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King is up for re-election this year, and Senate Republicans are eying his vote as potentially gettable, aides say. ... Attempting to highlight the political risk in voting against Pompeo's nomination in tough midterm races given the international turmoil and high stakes, one GOP aide put it plainly: "A 'no' vote is ...
Late in the general-election campaign, aides sensed Barbara's unseen hand after speeches were rewritten in a softer tone. ”There were drafts of speeches that went into the suite at night and came out the next morning with changes,” an aide recalls. Some staffers credit Barbara with getting George to ...

(CNN) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley got ahead of herself in announcing new sanctions on Russia, a top aide to President Donald Trump said on Tuesday. Still, National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow insisted there was no confusion within the administration about the sanctions issue.
President Donald Trump touted his signature tax cut law and took a break from trashing former FBI Director James Comey in Hialeah on Monday before arriving at Mar-a-Lago with a slew of top advisers to prepare for this week's “working visit” with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Air Force One landed ...
A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog found that it was Administrator Scott Pruitt's chief of staff who signed off on raises for at least two of the agency chief's long-time aides under a little-known provision of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
"When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship is a good thing," Trump tweeted in November. "They are always playing politics - bad for our country." Privately, he complained to aides that the media's fixation on the Mueller probe was hobbling his effort to woo Putin.

The Latest: Aide: Pence Left Summit Before Cuban FM Spoke ... Pence thanked Pinera for Chile's help in addressing a political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and for supporting the U.S. missile strike in Syria following a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syria against its citizens last weekend.
Also set to be interviewed by the committee is Kevin Chmielewski, a former Trump campaign aide who was Pruitt's deputy chief of staff. Chmielewski alleges he was placed on involuntary, unpaid leave in retaliation for pushing back against Pruitt's outsized spending demands. In prior interviews with Senate ...
President Donald Trump plans to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a person familiar with the president's ... Since then, the Libby case has been criticized by conservatives, who argue he was the victim of an overly zealous and politically motivated ...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. ... Since then, the Libby case has been criticized by conservatives, who argue he was the victim of an overly zealous and politically motivated prosecution by a ...
A high-ranking political staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency has told lawmakers he faced retaliation after pushing back against outsized ... Directly contradicting Pruitt, Chmielewski said the administrator personally pushed through massive raises for two close aides Pruitt had brought with him ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top infrastructure adviser is leaving the administration as President Donald Trump's plans to inject funding to repair the nation's roads and bridges will most likely have to wait until after the midterm elections. The White House says DJ Gribbin, who formulated the ...
A former aide to former Rep. Steve Stockman testified Tuesday that the Texas Republican told him that he would be the person to take the blame for a fraud scheme. Jason Posey is one of two aides who pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Stockman in his fraud trial in hopes of a more lenient ...
Another catalyst is the anticipated arrival of two new Trump aides strongly opposed to the deal: Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. Pompeo, the CIA director nominated for secretary of state, was briefed last week on the Iran deal by top State Department aides, including Brian Hook, the policy planning chief, ...
The episode infuriated some staffers; to some political aides, it was evidence of Pruitt's disregard for the White House's warnings to cabinet officials that they avoid even the appearance of impropriety. It also underscored the administrator's tendency to play favorites among his staff, according to two sources ...
House Democrats seek more information about Trump aides' legal-defense fund ... The Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust launched in late February as a political committee to help defray the legal costs of "eligible persons" involved in the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Former Stockman Aide Testifies 'I Just Do What I'm Told' ... Jason Posey was one of two former aides to Stockman who pleaded guilty in an attempt to get a more lenient sentence, the Houston Chronicle ... “Were you trying to get Mr. Rothchild to believe he was buying a politician but also stiffing the IRS?

