Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump had tried […]

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Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress

Former FBI Director James Comey “most definitely” wants to testify before Congress — and wrote other memos in addition to the one claiming President Trump asked him to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with Comey’s thinking told CBS News’ Andres Triay. The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Oversight […]

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What’s the debt limit and why is Congress poised to raise it?

While Congress has been focused on creating a new health care law and confirming President Trump’s Cabinet nominees, lawmakers have paid scant attention to a looming Thursday deadline to raise the government’s debt limit so that it can pay its bills and avoid a potentially devastating economic crisis. The U.S. Treasury Department’s power to borrow money will expire on March […]

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Trump Has Provocative Words for Allies. Congress Does Damage Control

President Trump has been in office for barely two weeks, but Congress is already in diplomatic damage control. Senators are huddling in meetings or on embarrassing phone calls with ambassadors of major allies, assuring them that, yes, America is still their friend. They are cobbling together visits to other nations, something that members of Congress regularly do, but this time […]

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