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FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) The investigation – a dual counterintelligence and criminal probe – was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the New York Times reports

PROBED. US President Donald Trump during a meeting on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House January 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

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Dec 18, 2018 - 1:44 PM

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Former FBI chief lashes out at Trump, Republicans

Dec 18, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'The FBI's reputation has taken a big hit because the president of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly,' says former FBI director James Comey

COMEY. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Watchdog faults Comey over Clinton probe, but says no bias

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:02 AM

The report reviews one of the most controversial chapters of the 2016 election battle between the Republican Trump and his Democratic rival Clinton.

CLINTON PROBE. In this file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

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Apr 20, 2018 - 8:30 PM

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Comey memos show Trump's obsession with Russia probe

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Trump 'said he was trying to run the country and the cloud of this Russia business was making that difficult,' FBI director James Comey writes in a memo on a conversation they had on March 30, 2017

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Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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Trump 'morally unfit' for office, fired FBI chief Comey says

Apr 16, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) 'Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that,' former FBI director James Comey says

COMEY ON TRUMP. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump calls for prosecuting 'liar' ex-FBI chief Comey

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:45 PM

A Tweet by the US president goes: 'James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired'

LIAR. These two file photos show then FBI Director James Comey (left) in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2017; and US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Apr 13, 2018 - 12:16 PM

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Ex-FBI chief Comey: Trump ran White House like a 'mob boss'

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Former FBI director James Comey also says in a new book that President Donald Trump lives in 'a cocoon of alternative reality' that he tried to pull others around him into

COMEY. In this file photo, then FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

FBI's No. 2, a Trump target, stepping down

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:43 AM

The FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, is stepping down after having been accused by President Donald Trump of being a Democratic partisan

TRUMP TARGET. In this file photo taken on May 11, 2017 Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Jim Watson/AFP

FBI chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

Dec 08, 2017 - 10:45 AM

'The agents, analysts and staff of the FBI are big boys and girls. We understand that we will take criticism from all corners. We're accustomed to that,' FBI Director Christopher Wray says in a testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

FBI CHIEF. In this file photo, Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC.  File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump denies asking FBI to drop Flynn probe

Dec 03, 2017 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) United States President Donald Trump still insists he and his campaign did not collude with Moscow during the 2016 elections

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 06, 2017 shows National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (L) and US President Donald Trump (R) upon arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to visit the US Central Command and Specials Operations Command.  The White House announced February 13, 2017 that Michael Flynn has resigned as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, amid escalating controversy over his contacts with Moscow. In his formal resignation letter, Flynn acknowledged that in the period leading up to Trump's inauguration: "I inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador." / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

The Trump-Russia probe: What we know

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Here is what we know about the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling

RUSSIA PROBE. In this file photo, then Republican president-elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Jim Watson/AFP

Special prosecutor ups pressure on Trump with broad data requests – reports

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The New York Times and Washington Post report that Robert Mueller recently asked the White House for records and communications covering 13 specific areas, particularly key actions by Trump since he became president in January

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Trump's FBI nominee Wray vows he won't 'pull punches'

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Christopher Wray stakes out an independent line amid worries Trump has sought to stifle the investigation into alleged collusion between his election campaign and Russia

Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC.  Mandel Ngan/AFP

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Jun 23, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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Jun 23, 2017 - 1:51 PM

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Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The admission throws a new twist into allegations fed by James Comey s own claims that US President Donald Trump wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pull back on its probe into the Russia scandal

NO RECORDINGS. US President Donald Trump admits he does not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump decries witch hunt even as lawyer insists no probe

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:25 AM

US President Donald Trump claims he is being investigated for obstruction of justice but his lawyer says otherwise

VINDICATED? Donald Trump says James Comey's testimony vindicates him. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump probed for possible obstruction of justice – report

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:31 AM

The shift toward investigating the US president in connection with the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election began days after Trump fired James Comey as FBI director on May 9 the Washington Post reports

