Russia

US lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapes

U.S. lawmakers on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to turn over any tapes of conversations with fired FBI chief James Comey, potentially setting up a showdown with the White House as Democrats considered a boycott of the vote on Comey's replacement. In a highly unusual move, Trump last...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 9:23pm

Did the White House just admit Comey was fired to end the Russia investigation?

A White House spokeswoman Thursday said the firing of FBI Director James Comey could expedite an end to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. During the daily White House press briefing, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a surprising...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 1:33pm

Trump's lawyers say tax returns show little income from Russian sources

A review of President Donald Trump's tax returns from the past 10 years showed no income from Russian sources outside of a few exceptions, and indicated he did not owe money to Russian lenders, his lawyers said in a letter released by the White House on Friday. The letter, dated March 8, said...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:47pm

Trump tweets that ‘perfect accuracy’ is not possible for his ‘surrogates’

President Donald Trump had a very active Friday morning on Twitter, blasting Democrats and the “fake media” per usual — but also tweeting that his communications staff should not be expected to represent him with “perfect accuracy.” “As a very active President...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:09pm

Russian photographer may have breached Oval Office security

Yesterday, a meeting took place in the Oval Office that would give pause to even the small number of Americans who still don't feel like they're living in a John le Carre spy novel. One day after dismissing FBI Director James Comey, who was heading the investigation into collusion between...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 1:48pm

Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

The Kremlin feels cautious optimism about the prospects for an improvement in U.S.-Russian relations after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met President Donald Trump in Washington, a Kremlin spokesman said on Thursday. "The conversation itself is extremely positive," Kremlin...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:32pm

Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday demanding documents related to Russia from President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ramping up its monthslong investigation of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. In a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:55pm

FBI chief aimed to expand Russia probe before Trump fired him

FBI Director James Comey, days before President Donald Trump fired him, sought to expand his agency's probe into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 U.S. election, a congressional source said on Wednesday. With the Republican president...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:20pm

FBI Director James Comey has been 'terminated and removed from office'

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, saying that Comey is incapable of leading the agency. "Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," a statement tweeted by White House spokesman...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:44pm

The Foreman Forecast: The FBI bye-bye

I knew FBI Director James Comey was doomed the day he announced his findings in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. After scrutinizing thousands of her messages, questioning key players, and having his crack agents analyze the whole shebang, Comey took the extremely unusual step of announcing...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:06am

Obama warned Trump against hiring retired general Flynn: ex-Obama aide

Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Donald Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Michael Flynn who was eventually fired in a controversy about ties to Russia, a former Obama aide said. Obama gave the warning in an Oval Office...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:51pm

Trump's ex-adviser Flynn under investigations for foreign payments

The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday. The inspector...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:42am

'Messenger of God' who predicted Trump presidency claims to know nuclear WorldWar III date

The man who envisioned Donald Trump becoming president has given the world a date for the start of World War III, according to a report. Horacio Villegas, a self-proclaimed “supernatural being” called Trump the “illuminati king” who will “bring the world into WWW3,...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:46pm

President Trump says NATO not obsolete, reversing campaign stance

President Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a news conference after their meeting in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Stoltenberg said he had an excellent and productive meeting with the president. Trump and Stoltenberg spoke before fielding questions from reporters....

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:18am

Trump ally Manafort will register as foreign agent, spokesman says

Paul Manafort, who served last year as U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign manager, is planning to register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Manafort's lobbying for a foreign client ended before he began working on Trump's presidential...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:29pm

Russia blocks U.N. Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocked a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to condemn last week's deadly gas attack in Syria and push Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with international inquiries into the incident. It was the eighth time during Syria's six-year-...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:22pm

George Takei wins April Fools’ with Congress run, sick White House burn

Oh myyy. Everyone fell for George Takei’s genius April Fools’ prank in which he said he was going to run for Congress against embattled California Rep. Devin Nunes.Surely disappointing many potential voters, Takei revealed early Saturday that his announcement was a joke with a photo of himself...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:41pm

Remember when Mike Flynn said 'immunity ... means that you have probably committed a crime?'

Then-candidate Donald Trump and Mike Flynn used to leadchants of “Lock her up,” telling potential voters that a presidential candidate under FBI investigation would be very bad.Now, President Trump seems to have found himself in the very pickle jar he accused Hillary Clinton of sitting in.Flynn,...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:14pm

Senate hearing on Russian ties to 2016 presidential election begins (live stream)

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearings on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election — and possible ties to President Donald Trump are underway.The first began Thursday morning and is set to include interviews with five witnesses, including former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:34am

NY congressman calls Putin 'thief' for stealing Bob Kraft's Super Bowl ring

Tom Brady might have his jersey back, but a New York congressman said it was just the “first step” in getting back another piece of New England Patriots memorabilia: owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring, taken by Vladimir Putin during a meeting in 2005.Kraft showed off the ring while meeting with...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:57am