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Salisbury Nerve Agent Could Still Be At ‘Toxic’ Levels In Places, Residents Told

Toxic levels of the nerve agent used to attack Sergei Skripal and his daughter could still be present at “hot spots” around Salisbury, Government scientists believe.Asmall amount of the deadly Novichok substanceis thought to have been used in

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Comey says in memos that Trump showed concerns about leaks, loyalty, dossier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey in memos recounting conversations with President Donald Trump last year said Trump repeatedly raised concerns over salacious allegations in an intelligence dossier, the need for loyalty and ferreting

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U.S. tells Russia to address election concerns, chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia's ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries required addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in Britain, and the sit

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Comey: 'I didn't have confidence' in deputy AG Rosenstein

In the wake of President Donald Trump's tweet hinting there might be "tapes" of their conversations, former FBI director James Comey said he had a friend disclose details of his interactions with Trump in order to prompt a special counsel.

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Rudy Giuliani Joined President Trump’s Legal Team in the Russia Probe

(WASHINGTON) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. T

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Rosenstein told Trump last week he's not a target in Russia probe: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

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Paul Manafort Had a Suspected Role as ‘Back Channel’ Between Russia and Trump Campaign, DOJ Says

Mueller’s interest in Manafort stemmed from his suspected role as a “back channel” for the Russians

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Mueller team says it has not gone rogue

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed with special counsel Robert Mueller what prosecutors should pursue in the Russia probe as early as last May, when Mueller was first appointed, the special counsel's office said Thursday.

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DOJ's watchdog sends criminal referral on ex-FBI deputy director: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Justice has referred its findings on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. attorney in Washington for possible criminal prosecution, according to a person

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U.S. Senate committee to vote on bill to protect Mueller next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday the committee would vote on a bill to protect Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite object

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Cohen drops defamation suits over infamous dossier

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told courts in New York late Wednesday that he'd like to drop defamation lawsuits he filed against Fusion GPS and BuzzFeed regarding the production and publication of an infamous dossier on Trump an

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Trump Gets Roasted On Twitter After Bragging About How Tough He Is On Russia

"Donald Trump has issued tougher sanctions on Colin Kaepernick than he has on Russia."

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Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort to seek dismissal of charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, will try on Thursday to convince a judge to throw out charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, arguing Mueller has overstepped his authority.

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Trump decided to abandon plans for more Russia sanctions

President Donald Trump personally made the decision to abandon plans to impose more sanctions on Russia for supporting Syria's chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to three senior administration officials and a source familiar with the discussi

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Trump Says He’ll Sanction Russia ‘As Soon As They Very Much Deserve It’

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that nobody has been tougher on Russia than him and that he’ll hit Moscow with new sanctions “as soon as they very much deserve it.” He also said building a good relationship wit

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Lawyers for Trump attorney propose candidates to review seized files

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen have asked a federal judge to consider four candidates to review material seized by the FBI that may be protected by attorney-client privilege, rather than let prose

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Nikki Haley may go the way of Rex Tillerson

Trump has publicly undercut his UN ambassador in a way reminiscent of how he treated his former Secretary of State

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Trump Now Insists He Didn't Fire James Comey Over 'Phony Russia Investigation'

But days after he booted the FBI director, Trump said "this Russia thing" was on his mind.

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Trump, contradicting his own words, denies firing Comey over Russia probe

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation -- a statement directly at odds with the President's own comments on Comey's dismissal.

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How Likely Is A Russian Cyber Attack– And What Can I Do To Protect Myself?

With tensions between Russia and the wider world continuing to escalate, UK intelligence services, and the FBI and US Department of Homeland Security earlier this week issued ajoint warning about a massive cyber campaign by Russian-backed hackers.It&rsquo

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Russia’s state propaganda station RT faces SEVEN new probes for breaching TV code after Salisbury poisoning

RUSSIAN state-backed TV station RT is facing seven new probes into whether it remained impartial after the Salisbury spy attack, it was announced today. Media regulator Ofcom said it had today opened several investigations into its news and current affair

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Ofcom Launches Seven Investigations Into Russia's RT News Service In Wake Of Salisbury Attack

Ofcomhas opened seven new investigations into the due impartiality of Russian-backed television network RT following its coverage in the wake of theSalisburynerve agent attack.The UK’s communications watchdog said that since the events in Salisbury,

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Nikki Haley fires back after Kudlow claims she was 'confused' about new Russia sanctions

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley fired back Tuesday after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow claimed she was “confused” when she declared over the weekend that President Donald Trump would announce new sanctions on Russia.

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‘I Don’t Get Confused.’ Nikki Haley Fires Back at White House After Russia Sanctions Comment

White House economic adviser said Haley suffered "momentary confusion"when announcing new Russia sanctions

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Senate's top Republican rules out bill to protect Mueller: Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday ruled out introducing a bill to protect Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, from being fired by Pr

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WH response to Russia sanctions confusion: Blame Nikki Haley

A consensus emerged Tuesday at the White House and Mar-a-Lago about how to clean up the administration's suddenly muddled plans to crack down on Russia: Blame Nikki Haley.

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Republicans Befuddled By Trump’s Abrupt Reversal On New Russia Sanctions

“That’s just not a good signal to Moscow or any of our adversaries or allies," one senator said.

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White House denies confusion in approach to Russia sanctions

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday the United States had imposed a set of sanctions on Russia and was considering other measures for the future, adding that there was no confusion in the White House

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Top WH aide says Haley got 'ahead of the curve' with sanctions announcement

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley got ahead of herself in announcing new sanctions on Russia, a top aide to President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

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Nikki Haley just got Trumped on Russia sanctions

President Trump moves quickly to undermine UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s tough talk following Syria attack

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Russia Investigative Reporter Maxim Borodin Killed In Mystery Balcony Fall

A Russian reporter investigating the deaths of Kremlin-linked mercenaries in Syria has died in a mysterious accident.  Maxim Borodin was found badly injured by neighbours on Thursday after falling from the balcony of his fifth floor flat in Yekaterin

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White House backs away from Haley's pledge of new sanctions against Russia

The  Trump administration said Monday that it was "considering additional sanctions on Russia," a day after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stated emphatically that such penalties were imminent.

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