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U.S. official in Russia probe suggested taping Trump - media reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. official who oversees the federal investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump last year and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke a constitutional amendment to remove him from the White House, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Trump delays release of Russia probe documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said documents from the federal Russia probe would not immediately be released, just days after he ordered them to be made public, citing concerns by the U.S. Justice Department that doing so could harm the investigation.

With Amazon probe, EU takes cue from ‘hipster’ antitrust

The European Union’s antitrust cop has taken an aggressive lead in regulating US tech giants in recent years. But with its latest query into Inc, the EU is echoing the views of a 29-year-old legal scholar across the Atlantic.

Amazon has already been in the powerful EU antitrust regulator’s crosshairs but has so far come out relatively unscathed. — Reuters

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defence of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

China urges United States not to put up barriers to reporting

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has had discussions with the United States about U.S. plans to make some Chinese state media groups register as foreign agents, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, calling on Washington not to put up barriers to reporting.

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday.

DOJ opened probe of Tesla after Musk’s going-private tweet

Request for documents came after CEO Elon Musk’s tweet in August

Deutsche Bank executive's 1MDB role being probed, says report

SINGAPORE (Bloomberg): Singapore authorities probing the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal are looking at the role of an outgoing senior Deutsche Bank AG executive as part of their investigations, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Attorney general vows to fight nationwide court injunctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday vowed to fight back against federal courts that issue injunctions barring the federal government from implementing regulations nationwide, and accused federal judges of engaging in "judicial activism."

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina kept in jail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday firmly rejected a bid by accused Russian agent Maria Butina to be released from jail pending trial, calling her a "very real" flight risk, and granted a prosecution request for a gag order in the high-profile case.