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February 21, 2020, 1:10 PM

Barr mulls resigning over Trump's tweets: Sources

Attorney General Bill Barr told people close to Trump Tuesday that he is considering resigning over the the president's tweets, sources tell ABC News.
February 21, 2020, 1:10 PM
Barr mulls resigning over Trump's tweets: Sources
February 20, 2020, 7:22 PM

Trump taps US ambassador to Germany as acting director of national intelligence

President Donald Trump has named Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence.
February 20, 2020, 7:22 PM
Trump taps US ambassador to Germany as acting director of national intelligence
February 20, 2020, 5:03 AM

John Rood resigns at Trump’s request

President Donald Trump thanked Rood for his service after many perceive his resignation as prompted by Trump’s vendetta against those deemed disloyal.
February 20, 2020, 5:03 AM
John Rood resigns at Trump’s request
February 19, 2020, 8:22 PM

Trump administration to deploy specialized Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities

The Trump administration is redirecting agents from a specially trained CBP unit to help ramp up arrests and removals of undocumented immigrants in "sanctuary cities."
February 19, 2020, 8:22 PM
Trump administration to deploy specialized Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities
February 19, 2020, 12:37 PM

William Barr stepping down?

Sources say the attorney general has discussed possibly resigning if President Donald Trump continues to tweet about the Justice Department's criminal investigations. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt reports.
February 19, 2020, 12:37 PM
William Barr stepping down?
February 18, 2020, 12:53 PM

Ex-national security advisor takes aim at Trump administration

John Bolton spoke in public for the first time and said the White House tried to “censor” him by holding up the publication of his book.
February 18, 2020, 12:53 PM
Ex-national security advisor takes aim at Trump administration
February 18, 2020, 5:11 AM

Growing outrage directed at Attorney General William Barr

More than 2,000 former Department of Justice officials have publicly called for Barr’s resignation after the DOJ’s reversal on sentencing for Trump confidant Roger Stone.
February 18, 2020, 5:11 AM
Growing outrage directed at Attorney General William Barr
February 18, 2020, 5:11 AM

Firestorm grows around William Barr

The attorney general is facing a heavy load of criticism as more than 2,000 former justice department persecutors and officials are now publicly calling for his resignation.
February 18, 2020, 5:11 AM
Firestorm grows around William Barr
February 17, 2020, 10:54 PM

More than 2,000 former DOJ officials call on Attorney General William Barr to resign

More than 2,000 former DOJ officials have called on Attorney General William Barr to resign for his interference in criminal cases.
February 17, 2020, 10:54 PM
More than 2,000 former DOJ officials call on Attorney General William Barr to resign
February 17, 2020, 6:00 AM

Hope Hicks returning to Trump White House as senior adviser

Hope Hicks is returning to the Trump White House as a senior adviser.
February 17, 2020, 6:00 AM
Hope Hicks returning to Trump White House as senior adviser
February 17, 2020, 4:40 AM

Pompeo makes 1st trip to Africa in bid to reassert US as leading partner

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa on Saturday, in a bid to reassert the U.S. as a partner.
February 17, 2020, 4:40 AM
Pompeo makes 1st trip to Africa in bid to reassert US as leading partner
February 16, 2020, 8:42 PM

US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tour

Trying to determine how to counter the rise of extremist violence in West Africa
February 16, 2020, 8:42 PM
February 16, 2020, 5:18 AM

Tensions growing between president, attorney general

In exclusive interview with ABC News, Attorney General Bill Barr said Donald Trump's tweets make it impossible for him to do his job.
February 16, 2020, 5:18 AM
Tensions growing between president, attorney general
February 14, 2020, 3:29 PM

Barr says Trump tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’

Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News that President Trump "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,” but that he should stop tweeting about the Justice Department.
February 14, 2020, 3:29 PM
Barr says Trump tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’
February 14, 2020, 12:48 PM

Exclusive with Attorney General William Barr

Barr says President Trump’s tweets are making it “impossible” to do his job. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt reports.
February 14, 2020, 12:48 PM
Exclusive with Attorney General William Barr
February 10, 2020, 11:23 AM

Payback: Trump ousts officials who testified on impeachment

“I'm not happy with him,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House.
February 10, 2020, 11:23 AM
February 8, 2020, 5:09 AM

