Barr fields questions on Mueller probe, independence from Trump at attorney general confirmation hearing

William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general, appeared Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation. Barr, a former attorney general, deputy attorney general and head of the department’s Office… Read More

Revelations about Manafort’s 2016 interactions with Russian associate show special counsel’s intense focus on Russia contacts

New revelations about Paul Manafort’s interactions with a Russian associate while he was leading President Trump’s campaign provide a window into how extensively the special counsel has mapped interactions between Trump associates and Russians in… Read More

William Barr’s confirmation hearing expected to be a battle over Mueller’s future

Two years of simmering tension between the White House, the Justice Department and Congress will culminate in Tuesday’s confirmation hearing of William P. Barr to be the next attorney general, where he is expected to… Read More

As Mueller writes his report, a potential battle brews over obstruction of justice

As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his Russia probe, investigators have focused on conflicting public statements by President Donald Trump and his team that could be seen as an effort to influence witnesses and… Read More

Trump: I knew nothing about Manafort sharing poll data with alleged Russian spy

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he knew “nothing” about his then-campaign chief Paul Manafort sharing polling data with an alleged Russian spy during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump’s comment came two days after Manafort’s… Read More

House Democrats prepare fusillade of Trump investigations – POLITICO

Democrats want to investigate the Trump Hotel deal and President Donald Trump’s taxes. They want to haul up conflicted Cabinet officials and dig into controversial changes to the census and food stamps. They want to… Read More

President Trump bets big on Supreme Court to uphold controversial policies after lower court losses

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is betting big on the Supreme Court in 2019 to revive controversial policies on issues ranging from immigration and border security to transgender soldiers in the military. Seeking to match the… Read More