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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his team found major problems with the FBI's handling of the Clinton probe in 2016. (Associated Press)

Justice Department IG: FBI missed biased text messages

- The Washington Times

The FBI missed critical text messages showing top employees’ anti-Trump bias, and it took investigators three attempts and the use of Defense Department technology to uncover them, the Justice Department inspector general told senators Monday.

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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn outside the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, June 1, 2018, after meeting with former North Korean military intelligence chief Kim Yong-chol. After the meeting Trump announced that the Summit with North Korea will go forward. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump's lawyers reportedly send secret letter to Mueller, challenge subpoena

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations.

This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

GAO: VA has room to improve in opioid treatment

- The Washington Times

The Veterans Affairs Department is doing a good job of slashing the use of opioids among veterans but is falling short on safety measures, such as checking whether patients have been prescribed addictive pills elsewhere, a government watchdog reported Tuesday.