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Terrence Dopp

Justice Official Knew Trump Would Fire Comey, Senators Say

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told senators he knew President Donald Trump planned to fire FBI Director James Comey before he wrote his memo criticizing Comey’s actions, two senators told reporters Thursday after a private meeting with the official.

Hill GOP Reels From Trump Chaos, Struggles to Chart Course

Republicans in Congress are increasingly dispirited over the chaos surrounding Donald Trump, with several saying the nonstop revelations are imperiling their legislative agenda and the top Senate Republican signaling he’d go his own way on some of the president’s top priorities.

Trump Says He Planned to Fire ‘Showboat’ FBI Chief All Along

President Donald Trump said he would have fired former FBI Director James Comey, who he called a “grandstander,” no matter the recommendation from two top Justice Department officials, contrasting with earlier White House assertions that he was merely accepting their advice.

FBI Chief Disputes Trump on Comey as Hearing Veers Off Course

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe dismissed White House claims that the bureau’s rank and file had lost confidence in James Comey before President Donald Trump fired him, defending his former boss and vowing to press ahead with a probe into links between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign.

Flynn Was Told in 2014 He'd Need Approval to Take Foreign Income

The Defense Department told former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in 2014 that he was prohibited from accepting payments from foreign governments after his retirement without approval, according to a letter released by the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.

U.S. Pushes Sanctions, Diplomacy as North Korea Threat Grows

U.S. national security leaders emphasized economic sanctions and diplomacy to persuade North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, even as the Pentagon ramps up its military presence in the region with an aircraft carrier battle group and submarine.

U.S. to Crack Down on Immigrant Smugglers, Repeated Entry

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised Tuesday to "take our stand" against cross-border criminal cartels and people smuggling unlawful immigrants from Mexico as part of a plan to get tougher on illegal immigration in what he called "the Trump era."

DHS Head Backs Phone Searches of Those Entering U.S. at Airports

The Department of Homeland Security will continue searching the mobile phones and electronic devices of travelers at U.S. airports, the agency’s leader said as lawmakers of both parties questioned whether the anti-terrorism tool is unlawfully intrusive.

Trump Endorses Flynn Bid for Immunity to Testify on Russia

President Donald Trump said his former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, should seek immunity from prosecution, calling investigations into alleged contacts between the Trump administration and the Russian government a political “witch hunt.”

Senate Panel Pledges Strong Russia Probe as House Stalls

Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee promised a thorough and impartial investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election at the opening of a public hearing Thursday, held as a House probe remained mired in partisan disputes.

Trump Public Media Cut to Curb Critical Voice, Democrat Says

President Donald Trump, who has sparred with the media and accused outlets he doesn’t like of peddling "fake news," is trying to erase funds for public broadcasting to silence a voice he deems critical of him, a House Democrat said Tuesday.

House GOP Plans Friday Health Bill Vote After Trump Pressure

House Republican leaders expect to vote Friday on their embattled health-care bill, moving on the legislation under pressure by Trump administration officials who voiced urgency during a closed-door meeting on the Capitol with conservative holdouts.

AT&T Executives to Meet With Trump to Talk Time Warner Deal

Donald Trump met with AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson to discuss the company’s proposed $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The president-elect has said he opposes the deal.

Trump Summons Contractors to Mar-a-Lago Over Spending

The two largest U.S. defense contractors said Wednesday they would seek to control their costs after President-elect Donald Trump summoned them and a bevy of top Pentagon officials to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss military spending.

Trump Meets With Tech Chiefs Amid Worries on Trade

Technology industry leaders including Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg and Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos met with Donald Trump on Wednesday, seeking to persuade a man whose presidential bid many of them opposed to avoid policies they believe would hurt their companies.

Trump, RNC Officials Tout Cooperation Ahead of ‘Moment of Truth’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, tells reporters on conference call race is "extremely close" and Republican National Committee has been an "extremely valuable resource." Says Trump has forced Hillary Clinton to defend Mich., Pa. "We have been continuously doing our own internals in all the battleground states and that goes up through last night. I don’t know what states exactly, we have a rolling production," he says Says mix of public, inter

Clinton Rallies Michigan Base as Trump Jumps Into Blue Minnesota

Donald Trump visits traditionally blue Minnesota on Sunday while Hillary Clinton has added an extra stop in Michigan as the candidates attempt to shore up their positions and undermine the others’ in the final stretch of a tight and bitter U.S. presidential campaign.

Christie’s Fortunes Fade After Bridge Plot Convictions

Chris Christie’s role as Donald Trump’s transition chief may be his last in politics, as guilty verdicts for two former allies further tarnish the New Jersey governor’s administration and bring corruption talk uncomfortably close to the Republican presidential nominee.

Clinton Offers More Details Than Trump in Health Disclosures

When it was time to reassure voters concerned about their health, two very different presidential candidates on Wednesday chose very different paths, with one taking to daytime television with few details and the other providing a dry listing of laboratory results.