EghtesadOnline: The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate “any irregularities” in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump’s comments that ousted FBI Director James Comey belongs in jail are "dangerous" and threaten a "tin-pot dictatorship," the former lawman said in an interview Tuesday with NPR.
EghtesadOnline: Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president, former FBI Director James Comey said in a highly anticipated prime-time interview Sunday, adding that he couldn’t rule out the possibility that the Russian government has incriminating information about the president.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump lashed out against media coverage of the first charges unsealed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the 2016 election and distanced himself from George Papadopoulos, a former campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump prepared his own draft letter making the case for firing FBI Director James Comey, which was then circulated among senior White House staff before the deputy attorney general wrote a memo justifying the move, according to two people familiar with matter.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he’s stepping up efforts to investigate and prosecute leaks of classified information with help from a new counterintelligence unit at the FBI, working to address a top concern of President Donald Trump.
EghtesadOnline: The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray as FBI chief, nearly three months after the agency's previous director, James Comey, was fired by President Donald Trump.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump is planning to shake up his legal team and is also evaluating options for his communications shop as the FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia heat up.
EghtesadOnline: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s move to investigate whether Donald Trump sought to get the FBI to back off from a probe of his former national security adviser has angered the president and raised the stakes in the inquiry of Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
EghtesadOnline: President Donald Trump called James Comey “cowardly,” days after the fired FBI director’s testimony to a Senate committee and as Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to speak to the same panel to answer questions about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.