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Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

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FBI Fired Sebastian Gorka for Anti-Muslim Diatribes

Trump confidant Sebastian Gorka was taking money from the FBI—and declaring that the fight against Islamic radicals was ‘a holy war on our side,’ too.<p>The inflammatory pundit Sebastian Gorka worked for the FBI while he was a paid consultant to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, lecturing bureau employees …

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Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and that he built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours …

CEOs

Dashcam video: Before shots, Yanez yells, 'Don't pull it out!'

The case file was released Tuesday following Jeronimo Yanez’s acquittal Friday in the July 6 killing that thrust Minnesota into the national debate …

Policing

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.<p>The move by special counsel …

Government

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business

<b>LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES</b>, sponsored Cadillacs, Ferraris and Maseratis descend on the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, in September for the Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational. Year after year, the formula is consistent: 18 holes of perfectly trimmed fairways with a dose of …

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London Attack Suspect Known as Abs Appeared in Film About Extremists

LONDON — Everyone called him “Abs.” He gave out Halloween candy to children and taught them how to play Ping-Pong. He invited his neighbors to barbecue.<p>But Khurum Shazad Butt was not the typical resident of the East London neighborhood of Barking. He dressed in the religious gown of a conservative …

Terrorism

Leaders issue G7 declaration with U.S. a holdout on climate change

Trump posted on Twitter that he'll make a final decision next week, after he returns to Washington.<p>Updated 05/27/2017 09:36 AM EDT<p>TAORMINA, Sicily — Leaders of the G7, the world's most exclusive geopolitical club, issued their 2017 declaration Saturday, with U.S. President Donald Trump refusing to …

Climate

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from …

World Leaders

Manafort advised Trump team on Russia scandal

Former campaign chief remained in contact with the president and his aides after the FBI launched its Russia probe.<p>Months after the FBI began examining Paul Manafort as part of a probe into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and Russia, Manafort called Trump’s chief of staff, Reince …

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How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe

A secret document that officials say played a key role in then-FBI Director James B. Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has long been viewed within the FBI as unreliable and possibly a fake, according to people familiar with its contents.<p>In the midst of the 2016 …

Government

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the …

Last Summer

Gazette opinion: We're pulling our endorsement of Gianforte

We're at a loss for words.<p>And as people who wrangle words on a minute-by-minute basis, that doesn't happen often.<p>What happens even less — hopefully …

Greg Gianforte

Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter

The race to fill Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives took a violent turn Wednesday, and a crew from the Fox News Channel, including myself, witnessed it firsthand.<p>As part of our preparation for a story about Thursday's special election to air on "Special Report with Bret …

Greg Gianforte

We’re Seth Rich’s parents. Stop politicizing our son’s murder.

<i>The writers are the parents of Seth Rich, who was killed in the District in 2016.</i><p>Imagine living in a nightmare that you can never wake up from. Imagine having to face every single day knowing that your son was murdered. Imagine you have no answers — that no one has been brought to justice and there …

Seth Rich

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.<p>Trump made separate appeals to the director of …

Government

Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Ends in Explosion, Panic and Death

MANCHESTER, England — An explosion that appeared to be a suicide bombing killed at least 22 people on Monday night and wounded 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert filled with adoring adolescent fans, in what the police were treating as a terrorist attack.<p>Panic and mayhem seized the crowd at the …

Terrorism

Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About Russia Ties, Letter Says

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, misled Pentagon investigators about his income from companies in Russia and contacts with officials there when he applied for a renewal of his top-secret security clearance last year, according to a letter released …

Government

White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation: sources

| WASHINGTON<p>The Trump administration is exploring whether it can use an obscure ethics rule to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia, two people familiar with White House thinking said on Friday.<p>Trump has said that Deputy …

World News

Sources: White House lawyers research impeachment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office, two people briefed on the discussions tell …

The White House

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the …

World Leaders

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.<p>“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump …

World Leaders

Trump attorney didn't want him to sign financial disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true.<p>In correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics, attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal …

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

<b>Stockholm (CNN) —</b> Sweden is dropping its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on rape allegations, according to a prosecution statement released Friday.<p>Assange, who has always denied wrongdoing, has been holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, in an effort to avoid a …

Julian Assange

Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted Him Kept at a Distance

WASHINGTON — President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call.<p>Mr. Comey told the president that …

James B. Comey

Chaffetz to announce early departure from Congress

Updated 05/19/2017 01:08 PM EDT<p>Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to announce Thursday that he is resigning before the end of this congressional term, according to three sources familiar with his plans.<p>Chaffetz did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. …

Jason Chaffetz

Focus turns to Michael Flynn's work for Turkey, Russia

One of the Trump administration’s first decisions about the fight against the Islamic State was made by Michael Flynn weeks before he was fired – and …

Roger Ailes, architect of conservative TV juggernaut Fox News, is dead at 77

Roger Ailes, who mastered the art of selling political candidates like Hollywood celebrities and was the architect of conservative-oriented TV news, died Thursday at 77. He was the longtime chairman and chief executive of the Fox News Channel, building it over two decades into a politically …

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