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    Trump still hasn’t given allied leaders what they want
    May26

    Trump still hasn’t given allied leaders what they want

    Despite a day of pitches from European leaders, President Donald Trump has yet to give them what they want — a commitment to the Paris climate accord ahead of the G7 summit. Trump departed late Thursday from Brussels, where he met with his fellow NATO heads of state, and headed to Sicily, where he embarks Friday on his first meeting with leaders...

    Manafort advised Trump team on Russia scandal
    May25

    Manafort advised Trump team on Russia scandal

    Months after the FBI began examining Paul Manafort as part of a probe into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and Russia, Manafort called Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus to push back against the mounting controversy, according to four people familiar with the call.It was about a week before Trump’s inauguration,...

    Russia looms over Trump’s meetings with European leaders
    May25

    Russia looms over Trump’s meetings with European leaders

    When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited President Donald Trump at the White House in March, she brought a visual aid to help Trump understand the menace posed by his would-be friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Merkel brought out a 1980s map of the former Soviet Union and noted the way its borders stretched for hundreds of miles to the...

    Russia meeting revelation could trigger obstruction investigation
    May20

    Russia meeting revelation could trigger obstruction investigation

    The new special counsel investigation into possible collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia is just getting started — and it could take years to resolve.But Trump’s Oval Office boast to Russian officials May 10 about why he fired FBI Director James Comey will almost certainly trigger a more immediate, and...

    Trump allegedly told Russians that Comey’s firing eased ‘great pressure’
    May19

    Trump allegedly told Russians that Comey’s firing eased ‘great pressure’

    President Donald Trump is facing new pressure over his decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey after the New York Times revealed on Friday that the president told Russian officials in the Oval Office last week that Comey’s ouster takes “great pressure” off him.The Times cited a document that summarized Trump’s meeting with...

    With a special prosecutor, ‘people are fearful whatever they’ve done’
    May18

    With a special prosecutor, ‘people are fearful whatever they’ve done’

    Working in President Donald Trump’s White House is about to get a whole lot harder.Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named Wednesday as the special counsel for investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, starts his job with an unlimited time and budget to pursue leads wherever they go.Veterans of previous scandals...

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment
    May18

    Mueller’s law firm’s clients could cause ‘wrinkle’ in appointment

    Robert Mueller could face one significant issue with his appointment as special counsel to lead the Justice Department’s investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign: the law firm he’s worked at since 2014 has represented several prominent players in President Donald Trump bid for the White...

    McCain: Trump’s actions ‘deeply disturbing’
    May16

    McCain: Trump’s actions ‘deeply disturbing’

    Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said Tuesday the reports President Donald Trump shared classified intelligence with Russia are “deeply disturbing.”“Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America’s allies and partners around the world and may impair...

    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words Do Matter’
    May15

    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words Do Matter’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.In an extensive new interview for The Global Politico, the former secretary of state acknowledges her concerns about a president accused of eroding democracy at home and ignoring it abroad. She says Trump, a novice in world affairs, has a “steeper learning curve than most”...

    Is it time for Trump staff to lawyer up?
    May14

    Is it time for Trump staff to lawyer up?

    Veterans of past White House scandals from Watergate to Plamegate have an important message for Team Trump: It’s time to think about lawyering up.In the past week, a Senate committee began issuing subpoenas in its investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s staff and other associates during the 2016 election...

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