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1 month ago

Kushner pal hit with state charges months after Trump pardon

A newspaper editor friend of former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was hit Wednesday with state cyberstalking charges in New York, seven months after Trump pardoned him in a similar federal case just before leaving office
1 month ago
2 months ago

Trump inauguration head charged with being foreign agent

Tom Barrack, a longtime friend of Donald Trump's who chaired his inauguration committee, has been charged with acting as an agent of the United Arab Emirates.
2 months ago
Trump inauguration head charged with being foreign agent
2 months ago

Former Trump inaugural committee head arrested

Tom Barrack, the chair of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, was charged with illegal foreign lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.
2 months ago
Former Trump inaugural committee head arrested
2 months ago

Longtime Trump confidant charged with acting as agent of foreign government

Billionaire Tom Barrack is also charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to law enforcement.
2 months ago
Longtime Trump confidant charged with acting as agent of foreign government
3 months ago

Pompeo to headline GOP dinner in early-voting South Carolina

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to keynote the signature fundraiser for the Republican Party in South Carolina
3 months ago
Pompeo to headline GOP dinner in early-voting South Carolina
3 months ago

Trump DOJ under fire for reportedly gathering information secretly

In February of 2018, the DOJ reportedly sought records from an Apple account connected to White House Counsel Don McGahn and his wife.
3 months ago
Trump DOJ under fire for reportedly gathering information secretly
3 months ago

DOJ inspector general launches investigation into Trump's use of subpoenas

ABC News has confirmed that prosecutors under former U.S. Attorneys General Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr pursued subpoenas targeting the records of certain House Intelligence Committee members.
3 months ago
DOJ inspector general launches investigation into Trump's use of subpoenas
3 months ago

DOJ inspector general will investigate 2018 seizure of House Democrats' data

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has asked the DOJ's inspector general to investigate the seizure of top Democrats' data by Justice Department prosecutors in 2018.
3 months ago
DOJ inspector general will investigate 2018 seizure of House Democrats' data
3 months ago

Trump's Justice Department seized data of House Democrats from Apple: Sources

The Justice Department seized metadata from Democrats, aides and family members.
3 months ago
Trump's Justice Department seized data of House Democrats from Apple: Sources
3 months ago

US drops Trump order targeting TikTok, plans its own review

The White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China
3 months ago
5 months ago

Trump signed the Defense Production Act 'in case we need it.' But what is it?

President Donald Trump signed the Defense Production Act 'in case we need it.' But what is it?
5 months ago
Trump signed the Defense Production Act 'in case we need it.' But what is it?
6 months ago

Pence launches group as Trump officials line up new roles

Former Vice President Mike Pence has launched a new advocacy group as he and other Trump administration officials look to boost their post-White House plans
6 months ago
6 months ago

Former Trump HUD official fined and barred from federal employment for violating Hatch Act

A former political appointee under the Trump administration has been disciplined for using her official position to support former President Trump's reelection campaign.
6 months ago
Former Trump HUD official disciplined for violating Hatch Act
6 months ago

Biden holds 1st Cabinet meeting the day after proposing sweeping infrastructure plan

The meeting will include 25 people and will take place in the East Room.
6 months ago
Biden holds 1st Cabinet meeting the day after proposing infrastructure plan
7 months ago

Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command

Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of U.S. Space Command.
7 months ago
8 months ago

DOJ drops discrimination lawsuit against Yale brought by Trump administration

The Department of Justice has dropped a discrimination case against Yale University brought by the Trump administration.
8 months ago
DOJ drops discrimination lawsuit against Yale brought by Trump administration
8 months ago

Secretary of state nominee commits to diplomacy, diversity

Antony Blinken made his opening statement at the Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday.
8 months ago
Secretary of state nominee commits to diplomacy, diversity
8 months ago

Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

The Trump administration has carried out its 13th and final federal execution, five days before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in
8 months ago
8 months ago

'The president's words matter': Former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf

Chad Wolf said Trump deserves some of the blame for the words he used before his supporters stormed the Capitol, but took no stand on removing him from office.
8 months ago
'The president's words matter': Former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf
8 months ago

Pompeo cancels last overseas trip as secretary of state amid torrent of criticism of Trump

Mike Pompeo canceled his last overseas trip as secretary of state amid a torrent of global criticism of President Donald Trump.
8 months ago
Pompeo cancels last trip as secretary of state amid global criticism of Trump
9 months ago

Trump-appointed US attorney resigns in Georgia

Comes after audio was leaked in which president called him a “never-Trumper."
9 months ago
9 months ago

Senate overrides Trump’s veto for 1st time

Congress overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 3% pay raise for troops, and the renaming of military bases honoring Confederate generals.
9 months ago
Senate overrides Trump’s veto for 1st time
9 months ago

Barr departing Justice Department following tenure packed with controversy

Attorney General Barr resigns officially Wednesday Dec. 23, bringing a close to one of the most controversial tenures for an attorney general in modern history.
9 months ago
Barr departing Justice Department following tenure packed with controversy
9 months ago

Prosecutors mull probing Giuliani's emails as part of federal investigation: Sources

Prosecutors are considering pursuing the electronic communications of Rudy Giuliani as part of a federal probe, sources told ABC News.
9 months ago
Prosecutors mull probing Giuliani's emails as part of federal investigation: Sources
9 months ago

