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Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge’s demand that it occur speedily and efficiently. Read More

White House threatens firings after McCain remark gets out

Nearly a week after Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain’s opinion on Trump’s CIA nominee during a closed-door meeting by saying “he’s dying anyway,” a torrent of criticism has rained down on the White House. Read More

Trump defends ‘animals’ remark, says he’ll always use it

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm
President Donald Trump today defended his use of the word “animals” to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders. Read More

Gina Haspel confirmed as first female CIA director

Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 4:16 pm
The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel today as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history. Read More

Trump says ‘no folding’ in trade negotiations with China

President Donald Trump says there has been “no folding” in his trade negotiations with China, as he addresses his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions. Read More

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm
President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure today that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified “expenses,” with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst she said they had. Read More

Trump Jr. says he can’t recall discussing Russia probe with father

Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year he did not recall ever discussing the Russia investigation with his father and said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to transcripts released today of his interview with the panel. Read More

Trump backs 2 successful U.S. Senate nominees in primaries

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. Read More

U.S. will help penalized Chinese company, Trump says

Updated on  May 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm
In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump said he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. Read More

U.S. will need to give Kim Jong Un security assurances, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today that the United States will need to “provide security assurances” to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un if the adversaries are to reach a nuclear deal, describing the stakes of President Donald Trump’s upcoming summit with Kim. Read More

Aide who said Sen. McCain is ‘dying’ still works at White House

Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 11:49 am
The White House today declined to condemn comments made by a special assistant to President Donald Trump dismissing Sen. John McCain’s opinion during a closed-door meeting because, she said, “he’s dying anyway.” Read More

Facebook ads show Russian effort to stoke political division

Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia’s attempt to sow racial and political division in the United States before and after the 2016 election. Read More

Republican outsiders in, and out, as primary season kicks off

Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 8:25 pm
Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship today in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as “Trumpier than Trump” but was vigorously opposed by the president. Read More