FBI Director

Trump administration hits reset in FBI director search

<b>(CNN) —</b> The team tasked by the White House with finding a new director for the FBI is resetting its search, a senior administration official told CNN, after a wide range of dissatisfaction with talk of Sen. Joe Lieberman as a possible nominee.<p>President Donald Trump said last week that he was "very …

Joe Lieberman

Trump casts wider net in search for FBI director

President Trump has widened his search for a new FBI director after sources told Fox News that his recent frontrunner, former Sen. Joe Lieberman, is out to the running to fill the vacancy.<p>Politico reported that Democrats were opposed to the idea of a former politician taking the position-- despite …

Joe Lieberman

FBI director search: back to drawing board for Trump team?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was close to picking a new FBI director to replace the one he fired, the White House has decided to renew its search, CNN reported on Wednesday.<p>The Republican president said last Thursday he was "very close" to selecting a new …

News (U.S.)

At what point does the Russia scandal become too hot for the GOP?

The investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is ongoing, but what we already know is rather breathtaking.<p>A foreign adversary attacked our …

Donald Trump

Poll: Voters back Russia special prosecutor

Voters are applauding the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and any connections to Donald Trump’s campaign.<p>But, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, voters aren’t ready to begin the constitutional process of impeaching the …

Elections

Poll: Majority believe Trump is abusing his presidential powers

The poll found two-thirds of the public support the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the election

Donald Trump

Reince Priebus Sweating Secret Comey Memos, White House Sources Say

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is nervous of what could be in store for him if the former FBI director reveals more details of his secret memos.<p>President Donald Trump isn’t the only one in the White House who could be caught in a compromising position by James Comey’s secret memos. The …

Politics

The Self-Incrimination of Donald Trump

A lot has changed in the two months since former chief Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller joined us to discuss the FBI’s investigation of …

Donald Trump

Why a House Democrat is lobbying for a former GOP lawmaker to be FBI director

Many analysts have argued that the next FBI director shouldn’t be a politician. But try telling that to Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), who has been pressing Senate Democratic leaders to consider former GOP congressman Mike Rogers (Mich.) for the post.<p>Ruppersberger told me Wednesday that in …

Government

Anderson Cooper is sorry for conjuring image of Trump defecating on his desk

During an interview on his show Friday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper interrupted a conservative pundit with a not-so-subtle jab that he later …

Donald Trump

The case for impeaching Trump — and fast

This is the exact situation impeachment was meant for. Let's hurry up.<p>Impeachment of an American president is a weighty measure that’s only been used a handful of times in our history. And on two of those occasions, the judgment of history has come down against the impeachers.<p>Andrew Johnson was an …

Government

Trump's 'Inappropriate' Request to Intelligence Chiefs

The president reportedly attempted to enlist the head of the NSA and director of national intelligence to an effort to defend against the Russia inquiry.<p>President Donald Trump reportedly tried, unsuccessfully, to enlist Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and …

Government

The Trump White House is collapsing

Donald Trump certainly seems like he's having a lovely time on his first international trip as president. He touched down in Saudi Arabia over the …

Donald Trump

The FBI: With great power comes great scandal

Since its founding in 1908, the FBI has seen its fair share of drama<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Drama at the FBI is nothing new. Given its 109-year history, the FBI has seen many scandals and numerous directors come and go.<p>Its directors, in fact, have always been the …

Government

Investigation into ties between Russia and Trump campaign reaches current White House official: sources

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a …

World Leaders

Democrats Should Proudly Call for Trump’s Impeachment

There are very smart lawyers who believe Donald Trump entered the White House in violation of the Constitution, which forbids the president from …

Government

Congress tries to move on with Trump overseas: Budget debate, Russia investigations

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the President's away, Congress won't play.<p>In fact, the nation's legislative branch is still trying to get some work done. Both chambers will be back in session on Monday, and it will be interesting to see if President <b>Donald Trump's</b> long overseas trip will lower the daily drama in …

U.S. Congress

McCain 'almost speechless' over Trump's 'nutjob' jab

Updated 05/21/2017 01:01 PM EDT<p>Sen. John McCain on Sunday said he was "almost speechless" over comments that President Donald Trump reportedly made to Russian officials describing fired FBI Director James Comey as "a real nutjob."<p>In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the Arizona Republican also …

Politics

Another candidate drops out of running for FBI director

Yet another candidate for FBI director has taken his name out of the running.<p>Former FBI official Richard McFeely told the Trump administration he is …

Government

Trump's approval rating hits an all-time new low as he travels abroad

While President Donald Trump is overseas on his first foreign trip as commander in chief, the heap of recent negative polls has continued to pile …

Donald Trump

Mueller's threats to resign reveal his character

On May 17, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential …

Government

Can Trump jail journalists?

Before firing FBI Director James Comey, President Trump reportedly raised the possibility of jailing journalists. Will his next FBI director be more …

Politics

Rubio: Russia 'cloud' impacts everything

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Florida Sen. Marco Rubio warned Sunday about the "cloud" of questions surrounding Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election that is hanging over the White House and pledged to provide the public with answers.<p>"This cloud is impacting everything else," Rubio said on CNN's …

Government

Dollar Gains In Asia As Market Shrugs Off North Korea, Pound Down

The dollar gained strongly in Asia on Monday with the market watching the progress of Donald Trump's first visits abroad as president with a flurry …

North Korea

3 takeaways from two wild weeks of scandals for Trump

It wasn't that long ago that President Donald Trump was celebrating an unlikely victory on health care.<p>Republicans had just squeezed the American …

Donald Trump

Feinstein to Trump: "Stop Tweeting, think about what you say"

"We need to depend on our president for truth," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Donald Trump

James Comey's 86-year-old dad laid into Trump for firing Comey

Former FBI director James Comey has been lauded in his hometown of Allendale, New Jersey, whose residents have quite a different take on Comey than the president does.<p>Among those residents is Comey's father, J. Brien Comey, who ripped Trump for firing his son and calling Comey a "nut job," …

Donald Trump

As chaos mounts, are the grown-ups reasserting themselves in Washington?

It’s not yet clear if Trump’s presidency has suffered a mortal injury, but its credibility has taken a big hit<p>Republicans are not much given to quoting Lenin, but they might be in a mood to sympathise with his supposed observation that “there are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades …

Politics

Former FBI director to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Contradictory reports on whether Trump told Russian officials that Comey was "crazy, a real nutjob" the day after he fired the FBI director.

Senate Intelligence Committee

Few Germans expect President Trump to finish his four-year term in White House | News | DW | 20.05.2017

The US president has been under siege over the past two weeks by a cascade of scandals, with echoes of Watergate. The Watergate scandal, about 45 …

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