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Senators fear special counsel freezes their own Russia investigations

Senators fear special counsel freezes their own Russia investigationsThe Justice Department’s decision to establish a special counsel to investigate possible links between Russia and the Trump administration placated many lawmakers, but it’s also leading to new fears among senators that the move will render moot any effort by Congress to investigate these issues.

Trump attacks Russia ‘witch hunt’ but not new hunter Mueller

Trump attacks Russia 'witch hunt' but not new hunter MuellerPresident Trump maintained Thursday that the Russia investigation had turned into a “witch hunt” against him, but refrained from directly criticizing the man at its helm or the appointment of a special counsel.

Republicans in Congress say White House left them in the dark on Trump controversies

Republicans in Congress say White House left them in the dark on Trump
controversiesWhite House officials offered virtually no support or guidance for Republicans on Capitol Hill about how they should respond to the deluge of controversies surrounding President Trump this week, leaving even those who have wanted to defend the president to do so on their own.

Trump meets with lawyers at White House to discuss special investigation: Report

Trump meets with lawyers at White House to discuss special
investigation: ReportPresident Trump met with lawyers on Thursday to discuss the upcoming investigations into allegations that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.
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Before he was fired, Comey had concerns about Rod Rosenstein: Report

Before he was fired, Comey had concerns about Rod Rosenstein: ReportJames Comey had concerns about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before he wrote a memo which the Trump administration used to fire him as FBI director, according to a report Thursday.

Comey hid among White House curtains to avoid Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey now says he tried to camouflage himself among the tall, blue curtains adorning a White House meeting room in an attempt to hide from President Trump at an Inauguration Day event.

Video: Turkish president watched attack on D.C. protesters

Video: Turkish president watched attack on D.C. protestersTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watched his security detail attack protesters outside Turkey’s embassy to the United States on Tuesday.

US moves second aircraft carrier to North Korea’s doorstep

The U.S. Navy is moving a second aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula to take part in training exercises.

Democrats go on offense on Obamacare rate hikes

Democrats are trying to blame proposed hikes in insurance prices of up to 50 percent on the Trump administration, although some insurance plans have noted other factors in the proposed increases, including Obamacare’s insurer tax.

States seek to join Obamacare lawsuit

States seek to join Obamacare lawsuitThe attorneys general for 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a motion Thursday to intervene in the lawsuit between the U.S. House and the Trump administration, backing the legality of subsidies paid out to insurers.

Planned Parenthood axes four clinics in Iowa after state funding cuts

Planned Parenthood said Thursday that it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa as a result of state budget cuts.

Big banks wouldn’t want GOP offer for fewer rules, CBO finds

Megabanks would not be interested in the deal that House Republicans are offering them, Congress’ in-house budget experts concluded in a report issued Thursday evening.
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