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Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in U.S. Senate – reports

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers have told the Senate judiciary committee she cannot appear at its hearing scheduled for Monday, September 24, calling the date Republicans set 'arbitrary'

KAVANAUGH. US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as the US President announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Admiral who blasted Trump steps down from Pentagon body

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Admiral William McRaven, who supervised the 2014 Special Forces raid in Pakistan that killed Al-Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden, has resigned last month from the Defense Innovation Board

STEPPING DOWN. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2014, Commander of US Special Operations Command, Admiral William H. McRaven (R), and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, Michael D. Lumpkin (L) testify before the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities at the US Capitol in Washington. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump says Woodward's White House book a 'scam'

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:52 PM

'The Woodward book is a scam. I don't talk the way I am quoted. If I did I would not have been elected President. These quotes were made up. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle,' Trump tweets.

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a "Make America Great Again" rally in Billings, Montana on September 6, 2018. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump calls on Times to reveal 'coward' behind critical op-ed

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:45 AM

'Unidentified deep state operatives who defy voters to push their secret agendas are truly a threat to democracy itself,' says US President Donald Trump

ON NEW YORK TIMES. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by AFP

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

Trump slams 'gutless' New York Times 'resistance' op-ed

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:05 AM

But Donald Trump insists his administration is 'doing a great job.' He also unloads on the 'failing New York Times' for running an 'anonymous - meaning gutless - a gutless editorial.'

Screenshot of New York Times op-ed; Trump file photo by AFP

Damning Woodward book depicts 'Crazytown' Trump White House

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Bob Woodward's investigation carries particular weight coming from the man who together with Carl Bernstein authored the Watergate expose that brought down Richard Nixon

New Yorker drops Steve Bannon from festival lineup after outcry

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The decision comes after several panelists said they would not share a platform with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon

STEVE BANNON. In this file photo, Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon (L) listens as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before he meets with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump insists White House a 'smooth-running machine'

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:12 AM

President Donald Trump also brands the Mueller probe as 'illegal' – despite the fact his own Justice Department says the opposite

MUELLER PROBE. In this file photo US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after holding a press conference ahead of his early departure from the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. File photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The Knight First Amendment Institute argues that it is incumbent on the White House to immediately unblock any Twitter users shut off from the president's account because of political viewpoints

Trump, under pressure to honor McCain, orders flags to half-staff

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Donald Trump's about-face comes after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to McCain

TRIBUTE TO MCCAIN. The US flag above the White House flies at half-staff in the evening in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

McCain takes parting shot at Trump in final message

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:29 AM

'Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here,' John McCain says, adding that the country 'will get through these challenging times'

LAST MESSAGE. In this file photo, Senator John McCain attends a hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee July 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump predicts stock market would crash if he were impeached

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:38 AM

'I'll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor,' says President Donald Trump

IMPEACHMENT? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to 'take a bullet' for the president

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'I'm the guy who stops the leaks. I'm the guy who protects the president and the family. I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president,' Cohen says in a 2017 interview

MICHAEL COHEN. His once-deep loyalty to Donald Trump melted away when he stunningly implicated the US president in two felony crimes. AFP file photos

U.S. media counters Trump with #EnemyOfNone campaign

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:53 AM

More than 200 news organizations participate in a coordinated campaign with editorials about the importance of an independent media

Trump file photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:48 PM

President Donald Trump ratchets up the war of words to a level of nastiness rarely seen, even from a president who has shown he does not pull punches when insulting his critics

BREACH OF TRUST? US President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference on April 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The recording by former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman represents another stunning breach of presidential trust

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Aug 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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Ivanka Trump: Family separations a 'low point,' media not the enemy

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Ivanka Trump takes a decidedly different approach than her combative father to stress that the immigration crisis has caused her anxiety. She also distances herself from her father's relentless condemnation of the media.

