President Trump Pushes DOJ On Clinton, Won’t Rule Out Firing Sessions

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” with the Justice Department and won’t rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if Sessions won’t investigate Democrats. “Honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats,” Trump told reporters before departing the White House on his 12-day trip to Asia. His…

Ex-Trump Campaign Official Withdraws Nomination For Ag Post

By KEN THOMAS and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign official linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination as the Agriculture Department’s chief scientist. Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign national co-chairman and chief policy adviser, wrote in a letter Thursday to President Donald…

President Trump Demands ‘Much Tougher’ Immigration Law After NYC Attack

BY ZEKE MILLER and RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Roused by the first major ISIS-inspired attack on U.S. soil since he took office, President Donald Trump urged swift repeal of an immigration program that brought the suspect to America and laid into a political foe he said was responsible for it — though Republican…

President Blasts Former Aide At Center Of Russia Probe As “Liar”

By STEPHEN BRAUN and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a former campaign aide thrust into the center of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe “has already proven to be a liar.” On Twitter, Trump sought to dismiss George Papadopoulos, who has provided key evidence in the first criminal…

President Trump Fumes As Mueller Probe Enters New Phase With Charges

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Muller’s charges Monday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two other aides marked a new phase in his sprawling investigation into Russia and President Donald Trump, underscoring the ongoing threat Mueller poses to the president. Trump immediately sought to distance…

Manafort, Gates Indicted In First Charges From Russia Probe

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and several other financial charges. The charges were the first stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe…

Manafort, Gates Surrender To Federal Authorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, surrendered to federal authorities Monday. That’s according to people familiar with the matter. The charges are the first in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Details on the charges have…