President Trump wants to sign off on “most if not all” of the documents revoking the security clearances, said one senior White House official, who indicated that communications aides have discussed the optimum times to release them as a distraction during unfavorable news cycles.
The former adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about Russian contacts. Papadopoulos is the first charged defendant to cooperate in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the election.
Austrian officials’ unusual decision to order a raid against their own intelligence service reflects a messy emerging reality across Europe as parties once relegated to the fringes move to the center of power.
The lawsuit centers on whether President Trump is violating the Constitution by continuing to do business with foreign and state governments while in office. Justice officials said the case would distract from Trump’s “performance of his constitutional duties.”
Jimmy Pitaro says one of his top priorities is improving the network’s NFL relationship, which has been strained by ESPN’s investigations into concussions and its coverage of players kneeling during the national anthem.