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New emails bolster GOP claims of FBI, DOJ 'coordination' on Clinton case response

Friday  00:53,   20 april 2018
FOX News

Emails reviewed by Fox News from February 2016 suggest the FBI and DOJ worked together to craft a response to a key development in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, amid newly raised Republican concerns about a “concerning level of[...]

Andrew McCabe’s criminal referral, explained

Friday  00:53,   20 april 2018
Vox.com

A Justice Department watchdog says McCabe lacked candor about his role in leaks about a Clinton investigation. The Justice Department’s inspector general has submitted a criminal referral for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to[...]

Giuliani says he is joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe

Friday  00:53,   20 april 2018
MSN

The former New York mayor joins a team that has struggled to attract new talent.“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani[...]

DOJ expected to turn over Comey memos to Congressional committees

Thursday  23:56,   19 april 2018
FOX News

The Justice Department on Thursday will hand off to congressional committees the controversial memos James Comey used to document meetings with President Trump, sources told Fox News. A congressional source told Fox News the memos would be turned[...]

Rosenstein Said to Tell Trump He's Not Target in Mueller Probe

Thursday  23:36,   19 april 2018
Bloomberg

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn’t a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter. Rosenstein, who brought up the[...]

Exclusive: EPA chief's aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia

Thursday  23:26,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to Australia to prepare for a planned trip that was later[...]

Trump: Human trafficking 'worse than it's ever been in the history of the world'

Thursday  23:11,   19 april 2018
The Hill

President Trump said Thursday that human trafficking has reached record levels, telling reporters it is now "worse than it's ever been in the history of the world."In remarks to journalists during his tour of Joint Interagency Task[...]

Heitkamp becomes first Dem to back Pompeo for Secretary of State

Thursday  23:07,   19 april 2018
The Hill

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) said Thursday that she will support President Trump's nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, virtually guaranteeing he will win confirmation.&nbsp;Heitkamp, who faces a difficult reelection [...]

Justice to give Congress access to Comey memos

Thursday  23:07,   19 april 2018
CNN

The Justice Department is expected to make the James Comey memos available to Congress on Thursday, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. The fired FBI director wrote the memos memorializing his conversations with President Donald[...]

Tammy Duckworth and Baby Cast Their First Senate Vote Together, Opposing NASA Nominee

Thursday  23:07,   19 april 2018
Roll Call

Maile Pearl Bowlsbey made Senate history Thursday, becoming the first newborn allowed on the Senate floor. Bowlsbey, the daughter of Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, born just last week, came to the Senate floor the day after the Senate[...]

Manafort Suspected as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, U.S. Says

Thursday  22:34,   19 april 2018
Bloomberg

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer[...]

Trump’s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridenstine, Confirmed by Senate on Party-Line Vote

Thursday  22:30,   19 april 2018
The New York Times

The Oklahoma congressman’s nomination languished for more than seven months as senators raised objections to his record, and now additional concerns have been raised.On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Mr. Bridenstine, an Oklahoma congressman, as the[...]

The Latest: Duckworth and daughter make Senate history

Thursday  22:10,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

Sen. Tammy Duckworth and daughter Maile (MAY-lee) have made Senate history. The Illinois Democrat brought her daughter, in a pink hat, onto the Senate floor under new rules that permitted it. Duckworth already is the only senator to have given birth [...]

Senate confirms Trump’s pick to lead NASA

Thursday  22:07,   19 april 2018
The Hill

The Senate on Thursday voted along party lines to confirm Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, President Trump's choice to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).The 50 to 49 vote came after months of Democratic attempts to[...]

Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to US attorney

Thursday  21:30,   19 april 2018
CNN

The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney's office in Washington, according to a source familiar with the matter. A McCabe spokesperson, the[...]