How Giuliani and Barr set out to defend Trump

It’s not yet clear how Barr will characterize Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, which is due out Monday amid reports that the attorney general disagrees with some of its findings. The risk, for Barr, is that Horowitz and the broader review led by U.S. Attorney John Durham won’t produce the kind of narrative-shifting revelations Trump […]

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Possible pardons loom for former Trump aides

In any other administration, at any other time, it would be shocking to consider the possibility that three men with such deep personal ties to the president might get their legal troubles expunged in an election year — not to mention by a president facing impeachment. But this is not any other administration. The clemency […]

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Trump: Federal employees to receive 12 weeks paid family leave

Trump: Federal employees to receive 12 weeks paid family leave

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Senate looks for holiday truce on impeachment trial

“That’s the last thing we want to do is be here over Christmas,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said. “I can’t imagine anyone will object. You never know for sure. It would be widely criticized by folks on both sides of the aisle, anybody who [fought it] and forced us to stay here.” “Impeachment is a […]

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Trump’s health chiefs called to White House in fresh bid for truce

CMS Administrator Seema Verma is in a conflict with HHS secretary Alex Azar. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma have been called to the White House for a meeting with acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in the latest attempt to quash their escalating feud, according to three […]

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Trump spoke with Saudi crown prince about Pensacola shooting

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he had ordered a review of procedures for vetting foreign nationals and security on military installations, and White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that the shooting “appears to be a terrorist attack.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), both staunch allies of the […]

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Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection

Carter has overcome several health challenges in recent years. He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2015, announcing that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body. After partial removal of his liver, treatment for brain lesions, radiation and immunotherapy, he said he was cancer-free. A fall last spring required him to get hip […]

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Gary Cohn says no one is left in the White House to stand up to Trump

“None of us are there anymore,” Cohn added. The former president and CEO of Goldman Sachs underscored his “brutally honest” relationship with the president — a dynamic he said he hoped every adviser would have with any president. “I advise some of the most important companies in the world. I made my reputation and brand […]

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Judge will rule by Nov. 25 in Don McGahn subpoena fight

Tuesday’s request from House counsel Doug Letter indicates they’ll take Jackson up on her offer. “Given that the House’s impeachment inquiry is proceeding rapidly, the Committee has a finite window of time to effectively obtain and consider McGahn’s testimony,” Letter wrote in a five-page request. That window is indeed shrinking, with the House Intelligence Committee […]

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Don McGahn must testify about time as White House lawyer, judge rules

More significantly, Jackson’s ruling could also fuel Democrats’ investigation into Trump’s posture toward Ukraine, which has already brought the president to the brink of being impeached. Trump has indicated that at least three senior aides sought by Democrats — former national security adviser John Bolton, Bolton’s deputy, Charles Kupperman, and acting chief of staff Mick […]

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