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Giuliani reopens negotiations about presidential interview with Mueller, but cautions special counsel that Trump remains resistant

Thursday  00:31,   26 april 2018

The president is ‘extremely opposed’ to the idea of sitting down with the special counsel, according to an adviser.Giuliani, who joined Trump’s legal team last week, conveyed the ongoing resistance of Trump and his advisers to an interview with[...]

The Latest: VA pick said to have crashed car while drunk

Thursday  00:15,   26 april 2018
Associated Press

The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local):4:45 p.m.A summary of allegations against President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs says he[...]

GOP Candidate Don Blankenship Rips Mitch McConnell's 'Chinaperson' Family

Thursday  00:10,   26 april 2018

Don Blankenship, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in West Virginia, suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have conflicts of interest in foreign relations because his father-in-law is a “wealthy Chinaperson.” The coal [...]

New Trump lawyers from Miami known for winning tough criminal trials

Wednesday  23:31,   25 april 2018
NBC News

Jane and Marty Raskin are "superb" criminal defense lawyers, say peers in FloridaLater, at the federal agent's corruption trial, his lawyer, Marty Raskin, had a different explanation for the[...]

OMB's Mulvaney Draws Bipartisan Criticism Over Lobbyist Comments

Wednesday  23:31,   25 april 2018

Republicans and Democrats expressed outrage Wednesday over a statement by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that when he was a congressman he gave priority access to lobbyists who donated to his campaign. “I think that’s a bad idea[...]

Trump approval rating drops to 39 percent: poll

Wednesday  22:26,   25 april 2018
The Hill

President Trump's approval rating dropped to 39 percent in a poll released Wednesday, although some of his Cabinet members received positive approval ratings.A Quinnipiac University poll, conducted from April 20-24, showed Trump's approval[...]

White House defends Trump VA pick as 'impeccable'

Wednesday  22:20,   25 april 2018
The Hill

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a vehement defense of President Trump's embattled pick to the lead the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), saying Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson's record is "impeccable" and [...]

U.S. Senate Democrats demand information on Trump CIA nominee

Wednesday  22:16,   25 april 2018

Three Senate Democrats complained on Wednesday that the CIA is refusing to make public important information about Gina Haspel, the senior undercover officer President Donald Trump has nominated to be the intelligence agency's next[...]

Election experts see warning signs for GOP after Arizona election

Wednesday  21:36,   25 april 2018
The Hill

<p>Republicans' single-digit victory in Tuesday's special election in Arizona is raising more red flags for the party's prospects in the November midterms, as Democrats continue to overperform in solidly GOP seats.</p>Load[...]

How Scott Pruitt Plans to Defend Himself on Capitol Hill: Spread the Blame

Wednesday  21:36,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

A new document shows how Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. chief, is preparing to answer tough questions about his ethics and spending scandals when he appears before Congress on Thursday.The document, known as the “hot topics” list, appears to lay out[...]

Key Justices Seem Skeptical of Challenge to Trump’s Travel Ban

Wednesday  21:11,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

By the end of the argument, which reached the justices 15 months after the first travel ban was announced, it was hard to identify five justices ready to strike down the ban.WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices asked tough questions of both sides on[...]

AP, other media seek access to records in Mueller probe

Wednesday  20:31,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

The Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.The news media coalition is asking specifically for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing[...]

Mount Trumpmore? It's the president's 'dream,' Rep. Kristi Noem says

Wednesday  20:21,   25 april 2018

President Trump has relayed his dream of actually being carved on the iconic mountain, according to South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem. Noem said the two struck up a conversation in their first meeting at the Oval Office. (Watch in the video above.)"He[...]

EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

Wednesday  19:45,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File) WASHINGTON —[...]

White House stands by embattled VA nominee Ronny Jackson

Wednesday  19:41,   25 april 2018
NBC News

Marc Short, President Donald Trump's top legislative affairs aide, said Jackson deserved a fair hearing.Marc Short, President Donald Trump's top legislative affairs aide, told reporters outside the White House that Jackson deserved a fair[...]