Sarah N Lynch

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23 May 2019 | 10:25 PM

Bank CEO Calk charged in scheme to win a job in Trump administration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday unsealed criminal charges against Federal Savings Bank CEO Stephen Calk accusing him of corruptly approving high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for trying to secure a top job in the Trump administration.

21 May 2019 | 6:07 PM

U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides, including Hicks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House committee chairman on Tuesday subpoenaed two more former White House aides, including Hope Hicks, just hours after former White House Counsel Donald McGahn was a no-show for testimony before the panel at President Donald Trump's request.

21 May 2019 | 9:21 AM

Trump tells ex-White House counsel McGahn not to appear before Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, deepening his fight with Democratic lawmakers.

21 May 2019 | 4:02 AM

U.S. Justice Department - ex-White House counsel McGahn has 'immunity from testifying'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department offered President Donald Trump legal cover on Monday to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, saying McGahn has "immunity from testifying" before Congress about matters related to his official duties.

14 May 2019 | 10:20 PM

U.S. attorney general launches fresh review of origins of Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr is working with top intelligence officials and a senior federal prosecutor on at least the third inquiry to date into the origins of the Mueller probe of President Donald Trump and Russian election meddling, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

10 May 2019 | 2:58 AM

U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions

(Reuters) - The United States has for the first time seized a North Korean cargo ship it accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.S. and United Nations sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday.

9 May 2019 | 11:19 PM

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein says farewell; Senate set to confirm his replacement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, wrapped up his high-profile tenure at the U.S. Justice Department as his likely replacement moved closer to confirmation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

9 May 2019 | 9:00 PM

U.S. charges ex-intelligence analyst with leaking classified documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former intelligence analyst was arrested on Thursday over allegations he illegally obtained and disclosed classified national defence information about a U.S. drone strike programme to a journalist, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

9 May 2019 | 3:03 AM

Trump has asserted executive privilege over entire Mueller report - Justice Department official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and its underlying investigative materials, escalating a battle with the Democrats on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

3 May 2019 | 3:29 AM

Stung by snubs, House Democrats weigh fines for U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. House Democrats on Thursday said they might seek to invoke a dormant congressional power to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr after he refused to provide them with an unredacted copy of the Mueller report.