GOP surprise raises new questions for Trump budget

Senate Republicans on Friday threw a wrench into President Trump's proposal to boost defense spending and slash non-defense spending, calling for across-the-board cuts in their 2020 budget and leaving an uncertain path ah...

Rep. Doug Collins on Mueller report summary: ‘Where’s the apology, Mr. Schiff?’

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee challenged House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to apologize for repeatedly claiming that there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials after Attorney General William Barr said Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had found no such thing.

Lindsey Graham suggests calling James Comey to testify

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham suggested Sunday night that he intends to call in former FBI Director James Comey for questioning, after special counsel Robert Mueller's report produced no charges against President Trump.

Mr. Comey tweeted Sunday evening of the report, "So many questions."

Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, ...

Donald Trump says Robert Mueller investigation is affront to Americans

In the end, President Trump didn't fire Robert Mueller, defying the predictions of Democrats who were convinced he wouldn't allow the special counsel to see his probe through to the end.

And Mr. Mueller, left to do his work, delivered a report that Mr. Trump called "total exoneration."

But that ...

Mueller delivers a win for Trump — Five Takeaways

There was relief for the White House and frustration for President Trump's foes on Sunday when a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings was released by Attorney General William Barr.The 22-month probe...

Media pulled off big con with Russia collusion story

America got conned again.

It was all a big set-up. A ruse. A dirty canard.

The whole thing was one giant lie.

And everybody peddling it — from House Democrat leaders, to Senate Democrats running for president, to the Senate Republican who reported the whole thing in the first place, ...

Mueller offers no answer on whether Trump obstructed justice

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, special counsel Robert Mueller drew no conclusion at all.

That put the obstruction question in the hands of Attorney General William Barr and his deputy. They found there wasn't enough evidence to prove Trump had committed that ...

Mike Enzi’s 2020 budget plan attempts to tame federal deficits

The Senate Budget Committee will take up Chairman Mike Enzi's 2020 budget proposal this week, as lawmakers hunt for new ways to turn around a bleak U.S. fiscal picture that just saw the government post its worst monthly deficit ever.

February saw the government dip $234 billion deeper into the ...

Steny Hoyer at AIPAC condemns Israel boycott, divestment movement

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer reaffirmed his party's commitment to defending Israel on Sunday and explicitly denounced the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Mr. Hoyer, in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington, also pushed back against Republican accusations that Democrats are souring on ...

No collusion: Key takeaways from Mueller’s Russia findings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller spent 22 months examining whether Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election.

His conclusion? No collusion.

But the question of whether Trump obstructed justice wasn't so clear cut. In laying out Mueller's findings , Attorney General William Barr said ...

Beto O’Rourke vows to lead on sensible gun safety policy

LAS VEGAS — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S.

The former Texas congressman told The Associated Press in an interview Sunday ...

Text of letter summarizing special counsel’s report

The text of Attorney General William Barr's letter to congressional lawmakers outlining the principal conclusions reached by the special counsel in the Russia probe (with footnotes below):

March 24, 2019

Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins:

As a supplement to the notification provided on ...

Mueller’s conclusion raises new questions

Attorney General William Barr has notified Congress that special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence during his inquiry that President Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.T...

Analysis: A cloud lifts over Trump, but at a cost

WASHINGTON (AP) - The cloud that has hung over President Donald Trump since the day he walked into the White House has been lifted.

Yes, special counsel Robert Mueller left open the question of whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation. Yes, separate federal probes still put Trump and his ...

Donald Trump ‘in a good mood’ after Mueller vindication

After two years under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, the good news was delivered to President Trump Sunday by his team of attorneys and staff at his private quarters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

No collusion with Russia, no charges of obstructing justice.

"This is very good," Mr. ...

Inside the Beltway: Who’s at the AIPAC Policy Conference?

Noise and turmoil may still engulf in the nation's capital following revelations about Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump. There is work and productivity underway across town at the AIPAC Policy Conference, the largest gathering of the nation's pro-Israel community staged by American Israel Public Affairs Committee — AIPAC. The ...

AP FACT CHECK: Mueller probe doesn’t totally exonerate Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday celebrated a "total exoneration" that special counsel Robert Mueller explicitly did not provide in his report on the Russia investigation.

Attorney General William Barr quotes Mueller saying his report "does not exonerate" Trump.

TRUMP: "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION." ...

Mueller report details emerge, but few see fight as over

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide.

The four-page summary of Robert Mueller's probe released by Attorney General William Barr didn't satisfy many who wanted more details. But in a ...