migrants was not assessed

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A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from dramatically expanding its power to deport undocumented immigrants who have illegally entered the United States in the past two years by using a fast-track deportation process that bypasses immigration judges. In ...

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Intelligence panel has deal to hear whistleblower’s testimony

Gray clouds fill the sky over the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 1. While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. AP Images

WASHINGTON – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that his panel has reached an agreement to secure testimony from the anonymous whistleblower whose detailed complaint launched an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. The announcement from Schiff came ...

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Judge denies media request for Mueller grand jury materials

Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Thursday denied a news media request to unseal grand jury records cited in special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, noting an April decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ...

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Manhattan DA delays subpoena seeking Trump tax returns

If you have a straightforward return where you only have to file a 1040 and are claiming the standard deduction, you may be able to file your federal taxes free. (Bloomberg photo by Michael Nagle)

The Manhattan district attorney has agreed to delay a subpoena seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns until Tuesday, while a federal judge considers Trump’s lawsuit seeking to have the subpoena thrown out. That delay was announced late Thursday in a ...

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Giuliani engaged parade of Ukrainian prosecutors

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 12, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by John Taggart.

WASHINGTON – Rudy Giuliani spent months cultivating current and former prosecutors in Ukraine with a particular goal: Help President Donald Trump in next year’s election by ensuring that Ukrainian authorities pursued allegations that could damage his Democratic rivals. But the ...

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A quick guide to Trump’s false claims about Ukraine and the Bidens

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has long relied on repetition to spread his falsehoods into the national discourse. As the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine has led to a possible impeachment crisis, he has repeated previously fact-checked claims ...

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Nearly 300 former officials call Trump’s actions concerning Ukraine ‘profound national security concern’

President Donald Trump speaks to a gathering of mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Trump says he's "looking forward" to being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller. Speaking to reporters, Trump says he’d be willing to answer questions under oath. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, but his probe has expanded to include potential misdeeds by those in Trump’s orbit and the president himself. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 former U.S. national security and foreign policy officials have signed a statement warning that President Donald Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine are a “profound national security concern” and supporting an impeachment inquiry by Congress to determine “the ...

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Judge in landmark opioid trial declines to step aside

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin. Purdue said Monday, March 4, 2019, that it has asked a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

The judge overseeing next month’s landmark opioid trial declined to step aside Thursday, rejecting drug companies’ assertion that comments he made in and out of court reveal his bias towards settling the case. U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster ...

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Justice Department rejected investigation of Trump phone call just weeks after it began examining the matter

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials took less than a month to abandon an inquiry into President Donald Trump’s communications with his Ukrainian counterpart about investigating former vice president Joe Biden – reigniting concerns among Democrats and legal observers that the ...

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