Vindman fired from National Security Council posts

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified under subpoena during the House impeachment hearing.
February 8, 2020, 5:09 AM
Vindman fired from National Security Council posts
February 7, 2020, 1:51 AM

Trump administration moves ahead on shrinking Utah monuments

The U.S. government is implementing final management plans for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized
February 7, 2020, 1:51 AM
February 4, 2020, 2:43 PM

Trump administration expands travel ban to Nigeria and 5 other countries

President Donald Trump has signed an order to impose travel restrictions on a new group of six countries.
February 4, 2020, 2:43 PM
Trump administration expands travel ban to Nigeria and 5 other countries
February 4, 2020, 4:31 AM

Trump administration eases Obama-era restrictions on use of landmines

The Trump administration has eased limits placed on the U.S. military's use of land mines.
February 4, 2020, 4:31 AM
Trump administration eases Obama-era restrictions on use of landmines
February 4, 2020, 3:09 AM

Pompeo defends his attacks on US media as 'perfect message' in former Soviet states

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as he traveled in form Soviet states, defended his attacks on US news media as the "perfect message" about "press freedoms."
February 4, 2020, 3:09 AM
Pompeo defends his attacks on US media as 'perfect message' in former Soviet states
February 1, 2020, 3:06 PM

Trump administration launches task force on missing, murdered indigenous peoples: 'Operation Lady Justice'

A group of federal officials met for the first time on Wednesday to discuss a strategy to combat the epidemic of missing and murdered individuals in Indian Country.
February 1, 2020, 3:06 PM
Trump administration launches task force on missing, murdered indigenous peoples
February 1, 2020, 1:21 PM

Trump administration rejects California's health care tax

The Trump administration has rejected a proposed tax on managed care organizations in California
February 1, 2020, 1:21 PM
February 1, 2020, 11:38 AM

Trump administration rejects California's health care tax

The Trump administration has rejected a proposed tax on managed care organizations in California
February 1, 2020, 11:38 AM
January 31, 2020, 10:59 PM

In Kyiv, Pompeo does not dispute allegations in Bolton's book

"We didn't get involved in the noise in Washington," Pompeo said of his meeting.
January 31, 2020, 10:59 PM
In Kyiv, Pompeo does not dispute allegations in Bolton's book
January 30, 2020, 10:52 PM

Tricky trade-offs for states in Trump's new Medicaid offer

The Trump administration is offering states a new Medicaid deal: more control over health care spending on certain low-income residents
January 30, 2020, 10:52 PM
January 29, 2020, 5:49 PM

Pompeo makes first trip to Ukraine amid heavy criticism and Trump impeachment trial

While all eyes are on Washington during Trump's impeachment trial, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to the country in the center of the scandal: Ukraine.
January 29, 2020, 5:49 PM
Pompeo makes first trip to Ukraine amid heavy criticism and Trump impeachment trial
January 28, 2020, 8:18 PM

Trump says Pompeo ‘did a good job’ berating NPR reporter

President Donald Trump commended Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who an NPR reporter accused of shouting expletives at her.
January 28, 2020, 8:18 PM
Trump says Pompeo ‘did a good job’ berating NPR reporter
January 28, 2020, 5:48 PM

Trump taps ex-Tennessee House speaker for US utility board

President Donald Trump has nominated a former Tennessee House speaker to serve on the board of directors of the nation's largest public utility
January 28, 2020, 5:48 PM
January 27, 2020, 7:23 AM

Trump administration launches new Space Force logo reminiscent of Star Trek

President Donald Trump revealed on Twitter what appears to be the new logo for the U.S. Space Force -- the newly created sixth branch of the U.S. military.
January 27, 2020, 7:23 AM
Trump administration launches new Space Force logo reminiscent of Star Trek
1 month ago

Politics weigh heavily in Trump's Mideast peace plan

A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace
1 month ago
1 month ago

Steve Mnuchin tells Greta Thunberg to study economics before discussing fossil fuel divestment

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg can talk to about divesting from fossil fuels "after she goes and studies economics."
1 month ago
US treasury secretary takes jab at Greta Thunberg, tells her to go to college
1 month ago

What to know about the new Trump rule to stop 'birth tourism'

