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Trump nearing end of Asia trip
The president said he's made progress on trade and North Korea, but the final weekend of his trip was overshadowed by the issue of Russia's election interference.
Trump: 'I'm with our agencies' on Russian election meddling
President Donald Trump says he believes in the U.S. intelligence agencies despite his past skepticism about Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chairman; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio. ——— NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House legislative director Marc Short; Sens. Pat Toomey , R-Pa., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
'Really quite sad': Diplomats react to Trump thanking Putin for expelling US embassy workers
Current and former U.S. diplomats reacted to President Trump 's comments thanking Russian President Vladimir Putin for expelling U.S. embassy workers with dismay. “As far as I'm concerned I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll,” Trump said
7 times Donald Trump made false or unsubstantiated claims
President Donald Trump faced criticism this week over claims he made about two separate phone calls: one with the leader of the Boy Scouts of America and another with the president of Mexico. The president's seemingly untruthful statements join a list of his previous ungrounded claims, coming as he
Former CIA chief Brennan had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign
Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress that U.S. intelligence found contact between Russian officials and people involved with the Donald Trump campaign at a time in 2016 when the Russians were "brazenly" interfering in the presidential election. "I encountered and am aware of information
The Note: If the Trump tapes exist
NOTABLES --ANALYSIS - ABC’s RICK KLEIN : If there are tapes, or even just “tapes,” what would they reveal? Words, surely - many predictable, some profane, some belonging to President Trump , others to his staff and visitors. But it’s the words we know about – those said in public – that are causing
Former DNI Clapper says Russia likely sees Comey's firing as "another victory"
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Russia likely sees President Trump 's firing of FBI Director James Comey as "another victory on the scoreboard for them." “What's unfolded now, here, the leader of the -- the lead of the investigation about potential collusion between
'This Week' Transcript 5-14-17: The Firing of Director Comey
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' on May 14, 2017 and it will be updated. STEPHANOPOULOS: On that committee, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. Senator, thank you for coming and joining us this morning. First big question, is this firing of Director Comey going to affect your investigation?
Former DNI Clapper: Comey firing a 'victory on the scoreboard for' Russians
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is interviewed on "This Week."