Pompeo-Kim Jong Un meeting raises stakes over confirmation: White House

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- President Donald Trump is expressing confidence that CIA director Mike Pompeo will be confirmed as secretary of state, following a stern warning from the White House Wednesday that opposition to his nomination could imperil... Read More

James Comey disputes the notion that his controversial book is 'a tell-all'

(NEW YORK) -- Former FBI Director James Comey today defended himself against critiques of his new book and criticism of his remarks about the Republican Party during his promotional tour, though admitting he would leave out a paragraph about Presiden... Read More

Top official says 'handful' of Russian intelligence officers still inside U.S.

(WASHINGTON) -- One of the nation’s top counterintelligence officials said Wednesday he knows "there are still a handful” of Russian intelligence officers operating undercover on U.S. soil, even after the Trump and Obama administrations k... Read More

Spat over Haley 'confusion' raises questions about Trump foreign policy

(WASHINGTON) -- That two top Trump administration officials got into a spat over Russia sanctions is a sign of potential White House confusion over its own foreign policy.

And a key reason appears to be the president himself - who official... Read More

Former FBI director Comey has 'nothing but disdain' for Trump: Stephanopoulos

(NEW YORK) -- After his interview with former FBI director James Comey that aired in an ABC special Sunday, ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos shared his impressions with Powerhouse Politics hosts Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein.

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Cohen wants four former federal prosecutors to review material seized in FBI raid

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has suggested four former federal prosecutors serve as special master to review material seized from his properties in an FBI raid.
The recommendations came in a lett... Read More

Head budget official says office will open probe into Scott Pruitt's spending

(WASHINGTON) -- Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the office is opening a probe into Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's spending since he took over the helm of the agency.

The Government ... Read More

Meet the federal judge shouldering the legal fate of Trump attorney Michael Cohen

(NEW YORK) -- The Manhattan federal judge shouldering the legal fate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen -- and possibly the president’s as well -- is no stranger to political firestorms.

For United Stat... Read More

Trump dismisses sketch of alleged Stormy Daniels attacker as a 'con job'

(WASHINGTON) -- In his first-ever Twitter acknowledgement of a claim made by adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump circulated a composite sketch early Wed... Read More

James Comey: 'The Republican Party has left me and many others'

(NEW YORK) -- Former FBI Director James Comey was a registered Republican for most of his life, but now he believes "the Republican Party has left me and many others."

"I just think they've lost their way, and I can't be associated with it... Read More

Barbara Bush's death prompts outpouring of support from politicians, public figures

(HOUSTON) -- Politicians and public figures took to social media Tuesday evening to express condolences to the Bush family over the loss of former first lady Barbara Bush.

The matriarch of the Bush dynasty died Tuesday at the age of 92. Sh... Read More

Trump advised to stay out of House speaker race: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump wanted to endorse House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan but is being advised not to back a candidate in the race, two White House officials and a source close to the ad... Read More

Senate GOP leader rejects legislation to protect special counsel

(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a new bill that would shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump will not be brought up on the Senate floor, ending a bipartisan effort that had been in... Read More

Top House Republicans give Justice Department extension for sending Comey memos

(WASHINGTON) -- Top House Republicans have given the Department of Justice several more days to comply with a request for copies of former FBI Director James Comey’s memos detailing his encounters with President Trump, according to congressiona... Read More