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Special Counsel Appointed To Oversee FBI's Investigation Into Russia

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:11pm

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who served in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, as special counsel to oversee the agency's Russia investigation.

Dow Industrials Drop On Worries Over Political Turmoil In Washington

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:50pm

Questions including what President Trump said to former FBI Director James Comey before firing him have put the administration's pro-business legislative agenda in question, notably proposed tax cuts.

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Named Special Counsel In Russia Probe

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:39pm

Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel in the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This comes after the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week.

Justice Department Names Special Counsel In Russia Investigation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:21pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in last year's election.

Former FBI Director Mueller Appointed Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:10pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed Robert Mueller to oversee the growing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump associates.

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Unproved Claims Re-Emerge Around DNC Staffer's Death: Here's What You Should Know

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:01pm

Seth Rich was a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee, shot near his home in July 2016. Here's why the story — and the conspiracy around it — keep resurfacing.

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Unproven Claims Reemerge Around DNC Staffer's Death: Here's What You Should Know

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:01pm

Seth Rich was a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee, shot near his home in July 2016. Here's why the story — and the conspiracy around it — keep resurfacing.

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Commentary: How Trump's Information Sharing Hurts The Intelligence Community

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:36pm

The U.S. needs friends to fight terrorism, writes former CIA analyst Aki Peritz, and President Trump's actions are making it harder for the intelligence community to do its job.

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GOP Rep. James Comer Reacts To Calls For Comey Memos

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Kentucky Rep. James Comer, a Republican on the House Oversight Committee, about the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey.

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell Responds To Reports Of Comey Memo

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, about the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey pertaining to conversations he had with President Trump.

Dow Jones Drops By 300 Points As Trump Remains Embroiled In Controversy

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 300 points Wednesday as questions mounted about President Trump's ability to get his agenda through Congress.

Lawmakers Issue Requests For Comey's Memo Regarding Flynn Investigation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

Congressional Republicans are saying investigations into President Trump's alleged actions with regard to the FBI should be given the time and space they require. Some suggest Trump — neither an experienced politician nor an attorney — simply did not understand the implications of his conversation with former Director James Comey. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee joined the Senate Intelligence and House Oversight Committees requesting copies of Comey's memo.

Trump Denounces Media Coverage In Coast Guard Academy Commencement

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

President Trump is pushing back defiantly after a week of negative news stories. Speaking to graduates at the Coast Guard Academy, Trump said adversity only makes you stronger.

Russian President Putin Claims Trump Did Not Reveal Secrets To Officials

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin says President Trump didn't reveal any secrets during last week's meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, and Putin said he could provide a record of the conversation to prove it.

Several Democratic Lawmakers Raise Trump Impeachment After Comey Memo

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

An increasing number of rank-and-file House Democrats have begun to call for impeachment. But Democratic leaders are hesitant to embrace the idea, and Republicans are mostly standing by Trump.

Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar López Rivera Is Released

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:27pm

López Rivera had been in custody since 1981. He was imprisoned in connection with a string of bombings carried out by a militant group that fought for Puerto Rican independence.

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President Trump's First Foreign Trip Will Include Red-Carpet Welcome In Saudi Arabia

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:56pm

Given the president's campaign rhetoric, Saudi Arabia seems an odd choice for his first foreign visit. But the kingdom plans a warm welcome and has invited leaders from many other Muslim countries.

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Trump: No Politician 'Has Been Treated Worse Or More Unfairly' Than Me

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:51pm

"You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams," the president told U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates amid growing controversies over Russia in the Trump administration.

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'It's Falling Out Of The Trees,' Former Prosecutor Says Of Obstruction Evidence

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:22pm

It's too soon to determine whether obstruction of justice laws may have been broken in President Trump's conversations with James Comey. And a D.C. defense lawyer says the key issue is Trump's intent.

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Trump's Election Integrity Commission Could Have A 'Chilling Effect' On Voting Rights

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:47pm

Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot, says the new commission will keep alive the idea that voter fraud is rampant — despite the fact that "all the studies show the opposite."

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