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FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about Russian contacts

After the 2016 election, Vice President-elect Pence was asked if there was “any contact in any way between [Donald] Trump or his associates and the Kremlin or cutouts they had.” Pence answered, “Of course not. Why would there be any contacts between the campaign?” Of course, there were contacts.... Read more»

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FactCheck: Debunking Trump's claims on Mueller’s 'conflicts'

The Russia report released April 18 contradicts President Donald Trump’s claims that special counsel Robert Mueller had two conflicts of interest that prevented him from conducting an impartial investigation:... Read more»

FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about obstruction

In the hours after the public release of the redacted report from Robert Mueller, President Trump took to Twitter with a message that reads, in part, "NO OBSTRUCTION!" That's not at all that the report says, though.... Read more»

Mueller report says Russian hacking once went through Arizona server

Buried in the 448-page report is a little more than a page that said Russian intelligence officers used a “leased computer” in Arizona to help funnel information that was stolen from hacked Democratic Party computers.... Read more»

Same pages, different takes for Az lawmakers eyeing Mueller report

Arizona lawmakers looked at the same 448-page Mueller report Thursday and saw two different things, with two very different reactions depending on which side of the aisle they are on. If there was one common thread, it was that nobody’s mind appeared to be changed.... Read more»

FactCheck: Kellyanne Conway's spin on Trump's 'obstructive conduct'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway falsely claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report concluded that President Donald Trump engaged in “no — quote — ‘obstructive conduct'” during the Russia investigation. Mueller’s report said it “does not exonerate” Trump of obstruction of justice.... Read more»

An exoneration of the president? Az Dems, legal experts say it’s too soon to tell

Arizona Republicans say Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 exonerates President Trump, but a UA legal expert cautioned that it’s premature for the president to declare victory. ... Read more»

Flake threat to block judicial nominees scuttled by delayed vote

Less than a day after Sen. Jeff Flake vowed to use whatever remaining leverage he has to push a bill protecting the Mueller investigation, he saw that leverage pulled away from him Thursday, at least for now.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump's ‘No Collusion!’ claim

President Trump claims the indictment handed down against 13 Russians for illegally interfering in the 2016 election indicates there was “no collusion” between Russians and his campaign, and that “the results of the election were not impacted.” But the indictment did not go that far on either count.... Read more»

Mueller charges 13 Russians in election probe

Bringing the first indictment directly related to Russian election meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three organizations with illegally plotting to sow political discord and sway the election for then-candidate Donald Trump.... Read more»

McCain: Attacks on FBI over Russia probe 'doing Putin's job for him'

"The latest attacks on the FBI serve no American interests – no party's, no president's, only Putin's. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia's ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Mueller's investigation must proceed unimpeded."... Read more»

Factcheck: Timeline of Russia investigation

Key moments in the FBI probe of Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election ... Read more»

Factcheck: The NSA and Sept. 11

In defending the NSA’s sweeping collection of Americans’ phone call records, Obama administration officials have repeatedly pointed out how it could have helped thwart the 9/11 attacks: If only the surveillance program been in place before Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. authorities would have been able to identify one of the future hijackers who was living in San Diego.... Read more»1

U.S. says Iranians behind plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador

Two men, including an Iran-based member of Iran’s Qods Force, have been charged in a plot to murder the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, U.S. officials announced Tuesday.... Read more»

Mueller gets confidence vote, but IT problems still plague FBI

For all his accomplishments, FBI Director Robert Mueller has failed at the same IT management task that bedeviled his predecessor and has cost taxpayers hundreds of million of dollars—the development of a computerized case tracking system within the bureau.... Read more»

Pistol used in Giffords shooting bought in Tucson

Alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner bought the gun used in Saturday's killings on Nov. 30 at the Sportsman's Warehouse, 3945 W. Costco Dr., a federal complaint filed Sunday said.... Read more»

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