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News Brief: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, Trump Speaks In Davos, Immigration

Friday, January 26, 2018

A new report says President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller but backed off when a White House lawyer threatened to quit. Also, Trump is speaking to world leaders in Davos.

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Report: Trump Ordered Mueller's Firing, But Backed Down

Friday, January 26, 2018

The New York Times reports that President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller in June, but the top White House lawyer threatened to quit rather than carry out the firing.

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News Brief: Republicans Rally Behind Nunes Memo, Trump Heads To Davos

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Republicans want to release a memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes about alleged abuses by the intelligence community. Also, President Trump is heading to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

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The FBI And The Nunes Memo

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A secret four-page memorandum prepared by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has become a rallying cry for Republicans waging a campaign against the FBI and the Justice Department.

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'Criminal Cabal'? FBI Fears Political Attacks May Imperil Work Of Field Agents

Monday, January 22, 2018

Current and former special agents worry that the Bureau's tumble through the political spin cycle might hurt their ability to do their jobs across the country.

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Trump Campaign Player To Appear Before Congressional Panel

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, former chief strategist Steve Bannon testifies before the House Intelligence Committee, one of the congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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ACLU Says U.S. Government Is Denying Basic Rights To Citizen Captured In Syria

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

American forces have been holding a U.S. citizen captured in Syria in confinement overseas without formal charges or access to a lawyer. The ACLU says the man is being denied his basic rights to due process.

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New Details On Trump Dossier As Fusion GPS Co-Founder's Testimony Released

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

California Sen. Feinstein has released the transcript of hours of testimony from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. It contains new details about the Trump dossier.

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Transcript Released Of Fusion GPS Founder's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has released a transcript of the panel's interview with Glenn Simpson. He's the founder of the political research shop Fusion GPS, which commissioned the infamous, unverified dossier ostensibly documenting connections between the Trump camp and Russia. In the interview, Simpson stands by the document.

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News Brief: Trump Attacks Bannon, Manafort Sues The DOJ, Winter Storm

Thursday, January 04, 2018

President Trump attacked his former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon criticized the Trump campaign in a new book. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department.

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Manafort Sues Justice Department Over Russia Investigation

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department and Robert Mueller, alleging that Mueller has exceeded his mandate by investigating matters unrelated to the 2016 election.

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Senior FBI Official McCabe Gets Closed-Door Grilling From House Lawmakers

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is the latest leader to face the ire of Republicans who are angry about what they call bias at the highest levels of federal law enforcement.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein Defends Special Counsel Investigation Before Congress

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before Congress on Wednesday. Rosenstein defended the special counsel in the face of Republicans' allegations of anti-Trump political bias among the investigators.

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Paul Manafort, Rick Gates Back In Court For Bail Negotiations

Monday, December 11, 2017

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a former top aide Rick Gates were in court again on Monday to negotiate a bail agreement. The two have been confined to their homes since pleading not guilty to charges stemming from the Russia investigation.

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FBI Director Chris Wray Briefs Congress And Defends His Institution

Thursday, December 07, 2017

FBI director Chris Wray is briefed Congress on Thursday. He faced questions about the Russia probe which has intensified in recent weeks.

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Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

Friday, December 01, 2017

The former national security adviser is becoming a central figure in the special counsel's probe of Russian election interference and any possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Experts Say Facebook's Latest Attempt To Stop Fake News Isn't Foolproof

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Facebook says it has an edge in fighting back against influence campaigns like the one Russia waged against the U.S. in 2016. The company says it requires users' real names, but an NPR reporter tested it and signed up for an account under a fake name in about 1 minute. Experts say that feature is not a silver bullet.

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Gold Trader Reza Zarrab Agrees To Cooperate With U.S. In Sanctions Evasion Case

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A sanctions-evasion trial in New York that has proven a major irritant in U.S.-Turkish relations just got more interesting. One of the accused Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, has agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors, raising the possibility that he might reveal connections in the scheme that could extend to the highest reaches of the Turkish government.

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Benghazi Defendant Convicted Of Terrorism Charges

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Libyan national was convicted on terrorism charges for his role in the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, but was acquitted on the most serious charges of murder.

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Gold Trader Reza Zarrab Agrees To Cooperate With U.S. In Sanctions Evasion Case

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A sanctions-evasion trial in New York that has proven a major irritant in U.S.-Turkish relations just got more interesting. One of the accused Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, has agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors, raising the possibility that he might reveal connections in the scheme that could extend to the highest reaches of the Turkish government.

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