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Trump Holds Fire Ahead of Mueller Report

Attorney general may present the main findings to Congress as early as Sunday

(Newser) - No leaks. Washington continues to wait for the Robert Mueller report, and no new details have emerged about what it might say. Attorney General William Barr is working on summarizing the main findings for Congress, and he could present that as early as Sunday. How much, if any, is made... More »

Barr Scours the Mueller Report With Advisers

A fight with Congressional Democrats seems inevitable

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts to elect him, the AP reports.... More »

Robert Mueller Report Is In: No New Charges

Special counsel submits it to attorney general, who may brief Congress this weekend

(Newser) - The Robert Mueller report is in. And while we won't know details for a while, one big one has leaked: The special counsel seeks no new indictments, reports the Washington Post and the New York Times . Mueller on Friday officially wrapped up his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference... More »

Trump Picks a Former Adviser for Fed Board

Stephen Moore has criticized Fed chairman's policies

(Newser) - President Trump said Friday he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst, to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve's seven-member board. Moore, an often polarizing figure in political circles, served as an economic adviser to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, the AP reports, and helped draft... More »

In Surprise, Trump Reverses Sanctions on North Korea

He 'likes Chairman Kim and he doesn't think' the penalties are necessary, says White House

(Newser) - President is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea and ordering them withdrawn. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump "likes Chairman Kim and he doesn't think these sanctions will be necessary," per the AP . Trump himself addressed the move on... More »

Washington's Big Question: Where's the Mueller Report?

Everyone seems to think it's coming out very soon

(Newser) - The buzz in Washington is that Robert Mueller's report is imminent, but whether that means hours, days, or weeks remains very much unclear. President Trump himself said Friday he doesn't know when Mueller will submit the results of his investigation to Attorney General William Barr. "I have... More »

Trump Tweet Signals Big Change to US' Israel Policy

Netanyahu, facing re-election, welcomes recognition of Israeli control

(Newser) - President Trump said Thursday that it's time for the US to recognize Israel's control over the disputed Golan Heights, signaling a shift in policy ahead of the Israeli prime minister's visit next week to the White House . The administration has been considering recognizing Israel's sovereignty over... More »

Arnold Defends McCain, Takes Personal Jab at Trump

The late senator's youngest daughter also made a rare public pushback

(Newser) - President Trump has unleashed a series of new attacks on the late John McCain in recent days, seven months after the senator's death, and Sen. Joni Ernst on Thursday became the latest Republican to criticize him for it. "He does need to stop that," said Ernst when... More »

Here's What Kellyanne Has to Say About Hubby's Trump Spat

'You air grievances like that in private'

(Newser) - The Conway marriage saga continues: On Thursday, Kellyanne Conway went on Fox Business, where the White House adviser took issue with her husband's very public criticism of her boss, President Trump. "My husband ... has been very critical of the president publicly, which is unlike him," she said,... More »

Trump Displays Map, Says ISIS Will Be 'Gone by Tonight'

'Caliphate' reduced to tiny sliver of land

(Newser) - ISIS is down to its last scrap of territory and it will be "gone by tonight," President Trump declared Wednesday, showing reporters at the White House two maps of Syria and Iraq. "I brought this out for you—this is a map of everything in the red,... More »

Trump: I Wasn't Thanked for John McCain's Funeral

Senator's daughter slams 'bizarre new low'

(Newser) - President Trump continued his feud with the late John McCain Wednesday, telling an audience at a tank factory in Ohio that he "wasn't a fan" of the senator—and complaining that he was never thanked for approving his funeral seven months ago. "I gave him the kind... More »

Trump Is Fine With Releasing Mueller Report

'Let it come out, let people see it'

(Newser) - President Trump on Wednesday expressed confusion with why special counsel Robert Mueller is even writing a report ("It's interesting that a man gets appointed by a deputy, he writes a report, uh, you know, never figured that one out. Man gets appointed by a deputy, he writes a... More »

Cindy McCain Shares the Hate That Followed Trump's Criticism

Senator's widow shares private message she received from a stranger

(Newser) - "I'm glad he's dead," a stranger told John McCain's widow in a private social media message. Cindy McCain received the message after President Trump renewed his criticism of the longtime senator and POW, tweeting a series of attacks on McCain over the weekend, Today reports.... More »

Netanyahu Will Be at the White House Monday

President Trump to host Israeli prime minister for two days

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be at the White House for two days next week, the White House announced Wednesday. "The president and the prime minister will discuss their countries' shared interests and actions in the Middle East during a working meeting on March 25," says a... More »

George Conway Fires Off 20-Plus Tweets After Trump Insult

Kellyanne's spouse is pushing back after president called him 'husband from hell'

(Newser) - The tiff between President Trump and the spouse of one of his closest advisers took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, and things didn't get any better the next day. The Hill reports that on Wednesday morning, Trump continued his criticism of George Conway, the husband of White... More »

Trump: Winning Popular Vote Is the Easy Way

He praises Electoral College 'marathon'

(Newser) - President Trump has changed his mind on the importance of the Electoral College versus the popular vote, for reasons that may be connected to his winning the Electoral College and losing the popular vote in 2016. "I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize... More »

Romney 'Can't Understand' Trump's Attacks on McCain

He praises 'exemplary' senator

(Newser) - The Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee isn't happy about what the 2016 candidate is saying about the 2008 nominee. In a tweet Tuesday night, Sen. Mitt Romney wondered why President Trump had renewed his attacks on John McCain seven months after the Arizona senator's death, USA Today... More »

George Conway's Spat With Trump Gets Worse

President calls husband of his senior aide a 'total loser'

(Newser) - "A total loser!" That was President Trump's response Tuesday to George Conway's pokes at his mental health . The president's three-word tweet linked to another tweet by Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale asserting that Conway was jealous of his wife's success as a senior... More »

Kellyanne, Husband Disagree on Trump's Mental Health

George Conway thinks POTUS is mentally ill

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway's husband George, a frequent critic of his wife's employer , suggested Monday that President Trump has a mental disorder. Not so, the top White House counselor told reporters upon her arrival at work. "No, I don't share those concerns," she said, per Politico and... More »

Vast Majority of Republicans Agree About 'Witch Hunt'

While almost all Democrats disagree, according to new poll

(Newser) - President Trump refers to the Robert Mueller investigation again and again as a "witch hunt," and it appears that a decent number of Americans agree with him. A poll by USA Today and Suffolk University finds that 50% of respondents agree with the president's contention that he... More »

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