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  • probe
  • Many Republicans, feeling the political heat and growing increasingly concerned that the Russian drama was about to spin out of control, had been forced to call for Sessions to offload ultimate responsibility for an FBI probe into links between Trump's campaign and Russia. (cnn.com)
  • Democrats, who panned the GOP-led investigation in their own rebuttal, have said they will continue investigating additional lines of inquiry stemming from their Russia probe, now that they are once more in control of the House. (go.com)
  • 2017
  • Last year, Trump cited Rosenstein's early push for the removal of then-FBI Director James Comey to dispute growing allegations that Comey's firing in early May 2017 was intended to stop ongoing FBI investigations. (go.com)
  • Democrats
  • Congress's Trump Investigation Is Going to Hurt Trump, Not Congress The White House is terrified and trying to bluff Democrats into thinking it will backfire. (nymag.com)
  • Earlier on Thursday, Democrats had sensed new vulnerabilities for the administration over Russia -- and relished taking the battle to Sessions. (cnn.com)
  • Trump, a Republican, said in a tweet that Democrats were instigating the congressional investigations because they were upset about his Nov. 8 victory over their party's candidate, Hillary Clinton. (metro.us)
  • Durbin and other Democrats complained, however, that Rosenstein refused to answer many of their questions and did so by citing the seriousness of the investigation. (vice.com)
  • allegations
  • Schiff laid out his plans for a renewed investigation Wednesday that will "go beyond Russia," and examine "credible" allegations that the president's "financial interests or other interests" are driving administration policy. (go.com)
  • president
  • I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States," Sessions told reporters. (cnn.com)
  • The president said at the White House that "a lot of bad things have happened" during the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow and "we now call it 'Spygate. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a recent addition to Trump's legal team, said the president feels increasingly emboldened to talk about the investigation. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Some top GOP lawmakers say they remain confident in President Trump but are calling for all available evidence to the investigation. (cbslocal.com)
  • However, the president later said the Russia investigation played a role. (kuow.org)
  • In the two days following the release of the redacted report, the president sent a series of agitated tweets lashing out against aides who gave statements to Mueller's team, using an expletive to describe portions of the report and adding that the investigation itself should have never been authorized. (go.com)
  • charges
  • They worry about paying a price at the ballot box in November if the public is not better educated about the investigation, which has resulted in charges against 19 people and five guilty pleas. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Lead
  • There was also concern among the senators that this new phase of the investigation would lead to a shroud of secrecy leaving them and the public in the dark. (vice.com)
  • email
  • This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump," an email about the meeting said in part. (kwotable.com)
  • In addition to her Russia comments, Clinton on Wednesday said stories about her controversial private email server while at the State Department were overblown, calling it "the biggest nothing-burger ever. (kuow.org)
  • source
  • Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation? (washingtonpost.com)
  • According to a source with knowledge of the congressional investigations, at least one oligarch was ushered into Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol for the traditional Inaugural Day luncheon, hosted by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies - an event typically out of reach to donors and even most rank-and-file members of Congress. (go.com)
  • criminal
  • It seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. (vice.com)
  • Several of his close associates are going to jail, others await trial, and criminal investigations continue. (go.com)