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Mueller Exposes Putin's Hold Over Trump  Forbes

Mueller Investigates A Massive Election Fraud By Trump With Five Main Areas Of Criminality.

Iowa Poll: Trump has big fan base among Iowa Republicans, but they welcome challengers  Des Moines Register

Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley are seen more favorably than other potential challengers to Trump. Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake rate poorly.

‘Over my dead body’: Giuliani dismisses prospect of Trump interview with Mueller  The Washington Post

Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, on Sunday rejected the prospect of Trump sitting down for an interview with special counsel Robert S.

Schiff explains why he wants to obtain Trump's Deutsche Bank records  NBC News

"The concern about Deutsche Bank is they have a history of laundering Russian money," Schiff said on "Meet the Press."

Republicans Who Could Run Against Trump  The New Yorker

The G.O.P. has a chance to redeem itself—by launching a primary challenge to the President, Amy Davidson Sorkin says.

Twist in Green Beret’s Extraordinary Story: Trump’s Intervention After Murder Charges  The New York Times

The Army major has admitted shooting a man believed to be a bomb maker in 2010, in a case that has become a cause among some conservatives.

2019 is the year the Supreme Court will make or break Trump  CNN

The court is facing requests from an aggressive Trump administration to weigh in early on many of its most controversial policies in areas including immigration, ...

Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution.  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In his zeal to fulfill a campaign promise, President Trump has correctly identified high drug prices as a major problem for many Americans.

Schumer: Trump's 'temper tantrum' over wall funding is leading to shutdown  NBC News

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Sunday said President Donald Trump is preventing a deal to avert a partial government shutdown ...

Mulvaney Called Trump a ‘Terrible Human Being’ in 2016  The New York Times

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's pick to be acting White House chief of staff, described Mr. Trump in 2016 as a “terrible human being” who had said “disgusting ...

Melania Trump is not a ‘reluctant' first lady, spokeswoman says in fiery op-ed  The Washington Post

"Melania Trump," Stephanie Grisham wrote, "is proud to be the first lady of the United States and is proud to represent the American people."

Behind the scenes of Trump's hasty chief of staff pick  NBC News

President Trump hastily settled on Mick Mulvaney to be his chief of staff after several other potential sources declined interest in the job.

Trump travel ban keeps Yemeni mother from seeing dying 2-year-old in Oakland  San Francisco Chronicle

The Yemeni mother of a 2-year-old boy on life support in an Oakland hospital is being prevented from coming to the country to say goodbye to her son by the ...

Trump's trade war could cost every middle-class American family $453 and could eliminate 292,000 US jobs  Business Insider

President Donald Trump's tariffs will produce a drag on the economy, a loss of American jobs, and lower household incomes accoridng to a new report.

Trump the focus of at least 6 investigations  CNN

At least six entities linked to President Donald Trump are the focus of investigations, with the possibility of others that have not been made public. CNN's Victor ...

Again, China debases the rule of law. This time, President Trump chimes right in.  The Washington Post

I know. No big deal. Just one more casually amoral, willfully obtuse, senselessly destructive assault on the rule of law. But President Trump's preening ...

White House prepares for shutdown as both sides dig in over Trump’s wall  The Washington Post

The White House and a number of federal agencies have started advanced preparations for a partial government shutdown, as President Trump and ...

President Donald Trump's poll numbers are bad, but here's why he could win in 2020  CNN

If the economy has the same job growth over the final two years of Trump's first term as it did over the first two years, history suggests Trump would be favored to ...

Trump's 'Smocking Gun' Tweet Tops This Week’s Internet News  WIRED

President Trump misspells smoking. Plus: The Washington Post adds a "Bottomless Pinocchio" rating, Theresa May cancels a Brexit vote, and more.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart from his administration at the end of the ...

Here's how Trump hobbled Obamacare and drove enrollment down this year  CNBC

While President Donald Trump didn't repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health-care law, more commonly known as Obamacare, ...

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say  CNN

President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to ...

As the Trumps Dodged Taxes, Their Tenants Paid a Price  The New York Times

They were collateral damage as Donald J. Trump and his siblings dodged inheritance taxes and gained control of their father's fortune: thousands of renters in ...

