Officials at the most senior levels across the U.S. military, attempting since Monday to determine what President Trump may have agreed to on national security issues at his private meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, had little to no information on Wednesday. The administration has offered few specifics on meetings that the president described as a “tremendous success.”
Setting off a new round of criticism from lawmakers in both parties, the president said "no" when asked if he thought Russia was still targeting the U.S. — prompting the White House to assert hours later that his words had been misconstrued. Trump later told CBS News that he holds Vladimir Putin responsible for Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
Trade restrictions aimed at preventing U.S. jobs from heading elsewhere have instead hampered one company’s effort to create jobs in the United States. Company officials say that without relief, Mid Continent, a Missouri nail plant, could be out of business by Labor Day — or that remaining production could move to Mexico or another country.
A Democratic senator says Brett Kavanaugh, who served as associate White House counsel, was “not accurate” on the issue in testimony he gave under oath in a 2006 confirmation hearing to be an appeals court judge.
Ahead of Robert Wilkie’s likely confirmation to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than a dozen career civil servants have been moved from the headquarters' leadership suite and reassigned to lower-profile roles.
Longtime Washingtonians hoped the former president and first lady would become unofficial ambassadors for the nation’s capital, embracing their adopted city. Instead, they’ve embraced their new lives as private citizens, emphasis on “private.”
Rep. Jason Lewis, who represents a Minnesota district that many believe to be in play for Democrats in the midterm elections, made the remarks on a syndicated radio show he hosted in the years before he was elected.