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  • Trump Nominates Christopher Wray as FBI DirectorTrump Nominates Christopher Wray as FBI Director
    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is nominating Christopher Wray, a former U.S. Department of Justice official, to serve as FBI director. If the Senate confirms the nomination, Wray will replace James Comey, whom the president fired on May 9. “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the […]
  • Michael Dubke, Trump’s Press Chief, Quits in Shake-upMichael Dubke, Trump’s Press Chief, Quits in Shake-up
    After just three months on the job and following rumors of a major White House shake-up Trump’s communications director, Mike Dubke, has quit. Dubke gave his resignation on May 18, according to a senior Trump administration official who spoke with Axios’s Mike Allen. It came ahead of Trump’s first foreign trip last week, but Dubke […]
  • Trump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up of Key Staff MembersTrump Mulls West Wing Shake-Up of Key Staff Members
    Donald Trump is reportedly considering a team reshuffle that could result in a number of key players facing the axe. According to White House sources, the president may have a “huge reboot” of his team that could affect everyone from Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, even Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. “He’s […]
  • Juan Saucedo Arrested in Phoenix ShootingsJuan Saucedo Arrested in Phoenix Shootings
    Phoenix police have arrested a suspect they believe to be a serial killer who stalked his victims at night and randomly shot and killed nine people at close range after a year-long investigation that nearly stalled. From August 2015 to July 2016 the shootings terrorized the largely Hispanic community in Maryvale in Phoenix, Arizona. A […]
  • Who Will Replace Justice Anthony Kennedy?Who Will Replace Justice Anthony Kennedy?
    With the recent confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, tension on Capitol Hill might be higher than it has been in years. Amid rumors Monday that Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement, President Donald Trump’s possible next pick for the Supreme Court has become a hot topic. CNN reported Monday that friends […]
  • Trump Adviser Carter Page Reportedly Passed Documents To Russian SpyTrump Adviser Carter Page Reportedly Passed Documents To Russian Spy
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page confirmed he passed documents to a Russian spy in 2013 but the information was not sensitive, BuzzFeed reported Monday. Page, an energy consultant, met with Russian intelligence agent Victor Podobnyy at a January 2013 energy conference in New York as the SVR agent tried to recruit Page. Podobnyy and […]
  • U.S. Treasury Investigating Paul ManafortU.S. Treasury Investigating Paul Manafort
    {By Jack Gillum, Menelaos Hadjicostis, and Eric Tucker, Associated Press} U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned. Information about Manafort’s transactions was turned […]
  • Rockville High School Rape Spotlights Issue of IllegalsRockville High School Rape Spotlights Issue of Illegals
    By Darcy Spencer and Matthew Stabley NBC Washington White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that a Maryland rape case, in which an 18-year-old with a pending immigration case is charged with assaulting a 14-year-old girl, is an example of why President Donald Trump is making illegal immigration a priority. Henry E. Sanchez, 18, […]
  • Abrupt Layoffs Leave Attorney General’s Office ScramblingAbrupt Layoffs Leave Attorney General’s Office Scrambling
    WASHINGTON — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country’s top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief the people left behind and say goodbye to […]
  • Jeff Sessions Did Not Disclose Russian ContactsJeff Sessions Did Not Disclose Russian Contacts
    Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general. One of the meetings was a private conversation […]

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