President Trump’s final order to slap sweeping tariffs on imported steel and aluminum looks less like an effort to preserve national security and more like an attempt to create a giant bargaining chip that the president can play around the world.
Hiring surged last month as U.S. employers generated the most new jobs since mid-2016, the Labor Department said Friday, but wage growth slowed as long-awaited gains in worker pay have yet to take permanent hold.
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.