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Justice Department Opens Inquiry Into FBI Interview at Heart of Flynn’s Guilty Plea

The Justice Department recently opened an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s interview of Michael Flynn while he was serving as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, NBC News reported, citing two people familiar with the inquiry. Flynn pleaded guilty to giving false statements to the FBI during that interview, but recently asked to withdraw that plea, further delaying his…

US Won’t Charge Ex-FBI Official McCabe, a Trump Target

 Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump’s ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe’s legal team said Friday. The decision, coming at the end of a tumultuous week between the Justice Department and the White House,…

Official Says US, Taliban Reach Afghanistan Truce Agreement

The United States and the Taliban have reached agreement on a temporary truce that will take effect in the coming days and, if successfully completed, will lead to a formal cease-fire, the start of peace negotiations between all Afghan sides next month and the ultimate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

After Split Results, Democrats Brace for a Long Primary. Just What Bloomberg Wants

Muddled results in the first two contests of the 2020 primary race have quashed hopes for a quick consolidation around a challenger to take on President Donald Trump — and Democrats are now strapping in for a drawn-out delegate hunt that could end in the first contested convention in decades, NBC News reported.