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  • 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, according to a new federal filing. The RNC's $451,780 payment to Trout Cacheris & Janis adds to the mounting legal fees associated with the investigations by […]

  • 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 of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election — a remarkable step that officials hope might avert a larger clash […]

  • 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, who spent five nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, was “resting comfortably,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications […]

  • 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 roiled by political infighting. Wilkie, 55, is an officer in the Air Force Reserve who has worked on Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon under two presidents. […]

  • 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 campaign, but he admitted that he and the president do not know whether that's true. Trump alleged in a Thursday morning tweet that during the Obama […]

  • 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 has charged 19 people, as well as three companies, and secured five guilty pleas. He is showing no signs of slowing down. The milestone […]

  • 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 community about an impending federal enforcement raid in February. Trump said Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to inform residents of Oakland ahead of the Immigration and […]

  • 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 plans to back out of the Iran nuclear deal, The Washington Post's State Department reporter John Hudson had an immediate reaction: It was a classic Trump […]

  • 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 Congress? And what does the state of the midterm season say about President Trump and his effect on the political landscape of the country? On […]

  • 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 planned summit with dictator Kim Jong Un. The president offered a warm message to the family during their conversation, according to sources familiar with […]

  • 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 White House said Friday. The May 22 meeting “affirms the enduring strength of the United States-Republic of Korea alliance and the […]

  • 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 the possibility of doing so in the future. Speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews, Trump said he was not considering such […]

  • 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 denuclearization. “I think that’s what denuclearization means,” John Bolton said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” He later said that the Trump administration isn't “starry-eyed” when it comes to […]

  • 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 earlier this month to strengthen work requirements for people on government assistance, he was sending a message. "This definitely signals where the administration is going, and […]

  • 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 with Kim Jong Un. They arranged that,” Trump said during a phone interview with “Fox & Friends.” Trump said Pompeo and Kim spoke […]

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