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When and Why: How the White House Shifted Its Explanations for Comey’s Firing

President Donald Trump said he had already made up his mind to fire FBI Director James Comey before receiving guidance from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein earlier this week, in contrast to statements from White House officials on when and how the decision was made. Here's a timeline of events and White House comments related to the firing.

Republican Senator Floats Tantalizing Idea: Make Merrick Garland FBI Chief

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah wants to bring federal judge Merrick Garland back to the Capitol, but this time for hearings as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump’s ‘Priming the Pump’: An Old Economics Expression Has a New Fan

President Donald Trump has a favorite catch phrase when it comes to describing his economic growth plans. "We have to prime the pump," he told the Economist in an interview last week that was published on Thursday.

Explained: Trump’s Latest Thinking on His Tax Plan, Immigration, Deficits

President Donald Trump laid out his latest thinking on taxes, immigration, his willingness to run deficits and more in a newly published interview with the Economist. Here 's a look at what he said, with analysis on where these issues stand in the Washington policy debate.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Acting FBI Head to Testify, More

Trump Seeks to Mute Comey Outcry Seib Video: Why Trump Decided to Fire Comey Now Comey’s Firing Came as Investigators Stepped Up Russia Probe Acting FBI Head to Testify Days After Comey Firing U.S. to Offer More Help to Turkey in Targeting Terrorists Good morning. Here’s more of what we know about James Comey’s firing […]

What Trump Has Said (and Tweeted) About Comey — 2016 to Present

President Donald Trump’s relationship with fired FBI Director James Comey was a complicated one. Here's a look at Mr. Trump's statements about Mr. Comey.

Comey’s Late Misstep: Erroneous Testimony About Huma Abedin’s Emails

In a final twist in the tenure of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the FBI acknowledged just minutes before he was fired that Mr. Comey had misstated evidence related to an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email use.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Fallout From Comey’s Firing

Seib: After Ouster at FBI, Small Group of GOP Senators Holds Sway Over Next Steps Comey Dismissal Upends Probes of Trump Campaign Ties to Russia Trump, Russian Envoy to Meet as Furor Erupts Over Comey’s Firing Trump’s New Tax Plan Is a Mystery for the Middle Class Trump Set to Arm Kurds in ISIS Fight, […]

Senators React to James Comey’s Firing: ‘Fresh Start’ or ‘Crisis’?

Here are reactions from senators to the firing of FBI director James Comey on Tuesday night.

White House Statement: FBI Chief James Comey Fired

The White House announced late Tuesday that FBI director James Comey has been removed from his post. Here is the White House statement.

Pressed on All-Male Health Bill Group, McConnell Says All GOP Senators Have Input

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pressed Tuesday on why a group of 13 Republicans working on a health-care bill includes no women, said the entire Republican conference has a part in shaping the bill.

13 and Counting: Obama Regulations Rolled Back Under Congressional Review Act

Here are the 13 Obama-era rules that have been nixed by Republicans under the Congressional Review Act so far.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Has Populism Peaked?

Seib: Opportunity Knocks for Trump in the Middle East; Answering Will Be Hard Yates Warned of Flynn Russia-Blackmail Risk GOP Confronts Backlash Over Health Bill Trump is Getting Closer on Climate Change Decision Despite Setbacks, Trump’s Trade Warrior Is Fighting On Condoleezza Rice on Russia, North Korea’s Threat and Freedom Video: Has Populism Peaked? Good […]

FCC Says Cyber Attackers, Not John Oliver Fans and Net Neutrality Activists, Took Out Website

When comedian John Oliver called on viewers to flood the Federal Communications Commission with pro-net neutrality comments, the responses reportedly crashed the agency’s website – because of organized online attacks, not viewer responses, the agency said.

Trump Campaign Removes Muslim Ban Statement from Website

President Donald Trump’s campaign organization on Monday removed from its website a December 2015 call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., just as the top White House spokesman was pressed on whether the statement was at odds with the president’s view. In the statement, Mr. Trump’s campaign called for a “total and complete […]

Timeline: A Guide to the Mike Flynn Saga

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified Monday on the chain of events that led to the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser. Here are some key dates in the Flynn saga.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Why the GOP Health Bill May Disappear in Senate, More

White House Presses Insurance Woes in Health Fight Obama Calls for Defending 2010 Health Law Trump’s Fiscal Plans, Fed’s Asset Unwinding Could Fuel Rate Rise Chinese-North Korean Venture Skated Around Sanctions Yates Testimony to Shine Public Light on Russia Probes Video: Why the GOP Health Bill May Disappear in Senate Good morning. WHITE HOUSE PRESSES […]

Trump Says Praise for Australia a Knock on Obamacare, Not Suggestion for U.S.

President Donald Trump indicated Friday that his praise for Australia's publicly funded universal health-care system was no endorsement of pursuing a similar setup in the U.S. but rather a rumination on what he sees as the sad state of the Affordable Care Act.

CNN and Fox News Fight for TV Supremacy at FDA Headquarters

With the new administration comes a new cable-news pick at the Food and Drug Administration: Officials switched television monitors at the agency’s main campus to Fox News from CNN, before later changing some of them back.

White House Usher Angella Reid, Manager of Executive Residence, Departs

White House chief usher Angella Reid is out of her job managing the president's executive residence, the White House confirmed Friday.

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