Jeff Sessions said he had the “honor of serving as attorney general,” but his public expression of confidence masked tensions regarding his position in the administration and his rapport with President Trump. The remarks came after Trump said he would not have picked Sessions for the job had he known the former senator would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
The Treasury has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for agreements signed with a Russian businessman when Rex Tillerson was the company’s CEO. ExxonMobil responded with a legal complaint naming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as lead defendant.
The Trump administration’s decision to remove the experts from the Facebook CEO’s trip was highly unusual and capped off days of internal discussions about how to treat Zuckerberg, who has become a vocal critic of the president.
“I always thought I’ve been pretty good with people,” the disgraced 70-year-old former football legend told the parole board, which made clear it was not relitigating Simpson’s 1995 acquittal in a trial for double murder. The panel curtailed his 33-year prison sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, stemming from a confrontation in Las Vegas in 2007.
The for-profit club, where President Trump spent numerous weekends this spring, asked permission to hire 15 housekeepers, 20 cooks and 35 waiters because it says it cannot find qualified Americans for those jobs.
In its push to ease restrictions on the private sector, the White House scrapped rules tightening protections for workers and the environment. But it also proposed new regulations that offer employers more leeway with how they run their businesses.
The Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller is zeroing in on President Trump’s business transactions, according to Bloomberg. It sounds like somebody is basically daring Trump to try to fire Mueller.
The country's leaders felt pressure to prosecute the prince, Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, because King Salman has said citizens’ rights generally are more important than royals' privileges.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is investigating the death of Bennington as an apparent suicide. He was the frontman for the rap-metal band, which rose to prominence in the early 2000s, selling tens of millions of albums.