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Scrutiny of Jared Kushner's Russia contacts brings the probe to Trump's inner circle
The revelation that Jared Kushner 's meetings with Russians are under scrutiny brings the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to Trump's inner circle. The 36-year-old Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump , has had a growing role in that circle over the past two
Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel
Israel's defense minister appears to have confirmed his country's intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Comey is not a 'nut job,' differs with Trump comments
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he disagreed with President Trump ’s description of former FBI Director James Comey as a "nut job." "I don’t agree with that and he’s not," Ryan said in an interview with Mike Allen at a conference with media company Axios. The New York Times reported Friday
Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city
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
Trump: 'I never mentioned' Israel to Russian officials in Oval Office meeting
President Donald Trump said today that he "never mentioned" Israel during his controversial Oval Office meeting with Russian officials, in which he reportedly disclosed classified information that could have compromised an Israeli intelligence source. "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel.
Human rights ‘not the central part’ of Trump’s talks with Saudi Arabia, Tillerson says
Human rights was not a primary focus of President Trump’s talks with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. “It was not the central part of our conversations,” Tillerson told reporters aboard Air Force One as the U.S. delegation flew from Saudi Arabia to Israel earlier
McMaster won't say if President Trump confronted Russian officials about election interference
President Donald Trump 's national security adviser declined to say if the president confronted Russian officials about the country's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election during a meeting at the White House earlier this month, telling ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos
Former FBI director to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Contradictory reports on whether Trump told Russian officials that Comey was "crazy, a real nutjob" the day after he fired the FBI director.
US pitches plan to Russia to avoid armed conflict in Syria
Facing a complex battlefield in Syria, US pitches a plan to Russia to avoid having their forces engage in armed conflict