Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairmen of three House committees say memos written by former FBI Director James Comey recounting conversations with President Donald Trump show that Comey never “felt obstructed or threatened.” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy suggest the memos “would be Defense Exhibit A” if Trump were charged with obstruction of justice.
HAVANA (AP) — Just like his boss, Vice President Mike Pence has used Twitter to chastise a foreign leader. Pence tweeted in response to outgoing Cuban leader Raul Castro that “we’re standing with the Cuban people.” Castro had been quoted as saying that Pence “couldn’t take it and left” during his appearance last weekend at an international summit in Peru. Pence also responded “looks like you’re the one leaving.” Castro stepped down as president on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After struggling to find top lawyers to defend him in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump now has the assistance of Rudy Giuliani. The former New York City mayor is a former U.S. attorney. And he has been an outspoken supporter of Trump since the early days of the presidential campaign. Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow says Giuliani will focus on the Russia probe.
DENVER (AP) — About 1,000 people, including a group of students from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gathered in a park near Columbine High School to push for gun control and to highlight the importance of voting in the next election. The group gathered Thursday, the day before the 19th anniversary of the Colorado school shooting that killed 12 students and a teacher. High school students across the country are expected to walk out of classes Friday to call for gun control.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting that federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto lending and mortgage businesses. The potential $1 billion fine would be largest ever imposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the bank’s main federal regulator, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.