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Acting Attorney General Says Mueller Is ‘Close to Being Completed’

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(WASHINGTON) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says the special counsel’s Russia investigation is “close to being completed.”Whitaker made the comment Monday during an unrelated news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. He says he’s been “fully briefed” on the special counsel’s investigation. He took over control overseeing the probe after Attorney General Jeff […]

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Justice Department Details Charges Against Chinese Tech Exec Arrested in Canada

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(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company’s business and violating U.S. sanctions. The company is also charged in a separate case with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, according to federal prosecutors. […]

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Trump Administration Hits Venezuela’s State Oil Company With Sanctions

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(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on the state-owned oil company of Venezuela, a potentially critical economic move aimed at increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the opposition. National security adviser John Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the measures against the company. They are also aimed at […]

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Trump Administration Hits Venezuela’s State Oil Company With $7 Billion in Sanctions

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(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on the state-owned oil company of Venezuela, a potentially critical economic move aimed at increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the opposition in the South American nation. Maduro’s increasingly isolated government would lose access to one of its most important sources of income […]

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‘Great Likelihood’ Howard Schultz’s Third-Party Bid Would End With President Trump’s Reelection, Bloomberg Says

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(SEATTLE) — The most powerful super PAC in Democratic politics is promising to make former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz “a target” if he launches an independent presidential bid. Democrats across the political spectrum lashed out at the billionaire businessman on Monday after he teased the prospect of an independent 2020 bid, a move Democrats fear […]