UNDER INVESTIGATION. This file photo taken on February 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with reporters on board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, bound for Palm Beach, Florida. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump's attorney general Jeff Sessions to face Russia questions

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:42 PM

It comes as political intrigue pulses through the US capital following explosive testimony by former FBI chief James Comey before the same panel last week and as Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions

OATH. This file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, as he is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be Attorney General of the United States, in Washington, DC. Photo by Molly Riley / AFP

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Jun 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:00 AM

But Trump s denunciations of Comey only fuel demands that the US president give his account under oath

UNLOADING. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces his decision in a letter Saturday June 10 in which he referred to remarks made by fired FBI director James Comey

JEFF SESSIONS. This file photo taken on June 10, 2016 shows Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R-AL), as he delivers remarks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, DC. Photo by Molly Riley/ AFP

Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Trump – legal experts

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:33 AM

But more evidence is needed to prove that the president attempted to stymie the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

COMEY. FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Trump says '100%' ready to testify under oath

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Trump addresses reporters at the White House for the first time since ex FBI director James Comey s explosive testimony at the Senate

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Jun 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The early morning tweet is Trump s first response to Comey s testimony on Thursday before a Senate committee in which he accused the president of lies and defamation

VINDICATED? Donald Trump says James Comey's testimony vindicates him. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

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Jun 09, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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Jun 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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What we learned from Comey's testimony

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Here are the key points of what ex FBI director James Comey had to say in his first public appearance since his ouster

AT THE SENATE. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Comey slams White House 'lies' in blockbuster testimony

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:38 PM

4th UPDATE During almost 3 hours of blockbuster sworn testimony to a Senate panel Comey describes himself as stunned by Trump s very disturbing and very concerning behavior during several private meetings

UNLOADING. Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Jun 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

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An increasingly isolated Trump joins the battle of his life

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Less than 6 months into his White House tenure he finds himself locked in his toughest fight yet – the battle to save his presidency

UNDER PRESSURE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during Ford's Theatre's annual fundraiser June 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Jun 08, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Comey to reveal Trump pressure on Russia probe

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Comey said Trump had raised the sensitive FBI probe into Russia s alleged meddling in the US election in multiple discussions leaving him deeply uneasy over whether the president was attempting to interfere

In this file photo, then-Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. holds breath for high-stakes Comey hearing

Jun 07, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The US capital will grind to a halt as sacked FBI chief James Comey testifies about whether President Donald Trump pressured him to halt a probe into an advisor s links to Russia

CENTER OF ATTENTION. In this file photo, FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Trump will not block ex-FBI director's testimony

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:10 AM

The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions

FACING THE HOUSE. In this file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

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May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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Trump asked 2 intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion – report

May 23, 2017 - 9:32 AM

The Washington Post report suggests that the White House sought to tamp down the Russia probe

US President Donald Trump speaks during the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

May 20, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Senator Mark Warner of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hoping ex FBI director James Comey s testimony will answer questions President Donald Trump have dismissed

TESTIMONY. JAMES COMEY. Ex-FBI Director James Comey gestures as National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers looks on during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


Trump alleges 'witch hunt', denies trying to kill FBI probe

May 19, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Lashing out after a high powered special counsel was appointed to investigate events around the 2016 election Trump denies he ever plotted with the Kremlin to win the White House

'WITCH HUNT.' In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with retail industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

May 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

3rd UPDATE US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election

SPECIAL COUNSEL. Robert Mueller served as FBi director from 2010 to 2013. File photo from FBI New York

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May 17, 2017 - 8:08 PM

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May 17, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

May 17, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The latest allegation against the US president who is also under fire for divulging top secret information to a top Russian official adds to a mounting perception of an administration in a perpetual state of chaos

TRUMP AND FLYNN. This file photo taken on February 06, 2017 shows National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (L) and US President Donald Trump (R) upon arrival at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to visit the US Central Command and Specials Operations Command. File photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP