Sally Yates

An extensive, completely serious list of all Trump's accomplished in his first 6 months

Some people say President Trump hasn't accomplished much during his time in office, but those people are flat out wrong.<p>So what if he hasn't <i>built</i> that wall yet or figured out the logistics of that whole travel ban thing. Just because America doesn't have a successful new healthcare plan does not, …

Donald Trump

Sally Yates, Fired By Trump, Assails Him For Violating ‘Bedrock Principle Of Our Democracy’

She attacked Trump for saying that he would not have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he recused himself from the Russia probes.<p>Former acting attorney general Sally Yates, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump, criticized him Thursday for again violating “the essential …

Preet Bharara

Trump’s first 6 months: The 189 moments you need to remember

Has it really only been six months?<p>The first stretch of President Donald Trump‘s presidency has been an exhausting roller coaster of controversies, …

Donald Trump

Sally Yates: Trump Attacks on DOJ Violate ‘Bedrock Principle of Our Democracy’

<b>Sally Yates.</b> Remember her?<p>After being fired by <b>Donald Trump</b> as Acting Attorney General, the former prosecutor seems to have found her new calling, as …

Johnson: Sessions ‘had no choice’ on recusal

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions's decision to recuse himself from the Russia …

Jeff Sessions

If Trump didn't collude with Russia, why all the secret meetings?

Jared Kushner allegedly tried to arrange a secret back-channel with Russia that would have cut out U.S. intelligence and relied on Russian communications. It was one of many Russian contacts that he and other members of the Trump team failed to list on security clearance forms.<p>That meeting is not …

Donald Trump

Analysis: Three theories about why Trump met secretly with Putin

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit two weeks ago in an informal meeting that had been kept secret until Tuesday night. The meeting, which the White House insists was much ado about nothing but which reportedly lasted as long as an …

Donald Trump

Somewhat Surprisingly, Trump Just 'Startled Many in the West Wing'

<i>Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's media roundup for the morning of Thursday, July 20:</i><p>Surprise! Donald Trump still has the capacity to …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's son, ex-campaign manager called to testify next week

The US Senate has called Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify next week. They are expected to face questions about …

Donald Trump

Obama Officials to Testify in Russia Investigation, Including Those Accused of Leaks

The Senate Intelligence Committee will hear from Obama officials this week as part of its probe into Russian interference in the U.S. elections.

Susan Rice

New Database Examines How the United States Prosecutes Corporate Crime

Fines for companies have risen over the last 25 years, but the number of prosecutions has remained roughly the same, according to information …

Crime

Trump and Russia: Every Absurd Development in the Never-Ending Saga

If you tuned into CNN at pretty much any point this week, you might not be surprised to find a “White House in Crisis" banner accompanying its nightly programming. The latest development: Reports that, last summer, Donald Trump, Jr. seemed all too eager to hear potentially damning information about …

Donald Trump

The rise of the political she-ro

In the days after President Trump's inauguration, I was thrilled to find a black T-shirt that features Wonder Woman delivering a bone-splintering jab …

Feminism

The blackmail factor: Trumpworld’s Russia lies are a major risk to national security

The Russians know the truth and Trump knows they know.<p>The Trump team’s habit of lying in public about its contacts with various official and unofficial emissaries of the Russian government is problematic on its own terms, but especially troubling because it raises the possibility thatAmerican …

Politics

House Republican threatens new Clinton investigations unless Democrats stop talking about Russia

“That means go back all the way to the 650,000 emails of Anthony Weiner.”<p>During a CNN interview Wednesday morning, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) issued a …

Government

Trump Jr.’s lawyer supported Clinton, really doesn’t like his dad

Donald Trump Jr.’s newly hired defense lawyer bashed President Trump as ignorant of history and the Constitution following his firing of acting …

Donald Trump Jr

Firing hundreds at the VA should be just the start

On Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs posted a list of hundreds of VA employees fired or punished for misconduct since the Trump …

Opinion

Months Of Trump-Russia Stories Have Changed Few Minds. Will The Emails?

In polling this year, opinions have remained staunchly partisan.<p>A bombshell set of emails tweeted by President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., could be the story that finally raises public concern about the administration’s connection to Russia to its boiling point.<p>If it does, it would be the …

Elections

Trump's long history with Russia just got a lot more complicated

Questions about links between President Donald Trump and Russians seeking his election no longer depend on anonymous sources generating what Trump …

Donald Trump

Klobuchar: Comey, Yates End Up As 'Roadkill' After Russia Warnings

Everybody who has tried to take on the issue of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign or interference in the 2016 election has ended up as …

Russia

Lawyer Who Met Don Jr. Was Key Player In High-Profile Money Laundering Case

In July of 2016, Donald Trump, Jr. met a 42-year-old Russian attorney named Natalia Veselnitskaya who had promised him damaging information about …

Corruption

Ex-acting AG Yates slams Trump's 'inexplicable refusal' to confront Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's "inexplicable refusal" to confirm Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying it hinders the US Intelligence Community.<p>As the highly anticipated, first ever Trump-Putin meeting was getting …

Justice

Sally Yates: Trump's Russia denial 'hinders our ability' to prevent future attacks

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates tweeted Friday that President Trump's refusal to accept Russian interference in the 2016 election …

U.S. Politics

Sally Yates slams Trump's 'inexplicable refusal' to acknowledge Russian election meddling as Putin meeting begins

11:22 a.m. ET<p>More than 130 members of the 192-member United Nations have negotiated a treaty aimed at the permanent destruction of all nuclear …

Magnitsky Act

Law enforcement advocates defend Sessions drug sentencing policies

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A group of law enforcement advocates defended the Justice Department's new guidelines on drug prosecution in an op-ed posted Wednesday, writing that the Obama administration's policy of under-charging certain drug offenders had begun to leave a "devastating mark downstream on the …

Justice

Don Jr.’s new lawyer – a Hillary supporter – thinks ‘renegade’ Trump can’t grasp the Constitution

Leaked emails reveal that Donald Trump, Jr.’s new defense attorney, a former Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama supporter, has some harsh words for …

Donald Trump

How Donald Trump Decides to Fire Someone

“Donald Trump — think about how he talks,” a senior White House official told me recently. This person then mimicked the president’s manner of …

Politics

Sally Yates Says She Found Out About the Travel Ban By Reading About It Online

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates learned about President Donald Trump's travel ban by reading about it online.<p>While traveling to the …

Travel Ban

Trump's Travel Ban Returns

After months of legal wrangling, the president’s executive order targeting travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees went into partial effect on Thursday night.<p><i>Updated at 8:31 p.m. Eastern Time</i><p>The travel ban is back.<p>President Trump’s controversial executive order went into partial …

U.S. Supreme Court

'What the heck is this thing': Sally Yates describes how she found out about Trump's travel ban

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Wednesday discussed the "compressed period of time" in which she found out about President Donald Trump's first travel ban.<p>"I was in the car on the way to the airport ... and I had actually just finished a meeting at the White House on what's now known …