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Mark Hosenball

Law enforcement agencies squeezed by U.S. government shutdown

11 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON Federal law enforcement agencies that keep Americans safe are starting to feel the strain of the U.S. government shutdown, in its 21st day, with agents working for no pay and investigations delayed, law enforcement officials said.

Trump's attorney general nominee to recuse from AT&T-Time Warner appeal

11 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 William Barr, nominated by President Donald Trump to become U.S. attorney general, plans to recuse himself from a major antitrust case, according to people who spoke with him on Thursday, as he navigates possible conflicts of interest presented by about $37 million in assets he amassed as a private-sector lawyer.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify publicly before U.S. Congress

11 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen said on Thursday he had agreed to testify publicly before a congressional panel on Feb. 7, as U.S. House of Representatives Democrats began kicking off numerous investigations of Trump, his business interests and his administration. | Video

Congressional Democrats zero in on latest Manafort-Russia revelation

10 Jan 2019

Senior Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for further investigation into a revelation that in 2016 Donald Trump's then-presidential election campaign chairman gave polling data to a man U.S. prosecutors have linked to Russian intelligence.

Newly powerful U.S. House Democrats hold off on Trump subpoena flurry

05 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON The new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is quietly planning behind the scenes for a series of investigations of Republican President Donald Trump, but no immediate flurry of subpoenas materialized as some Democrats had hoped.

Newly powerful U.S. House Democrats hold off on Trump subpoena flurry

05 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 The new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is quietly planning behind the scenes for a series of investigations of Republican President Donald Trump, but no immediate flurry of subpoenas materialized as some Democrats had hoped.

Corrected: Trump's attorney general pick says he did, in fact, register for draft

04 Jan 2019

(Corrects paragraph 5 to show Barr changed response after being queried by a senator)

Russia, China, Iran sought to influence U.S. 2018 elections - U.S. spy chief

22 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Foreign powers, including Russia, China and Iran, sought to influence voters in the U.S. 2018 mid-term elections, but there is no evidence of any penetration into U.S. voting systems, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Friday.

Acting U.S. attorney general disregards advice on Russia probe recusal

21 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has decided not to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, disregarding advice from his own ethics officials, a high-ranking Justice Department official said on Thursday. | Video

Acting U.S. attorney general declines to recuse himself from Russia probe -source

21 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will not recuse himself from overseeing the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite being advised by Justice Department ethics experts to do so, a department source said on Thursday.

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