Two of the most powerful men in the West seemed to set aside their differences from last year’s campaign, with Trump appearing both presidential and deferential, while the pope, smiling slightly, seemed to be visually appraising him.
Montgomery County and the business are trying to reach a legal deal about a garage abutting the Capital Crescent Trail. “I think both parties realize this could be a nasty, long fight with nobody happy at the end,” one attorney said.
President Trump’s budget would eliminate federal money for the $73 million program, increasing the pressure on local lawmakers, especially four on the powerful House and Senate appropriations committees, to restore the funding.
Nine of 13 council members took part in the trip, during which the D.C. contingent threw a party at a plush nightclub. But with the city in the midst of a building boom, some are questioning the lawmakers’ travel and pitch to retail chains.
John Brennan said he alerted the FBI to the contacts, and that he became increasingly concerned that Trump associates were being manipulated as part of a campaign that sought to disrupt the election and deliver the presidency to Donald Trump.
As the investigations intensify, the president has tapped a trusted lawyer who has represented him in numerous cases, including on real estate transactions, efforts to keep divorce records sealed and allegations of fraud at Trump University.
The FBI detailed how flight attendants rushed to stop an American Airlines passenger during a midflight “bomb threat” panic last week — using a drink cart to barricade a man while fighter jets scrambled.
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.