Barr contradicts Trump before leaving attorney general role

President Donald Trump said China may have been behind the cyberattack that targeted federal agencies and private companies, but Attorney General William Barr said it “appears to be the Russians.”
9 months ago
Barr contradicts Trump before leaving attorney general role
9 months ago

Trump rushes to dole out plum appointments to allies on way out the door

President Donald Trump is doling out plum appointments to allies in the final weeks of presidency.
9 months ago
Trump doles out plum appointments to allies in final weeks of presidency
9 months ago

Pompeo in quarantine after COVID exposure

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in quarantine Wednesday after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
9 months ago
Pompeo in quarantine after COVID exposure
9 months ago

Attorney General William Barr to resign

Barr, whose resignation was announced by President Donald Trump on Twitter, said in his resignation letter that Trump was the victim of constant partisan attacks.
9 months ago
Attorney General William Barr to resign
9 months ago

Attorney General William Barr to resign, Trump tweets

Attorney General William Barr is resigning from the Justice Department before Christmas, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday evening.
9 months ago
Attorney General William Barr to resign, Trump tweets
9 months ago

Attorney General William Barr resigning from Justice Department

President Donald Trump tweeted that Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general after Barr departs Dec. 23.
9 months ago
Attorney General William Barr resigning from Justice Department
9 months ago

Space Force’s mission is to provide national security, not look for ETs: General

Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond explains what the newest arm of the military actually does.
9 months ago
Space Force’s mission is to provide national security, not look for ETs: General
9 months ago

Dunes at Trump's Scottish golf course lose protected status

Conservation officials in Scotland say the coastal sand dunes at President Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf resort have lost their special status as a protected environmental site
9 months ago
9 months ago

Ahead of Senate runoffs, Pompeo travels to Georgia for politically tinged speech

Ahead of the Senate runoffs, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Georgia for speech amid speculation about his own political aspirations.
9 months ago
Ahead of Senate runoffs, Pompeo travels to Georgia for politically tinged speech
10 months ago

As lawyers keep pushing Trump election challenges, calls for sanctions mount

As President Donald Trump and his allies continue to bring legal challenges in an effort to overturn the election, some election officials are starting to cry foul.
10 months ago
As lawyers keep pushing Trump election challenges, calls for sanctions mount
10 months ago

Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is inviting hundreds of people to indoor State Department holiday parties amid the pandemic despite expert warnings.
10 months ago
Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic
10 months ago

Attorney General William Barr's job in jeopardy

President Donald Trump is said to be "livid" following Attorney General William Barr's declaration that the Justice Department has "not seen fraud" in the election, ABC's Faith Abubey reports.
10 months ago
Attorney General William Barr's job in jeopardy
10 months ago
Mnuchin faces grilling over shutdown of CARES Act loan programs
10 months ago

Jared Kushner to travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar this week

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will travel to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week as part of negotiations to end a longtime boycott of Qatar
10 months ago
10 months ago

President Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he pardoned his first and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
10 months ago
President Trump pardons Michael Flynn
10 months ago

Chad Wolf to be new acting secretary of Homeland Security

Chad Wolf will will replace former acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan.
10 months ago
Chad Wolf to be new acting secretary of Homeland Security
10 months ago

Mnuchin seeks to end several Federal Reserve emergency lending programs

Mnuchin said he will not extend a handful of the emergency lending programs the Fed implemented earlier this year to buoy the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
10 months ago
Mnuchin seeks to end several Federal Reserve emergency lending programs
10 months ago

As pandemic surges, Trump White House calls Thanksgiving restrictions 'Orwellian'

The Trump White House on Wednesday tried to make Thanksgiving a new political flashpoint, calling restrictions recommended by health experts and governors "Orwellian."
10 months ago
As pandemic surges, Trump White House calls Thanksgiving restrictions 'Orwellian'
10 months ago

Fallout as Trump terminates his defense secretary and top cybersecurity official

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Rep. Denver Riggleman discuss the fallout as the president nears the end of his term in office.
10 months ago
Fallout as Trump terminates his defense secretary and top cybersecurity official
10 months ago

New defense secretary moves to withdraw troops, raising concerns

Chris Miller announced Tuesday that 2,000 troops will be removed from Afghanistan and other countries by Jan. 15, 2021, despite his predecessor cautioning against the move.
10 months ago
New defense secretary moves to withdraw troops, raising concerns
10 months ago

US secretary of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France

Secretary of state discussed "global challenges" with Paris think tank members.
10 months ago
10 months ago

Trump and Pompeo's refusal to concede election could damage America's 'soft power' around the world

At a press conference on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to concede the election. Experts warn the fallout could damage the America's reputation.
10 months ago
Trump's refusal to concede could damage America's 'soft power' around the world
10 months ago

Shakeup at the Pentagon after defense secretary fired

Since Mark Esper was fired, more top officials are being forced out to be replaced by Trump loyalists, including the head of policy, intelligence and security.
10 months ago
Shakeup at the Pentagon after defense secretary fired
10 months ago

'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration': Pompeo

The secretary of state disputed the apparent results of the election on Tuesday, saying the outcome was still unresolved
10 months ago
'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration': Pompeo
10 months ago

Day after defense secretary fired, top Pentagon policy officials asked to resign

A day after President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper, several top Pentagon officials are asked to resign
10 months ago
Day after defense secretary fired, top Pentagon policy officials asked to resign
10 months ago

Trump says he's fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper

President Trump on Monday fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
10 months ago
Trump says he's fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper