Survey: Internal watchdogs worried about Trump hiring freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal watchdogs at federal agencies worry that a hiring freeze imposed by the Trump administration could put their oversight mission at risk, threatening their ability to detect and prevent waste, fraud and abuse, a new survey says.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Options for truly independent Russia probe are limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia grew louder Wednesday in the aftermath of the FBI director's ouster, but the options for an independent probe remain limited, and the only current avenue for such an appointment is in the hands of the Justice Department. 

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

Comey firing compared to Nixon's 'Saturday Night Massacre'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey drew swift comparisons to the Nixon-era "Saturday Night Massacre." Both cases involve a president getting rid of an official leading an investigation that could ensnare the White House.


  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the panel's investigation into Russia's election meddling.

  • Written by CHAD DAY , Associated Press