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David Lauter

David Lauter is the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau chief. He began writing news in Washington in 1981 and since then has covered Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and four U.S. presidential campaigns. He lived in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2011, where he was The Times’ deputy Foreign editor, deputy Metro editor and then assistant managing editor responsible for California coverage.
Back from Singapore, Trump eagerly plunges into the fray, bashing Comey and the Russia investigation

Back from Singapore, President Trump lamented his "thought process must sadly go back to the Witch Hunt," but, in truth, he jumped eagerly back into the fray. This week's focus — the report by the Justice Department inspector general, who criticized Trump's nemesis, former FBI Director James Comey

Indicted former Senate staffer appears in court as Russia leak inquiry sets off partisan fireworks

A former Senate staff member, indicted for lying to federal investigators, makes his initial court appearance Friday as the charges against him, involving the leak of information from the Senate Intelligence Committee, set off partisan fireworks.

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