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Washington Post: Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin

Saba Hamedy, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:34pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia's ambassador Sergei Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing US officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Utah senator, mayor among top candidates for Chaffetz's seat

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:22pm

State lawmakers and a mayor were among those expected Friday to lead a packed field of nearly two dozen contenders for the Utah congressional seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

The Latest: 22 candidates vying for US Rep. Chaffetz's seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:22pm

The Latest on the candidates for U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's seat in Utah (all times local):

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

Bobby Caina Calvan and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:31pm

Montana's new congressman hasn't even been sworn into his first public office, but people are already talking about his prospects in 2018 and even 2020.

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:29pm

Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana's sole House seat.

Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

Dana Bash, Shimon Prokupecz and Gloria Borger, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:32am

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.

The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:50pm

The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local):

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Matthew Daly and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:42pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:13pm

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration.

Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:32pm

Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

New United Utah Party pushing to make deadline for 3rd District special election

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:04pm

The new United Utah Party submitted petitions Thursday to become an official political party in the state, but probably not in time for the special election in the 3rd Congressional District.

Conservationist buys Needles Outpost for $2.5M during controversial land auction

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

Conservationist, philanthropist and millionaire Jennifer Speers bought 640 acres of land in Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday after a bidding war with a venture capital company.

Provo Mayor John Curtis, more Republicans enter 3rd District race

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:12pm

As expected, Provo Mayor John Curtis joined an already crowded field of Republicans on Thursday to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Sen. Mike Lee, others introduce bill to prevent indefinite detention

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:44pm

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is among a nonpartisan group of senators who introduced a bill Wednesday to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely without a charge or trial.

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

The Latest: Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:10pm

The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):

The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:50am

The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:42pm

The Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after witnesses told police Greg Gianforte grabbed a reporter by the neck and slammed him to the ground the night before polls close in the nationally-watched election.

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana's U.S. House special election after being charged with assaulting reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:33pm

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana's U.S. House special election after being charged with assaulting reporter.