Comey says he shared notes in hopes of a special counsel
In a remarkable admission, former FBI director James B. Comey testified he helped reveal details of his private conversations with President Trump because he thought doing so would spur the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the administration.
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Comey lays out case that Trump obstructed justice
While James Comey did not explicitly draw legal conclusions, he said that President Trump’s request to terminate the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn left him “stunned” and that senior FBI officials considered it to be of “investigative interest.”
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The Fix: 7 takeaways from Comey’s extraordinary testimony
Fired FBI director James B. Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his conversations with President Trump on Russia can be summed up in one word: Newsworthy.
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Team Trump’s official response to the Comey testimony, annotated
President Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz released a statement in response to the testimony of former FBI director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read the full statement, with some added context.
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The Fix: McCain’s bizarre questioning of Comey
Several of the senator’s questions confused viewers — and seemingly Comey — and occasionally became incoherent. He referred to “President Comey” and at times looked confused and frustrated with Comey’s answers.
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British exit polls reveal a close contest, raising the possibility May will struggle to remain prime minister
Prime Minister Theresa May called the election to increase her political power ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union, but the exit polls raise questions about whether her Conservative Party or Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party will have enough support to form a government without resorting to a coalition.
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House votes to roll back Wall Street rules and reduce oversight put in place after 2008 financial crisis
The legislation, passed along party lines, is likely to meet resistance in the Senate but nevertheless marks the opening salvo in what is sure to be a protracted battle to deregulate the powerful banking industry.
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Key GOP panel picks Trey Gowdy as next House Oversight chairman
The House Republican Steering Committee voted Thursday to hand the gavel to Gowdy (R-S.C.), who led the controversial two-year investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.
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‘You can’t keep pushing it off’: Chilling messages read during texting suicide trial
The texts are the linchpin in the prosecution’s case against 20-year-old Michelle Carter, who is accused of presenting herself as a caring girlfriend while secretly pushing Conrad Roy III to kill himself.
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Cancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting doses
A group of prominent cancer doctors is planning clinical trials to show that many oncology medications could be taken at lower doses or for shorter periods without hurting their effectiveness.
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How much you need to afford rent in your state
Nowhere in America can a full-time worker who earns minimum wage afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment.
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