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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probeThe Republican president’s move to circumvent Congress represented an escalation in his efforts to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to build a wall to halt the flow into the country of illegal immigrants, who Trump says bring crime and drugs. Hours after Trump’s announcement, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee said it had launched an investigation into the emergency declaration. In a letter to Trump, committee Democrats asked him to make available for a hearing White House and Justice Department officials involved in the action.



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Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probeWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge has ruled.



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Acting U.S. attorney general snaps at Democrats over Russia probe

Acting U.S. attorney general snaps at Democrats over Russia probeIn a combative congressional hearing, Whitaker said he had not talked to Trump about the probe into whether Moscow tried to tip the 2016 presidential election, or “interfered in any way” in the investigation since taking his role in November. Democrats, who took over the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee after last year’s midterm elections, accused Whitaker of being evasive in front of the panel and frequently clashed with him. The hearing room erupted in gasps when Whitaker pushed back strongly against a question from Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, about whether he had ever been asked to approve any action requested by Mueller.



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Turkey, others to press for UN probe into Khashoggi killing

Turkey, others to press for UN probe into Khashoggi killingANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and other countries will soon submit a formal request to establish a U.N. committee to investigate the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Turkish foreign minister said Friday.



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Trump Fears Schiff Is Recruiting White House Employees for Probe

Trump Fears Schiff Is Recruiting White House Employees for ProbeSchiff has hired one former career official at the National Security Council, Abigail Grace, who left the White House last year, the people said. A second career employee detailed to the Trump White House is also considering joining Schiff’s staff, according to people familiar with the matter.



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Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe

Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probeWASHINGTON (AP) — An August 2016 meeting between President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and an associate with ties to Russian intelligence goes to the "heart" of the Russia investigation, according to a court transcript unsealed Thursday.



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House Intelligence Committee votes to send transcripts in Russia probe to special counsel Robert Mueller

House Intelligence Committee votes to send transcripts in Russia probe to special counsel Robert MuellerThe House Intelligence Committee voted Wednesday to give transcripts from its Russia probe to special counsel Robert Mueller for possible prosecution



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Harris, Gillibrand Call for Probe of Fairfax Accuser’s Allegations

Harris, Gillibrand Call for Probe of Fairfax Accuser’s AllegationsCollege professor Vanessa Tyson has alleged that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Fairfax has forcefully denied the allegation. “I think there should be an investigation to determine what happened,” Harris told reporters on Capitol Hill. “Certainly her letter reads — it’s quite detailed, and suggests that there’s credibility there.



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Mueller says Russians are altering evidence from special counsel’s investigation to discredit the probe

Mueller says Russians are altering evidence from special counsel’s investigation to discredit the probeRussians have obtained evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Moscow’s interference in US politics and altered it in a bid to discredit the probe, federal prosecutors have claimed. The files were shared with attorneys working for Concord Management and Consulting, a Russian company that allegedly funded hacking operations by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), they said in a court filing. The sharing evidence and documents between prosecutors and defence lawyer as part of routine discovery is common legal practice.



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Trump ally Stone pleads not guilty to Russia probe charges

Trump ally Stone pleads not guilty to Russia probe chargesStone, a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” and Republican political operative for decades, pleaded not guilty in a federal court in Washington, D.C., to lying to Congress, obstructing an official proceeding and witness tampering. Prosecutors say Stone, 66, lied to investigators for the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee who were looking into allegations that Russia hacked the emails of senior Democrats. The indictment against Stone also says he told members of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign that he had advance knowledge of plans by the WikiLeaks website to release damaging emails about Trump’s Democratic opponent in 2016, Hillary Clinton.



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