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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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FBI agents searched for evidence on the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, where Republican lawmakers were attacked by a gunman. The frightening incident prompted some to call for easing local gun laws. (Associated Press)

Lawmakers shaken by ballpark shooting demand right to carry guns

After Republican members of Congress were targeted by a left-wing zealot in a shooting in the Washington suburbs last week, lawmakers said they felt like sitting ducks and demanded more freedom to defend themselves while in the nation's capital. Published June 19, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is leading the Russia probe. if Mr. Rosenstein recuses himself from the case, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand would take over. (Associated Press)

Rosenstein's role in Russia probe hotly debated

Democrats have grown increasingly concerned that oversight of the special counsel's Russia probe will be wrested away from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — either through recusal or dismissal. Published June 18, 2017

In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

FBI denies request for Comey memos

The FBI on Friday refused to hand over to The Washington Times unclassified memos that former Director James B. Comey wrote describing his meetings with President Trump because they are part of a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding. Published June 18, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. Rosenstein said he's seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller, the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rosenstein privately mulls recusal from Russia probe: Report

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to whom the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election currently reports, has privately discussed the possibility that he may need to recuse himself from the matter, according to ABC News. Published June 16, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller, who this year hired a staff of 16 lawyers with significant experience prosecuting such financial crimes, is focused on unraveling the Trump family's tangled financial and real estate empire in a bid to find any connections to "dark money" investments from Russian oligarchs and organized crime figures, a source said. (Associated Press/File)

Mueller faces 'unique hurdles' if he wants to press obstruction case against Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller could have a tough time making an obstruction of justice case stick against President Trump, according to legal analysts, who said he will have to overcome a number of "unique hurdles" — not the least of which is a decades-old Justice Department ruling that a sitting president can't be charged. Published June 15, 2017

Gunman supported Sanders, ranted against Republicans

James T. Hodgkinson -- the 66-year-old gunman who attacked Republicans preparing for a baseball game Wednesday morning -- posted anti-Trump rants online, defended the political philosophy of Sen. Bernard Sanders and was an outspoken critic of GOP policies. Published June 14, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget. Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein: 'No secret plan' to fire Robert Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday tamped down on rumors that President Trump was considering the dismissal of Robert Mueller as the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Published June 13, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer departs after speaking to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

White House sees 'partisan motivation' in corruption lawsuit

The White House shrugged off a new lawsuit Monday that alleges President Trump violated anti-corruption laws because his businesses accept money from foreign governments, saying the lawsuit was a partisan attack. Published June 12, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Rivertowne Marina, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Cincinnati. Trump promised to create a "first-class" system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to generate $1 trillion in investment to pay for construction projects that most public officials agree are badly needed and long overdue.(AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Maryland, D.C. attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump

Attorneys general in Maryland and Washington, D.C., filed suit on Monday against President Trump, alleging he has violated anti-corruption laws through his continued ownership of companies that have accepted millions of dollars from foreign governments during his time in office. Published June 12, 2017