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Deputy attorney general appoints special counsel to oversee probe of Russian interference in election
Former FBI director Robert Mueller will over see the FBI probe, including any coordination between Trump associates and Russians.
Analysis
Nancy Pelosi’s claim that ‘seven million veterans will lose their tax credit’ under the GOP health bill
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi glossed over the nuances of this issue, so we explain the facts.
 
New special counsel Robert Mueller has history of standing up to the White House
The former FBI director is known for his diligence and reverence for the law.
 
Finally something Democrats and Republicans agree on: Former FBI director is right pick for special counsel
A rare round of bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill — but a complex landscape of competing investigations lies ahead.
 
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Putin paid Trump? Republicans think McCarthy’s statement has to be a joke.
“You have to be very careful when you’re using humor,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), excusing Kevin McCarthy’s suggestion that he’d been paid by Vladimir Putin. “Kevin didn’t mean any harm.”
 
Lawmakers’ Russia probes to continue despite appointment of special counsel
A rising chorus of voices on Capitol Hill were calling Wednesday for investigations into President Trump’s sharing of classified information with Russia, his former national security adviser and his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
 
The worst job in Washington right now: Working for Trump
As the president harangues his staff, they have their own complaints about his management style.
 
Analysis
How long will the special counsel’s investigation of Russia take? Possibly years.
But we’ll likely have more information well before it finishes.
 
 
How dangerous are the cracks emerging in Trump’s wall of support?
Shaken Republicans nervously step away from the president, some uttering the ‘I’ word.
 
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Rosenstein’s appointment of special counsel serves as olive branch on eve of Senate appearance
Democrats have planned prosecutorial-style questioning in the closed-door session.
 
Oversight Committee chairman: ‘full steam ahead’ on his panel’s Russia probe
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) applauded the appointment of a special counsel and acknowledged that Democrats don’t trust his motives. But he pledged to get to the facts.
 
OSHA suspends rule requiring firms report injury and illness data electronically
The move, sought by contractors and homebuilders, freezes an Obama-era safety disclosure rule.
 
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Impeachment chatter ratchets up in halls of the Capitol
The ‘I-word’ was being used before lawmakers found out that a special counsel had been appointed.
 
As president, Trump’s legacy of lawsuits and minimal briefings isn’t helping
White House aides still hope to replicate “The Art of the Comeback.”
 
Accelerating investigations present challenges for Democratic leaders
Can they help assure public confidence in whatever outcome there is in a politicized environment?
 
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