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launches congressional investigation into Porter scandal

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee says he has launched an investigation into the White House’s decision to keep staff secretary Rob Porter in his job for months after the West Wing was reportedly [...]

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AP sources: Mitt Romney to launch Senate campaign Thursday

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce Thursday that he’s running for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, three people with direct knowledge of the plan confirmed [...]

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FBI’s Wray contradicts White House on Porter background check

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House version of events surrounding the background check for a former top aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives, triggering more disarray around [...]

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US intelligence boss to AP: Security clearances are ‘broken’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s system of security clearances for top officials is “broken” and must be completely overhauled, the Trump administration’s intelligence chief told The Associated Press, as questions swirl about how a top [...]

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Rob Porter’s first wife responds to Kellyanne Conway’s domestic violence comments in new op-ed

Colbie Holderness, the first wife of now ex-White House aide Rob Porter, has written an op-ed in Tuesday’s Washington Post saying she is “dismayed” by Kellyanne Conway’s recent comments about Porter and herself. Porter, who served [...]

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Sessions’ reference to ‘Anglo-American’ legal heritage concerns some groups

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sparked controversy Monday after making reference to the “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement,” a comment interpreted by some critics as racially insensitive. The remark was made in a speech to the National [...]

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Clinton ‘dismayed’ by harassment complaint involving ex-aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she was “dismayed” by sexual harassment accusations made against a senior adviser to her 2008 presidential campaign. Clinton tweeted that on Friday she called the former campaign worker who reported [...]

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Trump willing to sign a revamped Paris climate deal

London (AFP) – President Donald Trump would be willing to sign the US back up to the Paris climate accord, but only if the treaty undergoes major change, he said in comments published Sunday. Trump was [...]