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Ostrich jacket, fake rallies, therapy dogs and other odd scenes in Trump-Russia probe

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Question: What do you get when you combine Russian agents, a therapy dog and a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket? Answer: A criminal investigation that could decide

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White House to host CEOs for workforce advisory meeting

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday is hosting major chief executives who joined a Trump administration advisory board on workforce issues.

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Trump slams Mueller, mocks critics in fiery two-hour speech

(Note language in 1st and 9th paragraphs that may offend readers.) By Katanga Johnson and Steve Holland OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked U.S.

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Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

By John Whitesides (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders showed a more personal side as he hit the 2020 campaign trail for the first time on Saturday, describing the struggles

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Explainer: In Trump-Russia probe, when does collusion become a crime?

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pursued his investigation into Moscow's role in the 2016 U.S.

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House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-led congressional panel on Friday demanded that the White House comply with requests for documents and witnesses for a probe into alleged security

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews livid over Mueller report: ‘How could they let Trump off the hook?’

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Political reaction pours in after Mueller report drop

The submission of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the Justice Department Friday prompted a wave of reaction from the political world.

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Trump to nominate economic analyst Stephen Moore for Fed board as conservative watchdog over economy

President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst and frequent critic of the Federal Reserve, to fill a vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.

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Adam Schiff rejects reports that Mueller indictments are over, says special counsel could be called to testify

Adam Schiff rejected reports that no more Mueller indictments are coming, and suggested he would call the special counsel before a House panel if necessary to learn what is in the report.

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Kamala Harris calls for AG Barr to testify on Mueller probe, as 2020 Dems seize on report drop

The Democratic presidential contenders are uniformly calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election to be released publicly – while at least one high-profile candidate wants Attorney General Bill Barr to testify on the findings.

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Trump team ‘confident’ no collusion in Mueller report: ‘This is a grand slam’

President Trump’s legal team projected confidence Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find collusion connected to the president, as he turned over the results of his exhaustive probe into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election.

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With Washington abuzz, Mueller's report is delivered quietly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The manila envelope in her hand held a single sheet of paper. Wearing a black puffer coat, the woman and her delivery were so unassuming in appearance that she was able to quietly slip past the crowd of reporters gathered in the hallways of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Campaign roundup: Harris in Texas, O'Rourke in S Carolina

Presidential contenders are spreading out across the country on Saturday as they try to find space in the crowded 2020 Democratic field.

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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation.

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The Latest: Mueller passes Russia probe to attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller has closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles.

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Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings.

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Key Dem: Lawyer Confirmed Worrying Ivanka, Jared Email Use

The president's son-in-law is up to date with technology but possibly not with the Presidential Records Act. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said Thursday that a lawyer for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner told him that Kushner, a White Houser adviser, used the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp for official...

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Biden Reportedly Considers Unusual 2020 Strategy

When Joe Biden announces that he's running for president, he might make it a double reveal, Axios reports: Close advisers say the former vice president is considering telling voters he'll pick popular Georgia Democrat and rising star Stacey Abrams as his running mate if he wins the Democratic nomination. There...

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Mail Bomb Suspect Enters Plea, Sobs

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the US for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections. Cesar Sayoc, 57, sobbed as...

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Trump Tweet Signals Big Change to US' Israel Policy

President Trump said Thursday that it's time for the US to recognize Israel's control over the disputed Golan Heights, signaling a shift in policy ahead of the Israeli prime minister's visit next week to the White House . The administration has been considering recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan, which Israel...

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Arnold Defends McCain, Takes Personal Jab at Trump

President Trump has unleashed a series of new attacks on the late John McCain in recent days, seven months after the senator's death, and Sen. Joni Ernst on Thursday became the latest Republican to criticize him for it. "He does need to stop that," said Ernst when asked about the...

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Here's What Kellyanne Has to Say About Hubby's Trump Spat

The Conway marriage saga continues: On Thursday, Kellyanne Conway went on Fox Business, where the White House adviser took issue with her husband's very public criticism of her boss, President Trump. "My husband ... has been very critical of the president publicly, which is unlike him," she said, per Mediaite . "He’s...

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