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The FBI said on Wednesday it had "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a top-secret House Intelligence Committee memo alleging anti-Trump bias within the Justice Department, challenging President Donald Trump's pledge to release it.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller plans to interview the former spokesman of President Donald Trump's legal team as part of an investigation into potential collusion between Russia and Trump's campaign to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the powerful House Oversight committee, will not run for re-election this November, he announced on Wednesday, becoming the latest high-profile Republican to retire from Congress.
The U.S. Justice Department has dropped its bribery case against Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, lifting a cloud that had hovered over his expected 2018 reelection bid and removing a potential distraction for his party in a key election year.
U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign ended 2017 with $22 million in cash helped by $6.9 million in contributions in the fourth quarter of the year, his campaign announced on Wednesday.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday called on the Republican-controlled Congress to lift the federal debt limit "as soon as possible" so the government can pay employee benefits and other obligations.
Two senior U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday asked Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc to answer questions about potential Russian involvement in social media campaigns that urged release of a Republican memorandum alleging surveillance abuses at the FBI, saying the companies had provided insufficient responses so far.
Illinois' Republican Governor Bruce Rauner on Wednesday called for a collaborative effort with Democrats to tackle rising pension costs and restore the state's "financial integrity."
An Amtrak passenger train carrying Republican members of the U.S. Congress from Washington to a retreat in West Virginia slammed into a garbage truck on Wednesday at a rural Virginia road crossing, killing one person on the truck, authorities said.
U.S. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to work toward bipartisan compromises, but pushed a hard line on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants.
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump called out the nation's crumbling infrastructure and called for more spending on bridges and roads.
U.S. President Donald Trump asked the No. 2 Justice Department official where the ongoing special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was heading, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the meeting.
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, determining it is constitutional to bar the president from firing its director at will, even as the Trump administration works to weaken the regulator.
Amtrak said Wednesday that no injuries were reported to crew or passengers when a train carrying lawmakers headed to a retreat struck a vehicle on the tracks in Crozet, Virginia.
One person has died and another person has been seriously injured in a crash in Virginia between a truck and a train carrying Republican lawmakers, the White House said on Wednesday.
U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday called objections from the FBI and Justice Department to the public release of a Republican memo alleging anti-Trump bias in the Russia probe "spurious."
The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday a memo by the panel's Republicans opens the door for the White House to fire the special counsel probing Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. election or the No. 2 official at the Justice Department.
The U.S. FBI on Wednesday pushed back against any public release of a controversial memo from the House Intelligence Committee, saying it had "grave concerns" about its accuracy and was given little time to review it.
U.S. President Donald Trump said in his speech to Congress on Tuesday that he wanted to extend an "open hand" to work with both parties on issues like immigration but he spent most of the address facing Republicans while seldom glancing at Democrats.