Corey Lewandowski, President Trump’s former campaign manager, left Democrats disappointed on Thursday by refusing to answer some questions from the House Intelligence Committee, one of three congressional panels investigating Russian political interference.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff of Burbank, the committee’s ranking Democrat, said Lewandowski wouldn’t talk about several key episodes, including Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey in May 2017 and his reported discussions about firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
Lewandowski also declined to answer questions about the drafting of an inaccurate statement last year on Air Force One about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower involving the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Paul Manafort Jr., no stranger to expensive duds, has something new to wear.
President Trump’s former campaign manager is facing two separate criminal trials — one in Washington and one in northern Virginia — so he has been ordered to wear two different monitoring bracelets to ensure he shows up for proceedings in both courthouses.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III made the decision Thursday when Manafort was arraigned on additional charges filed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Senators pushing legislation to roll back banking regulations instituted after the financial crisis are proposing changes to try to blunt liberal criticisms — and adding provisions for conservatives to assure House passage.
President Trump said it was “a disgrace” that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned last month about federal agents’ planned immigration raids in the Bay Area.
"What the mayor of Oakland did the other day was a disgrace," Trump said during wide-ranging remarks at the beginning of a Cabinet meeting on Thursday.
Trump said Schaaf’s alert to immigrants in the country illegally put law enforcement agents at risk. He again suggested that cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents and their enforcement actions should be forced to forfeit federal funds.
Deadlocked with Congress on an immigration issue that both parties say they support, President Trump has gone on the attack, blaming Democrats and further dimming the chances of agreement before November’s elections to protect so-called Dreamers from deportation.
President Trump is expected as early as Thursday to sign off on his controversial plan to slap stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, but in a surprise reversal the White House opened the door to exemptions for products from Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday said Trump would visit next week. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity to divulge internal planning, confirmed the president would spend Tuesday in the state with which he’s had the most fraught relationship.
The visit comes as the relationship between Trump and the Democratic state government has reached a new level of toxicity. Many residents consider California to be the center of resistance to Trump, and he has returned the sentiment, often criticizing the state— and suing it. The administration filed suit this week to enforce federal immigration actions.
The White House said Mexico, Canada and other countries may be exempted from President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs under national security "carve-outs."
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday told reporters that the exemptions would be on a "case- by-case" and a "country-by-country" basis.
The openness to country exemptions is a reversal from the policy articulated by the White House just days ago that there would be no exceptions to Trump's plan to put in place 25% tariffs on imported steel and 10% on aluminum.
In the latest White House upheaval, President Trump’s chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, is stepping down after failing to dissuade the president from plans to impose sweeping tariffs on imported metals.