IVANKA. US President Special advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump participates in a conversation on workforce development and news of the day at the Newseum in Washington on August 2, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians – report

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:35 AM

According to CNN and NBC, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen claims he was present when Donald Jr told his father about the Russians' offer to meet, and Trump approved it

COHEN. This file photo taken on December 16, 2016 shows attorney Michael Cohen as he arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with US President Donald Trump in New York. File photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP

Democrat Crowley ousted by political novice in U.S. shocker

Jun 27, 2018 - 2:33 PM

According to a detailed profile this week in Vogue, just months ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was still working as a server in a restaurant. She identifies as a Democratic socialist.

VICTORY PARTY. Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joined by New York gubenatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at her victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images/AFP

Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) A handful of House Democrats yell out at Donald Trump in a rare face-to-face demonstration against a president by sitting members of Congress

US IMMIGRATION. (R-L) U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA) and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) hold signs as they stage a protest outside a meeting between US President Donald Trump and House Republicans at the US Capitol June 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Watchdog faults Comey over Clinton probe, but says no bias

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:02 AM

The report reviews one of the most controversial chapters of the 2016 election battle between the Republican Trump and his Democratic rival Clinton.

CLINTON PROBE. In this file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Standing ovation for Robert De Niro's expletive at Trump

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:39 PM

CBS television network, which broadcast the Tony Awards Sunday night, bleeped out De Niro's expletive

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions/AFP

Top Republican Ryan says Trump shouldn't pardon himself

Jun 07, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Asked by a reporter Wednesday if President Donald Trump has the power to pardon himself, House Speaker Paul Ryan answers, 'Obviously the answer is he shouldn't, and no one is above the law.'

TRUMP VISITS CONGRESS. In this file photo, then President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump (L) meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at The Capitol Building on November 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. United States. File photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director

May 18, 2018 - 12:59 PM

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency passes on a vote of 54-45, with half a dozen opposition Democrats bucking their party and supporting the controversial Haspel's nomination

Trump determines fate of Iran nuclear deal

May 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) Officials and diplomats expect the pugnacious US leader to ignore last-ditch European pleas and move to withdraw the United States from a 2015 agreement

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump defends CIA nominee Haspel amid questions about torture role

May 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The little-known Gina Haspel, who spent 3 decades in the agency's covert services and is currently CIA deputy director and acting director, will face questioning at a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, May 9

TRUMP'S PICK. CIA nominee Gina Haspel (R) is seen waiting for the Senate subway while she is on Capitol Hill for meetings with senators May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

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May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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Trump admits reimbursing lawyer for porn star payoff

May 04, 2018 - 11:01 AM

But US President Donald Trump slams claims of an affair with Stormy Daniels as 'false and extortionist'

CONTROVERSIAL PAIR. This combination file pictures created on February 14, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, and adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels on January 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandel Ngan and Ethan Miller/AFP

Trump reimbursed lawyer for payment to porn star – Giuliani

May 03, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says the payment did not represent a campaign financing violation because it was 'not campaign money'

CONTROVERSIAL. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mueller questions for Trump probe possible obstruction – report

May 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The questions also show that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to find out what US President Donald Trump knew about links between members of his presidential campaign and Russia

RUSSIA PROBE. Since at least early this year, Robert Mueller has discussed the possibility of interviewing Donald Trump for the investigation. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Former U.S. president Barack Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in South Africa

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The Nelson Mandela foundation had been seeking someone with 'an Africa heritage' to deliver an address that will 'deal with issues of democracy' facing the world today

Former US President Barack Obama

Trump says hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Ever disposed to set out the options in the starkest terms possible, US President Donald Trump predicts a 'very successful' May or June summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92 – family

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Barbara Bush has long been considered the rock at the center of one of America's most prominent political families

BARBARA BUSH. In this file photo taken on July 15, 2013 former US first lady Barbara Bush attends a White House ceremony to recognize the Points of Light volunteer program in Washington, DC. Former US first lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Ex-FBI chief Comey: Trump ran White House like a 'mob boss'

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Former FBI director James Comey also says in a new book that President Donald Trump lives in 'a cocoon of alternative reality' that he tried to pull others around him into

