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.
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.
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 spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Republican House speaker warned that the punitive measures could spark a “trade war” that undermines benefits from the GOP’s recent tax overhaul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier — the college student who died shortly after North Korea released him from prison — will join Vice President Mike Pence at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, predicted that the public will get to read his side’s rebuttal to a disputed Republican memo alleging dire surveillance abuses in the FBI’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Still sore over international opposition to his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Trump pressed Congress in his first State of the Union on Tuesday to restrict foreign aid to “friends of America.”
The Defense Department is withholding important figures about how the nation's longest war is going, a watchdog office says. The latest quarterly report omits such data as the size of Afghan forces and the number of districts under Taliban control.
The big question looming over President Trump's first State of the Union speech is whether he will mention the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. But what he says will also give clues to his agenda for 2018 and his strategy for the midterm elections. Here's what to look for.
The U.S. mission in Syria is shifting away from defeating the ISIS on the battlefield, but the president does not plan to ask Congress for new war powers there.