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Who is special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller?
Robert Mueller , who was named in late May as the special counsel to spearhead the FBI 's investigation into Russian connections to the 2016 election "and related matters," has been in the headlines more than once since he was appointed. Most recently, President Donald Trump said if Mueller
Sen. Cotton questions James Comey
The former FBI director speaks publicly for the first time since being fired by President Donald Trump.
James Comey: Everything you need to know about the former FBI director
Former FBI Director James Comey will testify about his discussions with President Donald Trump on June 8, a month after his firing and weeks after his predecessor was chosen to lead the investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. The Senate Intelligence Committee
May 15, 2007: Deputy Attorney General James Comey testifies to Congress
In his 2007 testimony, Comey, deputy attorney general under John Ashcroft, rushed to his boss's hospital bedside to urge him not to sign an authorization for a classified domestic wiretapping program.
Former top terror adviser spotted at White House hours before FBI director was fired
A former White House counterterrorism official, who many consider to be a candidate to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, was spotted at the White House three hours before Comey was "terminated" six years ahead of the end of his term. Frances Townsend, who served in the George W. Bush
Sessions to Yates in 2015: 'You Need to Say No' to the President
During her Senate confirmation hearing for deputy attorney general, Sally Yates told Sen. Jeff Sessions that she "has an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution."
FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists 15 Years Later: The Ones Who Got Away
Fifteen years ago this month, then-President George W. Bush responded to 9/11 by publicly placing 22 top terrorists on an FBI most wanted list. In the decade and half since, more of the original list of fugitives have been killed than caught, while several remain on the run — including two senior
If Elected, Trump May Not Be Able to Fulfill Big Debate Promise
Federal law may prevent Donald Trump from fulfilling a big promise he made at last night's debate, according to former U.S. Justice Department chiefs from both political parties. "If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into [Hillary Clinton] ," the
Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle-East Christians' Group
It’s not every day that you see a presidential contender getting booed off stage. But that’s what happened Wednesday night when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, widely viewed as a likely Republican candidate for the White House in 2016, addressed a group called In Defense of...
Sebelius Steps Aside
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OUT WITH SEBELIUS, IN WITH BURWELL: Word began to leak out yesterday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down today. The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to ...