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FILE PHOTO: Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during the Bureau of Justice Assistance's rollout for the "Fentanyl: The Real Deal" training video in Washington, U.S., August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters about the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of a woman's accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday Democrats were "trying to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's personal and professional life with "unsubstantiated" sexual assault allegations.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sits in the front row at the start of Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said on Monday he was "deeply concerned" about reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was stepping down, saying his departure would put at risk the federal probe into Russian election activities.

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A Florida Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives in a heavily Republican district has died a little more than six weeks before the November elections, the state's Democratic Party said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A year after Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in his first speech at the United Nations, the U.S. president will return to the podium in New York this week to tout diplomatic efforts that have reduced the risk of war.

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Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn reacts at a campaign event for then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Herndon, Virginia, U.S., October 3, 2016. Picture taken October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) are pictured in this combination photo in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 20, 2018 and in McAllen, Texas, U.S., August 18, 2018 respectively.   REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photos

Ted Cruz is in the political fight of his life — and he knows it.

Politics3 days ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., September 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

President Donald Trump told a rally on Friday that there was a "lingering stench" about what was being exposed at the U.S. Justice Department and promised he was going to get rid of that just as his administration had gotten rid of bad people at the FBI.

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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein departs the West Wing of the White House after a meeting on FBI investigations into the 2016 Trump presidential campaign with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, is set to meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss his future.

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U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Donald Trump said he spoke with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday and would be meeting with him on Thursday when he gets back from the U.N. General Assembly.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he will not withdraw his nominations because of "false and uncorroborated" sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

The university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

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FILE PHOTO: Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during the Bureau of Justice Assistance's rollout for the "Fentanyl: The Real Deal" training video in Washington, U.S., August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Rod Rosenstein has not resigned and is still serving as U.S. deputy attorney general, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at the Compliance Week 13th Annual Conference in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday in Washington after the two spoke, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces grand jury indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, headed to the White House on Monday amid reports he has offered to resign in anticipation of being fired by President Donald Trump, media reports said.

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U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., September 21, 2018. Picture taken September 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., September 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel, her lawyers said on Saturday.

Politics11 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during the Bureau of Justice Assistance's rollout for the "Fentanyl: The Real Deal" training video in Washington, U.S., August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters about the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of a woman's accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday Democrats were "trying to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's personal and professional life with "unsubstantiated" sexual assault allegations.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sits in the front row at the start of Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said on Monday he was "deeply concerned" about reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was stepping down, saying his departure would put at risk the federal probe into Russian election activities.

Politics3 hours ago

A Florida Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives in a heavily Republican district has died a little more than six weeks before the November elections, the state's Democratic Party said on Monday.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A year after Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in his first speech at the United Nations, the U.S. president will return to the podium in New York this week to tout diplomatic efforts that have reduced the risk of war.

Politics2 days ago

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn reacts at a campaign event for then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Herndon, Virginia, U.S., October 3, 2016. Picture taken October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Politics2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) are pictured in this combination photo in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 20, 2018 and in McAllen, Texas, U.S., August 18, 2018 respectively.   REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photos

Ted Cruz is in the political fight of his life — and he knows it.

Politics3 days ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., September 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

President Donald Trump told a rally on Friday that there was a "lingering stench" about what was being exposed at the U.S. Justice Department and promised he was going to get rid of that just as his administration had gotten rid of bad people at the FBI.

Politics13 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein departs the West Wing of the White House after a meeting on FBI investigations into the 2016 Trump presidential campaign with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, is set to meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss his future.

Politics4 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Donald Trump said he spoke with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday and would be meeting with him on Thursday when he gets back from the U.N. General Assembly.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he will not withdraw his nominations because of "false and uncorroborated" sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

The university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during the Bureau of Justice Assistance's rollout for the "Fentanyl: The Real Deal" training video in Washington, U.S., August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Rod Rosenstein has not resigned and is still serving as U.S. deputy attorney general, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Politics7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at the Compliance Week 13th Annual Conference in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday in Washington after the two spoke, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

Politics8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces grand jury indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, headed to the White House on Monday amid reports he has offered to resign in anticipation of being fired by President Donald Trump, media reports said.

Politics20 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., September 21, 2018. Picture taken September 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Politics2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., September 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports.

Politics2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel, her lawyers said on Saturday.

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