Johnny McEntee, President Trump’s former personal aide who now serves as director of presidential personnel, has begun combing through various agencies with a mandate from the president to force out political appointees who are not seen as sufficiently loyal.
President Trump told his staff he will seek to stop the book’s publication, said people familiar with the conversations. The president’s private arguments contrast with the traditional point-by-point process used to protect sensitive secrets.
It is not clear what form the Russian assistance to Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken. President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed about Russian interference in the Democratic presidential contest.
The dread among Democrats is unfolding here in full view of their political nemesis, President Trump, who trolled his would-be opponents this week by sleeping in splendor at the Las Vegas hotel that bears his name and by scheduling a rally here for the afternoon before their caucuses.
The justices voted 5-4 to remove the remaining judicial order blocking new rules that make it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the United States if they might depend on public-assistance programs.
National progress in reducing fatal overdoses has stalled as illicit fentanyl, a synthetic drug that is roughly 50 times as powerful as heroin, floods California and other states west of the Mississippi.
“Even with the most serious charges of murder, 13-year-olds in California can’t be tried as adults,” Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said. “I’m certain this information may be met with outrage.” He was right.