As Mueller's inquiry deepens, is the net closing in on Trump?  The Guardian

After a week that could tally as one of the most turbulent of his presidency, Donald Trump and his embattled top aides have been hit with strong signs the worst is ...

Trump’s Push for Trade Win Could Undermine Sanctions Enforcement  The New York Times

President Trump's suggestion that he could intervene in the arrest of a Huawei executive could put his sanctions enforcement strategy at risk.

After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting ...

Cupp: Trump's White House is political ipecac  CNN

SE Cupp discusses the recent departures in President Donald Trump's White House and says it is foreshadowing for others who will likely become targets of ...

Melania Trump’s spokesperson rips CNN contributor’s ‘unnecessary attack’ on first lady | TheHill  The Hill

Melania Trump's spokeswoman is lashing out at the media for what she deems unfair coverage of the first lady after a CNN contributor penned an op-ed ...

Is there value in interviewing Trump's aides?  CNN

After Chris Cuomo's recent interview with Kellyanne Conway, Don Lemon challenged Cuomo and questioned whether Kellyanne Conway should be booked on ...

‘Stop,’ ‘I wasn’t there,’ ‘I don’t know anything about that’: Republicans dodge or dismiss Trump’s legal woes  The Washington Post

A reporter hadn't even finished asking about President Trump and the sentencing of his former lawyer Michael Cohen when Republican Sen. James E. Risch ...

All the things Trump didn’t count on  The Washington Post

President Trump's inability to respond to one charge emanating from one witness, a charge not even within the purview of the special counsel, suggests he will ...

Trump makes unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery  The Washington Post

President Trump made an unscheduled visit to Arlington National Cemetery on a rainy Saturday, following weeks of criticism for skipping ceremonial visits in the ...

Trump offers new alternative facts to explain his problems, but ...  CNN

President Donald Trump sought the open arms of Twitter and Fox News to creatively explain away inconvenient facts about his legal peril and his promised ...

President Trump’s claim that Democrats gave Iran $150 billion  The Washington Post

“The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can't give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall?”.

Trump praises closure of Weekly Standard: 'Rest in peace!' | TheHill  The Hill

President Trump on Saturday praised the shuttering of The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of him, one day after the publication announced ...

Donald Trump’s Tabloid Reckoning  The New Yorker

John Cassidy writes about a new revelation about a deal between President Trump and A.M.I., the parent company of the National Enquirer, which contradicts ...

Markets are underestimating the long-term impact of Trump's fight with China  CNBC

By pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump sacrificed the best and earliest chance he had galvanize allies around a 12-country trade and investment ...

Trump strains to find contenders for WH, chief of staff jobs  MSNBC

NBC's Morgan Radford talks to Tom Nichols, author of “The Death of Expertise” and Jordan Fabian, White House correspondent for The Hill. Nichols says the ...

First-ever Fact Checker poll: Few Americans believe Trump’s false statements  The Washington Post

Working with Scott Clement and Emily Guskin of The Washington Post polling department, the Fact Checker team developed a poll designed to test whether ...

Adam Schiff’s Plans to Obliterate Trump’s Red Line  The New Yorker

President Trump said some time ago that he believes his personal finances should be off limits to investigators. In an interview with the Times in July, 2017, he ...

Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP  POLITICO

'It's not just bad social policy. It's incredibly bad politics,' said one Republican consultant.

Melania Trump’s approval rating is down by double digits  The Washington Post

The first lady's approval rating fell to 43 percent, down from 54 percent in October, hitting the lowest point since her husband took office.

Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump $293,000 in Legal Fees  The New York Times

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels to pay President Trump about $293,000 in legal fees and sanctions after her ...

Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility,' source says  CNN

President Donald Trump has expressed concern that he could be impeached when Democrats take over the House, a source close to the President told CNN ...

Who actually wants to be Donald Trump's chief of staff?  CNN

In two weeks' time, President Donald Trump will be without a chief of staff following the departure of John Kelly.

Morning Bits: Trump’s not winning  The Washington Post

President Trump isn't winning many face-offs. “By New York standards, Trump is neither the world's greatest performer nor the most masterful negotiator.

Trump's History of Campaign Finance Wrongdoing Destroys His New Defense  The Daily Beast

Trump says today that he doesn't know campaign finance law. But he became acquainted with it years ago as a donor—by breaking it.

