G.O.P. Senators, Pulling Away From Trump, Have ‘a Lot Less Fear of Him’

Senate Republicans, increasingly unnerved by President Trump’s volatility and unpopularity, are starting to show signs of breaking away from him as they try to forge a more traditional Republican agenda and protect their political fortunes. Several Republicans have openly questioned Mr. Trump’s decision to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and even lawmakers who supported the move have complained […]

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US govt ‘under assault’ by Trump after Comey firing

American democracy is “under assault” on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow’s meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-track Comey’s successor, lawmakers from both parties urged […]

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What we know about investigations into Trump campaign and Russia

President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey raises a ton of questions, including how this will affect the FBI and congressional investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections. Here’s what we know — and what we still don’t know. Why did Trump fire Comey? First, let’s start off with the basics. In recommending Comey’s firing, the Justice Department leadership […]

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Acting FBI director vows to inform congressional committee if White House tries to upend Russia probe

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe vowed Thursday that he would tell the Senate Intelligence Committee if the White House tried to interfere with the bureau’s probe of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election — though he asserted that there had “been no effort to impede our investigation to date.” McCabe made […]

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After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why

White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late Tuesday night and then disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge. To get back to his office, Spicer would have to pass a swarm of reporters wanting to know why President Trump suddenly decided to fire the FBI director. […]

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GOP senators split over Trump’s decision to fire Comey

GOP senators were split Tuesday over President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, with many Republicans appearing to be caught off guard by the announcement. Several Senate Republicans voiced concern about the decision, which comes as the FBI investigates possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, while others offered support for Trump, saying he was within his […]

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