Bannon was quoted in a new book about the Trump White House as calling Donald Trump Jr. “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” for a meeting during the 2016 presidential campaign with a Russian lawyer.
Bannon said in a statement released on Sunday that his comments were directed at Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, and not aimed at the president’s son.
Trump, the reports said, ordered White House counsel Donald McGahn to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia probe, so Sessions could remain in charge of it.
Law enforcement officials stated that the new probe was examining whether the Clintons in return for contributions to their Foundation as well as promises of donations, had performed any policy favours during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
An excerpt from Ranbir Sidhu’s Hacking Trump which explores the forces and people that shaped the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency.
Some Trump allies have accused the team of Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller of being biased against the Republican president.
The Justice Department said that the interview must be conducted in a classified setting and that the transcript should not be publicly released.
Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn is a central figure in a federal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether Trump aides colluded with Russia to boost his 2016 presidential campaign.
Jeff Sessions has acknowledged he was aware of contact between Donald Trump’s election campaign and Russian intermediaries, modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow.
Sources said the Fusion GPS work for Baker and Hostetler that produced the information Veselnitskaya offered Trump Jr and his associates were unrelated to the firm’s work for Perkins Coie.
Ralph Northam overcame a barrage of attack ads by Republican Ed Gillespie that hit the soft-spoken Democrat on divisive issues such as immigration, gang crime and Confederate statues.
Paul Manafort will have to wear an electronic monitoring device for now as he awaits a tentative trial date on money-laundering and other charges.
Former Trump associates face charges including conspiracy to launder money, failure to register as a foreign agent and lying to the FBI.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI about his dealings with Russians.
Republicans in Congress last week launched an investigation into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian company bought a Canadian firm that owned some 20% of US uranium supplies.
Politico said other senior Trump aides had also used private email accounts, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and economic adviser Gary Cohn.
The presidential debate in St. Louis came two days after an audiotape emerged in which Trump was heard bragging about groping women.
The Trump administration has resuscitated the ‘New Silk Road’ initiative and and the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor linking South Asia with Southeast Asia.
One of Trump’s selling points was that he would ‘make America great again’: this meant bringing back the American dream.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein argued the case for Comey’s sacking in a memo to attorney general Jeff Sessions on May 9 that led to Trump firing him.
In her most extensive public comments since the November 8 results, Clinton blamed interference by Russian hackers and FBI director Comey for her defeat
Trump has been dismissive of the possibility that Russia, a longstanding cybersecurity adversary of the US, hacked the emails to help him win the election.
Men of violence are in command in the US and now call the shots in the world’s major ‘trouble spots,’ with diplomacy slowly slipping out of sight.
The surprise disclosure that Nunes was under investigation injected new uncertainty into the wider Russia probe by his committee.
Moscow offered an alternative explanation: that the poison gas belonged to rebels and had leaked from an insurgent weapons depot hit by Syrian bombs.
The form does not say how much Flynn was paid but the speeches are in a section titled “sources of compensation exceeding $5,000 in a year.”
US representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives intelligence committee, said it was too soon to consider immunity requests.
The White House said Trump took into account “large scale depreciation for construction,” and that he had a responsibility “to pay no more tax than legally required.”
Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time in government became a major point of criticism during her 2016 presidential run against President Donald Trump.
Trump’s order will help the programme for promoting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) facilitate partnerships with government agencies.
Peter Alexander of NBC News, during a news conference, accused Trump of misquoting his victory margin as the largest since Ronald Reagan.
An American worries for his Indian family but also sees hope in the fact that a vast majority of Americans do not support Donald Trump.
There is an overwhelming consensus that voter fraud is rare in the US, but Trump has repeatedly said he thinks perhaps millions of votes were fraudulent.
Atreyee Majumder speaks to Darryl Li, a lawyer who has litigated cases concerning detention in Guantánamo and the CIA rendition program about Trump’s ban on Muslim migrants.
Trump plans to launch a probe into his claim that there was voter fraud in last year’s elections despite there being no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
To discourage the creation of fake news in the first place, Facebook also is banishing perpetual publishers of false information from its lucrative ad network.
Three Democratic congressmen demanded proof of such fraud and sent a letter to election officials and attorneys general in all 50 US states seeking examples.
Trump may project himself as a president who is breaking from the past, but the religious and populist rhetoric in his inauguration speech and his campaign is not unprecedented in US politics.
The Guardian’s reportage of a supposed loophole in social messaging application WhatsApp encryption system has drawn flack from security experts.
A rough measure of dominance in ground-living primate groups is which animal is the centre of attention. The leader is usually at the physical centre of the group and the others glance at him as often as every 20-30 seconds.