At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition  CNN

Washington (CNN) At least 16 associates of Donald Trump had contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition, according to public statements, ...

“This Is Not a Normal Time”: Trump and the Rapidly Expanding “Witch Hunt”  The New Yorker

Susan B. Glasser on comments made this week by the departing senators Jeff Flake and Claire McCaskill, and what may be in store for the Republican Party in ...

For Trump, it’s all downhill from here  The Washington Post

The president's approval ratings aren't likely to get any better.

Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Trump and family  NBC News

New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and "anyone" in his circle ...

Trump's Inaugural Committee Paid Trump Organization: Report  The Daily Beast

For rooms, meals, and event space at Trump's D.C. hotel.

Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment  NBC News

Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him that he is alarmed by the ...

Friday was a very, very bad day for Donald Trump  CNN

On Friday, President Donald Trump (and the rest of us) got the most fulsome look into the inner workings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation yet.

Trump’s Baseless Claim That Mexico Will Pay for the Wall Through the New Nafta  The New York Times

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement does not compel Mexico to pay for the wall, and little in it would divert funds from Mexico to the United States.

Trump defends daughter Ivanka amid email scrutiny  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump did use private email during the start of ...

Donald Trump's suffocating presence and unhinged executive power is the product of history  USA TODAY

Given the presidency's evolution, Donald Trump, the overlord of American politics, is not a fluke, or some historic anomaly. He's an inevitability.

Trump doesn't need an 'SOB' chief of staff  CNN

Mark Weinberg says that Donald Trump's next chief of staff needs to be someone who can build bridges, boost morale and give a sense of stability and order to ...

Cooper mocks Trump's show-and-tell interview  CNN

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a second look at President Trump's interview on Fox News where he used printed articles to try to prove his points.

SpaceX May Be New Barrier for Trump’s Border Wall  The New York Times

A planned stretch of wall in Texas may be the first to be built under President Trump. It's likely to be opposed by landowners, including a wildlife refuge — and ...

Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff  The Washington Post

Of course Piers Morgan has several quasi-plausible reasons President Trump should select him as his new chief of staff, but the first winner of “Celebrity ...

Exclusive: Two key answers from Trump to Mueller  CNN

President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump ...

Trump embarks on whirlwind G20 after canceling Putin meeting  CNN

Buenos Aires (CNN) President Donald Trump was only a half-hour into his nine-hour flight to the G20 summit here in the Argentine capital when he decided to ...

Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional?  The New York Times

Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving  CNN

White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving his position at the end of the year, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday ...

The Trump file: Trump's 10 top falsehoods of 2018  PolitiFact

President Donald Trump has twice garnered PolitiFact's Lie of the Year "prize." Readers argued that he was again worthy of the recognition. Readers selected ...

Nikki Haley: Trump's 'unpredictable' behavior was advantageous at UN  CNN

Washington (CNN) Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she used President Donald Trump's "unpredictable" behavior to her ...

Trump’s latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering  The Washington Post

President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning, haranguing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and witnesses to his ongoing Russia investigation. His tweets ...

What Should Trump’s 2020 Strategy Be In 2019?  FiveThirtyEight

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight's weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): After a midterm ele…

Donald Trump buried a climate change report because 'I don't believe it'  CNN

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed a study produced by his own administration, involving 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate ...

Sorry, President Trump, collusion IS a crime  CNN

If the President sought or accepted anything of value in return for engaging in a secret agreement with the Russians to influence the 2016 election -- without the ...

Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined, doesn’t like to read’ and tries to do illegal things  The Washington Post

Tillerson was trying to be diplomatic while talking about Trump's reliance on his instincts, but the subtext was clear.

Trump border wall: the hypocrisy of Trump’s immigration agenda  Vox

The president doesn't want undocumented immigrants in the United States. Unless they work for him.

Trump surrounding himself with yes-men and yes-women  CNN

With this new shakeup, Trump defenders and opponents can agree on one thing: With every departure, Donald Trump is getting more of the team he wants at his ...

Proof that Trump is lying about ‘fake news,’ from Trump himself  The Washington Post

The only thing fake in all this has been Mr. Trump's insistence that reporters got it all wrong — the same claim he is making now about the stories on his ...

