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Mueller: Special counsel probe did not exonerate Trump

Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation.

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press

May 29, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he was legally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. If he could have cleared Trump of obstruction of justice he "would have said so,"...

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tokyo.

Susannah George and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

May 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials...

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Laurie Kellman and Zeke Miller, Associated Press

May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

David Buchwald, D-Westchester, speaks to members of the New York state Assembly in favor of legislation that authorizes state tax officials to release, if requested, individual New York state tax returns to Congress, during a vote in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Albany, N.Y.

Chris Carola and David Klepper, Associated Press

May 22, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

President Donald Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington.

Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says...

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

In this May 8, 2018 file photo President Donald Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is reportedly set to announce Wednesday, May 8, 2019, ways the Islamic Republic will react to continued U.S. pressure after President Donald Trump pulled America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

Deb Riechmann and Ben Fox, Associated Press

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as a new threat from Tehran. The sanctions target Iran's steel, aluminum, copper and iron sectors, whi...

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

President Donald Trump speaks during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point football team in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Washington.

Andrew Taylor and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

May 7, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in a Monday letter that the panel's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose" as ...

Deputy attorney general submits letter of resignation to Trump

In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event on the rule of law in Washington. Rosenstein has submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump. It's effective May 11.

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous relationship...

OPINION: Trump’s Tiger

March 10, 2013; Miami,  FL, USA; Tiger Woods is congratulated by Donald Trump for his victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral Golf Club.

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

April 29, 2019

The intersection of sports and politics is an American tradition. The issues we debate in the halls of government often find their way onto the playing field and mark significant steps in our march toward social equality. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball before Jim Cr...

Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

President Trump talks to reporters before leaving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will team up Wednesday to provide an update on the nation's opioid crisis during back-to-back speeches at conference in Atlanta.

Associated Press

April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his White House will be "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats in their investigations into his administration. Trump is criticizing those investigations and telling reporters at the White House that he "thought after two years we'd be...

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington.

Nancy Benac, Chad Day, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. ...

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