Olivier Knox

    Chief Washington Correspondent

    Olivier joined Yahoo News in February 2012 as its first White House correspondent after 16 years at Agence France-Presse, including a very brief stint ducking nervously in Baghdad as a guy hurled his shoes at then-President George W. Bush. He hosts a weekly radio show Wednesdays at 2 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Channel 124.

  • Trump: 'I want to get out' of Syria

    President Trump said he will make a decision soon on U.S. force levels in Syria, saying he wants to “bring our troops back home” as soon as possible.

  • Bolton expected to shake up Trump’s National Security Council

    Donald Trump is replacing H.R. McMaster with John Bolton as his national security adviser. Bolton will have plenty on his desk, including North Korea, Russia and Iran. He’s also expected to shake up Trump’s National Security Council.

  • Paul Ryan invites France’s Macron to address Congress next month

    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday invited French President Emmanuel Macron to address a joint meeting of Congress when he travels to the United States next month.

  • Senate to take another look at the 2001 ‘war on terror’ resolution

    Three presidents have relied on a 2001 congressional measure in applying deadly force overseas. Now, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet to discuss replacing or revising it.

  • White House defends Trump’s congratulations to Putin

    White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection.

  • Fired by Trump over Twitter, Tillerson doesn't thank him

    Hours after President Trump announced his firing over Twitter, outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday left the former real estate entrepreneur off the list of people he praised and thanked in a brief speech about his accomplishments and the future of his department. Tillerson, looking and sounding defeated as he delivered an eight-minute farewell, said he was delegating his duties to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, effective at the end of the day, and formally ending his own watch as the top U.S. diplomat at the end of the month. The former Exxon chief told reporters in the State Department briefing room that Trump had telephoned him from Air Force One a little after noon — some five hours after the president announced to the world that Tillerson was out, to be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.

  • White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on Russia

    The White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as “an outrage” but did not echo London’s charge that Moscow was “highly likely” to be behind the attack.

  • Trump on White House chaos: 'I like conflict'

    President Trump hints at additional changes to his White House staff while saying he likes conflict. The comments came after a remarkable string of staff-departure announcements, including that of Hope Hicks.

  • Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, watchdog says

    The Office of Special Counsel has reported that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act twice last year, in TV interviews on "Fox & Friends" Nov. 20 and CNN Dec. 6, openly promoting the candidacy of Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate.

  • Trump hails progress on North Korea but warns of 'false hope'

    President Trump weighs in on the potential thawing of tensions between North Korea and South Korea. “The World is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction!” Trump exclaimed on Twitter.

  • Paul Ryan comes out against Trump tariffs

    The Republican House speaker warned that the punitive measures could spark a “trade war” that undermines benefits from the GOP’s recent tax overhaul.

  • Trump campaign nixes Kushner title amid legal questions

    The Trump campaign appears to have fallen afoul of the Hatch Act while announcing that digital strategist Brad Parscale would run the 2020 operation. The statement referred to Jared Kushner by his official White House title.

  • As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

    President Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.

  • Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

    President Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department told Sen. Tim Kaine, who has been pushing for a new AUMF.

  • White House embraces @realDonaldTrump, not @POTUS. Sad!

    On official White House websites and Twitter accounts, the Trump administration is linking to and sharing tweets from @realDonaldTrump, not the president's official @POTUS account.

  • U.S. intelligence chief Coats defends visit by Russian spymasters

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is defending a controversial secret visit to the United States by Russian spy chiefs — including one under U.S. sanctions imposed in 2014 to punish Russia for its annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

  • White House insists latest Russia indictments prove 'NO COLLUSION'

    The White House declared that the latest charges from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election proved there was “NO COLLUSION” between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow-tied operatives.

  • Trump is silent on the flu. Ebola? That was Obama's fault.

    Donald Trump blamed the Ebola outbreak in 2014 on then-President Obama. But he has been silent on this year's flu, which has been far more deadly to Americans.

  • Trump touted conspiratorial ambassador nominee's 'marketing' skills

    President Trump's administration sold Leandro Rizzuto Jr. as highly qualified for his ambassadorship to Barbados.

  • GOP Sen. Sasse rips 'cuckoo' Trump ambassador nominee

    "Cynics and nuts are probably going to have a hard time securing Senate confirmation," said a spokesman for Sen. Ben Sasse. The GOP senator was addressing President Trump's nominee to Barbados, Leandro Rizzuto Jr.