While Working for Trump, Giuliani Courts Business Abroad  The New York Times

Ethics experts say Rudolph W. Giuliani risks blurring lines by seeking contracts with foreign governments even as he remains President Trump's personal ...

How Trump’s approval rating has evolved, according to data scientist Donald Trump  The Washington Post

It's tweet-about-50-percent-approval-from-Rasmussen o'clock.

Why Trump Can't Kill the Electric Car  POLITICO

The electric vehicle revolution, after years of hype that outpaced reality, finally seems to be taking off in the United States. The best five months for plug-in sales ...

Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus selected to join Navy with backing from Mattis  The Washington Post

Reince Priebus, a former chief of staff to President Trump and Republican power broker, could join the Navy after a months-long process in which Defense ...

Will Trump’s Presidency Survive 2019?  The New York Times

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play. This week on “The Argument” ...

Comey calls on Americans to 'use every breath we have' to oust Trump in 2020  CNN

New York (CNN) Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump's presidency with a "landslide" victory for his ...

Trump’s Intervention in Huawei Case Would Be Legal, but Bad Precedent, Experts Say  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When President Trump said in an interview this week that he was willing to intercede in the case of a Chinese telecom executive facing ...

21 very revealing lines from Donald Trump's 'gut' Washington Post interview  CNN

President Donald Trump sat down with The Washington Post in the Oval Office on Tuesday, the latest in a series of interviews with major media outlets of late.

Donald Trump has a golf problem  CNN

President Donald Trump spent the past five days at the self-dubbed "Southern White House" at his Mar-a-Lago resort. How did he spend his time? Well, he ...

Architect of bin Laden raid: Trump 'threatens the Constitution' when he attacks the media  CNN

Retired Adm. William McRaven on Sunday stood by his previous statement that President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media represent "the greatest ...

Trump’s Book Club: A President Who Doesn’t Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him  The New York Times

President Trump, who is not a reader, has used Twitter to plug a slew of Trump-friendly books with titles like “Why We Fight” and “The Russia Hoax.”

George Conway blasts Trump’s claim that Cohen filing ‘totally clears the President’  The Washington Post

Conway has been a frequent critic of Trump and his administration.

Trump's heated meeting in the Oval Office  CNN

CNN's Kaitlan Collins details President Trump's heated meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ...

Fact-checking President Trump’s volley of weekend tweets  The Washington Post

Let's dive right into the pile of wrongness on President Trump's Twitter feed from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10. “The Paris Agreement isn't working out so well for Paris.

President Trump traveled 250 yards to greet George W. Bush. He used a stretch limo and an eight-vehicle motorcade to make the trip.  The Washington Post

President Trump traversed a wide political chasm Tuesday evening when he personally welcomed George W. Bush, his occasional foil, to Blair House, the ...

Melania Trump's poll numbers plummet  CNN

Washington (CNN) Melania Trump's favorable rating has fallen by double-digits, according to a new CNN poll. The first lady, whose favorability stood at 54% in ...

Trump politicizes Thanksgiving call with troops to attack migrants, judges  CNN

President Donald Trump struck a nakedly political tone during a Thanksgiving call with US *service* members stationed around the world as he steered the ...

New book by Trump advisers alleges that the president has ‘embedded enemies’  The Washington Post

Trump's Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency” reads in part like the president's Twitter grievances in book form. Corey R. Lewandowski ...

Fox News's Tucker Carlson says Trump has achieved nothing  The Washington Post

In an interview with a Swiss weekly, Tucker Carlson said Trump has failed to deliver on his goals and that the Republican Party "will die" without changes.

Trump commits to $750 billion defense budget  CNN

President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defense Secretary James Mattis to propose a defense budget of $750 billion for the coming year, marking ...

Cohen Pleads Guilty and Details Trump’s Involvement in Moscow Tower Project  The New York Times

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress about his efforts to pursue a Trump Tower deal in ...

Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers  The New York Times

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J.

Trump's Obama tweet comes back to haunt him  CNN

As a civilian in 2012, Donald Trump knocked President Barack Obama on Twitter for having three "chief of staffs," CNN's Jake Tapper discusses with the panel.

Cuomo: Trump's lies are a trap  CNN

CNN's Chris Cuomo says President Donald Trump has a history of calling his former personal attorney Michael Cohen a liar, but his tendency to call others liars ...