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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan was a former general assignment reporter at The Washington Times.

Articles by Dan Boylan

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (left) is traveling with his father-in-law, President Trump, to the Middle East, providing evidence that Mr. Trump increasingly relies on Mr. Kushner, and leading to increased speculation as to how he may figure into Mr. Trump's attempts to broker a Middle East peace process in the near-future. (Associated Press)

Jared Kushner plays an increasing role in Trump White House

Last month he slapped a Kevlar helmet and flak jacket over his chinos and blue blazer and visited Baghdad to talk with Iraq's top military leaders. This week details emerged that he played a major role organizing his father-in-law's first foreign trip despite his lack of diplomatic experience. Published May 22, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told senators that the president was intending to fire FBI Director James B. Comey. (Associated Press)

Robert Mueller takes Russia case as criminal investigation

The Justice Department's look at Russian meddling in the presidential election has turned from a counterintelligence investigation into a criminal probe, leading senators said Thursday as they emerged from a secret briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Published May 18, 2017

In this March 7, 2017, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General-designate Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rod Rosenstein to brief Senate on Justice Department’s Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is preparing to brief the Senate behind closed doors on Thursday to try and explain the giant political mess that is the Department of Justice's investigation into alleged meddling by Russia in last year's presidential election. Published May 18, 2017

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was named as special counsel to oversee the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP file) ** FILE **

Robert Mueller named special prosecutor in Trump FBI Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a former FBI director as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the presidential election, agreeing to Democrats' demands to elevate the probe and put it outside President Trump's political chain of command. Published May 17, 2017

In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Senate Intelligence Committee invites James Comey to testify

Senators said Wednesday they want former FBI Director James B. Comey and his replacement, acting Director Andrew McCabe, to return and testify about the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Published May 17, 2017

There are an estimated 7,000 overall U.S. military personnel in Iraq, including several hundred Special Forces fighters advising the Iraqi army in the siege of Mosul. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump faces Iraq SOFA after ISIS defeat

With U.S. and Iraqi officials talking of the imminent defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq, President Trump faces a challenge to swing a deal that President Obama failed to nail down: an agreement with Baghdad to keep U.S. forces in Iraq after the fighting ends. Published May 16, 2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is being investigated by the FBI, the House and Senate intelligence committees, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, hundreds of journalists from around the world and an unknown number of intelligence services. (Associated Press/File)

Michael Flynn legal drama largest in decades

After the shortest tenure as White House national security adviser in history, Michael Flynn faces a legal mess that Washington has not seen in decades, according to legal analysts. Published May 15, 2017

"You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing," acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. (Associated Press)

Andrew McCabe contradicts the White House: James Comey had ‘broad support within the FBI’

Thrust into the hot seat less than 48 hours after taking command as acting director of the nation's leading law enforcement agency, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe robustly defended the honor of his former boss on Thursday, pushing back at White House charges that agents had lost faith in James B. Comey and that the bureau was in disarray. Published May 11, 2017

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Mark Warner warns White House: Let FBI do its job

The Senate Intelligence committee's leading Democrat issued a bold warning to President Trump on Thursday, telling acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that if he faces any "political influence from the White House or others to squash" the agency's investigation into Russian election meddling, he should let the committee know. Published May 11, 2017

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., leaves the chamber after a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, early Wednesday, May 10, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congressional probes fear losing FBI as source

Congressional insiders leading multiple probes into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election openly worried Wednesday about their ability to investigate if the FBI seals up as a source of information in the wake of former director James B. Comey's shocking dismissal. But they also warned the White House might have underestimated Washington's ability to bounce back. Published May 10, 2017

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Michael Flynn subpoenaed by Senate for Russia-related documents

The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena for documents from former Trump Administration National Security Advisor Michael Flynn related to their investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a news release issued late Wednesday from committee chair Sen. Richard Burr. Published May 10, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy stand as President Donald Trump shakes hands with FBI Director James B. Comey during a reception for inaugural law enforcement officers and first responders in the Blue Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

James Comey’s rocky relationship with Donald Trump

Days after his inauguration, President Trump met FBI Director James B. Comey at a White House reception and made a point to shake hands, with the president joking Mr. Comey had "become more famous than me" thanks to his involvement in the 2016 election. Published May 9, 2017

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, rescue workers work the site of airstrikes in  the al-Sakhour neighborhood of the rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. Ibrahim Alhaj, a member of the volunteer first responders known as the Syria Civil Defense, said 24 people were killed in a series of bombings in several parts of the besieged city Aleppo on Wednesday.  (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Raed Salah, White Helmets activist in Syria, sees hope with Trump

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: When the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syria airfield last month in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, it drew praise from across the Middle East from those frustrated by America's perceived lack of strategy toward the region's bloodiest conflict. Published May 8, 2017