Last Updated Jul 1, 2015 3:57 PM EDT WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether airlines are colluding to slow their growth as part of an effort to keep airfares high."We are investigating possible unlawful coordination by some airlines," a spokeswoman for the agency told CBS News. She declined to comment further, including which airlines are being investigated.The government has requested information from airlines as part of the antitrust investigation, which appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.A letter received Tuesday by major U.S. carriers demands copies of all communications the airlines had with each other, Wall Street analysts and major shareholders about their plans for passenger-carrying capacity.American Airlines (AAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV) and United Airlines (UAL) confirmed receiving a letter from the Justice Department in connection with the … [Read more...] about Justice Department probes potential airline collusion
Last Updated Jun 13, 2017 7:10 PM EDT Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday defended himself amid allegations that he had a third undisclosed meeting with a Russian official during the 2016 campaign, his role in the firing of James Comey as FBI director and the reason for his recusal from the Russian investigation. Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee for several hours in which he seemed to waver on whether he met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. following a Trump foreign policy speech. Initially, Sessions said he did not have "private meetings" or recall any "conversations" with any Russian officials at the hotel. He later admitted that he may have had an encounter with Kislyak. The attorney general said he recused himself from the Russia probe because of a Department of Justice regulation, which he said states, "that Department employees should not participate in investigations of a campaign if they have … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Jeff Sessions testimony: Collusion suggestions are “appalling and detestable” — live updates
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Nicholas Fandos New York Times March 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — Even as the special counsel expands his inquiry and pursues criminal charges against at least four Trump associates, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said Monday they have found no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 election.Representative K. Michael Conaway of Texas, who is leading the investigation, said committee Republicans agreed with the conclusions of US intelligence agencies that Russia had interfered with the election, but they broke with the agencies on one crucial point: that the Russians had favored Trump’s candidacy.“The bottom line: The Russians did commit active measures against our election in ’16, and we think they will do that in the future,” Conaway said. But, he added, “We … [Read more...] about GOP report finds no collusion between Trump and Russia
Last Updated Mar 19, 2018 1:20 PM EDT On Sunday morning, President Trump wondered in a tweet, "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!"What if Donald Trump is right? What if there really is no collusion?In one sense, the question is irrelevant: Paul Manafort is facing serious money-laundering charges that could land him in jail for 305 years; Gen. Mike Flynn's been found out for his shady dealings with Russia and Turkey; and various other Papadopouli have pleaded guilty to actual—if relatively minor—crimes. So Robert Mueller could eventually issue stacks of indictments whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia or not.But…For more than a year now, Democrats in Congress like Adam Schiff and liberal media outlets have promised Americans proof that "Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Commentary: What if Trump is right and there is no collusion?
NEW YORK — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and then kneel, during the anthem to bring attention to mistreatment of African-Americans by police. Other players have continued the protests this season, prompting an angry response from President Donald Trump, who said players should be fired for not standing during the anthem. Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of last season and remains a free agent despite a rash of injuries and poor play at the quarterback position. Mark Geragos, one of Kaepernick's attorneys, said in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday that he filed the grievance "only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and … [Read more...] about Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion