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Trump announces Zinke to leave administration in surprise announcement

(WASHINGTON) --  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave his administration post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced early Saturday. Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House Saturday, an administration source told ABC News.The president, who made the sudden staffing announcement on Twitter, thanked Zinke for…... Read More

Mueller investigation has cost more than $25 million so far: DOJ report

(WASHINGTON) -- Over the course of his 18-months as special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, Robert Mueller and his team have racked up more than $25 million in expenditures, according to the latest Justice Department filing, including $8.5 million over the past six months.The numbers reflect spending…... Read More

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team: FBI interview did not lead Michael Flynn to make false statements

(WASHINGTON) -- The special counsel’s office has filed court documents in response to retired Army Lt. Gen Michael Flynn’s sentencing memorandum, in which attorneys for the former national security adviser suggested he was “unguarded” during an FBI interview in 2017.“Nothing about the way the interview was arranged or conducted caused…... Read More

Gov. Scott Walker signs legislation weakening incoming Democratic governor's power in Wisconsin

(MADISON, Wisc.) -- Wisconsin's outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Friday legislation that weakens the authority of his incoming Democratic successor amid national consternation among Democrats, who decried the legislation as a blatant power grab that disrespects the will of the state's voters.When asked Friday whether or not…... Read More

Tennessee Rep.-elect Mark Green, a physician, backtracks on controversial vaccine comments

(NASHVILLE) -- After drawing a link between vaccines and autism earlier this week during a town hall with constituents, incoming Republican congressman Mark Green of Tennessee partially walked back those comments Wednesday following an uproar over the scientifically inaccurate statements.“Recent comments I made at a town hall regarding vaccines have…... Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hails immigrants as debate rages over asylum seekers

(WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her first public remarks following a health scare last month, hailed immigrants as the “vanguard” of an effort to remove “stains” of discrimination from American society.“The Constitution sets out the aspiration to form a more perfect union,” Ginsburg said, addressing 31…... Read More

Trump ramps up interviews in chief of staff search as Christie bows out

(WASHINGTON) -- With current White House chief of staff John Kelly now set to depart by year’s end, President Donald Trump has ramped up the candidate interview process as he scrambles to fill the top White House position. One-time deputy campaign manager David Bossie was seen at the White House…... Read More

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to resign at year's end, setting up another appointment to McCain's old seat

(PHOENIX, Arizona) -- Sen. Jon Kyl, the Arizona Republican appointed following the passing of longtime Sen. John McCain earlier this year, will step down at the end of the month, the state's governor announced Friday. "When Jon Kyl returned to the Senate in September, our country faced many critical issues.…... Read More

Cohen says 'of course' Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments

(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public, the president’s former personal attorney said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. Cohen’s comments…... Read More

Judge in Michael Flynn case requests FBI interview reports days before sentencing

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal judge in retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's case has ordered that documents related to Flynn's 2017 FBI interview be turned over by the government for his review, just days before Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced for lying to the FBI.And the order comes as…... Read More

Trump denies he 'directed' Michael Cohen to break the law as prosecutors contend

(WASHINGTON) -- In his first reaction since his longtime personal -- and now former-- attorney and fixer was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes committed while working for him, President Donald Trump again attempted to distance himself, repeating legal arguments and saying he "never directed Michael Cohen…... Read More