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Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 12, 2017 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Justice Department officials on Saturday will interview four candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey. They include acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Two people familiar with the process...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 12, 2017 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to shut down daily press briefings Friday as he sought to defend his White House from criticism of its shifting explanations and misstatements about the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Trump's statements, through a tweet and later television...
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May 12, 2017 - 7:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won't identify them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it will notify finalists over the next several days. It won't say how many...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 7:30 p.m. North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he expects James Comey will soon speak privately with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee after the former FBI Director declined an invitation to testify...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, a worker with the Pebble Mine project digs in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma, Alaska. The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday, May 12, 2017, over the proposed development of a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo,File)
May 12, 2017 - 7:27 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for the company seeking to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska to pursue permits. As part of a court settlement with...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 12, 2017 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says three associates of President Donald Trump have responded to requests for information and documents related to the panel's investigation into Russia...
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FILE - In these photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. in a Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, and President Donald Trump, May 12, 2017. The relationship of Trump and McConnell is now at the center of the Washington crucible. As controversy swirls over Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, McConnell's moves will set the tone for how the rest of the Senate and Republican Party as a whole responds. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2017 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had just headlined a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was booed by home-state voters far more enamored with the president than with their longtime GOP senator. Now the two were flying back to Washington aboard Air Force...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 12, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey has declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week. That's according to an aide to the committee's chairman, GOP Sen. Richard Burr of...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 12, 2017 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will brief the full Senate next week amid controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday, May 12, 2017, over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries. The Environmental Protection Agency settled the long-running case with the Pebble Limited Partnership, agreeing to allow the Canadian-owned company to seek a federal permit to build its mine near Bristol Bay. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for the company seeking to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska to pursue permits. As part of a court settlement with the...
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