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Jennifer Jacobs

Trump's Credibility Dealt Blow by His Son's Emails on Russia

President Donald Trump’s credibility took a sharp blow after his son released emails that directly contradict months of assertions that investigations of possible campaign collusion with Russia were nothing more than a partisan “witch hunt.”

Trump's Son May Fall Into Russia Investigation Over Meeting

President Donald Trump’s eldest son may become a subject of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign after acknowledging that he met last year with a Russian woman who offered potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Trump's Tape Blunder Risks Fresh Legal Jeopardy in Russia Probe

President Donald Trump’s admission that he never taped his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey risks exposing him to fresh legal jeopardy and weakens his credibility in the eyes of investigators probing ties between his associates and Russia.

Some Trump Aides Want a New Leader at the Fed

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s candidacy for another term is encountering resistance from some Trump administration advisers who want a new leader at the U.S. central bank, according to two administration officials, even as the Treasury secretary indicated she may still be in the running.

Trump Rolls Back Obama-led Cuba Opening With Limits on New Deals

President Donald Trump announced new restrictions Friday limiting U.S. citizens’ ability to travel to and do business in Cuba, moving to roll back his predecessor’s historic rapprochement and drawing a rare rebuke from the nation’s largest business lobbying group.

Trump Lawyer Cohen Says He'll Testify Before Panel in September

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said he’s been summoned to appear before the House Intelligence Committee in September, as multiple investigations into possible Russian contacts by the president’s associates accelerate in Congress.

Trump Will Be Watching Comey Just Like the Rest of Us

If all of Washington will tune in Thursday as fired FBI Director James Comey testifies about the tense and politically fraught series of conversations he had with Donald Trump, perhaps no one will watch more closely, or with more at stake, than Trump himself.

Trump's Allies Plan to Treat Comey Like a Political Opponent

The White House is mobilizing to defend President Donald Trump during ousted FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony, an effort comparable to preparations for the presidential debate following the release of an Access Hollywood tape that nearly derailed his campaign.

Trump Takes Sides in Gulf Rift, Backs Isolation of Qatar

President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Saudi-led diplomatic isolation of Qatar, calling it just punishment for the country’s financial support for Islamic extremists and taking sides in a dispute among key U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf.

Trump Reviewing Whether to Block Comey Testimony to Senate

The White House is reviewing whether to invoke executive privilege to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before a congressional panel, an effort that may be an uphill legal battle for President Donald Trump.

Trump Shames NATO Leaders on Defense Spending

U.S. President Donald Trump hectored NATO leaders to pay their “fair share” on defense to help counter the terrorist threat, in a public shaming that risked souring a ceremony intended to mark the alliance’s unity.

Trump Feels EU's Firm Grip in Brussels Visit Amid Russia Dispute

The European Union said it doesn’t share a common position with U.S. President Donald Trump on Russia, while differences remain in key policy areas, including climate change and trade, adding to signs of strain in the world’s closest political and economic alliance.

Trump Bets Arab Fears of Iran Threat Can Win Mideast Peace

Donald Trump is betting that Arab nations hold the key to securing peace between Israel and the Palestinians, a paradoxical premise founded on his belief that shared concern over Iran will bring longtime rivals to the bargaining table.

Less Talk Is More on Trump's First Day in Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump could hardly have scripted a more fitting close to his first day in Saudi Arabia: Rolling through the lobby of the National Museum in Riyadh in a luxury golf cart with his wife Melania and their host, King Salman, past a jumbo television screen showing American country singer Toby Keith’s concert in Riyadh.

High Fives in Riyadh as Trump Leaves Woes Behind for Deals

The first day of Donald Trump’s inaugural trip abroad yielded a bonanza of business deals as the president looked to change the focus from the controversies dogging his administration to fulfilling a campaign promise to revitalize the U.S. economy.

Trump's Russia Troubles Deepen as Comey Plans Senate Testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey agreed to testify in open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the bureau’s probe into Russian meddling with the 2016 U.S. election, intensifying Donald Trump’s troubles at the start of his first foreign trip as president.

At the White House, Comey Damage Control and No Easy Way Out

At the end of a week chaotic even by Trump White House standards, staff members and outside advisers concede the firing of FBI director James Comey was mishandled and that they’ve lost control of the storyline in a flood of contentious media coverage.

Trump Weighs Congressman Who Led Benghazi Probe to Head FBI

At least four people with law enforcement experience are under consideration by President Donald Trump to replace James Comey at the helm of the FBI, according to a White House official, including the congressman who led a two-year investigation of Hillary Clinton.

Lewandowski Exits Lobby Firm Amid Reports of Foreign Clients

Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, is leaving Avenue Strategies amid a spate of negative publicity, saying he is concerned that he’s lost control over the lobbying and political consulting firm he co-founded after the 2016 election.

Provocateur-in-Chief Trump Pokes His Own Party’s Power Centers

The Republican president of the United States said he’d be “honored” to meet with North Korea’s leader under the right conditions. That he thinks the country may need an economic “stimulus” package. Or possibly a gas-tax hike for better roads. Maybe even break up the big banks. And certainly a health care bill even more generous than Obamacare for people with pre-existing conditions.