• Donald Trump October 9, 2019 7:36 pm

    Trump to Get Involved in Crash Connected to Diplomat's Wife

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s planning to get involved in the case of an American diplomat’s wife who left the U.K. after becoming a suspect in a fatal wrong-way crash. Trump, who spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier in the day, told reporters at the White House that the case was “a terrible accident” and that...

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2019 7:00 am

    Trump Openly Calls for 2 Foreign Governments to Investigate 2020 Rival Biden

    President Donald Trump is publicly encouraging China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared Thursday at the White House, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.” He said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi...

  • Donald Trump June 18, 2019 12:55 pm

    Trump Threatens to Deport Millions Beginning Next Week

    President Donald Trump is threatening to deport millions of people living in the United States illegally, heralding a plan that could help energize his supporters just ahead of formally announcing his reelection bid . The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement next week will “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into...

  • Donald Trump June 16, 2019 9:23 am

    Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees

    President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. And it gives agency heads until September to terminate at least one-third of...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019 12:24 pm

    Trump Hitting Mexico With 5% Tariff in Response to Migrants

    In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump says he is placing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. He said the percentage will gradually increase — up...

  • Donald Trump May 27, 2019 5:42 pm

    Trump Breaks With Abe, Says He's Not Bothered by NK Missile Tests

    President Donald Trump said Monday he is not “personally” bothered by recent short-range North Korean missile tests and doesn’t believe they violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on a four-day state visit full of pageantry and pomp. Trump also continued his attacks against former Vice President and 2020 Democratic...

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2019 8:19 pm

    Trump to Launch New Immigration Overhaul Push

    After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan on Thursday as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation’s legal immigration system should be overhauled. The latest effort, spearheaded by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the green card...

  • Donald Trump April 30, 2019 10:13 am

    Trump Wants to Charge Asylum Seekers to Apply, Cites ‘Abuse'

    President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system,...

  • Donald Trump April 2, 2019 12:55 am

    Sources: Trump Considers Adding ‘Immigration Czar'

    As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Trump is weighing at least two potential candidates for the post: former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Virginia Attorney General...

  • Donald Trump March 14, 2019 3:59 pm

    In Symbolic Vote, House Says Mueller Report Should Be Public

    The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is concluded.

  • Donald Trump March 14, 2019 3:59 pm

    In Symbolic Vote, House Says Mueller Report Should Be Public

    The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is concluded.

  • Donald Trump March 8, 2019 5:52 pm

    Trump Says Michael Cohen Lied About Not Requesting a Pardon

    President Donald Trump declared Friday that he rejected a personal appeal from his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a pardon, the strongest assertion yet that Cohen may have lied under oath. Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of pardons. It has emerged as a key line of inquiry for Democrats launching a...

  • Donald Trump January 15, 2019 11:11 am

    Barr Won't Commit to Releasing Full Mueller Report to Public

    William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, says he will make special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings public in accordance with the law.

  • Congress January 5, 2019 12:48 pm

    Federal Agencies Directed to Hold Off on Shutdown Raises

    Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. The guidance was issued Friday in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. The raises were the result of a pay freeze for...

  • Donald Trump December 13, 2018 4:43 pm

    Trump Argues He ‘Never Directed' Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen to Break Law

    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that he “never directed” his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, to break the law. And he’s insisting that he “did nothing wrong.” Trump’s comments — in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Harris Faulkner and several morning tweets — came a day after Cohen was sentenced to prison for crimes including arranging hush money payments to...

  • Donald Trump December 10, 2018 7:34 pm

    Trump Scrambling to Find New White House Chief of Staff

    Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of staff after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute...

  • Donald Trump November 1, 2018 8:49 pm

    Trump Pledges Asylum Crackdown, Tent Cities; Is it Legal?

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration. Trump also said he had told the U.S. military mobilizing at...

  • Donald Trump August 30, 2018 10:52 am

    Trump Clarifies Remarks About Violence If Dems Win Midterms

    President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of “violence” by opponents if they fail. Trump made the dire warning at a White House dinner Monday evening attended by dozens of conservative Christian pastors, ministers and supporters of his administration, as NBC News first reported. Trump was...

  • Donald Trump August 16, 2018 5:48 pm

    Ex-CIA Director Brennan: Trump Worked With Russians and Now He's Desperate

    President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department. All are...

  • Donald Trump August 16, 2018 7:27 am

    Trump Pulls Brennan's Clearance, Links Move to Russia Probe

    President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department. All are...

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