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Trump to outline ‘vision’ for infrastructure package in coming weeks, Cabinet official says

President Trump will unveil his “vision” in the “next several weeks” of an infrastructure package that relies heavily on state, local and private dollars to make good on a promised $1 trillion in new investments over the coming decade, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Monday. Trump’s pledge to rebuild the country’s roads, bridges and airports […]

MIA: White House officials willing to publicly defend and explain Comey’s firing

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace opened his show this week by highlighting who was not on his guest list. As President Trump's decision to abruptly fire FBI director James B. Comey continues to dominate the news, Wallace said he wanted to feature a White House official “to explain the president's reasoning and to discuss […]

Trump has now been awarded five honorary doctorates — and stripped of one

President Trump collected another honorary doctorate Saturday, bringing his total back up to four. The latest award, from Liberty University, fills a void left by the revocation of a degree from Robert Gordon University in Scotland in 2015. Robert Gordon had bestowed an honorary doctorate of business administration in 2010 — a controversial move at the time […]

‘A fast decision’ on the next FBI director could be coming, Trump says

President Trump said that he could have a new FBI director in place before he departs for his first overseas trip next Friday, an ambitious goal that would give him just seven days to fill one of the most important and sensitive posts in government. "Even that is possible," the president said aboard Air Force […]

Trump at Liberty University commencement: ‘In America, we don’t worship government; we worship God’

In his first commencement address as president, Donald Trump on Saturday drew a parallel between what he faces as a political outsider in Washington and what he said the Christian graduates of Liberty University can expect to encounter in a secular world. "Be totally unafraid to challenge entrenched interests and failed power structures," Trump said. […]

Ivanka Trump donates half the royalties from her new book

Ivanka Trump has donated $200,000 in royalties from her new book to a pair of charities — the National Urban League and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the two charities confirmed. Trump, the president's eldest daughter and now a White House adviser, recently published the book “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for […]

Trump suggests there may be ‘tapes’ of his private conversations with former FBI director

President Trump suggested Friday that there may be “tapes” of his private conversations with FBI Director James B. Comey, whom he fired earlier this week, in an apparent attempt to warn Comey before he starts “leaking to the press.” James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking […]

Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings because it is ‘not possible’ to always tell the truth

President Trump threatened Friday morning to end White House press briefings, arguing that “it is not possible” for his staff to always tell the truth to the American public. Trump's comments come after his description of his decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey in an NBC News interview Thursday flatly contradicted the accounts provided […]

How much power does a president have to affect an investigation?

President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey this week raised many questions about the powers and limitations of the American presidency. Luckily, that's our specialty on "Can He Do That?," The Post's political podcast exploring that very subject weekly.   Among the swirl of questions emerged this critical one: What powers, if […]

NYC hotel owner joins lawsuit against Trump alleging violation of emoluments clause

A part-owner of several New York City hotels and restaurants has joined a lawsuit alleging that President Trump has violated the Constitution's emoluments clause, which bars federal officials from taking payments from foreign governments. Eric Goode is a part-owner of four boutique hotels and three restaurants in Manhattan. On Wednesday, he officially joined a lawsuit […]

Full transcript: Acting FBI director McCabe and others testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, who replaced James Comey after he was fired by President Trump, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the topic of worldwide threats. The committee is investigating Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. Show More Summary

White House to launch a commission to study voter fraud and suppression

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday that sets up a commission to review his allegations of widespread voter fraud, along with reports of voter suppression, according to a White House official. During a private Jan. 23 meeting with top congressional leaders the president claimed that between 3 million and 5 million […]

Trump ‘very likely’ to visit FBI headquarters amid tumult over Comey firing

President Trump is making plans to visit FBI headquarters, a White House spokeswoman said Thursday, in his first direct encounter with the agency's rank-and-file personnel after the stunning decision to fire James B. Comey as director. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CBS News that Trump would “very likely” make the trip in the coming […]

Meet Sean Spicer’s deputy: White House’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders aims to charm, disarm the press

Stepping to the lectern Tuesday in the briefing room, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a moment, unprompted, to weigh in on some important news: Her daughter, Scarlett, was turning 5. “I get to wish Scarlett a happy birthday,” Sanders said with a smile, her remarks airing live on cable news networks. To the […]

Trump met in the Oval Office with Sessions and Rosenstein about Comey on Monday

President Trump met on Monday with the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who both voiced their concerns about James Comey, leading Trump to fire the FBI director a day later, according to deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The White House revealed the previously undisclosed Oval Office meeting […]

Can the president fire the FBI director?

On Tuesday night, news broke that President Trump had fired FBI Director James B. Comey. The White House said it acted on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Comey mishandled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails. The timing of Comey’s termination, though, has […]

Comey sought more money for Russia probe days before he was fired by President Trump, officials say

Last week, then-FBI Director James B. Comey requested more money and resources from the Justice Department for his bureau’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, according to two officials with knowledge of the discussion. Comey, who was fired by President Trump on Tuesday, made the request in a meeting last […]

Kellyanne Conway says it’s ‘inappropriate’ to question timing of Comey’s firing

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said in a combative television interview Wednesday morning that it was “inappropriate” to question the timing of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey. “You want to question the timing of when he hires, when he fires,” Conway said on CNN. “It’s inappropriate. He’ll do it when […]

Trump defends Comey firing, insists Democrats ‘will be thanking me!’

Amid a firestorm over his firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Trump blasted out a series of missives on Twitter on Wednesday defending his move and promising to replace Comey with someone who would restore the “prestige” of the nation's top law enforcement agency. “The Democrats have said some of the worst things about […]

As Trump fired Comey, his staff scrambled to explain why

White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late Tuesday night and then disappeared into the shadows, huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge. To get back to his office, Spicer would have to pass a swarm of reporters wanting to know why President Trump suddenly […]

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