The Trump administration will implement new plans on Friday that could limit travel for pregnant women trying to give birth in the U.S.
1 month ago
What to know about the new Trump rule to stop 'birth tourism'
1 month ago

DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital
1 month ago
1 month ago

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the new proposals will "empower schools to give their very best to our children nationwide."
1 month ago
Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals
1 month ago

Lawsuit filed over Trump administration's SNAP rule limiting access to food stamps

The final rule, which was announced in December 2019, could result in an estimated 688,000 individuals potentially losing their SNAP benefits.
1 month ago
Lawsuit filed over Trump administration's limits on food stamps
1 month ago

Obama staffers deny leaving ‘fail’ notes at WH, responding to Trump team’s claims

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed she found taunting notes from Obama staffers after they left the White House. Obama officials denied it.
1 month ago
Obama staffers deny leaving ‘fail’ notes at WH, responding to Trump team’s claims
1 month ago

HUD seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation

The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation in housing
1 month ago
Trump admin. seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation
2 months ago

Pompeo postpones visit to Ukraine citing 'ongoing situation in Iraq'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to depart for his first visit to Ukraine as secretary, but the trip was cancelled because of protests in Baghdad.
2 months ago
Pompeo postpones visit to Ukraine citing 'ongoing situation in Iraq'
2 months ago

Secretary Mike Pompeo says he warned Russia's foreign minister that election meddling is 'unacceptable'

Secretary of State Pompeo says he warned Russia's Sergei Lavrov about any Russian interference in U.S. politics after Lavrov falsely claimed the U.S. lacks evidence.
2 months ago
Pompeo says he warned foreign minister that election meddling is 'unacceptable'
2 months ago

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration's plan to resume federal executions

Five prisoners scheduled to face federal executions by mid-January.
2 months ago
Supreme Court rejects Trump administration's plan to resume federal executions
3 months ago

Trump administration adjusts work requirements for SNAP benefits

Jim Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, discusses a controversial move by the Trump administration which could take away food stamps from nearly 700,000 people.
3 months ago
Trump administration adjusts work requirements for SNAP benefits
3 months ago

Trump administration adjusts work requirements for food stamp eligibility

The new rule, aimed to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, could cause an estimated 688,000 individuals to lose their SNAP benefits, according to the regulatory impact analysis.
3 months ago
Trump administration adjusts work requirements for food stamp eligibility
3 months ago

Trump administration adjusts work requirements for food stamp eligibility

The Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced the final rule aimed at reforming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, through work requirements.
3 months ago
Trump administration adjusts work requirements for food stamp eligibility
3 months ago

Trump administration unveils program to provide HIV prevention drugs for uninsured

The medications will be donated by Gilead Sciences, which manufactures Truvada and Descovy.
3 months ago
Trump administration unveils program to provide HIV prevention drugs for uninsured
3 months ago

Trump administration proposes tariffs as high as 100% on French products

The move comes after France slapped a new tax on digital services that target American tech companies such as Apple and Amazon.
3 months ago
Trump administration proposes tariffs as high as 100% on French products
3 months ago

Senate confirms nomination of Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry

The U.S. Senate voted 70-15 to confirm the nomination of Dan Brouillette as energy secretary. He will replace Rick Perry, who served his last day on Sunday.
3 months ago
Senate confirms nomination of Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry
3 months ago

Trump official who said he'd nuke Afghanistan now senior adviser at State Department

Frank Wuco, now in a senior role at the State Department, also has been criticized for spreading conspiracy theories.
3 months ago
Trump official who said he'd nuke Afghanistan now senior adviser at State Department
3 months ago

Pentagon chief Mark Esper fires Navy Secretary Richard Spencer over handling of Navy SEAL case

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has asked the Secretary of the Navy to resign over his handling of the war crimes case involving Special Warfare Chief Eddie Gallagher.
3 months ago
Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over handling of Navy SEAL case
3 months ago

Trump ordered Gallagher be allowed to retire as Navy SEAL, defense secretary says

Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed on Monday that it was President Donald Trump who ultimately ordered Eddie Gallagher be allowed to retire as a Navy SEAL.
3 months ago
Trump ordered Gallagher be allowed to retire as Navy SEAL, defense secretary says