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  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Mulvaney Won't Sue Over Impeachment, Declines to Cooperate

    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions and decline to cooperate. It’s the latest reversal in position by Mulvaney, who last week asked to join the lawsuit of another Trump adviser before changing his mind Monday and...

  • attorney Oct 31, 2019

    Bolton Summoned; 1st Big Vote Set on Impeachment Probe

    House investigators are asking former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in their impeachment inquiry, deepening their reach into the White House as the probe accelerates toward a potential vote to remove the president. Democratic lawmakers want to hear next week from Bolton, the hawkish former adviser who openly sparred over the administration’s approach to Ukraine — in particular,...

  • attorney Oct 30, 2019

    Colonel Testifies He Raised Concerns About Ukraine, Trump

    Defying White House orders, an Army officer serving with President Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified to impeachment investigators Tuesday that he twice raised concerns over the administration’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden. Alexander Vindman, a lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq and later as a diplomat, is the first official to testify who actually heard...

  • attorney Oct 29, 2019

    House Democrats Plan 1st Formal Vote on Impeachment Inquiry

    House Democrats are laying the groundwork for the next phase of their impeachment inquiry with a vote this week on a resolution to affirm the investigation, set rules for public hearings and outline the potential process for writing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a vote on the resolution, which would be the first...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2019

    Ex-Trump Aide Wants Judge to Decide on Impeachment Testimony

    An ex-White House adviser who’s supposed to testify before House impeachment investigators on Monday has asked a federal court whether he should comply with a subpoena or follow President Donald Trump’s directive against cooperating in what he dubs a “scam.” After getting a subpoena Friday, former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman quickly filed suit in U.S. district court in...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2019

    Trump Official Asks Judge If He Has to Testify in Impeachment Probe

    Charles Kupperman, President Donald Trump’s former deputy national security adviser, filed a lawsuit Friday asking a federal judge to determine whether he is required to testify in the impeachment inquiry being conducted by the House of Representatives, NBC News reports. The outcome could affect the ability of other witnesses who worked closely with the president to cooperate with the ongoing...

  • General Feb 20, 2019

    White House Pushed Nuclear Power Plan Despite Objections, House Democrats Say

    Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology were transferred without proper safeguards.

  • attorney Dec 18, 2018

    Michael Flynn's Sentencing Delayed After Dramatic Hearing

    A federal judge delayed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has admitted to lying to the FBI, on Tuesday after chiding Flynn for the seriousness of the crime.

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2018

    Will Kelly Stay or Won't He? Trump Praises, Criticizes Aide

    President Donald Trump isn’t committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” praised Kelly’s work ethic and much of what he brings to the position...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2018

    Trump Eyes Staffing Shakeup in Cabinet, White House: Sources

    President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expected to be among the next to go, perhaps as soon as this week. Trump has soured on Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly, in part over frustration that his administration is...

  • Governor Oct 10, 2018

    Nikki Haley Became a Popular UN Diplomat Despite Trump Policies

    Nikki Haley came to her job as the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations with no foreign policy experience, but in less than two years she made many friends — even among ambassadors from countries at odds with the Trump administration’s policies. Tuesday’s sudden announcement that she was leaving by the end of the year ricocheted through U.N. headquarters...

  • spokesman Apr 12, 2018

    Another Top Official Leaves National Security Council as Bolton Takes Over

    Another top National Security Council staffer is leaving the White House as new National Security Adviser John Bolton makes his mark. Deputy national security adviser Ricky Waddell will be exiting the administration, said two administration officials with knowledge of the decision who were not authorized to speak publicly. Waddell’s departure date has not yet been determined. His departure was widely...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Biden, in Public and Private, Tiptoes Toward a 2020 Run

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his...

  • Donald Trump Dec 15, 2017

    Former ‘Apprentice' Star Omarosa to Tell All About White House

    Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has “quite a story to tell” about her time in President Donald Trump’s administration and “the world will want to hear it.” Accustomed to the spotlight, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on national television Thursday to push back against reports that she was fired...

  • Donald Trump Dec 9, 2017

    Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell Set to Leave White House

    Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell is leaving the Trump administration early in 2018, the White House announced Friday, CNBC reported. Powell served under National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster. Within the West Wing, Powell was considered a close ally of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. “Dina Powell has been a key, trusted advisor in this administration,” White House...

  • Donald Trump Aug 25, 2017

    Kushner's Mideast Peace Push Met With Palestinian Skepticism

    Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jumpstart moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Mideast envoy faces growing skepticism on the Palestinian side. With no clear vision for peace outlined by the administration and domestic issues distracting President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud...

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2017

    Kushner Snubbed in Cairo After US Cuts, Delays Aid to Egypt

    White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Cairo on Wednesday, the latest stop on his Mideast trip exploring the possibilities of reviving the long-dormant Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. Kushner has been heavily involved in a behind-the-scenes process to help President Donald Trump, his father-in-law, broker peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, which the first-year president has called the “ultimate deal.”

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2017

    Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis

    President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war. How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultimately persuaded Trump to stick with a conflict he has long opposed. In a 26-minute address to the nation Monday, Trump alluded to more American troops deploying to Afghanistan,...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2017

    Priebus Takes His Turn on the Trump Administration Hot Seat

    White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title. In the swirl of Shakespearean intrigue that surrounds Donald Trump’s White House, Priebus’ fortunes have long been a source of speculation, given his limited role, colorful band of rivals and the president’s public slights. Those questions sharply escalated this week with the arrival...

  • Donald Trump Jul 20, 2017

    Trump's Envoy Picks Hesitate on Question of Russian Meddling

    Several of President Donald Trump’s nominees for key ambassador posts declined Thursday to say unequivocally whether Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

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