The president, long suspicious of paper trails, seethed that contemporaneous memos by aides became primary source material for the special counsel’s report.
On one side are those who agree with Barr and on the other side are those who look at the exhaustive evidence laid out in the Mueller report and ask: if this is not obstruction, what is?
The attorney general said five times that the special counsel had found no “collusion” — embracing a word that the president has used often.
Created in the aftermath of 9/11, DHS is being redefined as its focus shifts to the southern border.
In a statement, Trump called the measure “an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.” The move marks the second veto of his presidency.
The battle will shape how much material House Democrats will be able to obtain on the president’s policies and personal finances.
Trump’s comments capped a frenzied two-week period during which the president threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico and embarked on an overhaul of the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security.
Officials say Trump favors Patrick Shanahan to be confirmed as defense secretary but knows he cannot nominate him during the inspector general’s investigation into Shanahan’s links with Boeing.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Cain as a pick hours before House Democrats are set to hear from Federal Reserve Chair Powell at their annual policy retreat.
The president faced rare booing from Republican lawmakers when he criticized Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, who was not in the room.