In giving a speech about the religion in Saudi Arabia this weekend, Donald Trump is poised to adopt one of Barack Obama’s errors, and likely to make it worse.
The president’s aide and son-in-law planned Trump’s closely watched foreign trip, even as his contacts with Russian officials draw increasing scrutiny.
The president told the Russian foreign minister and ambassador that firing his FBI director had “taken off” the pressure he had faced, The New York Times reports.
While some musicians have boycotted the state, Mykki Blanco, Michael Stipe, and Talib Kweli are among those using Moogfest as an opportunity for protest.
After an avalanche of bad news, including the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s ties to Russia, Trump complains of a “witch hunt” and the worst treatment in political history.
According to The New York Times, the former national-security adviser informed the presidential transition on January 4 that his undisclosed lobbying for Turkey was under scrutiny.
The former FBI director will take over the investigation of any coordination between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
After an extraordinary 10 days, the tenure of the chief executive may have deteriorated beyond his ability to repair it.
A memo from fired FBI Director James Comey quotes the president as asking him to “let it go,” contradicting White House claims.
Reports suggest that the source for classified information the president divulged to two top Russian officials was Israel.
H.R. McMaster said Trump didn’t know the source of the information he shared, but that sharing it was wholly appropriate—even as he said that leaks about the disclosure pose a danger to national security.
The strongest excuse for the president is that he had no idea what he was doing and unintentionally blurted out classified information—which isn’t very reassuring.
The president’s reported disclosure of classified information to Russia is only the latest example of the self-proclaimed great negotiator conceding to officials from overseas everything they want.
In an attempt to cast doubt on one controversy, Russian interference in the election, the president fired the FBI director—creating a second, and drawing new attention to the first.
A Washington Post story claims that the president divulged highly sensitive intelligence received from an ally in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador.
The president’s consumption of information is already worrying—but could prove catastrophic in the face of events beyond his control.
President Trump warned James Comey that there might be “tapes” of their conversation—and if there are, it would be illegal to destroy them.
A letter from the president’s attorneys says he has no income or loans in Russia—“with a few exceptions.”
With two conflicting accounts of a meeting, the president says the FBI director “better hope that there are no ‘tapes.’”
The president offers the third explanation in as many days for firing the FBI director, as acting Director Andrew McCabe strikes an independent stance before the Senate.