Politics - CBSNews.com 13 April 2018

U.S. strikes Syria in response to chemical attack -- live updates

The strike is the second time President Trump has used military force against the Assad regime for his use of chemical weapons

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Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, under criminal investigation

The government filed court documents Friday confirming President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen is under criminal investigation. There's also news of another payout that Cohen was involved in. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.

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Trump calls Comey a "weak and untruthful slime ball"

A war of words between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey escalated on Friday. We caution you: some of the language in this report from CBS News’ Paula Reid is graphic.

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U.S. launches missile strike against Syria

President Trump announced strikes on Syria by U.S., U.K. and French forces Friday night. CBS News' Seth Doane is in Damascus, where people told him earlier in the day that they weren't worried about U.S. military action.

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Trump orders military action in Syria in response to chemical attack

Friday night President Trump announced the U.S. is taking military action in Syria. It comes after the U.S. State Department said it has proof that Syria was behind the suspected gas attack that left more than 40 civilians dead. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin has the latest.

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GOP House committee chairmen request Comey memos on Trump

Reps. Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes wrote to Rod Rosenstein to ask for the memos written by fired FBI Director James Comey

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FBI probing Michael Cohen's "personal business dealings"

Prosecutors blacked out a section describing what laws they believe Cohen has broken, but they said the "crimes being investigated involve acts of concealment" and suspected fraud

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U.S. looks to coalition for Syria stabilization funds

Trump recently put $200 million in Syria stabilization funds on hold. Next week, the current funding will run out for some projects

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Comey: "I don't know" whether Trump "was with prostitutes peeing on each other"

"I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth," fired FBI director tells ABC News

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RNC deputy finance chair resigns amid reports of Playmate payoff

Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump's personal attorney, reportedly set up the $1.6 million payment to a Playboy model

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Split California into 3 states? Voters could decide soon

California voters could soon be asked to decide whether their state is too big

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Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy to be next House speaker

"We all think that Kevin is the right person," Ryan tells NBC's "Meet the Press"

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Sarah Sanders blasts James Comey, Andrew McCabe

The briefing comes as President Trump slams James Comey, and as the DOJ watchdog issued a blistering report on fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

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Inspector General report on fired McCabe claims he "lacked candor"

"He LIED! LIED! LIED!" President Trump tweeted in response to the report

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James Comey not afraid to punch back in a "Trumpian way” in his new book

Former FBI Director James Comey takes jabs against President Trump in his new book “A Higher Loyalty,”describes Mr. Trump as coming off like a “Mafia boss” figure. Investigative reporter Chad Day and political contributor Zeke Miller join CBSN's "Red and Blue" with more on Comey's account.

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President Trump pardons former Cheney aide Scooter Libby

President Trump has officially pardoned in full I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney. Libby was convicted in 2007 of perjury and obstruction of justice in a CIA leak case. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett has the latest.

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Trump pardons "Scooter" Libby, former Dick Cheney adviser

President Trump said he hopes "this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life"

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Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 official at EPA

Senators approved Andrew Wheeler as the agency's deputy administrator, putting him next in line to run the agency if Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns

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Haley accuses Russia of allowing chemical weapons use in Syria

Ambassador to U.N. says Russia uses veto power "to defend the Syrian regime's multiple uses of chemical weapons"

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In new book, Comey says Trump "untethered to truth"

Ousted FBI director reportedly claims that the president asked him to investigate allegations that he had paid Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed

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