The White House declined to comment on Tuesday on media reports that Israel was the source of sensitive information that President Donald Trump shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a White House meeting last week. Continue reading
WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 11) called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.
“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil,” Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.
“I was going to fire Comey. My decision,” Trump said. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”
Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says ousted FBI Director James Comey enjoyed ‘broad support’ among the agency, rejecting White House claims those in the FBI lost faith in him. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 9, 2017) (NBC) – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate wondered aloud on Tuesday (May 9) whether President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of his FBI Director was done because the agency’s investigation into Russian collusion in the U.S. election was “getting too close to home for the president.”
White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirms then-President Barack Obama made his concerns known about Michael Flynn to then President-elect Donald Trump, but says Obama could have acted on Flynn while still in office. Continue reading
The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation is needed to counter North Korea and despite his alleged support of extra-judicial killings of drug suspects. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading
Demonstrators weather rain, snow, and heat in various U.S. cities to protest President Donald Trump’s stance on the environment.
President Donald Trump says his administration will not label China a currency manipulator, backing away from a key campaign promise. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading
President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court appointee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is sworn into his lifetime post during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden attended by President Trump, the second of two such oaths that restores the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority.
Twitter Inc files a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.