Category: Elections/Election Law

By DESMOND BUTLER and CHAD DAY,  Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) 05/23  — President Donald Trump is increasing the pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for Trump’s congressional allies.

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By ANNE FLAHERTY, CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 05/19 — President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true.

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MICHAEL BALSAMO,  Associated Press  04/12 – The FBI agents who raided the offices of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, sought records of his communications with the Trump campaign as part of what appeared to be an examination of his efforts to quell potentially damaging information about the candidate.

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK,  Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) 03/06 — Two Republican House committee chairmen are calling for a new special counsel to take a broad look at whether Justice Department or FBI employees were biased as they began investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in 2016 and whether there were surveillance abuses as part of that probe.

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By SADIE GURMAN,  Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) 02/28 — President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on his attorney general Wednesday, describing as “disgraceful” his handling of Republican complaints that the FBI abused its surveillance power during the early stages of the Russia probe.

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY,  Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) 02/25 — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a blacked out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

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WASHINGTON (AP) 02/20 — President Donald Trump is again accusing his predecessor of not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump tweets that’s because President Barack Obama “thought Crooked Hillary was going to win and he didn’t want to ‘rock the boat.’”

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