Spread out over eight years, it's a pardonably large total, especially for two former film actors, a couple who retained show business as a frame of reference long after they'd gone into its professional cousin, politics. All their viewing of the era's biggest hits probably kept the Reagans more connected to the ...
Putin, Rouhani to discuss Iran nuclear deal — Kremlin aide ... of Russia and Hassan Rouhani of Iran, who will have a meeting in Ankara on April 4, will discuss the Iran nuclear deal in the light of the United States' statements on its possible revision, Russian president's aide Yuri Ushakov said on Monday.
Democrats, Wasserman Schultz, waived Pakistan IT aides background checks: rpt. By Julia Limitone Published April 02, 2018 PoliticsFOXBusiness. Facebook; Twitter; Comments; Print ... The Pakistan-born IT aides allegedly gained “unauthorized access” to Congressional data while working for House Democrats last year.
Colorado's Republican-led Senate has defeated a resolution calling for the expulsion of a GOP senator accused of harassing a former legislative aide. April 2, 2018, at 10:49 p.m.. April 2, 2018, at 10:49 p.m.. U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Colorado Senate Votes Against Expelling Lawmaker. More. In this Thursday ...
It appears the president's aides and key State Department officials were blindsided by Trump's suggestion he and Putin possibly meet at the White House. ... On Monday morning, an aide to Putin said Trump had invited the Russian president to the White House when the two men spoke last month.
A Pelosi aide said the Democratic leader and Esty spoke by phone on Monday. ... Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto said, “Make no mistake, this was not about politics for the congresswoman or for the leaders of our party, this was about the real issues that women face in our workplace ...
Congressional Democrats in their letter to Apol said the agreement for the fund doesn't acknowledge an IRS requirement for political organizations to disclose certain expenditures of $500 or more and that it includes no requirement that the fund "publicly disclose which White House staff, campaign officials ...
State Government and Political News: Former Walker aide to plead guilty to misdemeanors ... Prosecutors say they'll only recommend a fine for 61-year-old Darlene Wink, one of four ex-Walker aides charged as the result of a long-running John Doe investigation. She entered into a plea agreement before ...
Several current and former aides praised her political instincts and understanding of Mr. Trump's messaging. ... In one of her last public appearances as an aide to the president, Ms. Hicks stood next to Mr. Trump as he emerged from the Oval Office and stood in front of news cameras for the first time in ...
Esty, a Connecticut Democrat, entered into a nondisclosure agreement with her former chief of staff Tony Baker and wrote a reference letter for him even after learning of allegations that he had threatened and physically assaulted another aide of hers with whom he was once in a relationship, CNN has ...
Esty entered into a nondisclosure agreement with her former chief of staff Tony Baker and wrote a reference letter for him even after learning of allegations that he had threatened and physically assaulted another aide of hers with whom he was once in a relationship, The Washington Post reported.
Home · Wealth of Congress · Politics · Policy · Opinion & Analysis · Video · Gonzales · Heard on the Hill · Events · Hawkings · At the Races · White House. Search. Apr 1, 2018. Politics ...
Justice's inspector general to review surveillance of Trump campaign aide ... Horowitz will be wading into a political minefield, as the warrant to surveil Page and the former British intelligence officer who provided information to aid that effort have become significant friction points in the partisan squabbling ...
The individual is identified only as “Person A,” and the document describes him as someone who worked for Mr. Gates and Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump's campaign chairman, as part of their earlier representation of Russia-aligned parties and politicians in Ukraine, including the former president of Ukraine.
WASHINGTON — A day after President Trump accepted an invitation to meet Kim Jong-un of North Korea, the White House began planning on Friday a high-level diplomatic encounter so risky and seemingly far-fetched that some of Mr. Trump's aides believe it will never happen. The administration is ...
Nunberg had served as a political adviser to then-businessman Trump beginning in 2011. He was fired in August 2015 after multiple racially charged Facebook comments were discovered on his personal Facebook account -- posts that even included a slur aimed at former President Barack Obama.
Five and a half hours after testifying before a grand jury in the Russia probe, a former political adviser to Donald Trump told ABC News exclusively that he ... Instead, Nunberg said he believes that many in his inner circle may face legal trouble, including his own mentor and former Trump campaign aide, ...
No one should be playing politics with it." The White House didn't threaten to veto the tunnel when the GOP-controlled House voted on it in September. But Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao came out strongly against the money in a combative House hearing this week, telling lawmakers that New York ...
The revelation showed that Mr. Nunes and one of the aides, Michael Ellis, a lawyer in the White House Counsel's Office, were using intelligence to advance political goals. It also undercut Mr. Nunes's claims that his information came from whistle-blowers, and revealed that he was eager to aid the Trump ...
TALLAHASSEE — When Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Jan. 9 that Florida was “off the table” for offshore oil drilling, the governor cast the hastily arranged news conference at the Tallahassee airport as unplanned and the Trump administration's decision as something ...
He often sees aides who are subject to public criticism as extensions of himself, coming under fire because critics want to attack him, and he has described the Porter situation in those terms to some people, those briefed on the discussions said. The president has told the advisers he has talked with that he ...
MIAMI COUNTY — It was Adam Hewitt's high school government teacher who influenced him to seek a career in politics. Hewitt currently serves Rep. Warren Davidson as the director of operations for the congressman of the 8th District. Hewitt, born and raised in Piqua, credits his American Government ...
A former Trump campaign aide working as a lobbyist, a half-million-dollar payment, a conservative Albanian political party, four Republican congressmen, Breitbart News, a kosher restaurateur in New York City, an online dating service that promotes “beautiful” Ukrainian women, and Russian-linked shell ...
Trump acknowledged he is a tough boss to work for, saying he enjoys watching his closest aides fight over policy. “I like conflict,” he said during the press conference. Cohn was nowhere in sight at the press conference and a seat reserved for him in the East Room was filled by a different aide. Dating back ...
Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg says that he'll probably end up cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller after all. ... Nunberg tells the AP that he's angry about being asked to share his email conversations with a long list of ex-campaign aides, and he says he doesn't think the subpoena ...
The estranged wife of high-ranking political operative Kevin Quinn told NBC 5 Friday that she sent a letter to Illinois House Speaker Michael ... The woman who accused a high-ranking political aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan of sexual harassment said Wednesday that she is being targeted ...
Renteria, a former aide to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Debbie Stabenow, gained prominence in political circles as national political director of Clinton's 2016 campaign. But Renteria is not widely known in California, and her last bid for elected office, in a House contest in 2014, ended in bruising defeat.
Colbie Holderness, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter said Sunday, Feb. 18, that she has received a letter of apology from Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after Holderness and another ex-wife accused Porter of domestic abuse.
The event was held five months after Philippot left the FN because of differences over policy towards the euro and other political issues. Le Pen has attacked the new movement and criticized what she described as Philippot's ambition: "Florian Philippot is not a leader; his movement will not exist," Le Pen ...
The Oct. 27 indictment showed that prosecutors had amassed substantial documentation to buttress their charges that Manafort and Gates — who were colleagues in political consulting for about a decade — had engaged in a complex series of allegedly illegal transactions rooted in Ukraine. The indictment ...
The estranged wife of high-ranking political operative Kevin Quinn told NBC 5 Friday that she sent a letter to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office, desperately seeking assistance and detailing domestic abuse allegations against her husband, more than six months before Quinn was terminated ...
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, under fire after a former staffer's domestic abuse scandal, has admitted the Trump team mishandled aides' ... To that end, Kelly is also ordering closer collaboration between the personnel security office and the White House counsel's office to keep politics out of the ...
Updated at 11:45 a.m. with a statement from President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. WASHINGTON — Brooke Rollins, a former aide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will fill a recent White House vacancy as assistant to the president in the Office of American Innovation. The White House announced ...


 

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