Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. reported to his superiors in December that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, asked him about setting up a communications channel between the transition team and the Kremlin using Russian facilities in the United States, an apparent move to shield pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.
The panel has asked President Trump’s political organization to gather and produce all documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign’s launch, according to two people briefed on the request. The letter arrived at Trump’s campaign committee last week and represents the first time Trump’s official campaign structure has been drawn into the Senate investigation.
He has retained ownership of his real estate and branding empire — including the golf course 25 miles from the White House in Virginia, where a PGA tournament runs through Sunday — despite criticism from Democrats and ethics experts that he stood to personally profit. His son Eric said hosting the major is “the greatest marketing in the world.”
A report of allegedly heated comments spread rapidly through the German press and social media, igniting an uproar. But what did the president actually say? Even administration officials have differing accounts.
Zbigniew Brzezinski helped bring Jimmy Carter to the White House in 1976 and guided him through international crises that contributed significantly to President Carter’s defeat at the polls four years later.
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A Turkish judge issued an arrest warrant for the Oklahoma Thunder’s Enes Kanter over allegations that he is a part of a “terror group,” according to reports. Kanter, a native of Turkey, has accused the government there of “human rights abuses.”
The government has cut back on food imports, and for farmers in most countries, that would present an opportunity. But at a time of empty supermarkets and spreading hunger, Venezuela’s farms are producing less, not more, making the situation worse. Government policies and extortion have created what economists see as a man-made disaster.
In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. Months later, he had donated far less than he pledged. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money and found a bigger story than he ever expected.