The Justice Department asks the Supreme Court to let the transgender military ban take effect
Jared Kushner is under consideration for White House chief of staff.
: Let's not do a shutdown, Democrats - do what's right for the American People.
US House of Representatives passes resolution labelling Myanmar crimes against Rohingya Muslims a 'genocide'
Multiple bomb threats demanding bitcoin funds reported across the US, authorities say.
: Today, it was my honor to welcome our Nation's newly elected Governors to the @WhiteHouse.
US senate approves resolution calling for ending US military involvement in Saudi Arabia-led military action in Yemen
Bolton: There will be no meeting between Trump and Putin
: Happy 382nd Birthday @USNationalGuard. Our entire Nation is forever grateful for all you do 24/7/365. We love you. Guard382
: Just did an interview with @HARRISFAULKNER on @FoxNews, airing (1pmE.) Enjoy.
: ..She will probably be given a pass, despite their terrible ratings. Congratulations to @RichardGrenell, our great Ambassador to Germany, for having the courage to take this horrible issue on.
: If it was a Conservative that said what "crazed" Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain horrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television..
Accused agent of Russia, Maria Butina, pleads guilty to a conspiracy count as part of a plea agreement with US federal prosecutors.
Chutkan says that she is accepting the plea agreement. Butina won't be charged with other crimes she committed in DC prior to execution of the plea agreement.
In Nov. 2016, Butina was wondering whether to establish a relationship with the President-elect's advisors. The Russian official advising her told her to "Go for it."
1 year ago
Sen. Flake in farewell address: "I believe that we all know well that this is not a normal time, and that the threats to our democracy from within and without are real, and none of us can say with confidence how the situation that we find ourselves in will turn out."
"In April 2015, Butina traveled to the U.S. to attend a gun rights organization convention where she was introduced to influential members of Political Party 1."
: They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated - the FBI said he didn't lie and they overrode the FBI. They want to scare everybody into making up stories that are not true by catching them in the smallest of misstatements. Sad...
Two Michael Flynn associates tell that Flynn said he was in contact with Amb. Kislyak during the campaign and discussed how Trump and Russia could work together if Trump won—while Moscow was attacking and subverting US election.
The DOJ's inspector general has released its report describing the forensic efforts to recover text messages from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page's FBI-issued phones.
Maria Butina is scheduled to be in court and is expected to plead guilty to acting as an unregistered Russian agent - a sentence that can carry up to five years in jail.
In her signed statement of offense, obtained by NBC News ahead of the hearing, Butina admits that she "sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics" at the direction of the Russian government.
Mueller's "Russia investigation" is set to go global. In court filings due to drop in 2019, prosecutors will unveil Middle Eastern countries' attempts to influence U.S. politics
: ..guilty even on a civil basis. Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me.
: ..guilty even on a civil bases. Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me.
US President Trump denies directing lawyer Cohen to break law
: ..stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance. Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not.
: I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called "advice of counsel," and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly..
: I often stated, "One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall." This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly and anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL.
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for press
Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menéndez requested President Donald Trump to declare "illegitimate" the Government of, Nicholas Maduro, before January 10, when he predictably swears his post until 2025.
Statement from the Special Counsel's office today: Michael Cohen "has provided our office with credible and reliable information about core Russia-related issues under investigation and within the purview of the Special Counsel's Office."
1 year ago
Trump exits without commenting about Michael Cohen, despite shouted questions.
The Trump administration has decided that Vietnamese migrants who arrived before the establishment of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Vietnam are subject to standard immigration law—meaning they are all eligible for deportation.
"We have spoken with representatives of Russia and have been informed that their military aircraft, which landed in Venezuela, will be leaving on Friday and going back to Russia," says @PressSec.
1 year ago
Trump about to sign an executive order meant to spur development in economically stressed areas.
1 year ago
Prosecutors: AMI, National Enquirer's parent company, admitted it made $150,000 Cohen payment "in concert" with "a candidate's presidential campaign" in order to "ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before" 2016 election.
Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in federal jail
Michael Cohen told the judge just before he was sentenced that loyalty to Trump led him astray: "It was my blind loyalty to this man that led me to take a path of darkness instead of light. I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds"
Before being sentenced to 3 years in federal prison, Ex-Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen tells the court that he takes full responsibility for the actions that relate to him and President Trump.
1 year ago
Former congressional staffer sentenced to prison for "scheme to defraud charitable donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars and secretly to funnel the proceeds to pay for personal expenses and to illegally finance campaigns for federal office."
Cohen Defense attorney Guy Petrillo: He offered evidence against the most powerful person in our country. He did so not knowing what the results would be. Or without knowing whether the probe would "survive," Petrillo said.
1 year ago
Pano shot of the enormous press scrum outside of Manhattan federal court.
President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will be sentenced today in federal court. He's pleaded guilty to: tax evasion and bank fraud; Campaign finance violations at the direction of the president; Lying to Congress about efforts to build Trump Tower in Moscow
: The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can't give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall
: Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security.
Trump: "The people would revolt" if I were impeached
Michael Flynn's defense attorneys ask for no jail time for the former national security adviser in late-night court filing