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RNC paid nearly half a million dollars to law firm representing Hope Hicks and others in Russia probes

RNC paid nearly half a million dollars to law firm representing Hope Hicks and others in Russia probes

The Republican National Committee paid nearly half a million dollars to a law firm that represents former White House communications director Hope Hicks and others in the Russia investigations,
Trump says he will call for Justice Department to probe whether FBI surveilled his campaign for ‘political purposes’

Trump says he will call for Justice Department to probe whether FBI surveilled his campaign for ‘political purposes’

Responding to a demand by President Trump on Twitter, the Justice Department on Sunday asked its inspector general to review whether there was any political motivation behind the FBI's investigation
Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in ‘high spirits’

Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in ‘high spirits’

First lady Melania Trump was released from the hospital Saturday morning, after undergoing a kidney procedure earlier in the week, and returned to the White House “in high spirits,” an aide said.
Trump to nominate acting Veterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie to be the agency’s permanent leader

Trump to nominate acting Veterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie to be the agency’s permanent leader

President Trump on Friday nominated the Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting secretary, Robert Wilkie, as its permanent leader, choosing a Washington insider to restore confidence in an agency
Giuliani: Trump doesn’t know ‘for sure’ that there was an FBI informant in his campaign

Giuliani: Trump doesn’t know ‘for sure’ that there was an FBI informant in his campaign

President Trump's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said Friday that he has been told “off the record” that there was at least one informant for the FBI or Justice Department embedded in Trump's presidential
Mueller investigation enters Year Two: What comes next — and how it could end

Mueller investigation enters Year Two: What comes next — and how it could end

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election turns a year old on Thursday. In 365 days, Mueller's team
Trump suggests Justice Department investigate Oakland’s Democratic mayor for tipping off immigrants

Trump suggests Justice Department investigate Oakland’s Democratic mayor for tipping off immigrants

President Trump referred to some undocumented immigrants as “animals” on Wednesday and suggested the Justice Department investigate the Democratic mayor of Oakland, Calif., for her role in tipping off
The president is backing out of the Iran nuclear deal. Will the ‘Trump Doctrine’ work?

The president is backing out of the Iran nuclear deal. Will the ‘Trump Doctrine’ work?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. See all episodes here. When President Trump announced his
Midterms and Trump: What to look for as we enter primary season

Midterms and Trump: What to look for as we enter primary season

As midterm primary elections heat up around the country, there are looming questions. Which races are critical to watch? What are the strategies of Democrats and Republicans wrestling over control of
Trump reaches out to Otto Warmbier’s family, offers support ahead of North Korea summit

Trump reaches out to Otto Warmbier’s family, offers support ahead of North Korea summit

President Trump spoke Friday with the parents of American college student Otto Warmbier, who last summer died after 17 months in captivity in North Korea, offering emotional support ahead of his
White House announces summit with South Korean leader ahead of planned meeting with North Korea

White House announces summit with South Korean leader ahead of planned meeting with North Korea

President Trump will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House later this month as part of preparations for the planned summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the
Trump: U.S. troop withdrawal from South Korea is not on the table — for now

Trump: U.S. troop withdrawal from South Korea is not on the table — for now

President Trump said Friday that he will not offer to remove U.S. troops from South Korea or reduce their presence there during his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. But Trump left open
Top White House official suggests the administration won’t offer early sanctions relief to North Korea

Top White House official suggests the administration won’t offer early sanctions relief to North Korea

President Trump’s national security adviser suggested Sunday that the United States isn’t ready to ease sanctions or offer other concessions to North Korea before Pyongyang fully commits to
Will President Trump get Americans off welfare?

Will President Trump get Americans off welfare?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. When President Trump signed an executive action
Trump says Pompeo was not originally scheduled to see Kim Jong Un on secret North Korea visit

Trump says Pompeo was not originally scheduled to see Kim Jong Un on secret North Korea visit

Outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo was not originally slated to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his secret trip to Pyongyang, President Trump said Thursday. “He wasn't supposed to meet
Rapper Kanye West calls Trump ‘my brother’ — ‘very cool!’ Trump responds

Rapper Kanye West calls Trump ‘my brother’ — ‘very cool!’ Trump responds

Kanye West reaffirmed his affection for President Trump on Wednesday, calling him “my brother” and saying the two share “dragon energy.” West’s comments on Twitter came amid renewed attention on
Trump praises Macron for the ‘seldom allowed’ honor of addressing Congress. It’s not so uncommon.

Trump praises Macron for the ‘seldom allowed’ honor of addressing Congress. It’s not so uncommon.

As French President Emmanuel Macron prepared to address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, President Trump took to Twitter to praise Macron for “a great honor,” which Trump said is “seldom
‘Stupid question’: Trump curtly dismisses a reporter’s question about pardoning Michael Cohen

‘Stupid question’: Trump curtly dismisses a reporter’s question about pardoning Michael Cohen

With French President Emmanuel Macron seated beside him in the Oval Office, President Trump seemed at ease Tuesday as he parried questions from reporters, many focusing on the Iran nuclear deal, over
White House press secretary pressed to explain what Trump meant by a ‘breeding concept’

White House press secretary pressed to explain what Trump meant by a ‘breeding concept’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought Monday to dismiss criticism of President Trump’s use of the words “breeding concept” in a tweet last week in which he railed against
Romney forced into primary for Utah Senate seat

Romney forced into primary for Utah Senate seat

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee now seeking a Senate seat in Utah, was dealt a setback Saturday after his party's delegates denied him their nomination, forcing him into a June