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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 12. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Peter Strzok, face of anti-Trump resistance in government, fired from FBI

- The Washington Times

FBI agent Peter Strzok became a face of anti-Trump resistance within the government. It’s now cost him his job. Mr. Strzok confirmed Monday that he had been fired from the FBI, months after an internal watchdog revealed damning text messages he exchanged with paramour and fellow FBI employee Lisa Page vowing to “stop” Donald Trump’s rise to the White House.

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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump strikes back after criticism of Helsinki summit with Putin

- The Washington Times

President Trump pushed back against the uproar over his deferential treatment of Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Helsinki, Finland, which drew fire from his own Republican lawmakers for disregarding U.S. intelligence agencies finding that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (left) failed to divest himself of certain holdings, said the ethics office. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price squandered about $341,000 in government funds, according to the HHS inspector general's report. Mr. Price left his position last September.
testifies before a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Space Subcommittee and House Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee joint hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ross says he is selling off all his vast stock holdings after news reports raised questions about the timing of some of his stock transactions and he received a sharp reprimand from the chief federal ethics officer. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (Associated Press photographs)

Price, Ross under fire for ethical lapses, travel costs, business holdings

- The Washington Times

Watchdogs fired a double-barrel shot at the Trump administration for ethical lapses last week, ruling the Health and Human Services Department should have stopped its former secretary's lavish travel plans, and that current Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. is financially entangled with businesses he shouldn't be.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks as he departs a deposition before the House Judiciary Committee by Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Two ranking Democrats demand release of Strzok's private testimony

- The Washington Times

Two ranking House Democrats on Wednesday demanded lawmakers release the full, unreacted testimony of anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok, claiming Republicans used the deposition to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election.