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President Donald Trump listens as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm international allies increasingly wary about sharing their secrets with the new president. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 16, 2017 - 10:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes disclosed late Tuesday that Comey wrote after the meeting. The White House issued a furious denial near the...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, where he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made statements. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 16, 2017 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on one-time FBI Director James Comey's memo stating that President Donald Trump asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted adviser Michael Flynn (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Some Republicans are voicing support for President Donald Trump following a report that...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, where he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made statements. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 16, 2017 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on one-time FBI Director James Comey's memo stating that President Donald Trump asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted adviser Michael Flynn (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Some Republicans are voicing support for President Donald Trump following a report that...
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President Donald Trump walks back into the White House in Washington after seeing off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Erdogan's visit, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 16, 2017 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm international allies increasingly wary about sharing their...
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President Donald Trump walks back into the White House in Washington after seeing off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Erdogan's visit, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 16, 2017 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm international allies increasingly wary about sharing their...
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President Donald Trump watches Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan depart the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The White House defended Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm international allies increasingly wary about sharing their secrets with the new president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 16, 2017 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russian officials isn't the first time his team's handling of secrets has raised alarm bells. In the weeks before Trump took office, Obama administration officials were so concerned by the Trump transition team's...
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President Donald Trump watches Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan depart the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The White House defended Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate," as Trump tried to beat back criticism from fellow Republicans and calm international allies increasingly wary about sharing their secrets with the new president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 16, 2017 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russian officials isn't the first time his team's handling of secrets has raised alarm bells. In the weeks before Trump took office, Obama administration officials were so concerned by the Trump transition team's...
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President Donald Trump walks back into the White House in Washington after seeing off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Erdogan's visit, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 16, 2017 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on one-time FBI Director James Comey memo stating that President Donald Trump asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted adviser Michael Flynn (all times EDT): 6:34 p.m. A person familiar with the situation says FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 16, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump had asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Tuesday. The person had seen the memo but was...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 16, 2017 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump had asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Tuesday. The person had seen the memo but was...
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