Reuters/Jim Bourg

Kushner Wanted Secret Communication Channel With Russia

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters. Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November last year, two of […]

CNBC

Trump Travel Ban Loses In Appeals Court Again

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. The Virginia-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday largely upheld a lower court ruling barring the administration from suspending visas from those countries. The Trump administration previously revised the executive order to better […]

KEVIN LAMARQUE

Former CIA Chief Testifies Trump Team Contacts With Russia Worried Him

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee Monday that Russia may have successfully tried to recruit U.S. persons to influence the 2016 U.S. election. Brennan said he was aware of intelligence and information that revealed contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign. He couldn’t say, however, whether […]

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Comey To Publicly Testify In Front Of Senate Intelligence Agency

Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee at a date to be set after Memorial Day, committee leaders announced Friday night. The public commitment to testify comes after a tumultuous week and a half since President Trump dismissed Comey – a move that perplexed committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., […]

RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY / NYT

Trump Told Russians That Firing “Nut Job” Comey Would Ease Pressure Of Investigation

During his meeting with Russian officials last week, President Donald Trump said recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a “nut job” whose ouster relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a report Friday in The New York Times. The Times cited notes from a May 10 Oval Office meeting, the day after Trump fired […]

Washington Post

Trump Says He Is Victim Of The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History

President Trump described himself as the victim of a “witch hunt” Thursday morning, a day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between  Trump associates and the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. In a pair of tweets Thursday shortly before 8 a.m., Trump — without evidence — pointed […]

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Putin Offers To Release The Transcripts Of Trump’s Information Sharing

SOCHI/MOSCOW Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply. Two U.S. […]