The Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the Russia election interference probe keeps getting unwanted assists from the White House, raising questions of how the department will be able to defend the legitimacy of any of its eventual findings.
CNN's Jake Tapper analyzes the varying responses the White House has offered to explain President Donald Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president, following White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitting to, and subsequently backtracking, quid pro quo in the conversation.
Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent's testimony.
Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison told the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry that the Energy Department is "unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time."
American-made weaponry has fallen into the hands of rival militia groups in Yemen, some of whom have turned their arms against each other in a bitter and worsening conflict, a new CNN investigation has found.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up a case this term that could significantly weaken the structure and independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government watchdog agency that was the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren and opened its doors in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis during the Obama administration to oversee financial institutions, monitor markets and protect consumers from financial fraud.
The Ridgecrest earthquake in July was the strongest to strike Southern California in 20 years. And the main quake, along with more than 100,000 aftershocks, caused a major fault to move for the first time, researchers say.
An investigation by the State Department released on Friday said 38 individuals employed at one time by the State Department sent classified emails to Hillary Clinton's private email server and found nearly 100 violations of classification rules.
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