COMEY. In this file photo, then FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

FBI raids offices of Trump's personal lawyer

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:12 AM

(UPDATED) 'It's a disgraceful situation. It's a total witch-hunt, I have been saying it for a long time,' US President Donald Trump says as he angrily denounces the raid

RAID? In this file photo, Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-FBI deputy McCabe, Trump target, fired days before retirement

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says he was a victim of a 'war' by the Trump administration

TRUMP TARGET. In this file photo taken on May 11, 2017 Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Top Trump aide Hope Hicks to resign

Mar 01, 2018 - 7:29 AM

Donald Trump pays tribute to Hicks' 'outstanding' contribution over the past 3 years, calling her 'as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2016, Trump campaign communications director Hope Hicks talks on her phone in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

U.S. intel chiefs say Russia meddling threatens 2018 vote

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:56 PM

The heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and 3 other spy agencies are unanimous in saying that Moscow's efforts to disrupt US politics are as strong as they were in 2016

RUSSIAN MEDDLING. Russia racks up a string of successful hacks. Donald Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.

Trump tells Democrats to refile Russia probe memo

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The document is the Democrats' response to a four-page memorandum written by Republican legislator Devin Nunes, which Trump agreed to declassify and release on February 2

REFILE. Donald Trump says Democrats should refile their memo, leaving a chance for it to be declassified. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump, Republicans release memo targeting FBI's Russia probe

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:32 AM

US Donald Trump defies his own FBI director and the Justice Department to declassify the 4-page Republican document, which implies malfeasance and partisanship at the very top of American law enforcement

RUSSIA PROBE. The Republican memo released by Congress is displayed on a journalist's computer screen at a newsroom in Washington DC, on February 2, 2018. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump ordered Mueller's firing but reversed course – reports

Jan 26, 2018 - 1:04 PM

US President Donald Trump gave the order in June 2017, according to The New York Times, but White House counsel Don McGahn opposed the decision

TOP INVESTIGATOR. This file photo taken on May 16, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller in Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

Dec 09, 2017 - 12:58 PM

'You have to tend to this garden of democracy – otherwise, things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we've seen societies where that happens,' says former US president Barack Obama

DEMORACY. Former US President Barack Obama urges American voters to remain engaged. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

FBI chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

Dec 08, 2017 - 10:45 AM

'The agents, analysts and staff of the FBI are big boys and girls. We understand that we will take criticism from all corners. We're accustomed to that,' FBI Director Christopher Wray says in a testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

FBI CHIEF. In this file photo, Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC.  File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump seeks to quash Tillerson sacking rumor

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:17 AM

'He's not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots), we work well together and America is highly respected again!' says US President Donald Trump

TILLERSON. US President Donald Trump on Friday tries to shut down reports that he is on the verge of sacking or forcing out his chief diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. File photo by Toru Hanai/AFP

Trump says he turned down Time's 'Person of the Year'

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:50 AM

'The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6,' the Time Magazine says in its response to US President Donald Trump

Judge keeps former Trump campaign officials under house arrest

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:06 AM

Paul Manafort and Robert Gates have pleaded not guilty to charges that they allegedly hid millions of dollars gleaned from work with Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party

HOUSE ARREST. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse following a hearing November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Bannon leaves White House – but vows to fight on for Trump

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Steve Bannon s departure amounts to a nod to members of Trump s government and Republican Party who grew increasingly frustrated with the anti establishment firebrand

STEVE BANNON. White House advisor Steve Bannon makes remarks during a discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, February 23, 2017. File photo by Mike Theiler / AFP

Clinton delivers stinging attack on Trump at graduation speech

May 27, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Never once uttering Trump s name she urges graduates to get politically and socially involved saying that the future of America depends on brave thoughtful people like you insisting on truth and integrity

CLASS OF 2017. Hillary Clinton speaks to graduates of Wellesley College on May 26, 2017. Screenshot from Wellesley College's Facebook page