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Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on

White House counsel interviewed for 30 hours in Russia probe: New York Times

The White House's top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart

White House Counsel cooperates with Russia investigation: New York Times

The White House's top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart

U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents

U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases.

Exclusive: FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California - sources

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.

Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move

President Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, but Trump defended his

Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury ends second day of deliberations

In a break with convention, President Donald Trump weighed in on a criminal trial as the jury considered a verdict on Friday, calling the tax and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort "very sad" and

Manafort jury breaks for weekend without reaching a verdict

The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, stopped its work on Friday afternoon and will meet for their third day of deliberations on

Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six

SEC says it continues to study frequency of company reporting

The Securities and Exchange Commission will continue to study the frequency of public company reporting after President Donald Trump called on the agency to consider shifting from quarterly to

SEC moves to ease information disclosure requirements

The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday said it had voted to simplify and update requirements for disclosing information that it considers redundant or outdated, with the aim of reducing

U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas

Manafort jury asks to go home at 5 p.m. on Friday

The jury in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager asked the judge to be released at 5 p.m. Eastern time (2100 GMT) on Friday because one of its members has a social engagement.

Judge for ex-Trump aide Manafort case will not release jurors' information

The judge in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort said on Friday that he would not release the names and addresses of jurors sought by media outlets

Trump backs CEOs, proposes easing corporate reporting rules

U.S. President Donald Trump asked securities regulators to explore replacing quarterly reporting requirements with half-yearly filings at the urging of executives including PepsiCo Chief Executive

Trump asks SEC to consider switch to half-year corporate filings

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said meetings with corporate executives had prompted him to ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to study letting public companies file financial

It will be tough for Trump's SEC to overhaul reporting rules

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he wanted the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to explore doing away with quarterly corporate reports, replacing them with filings every six

Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdict

Weighing in even as a Virginia jury deliberates for a second day, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called the bank and tax fraud trial of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort "very sad" and

Trump says Special Counsel Mueller has conflicts

President Donald Trump on Friday said he will likely strip Justice Department official Bruce Ohr of his security clearance and said Special Counsel Robert Mueller, leading the investigation into