Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination, his campaign chairman made the offer in an email, according to people familiar with the discussions. The emails are among tens of thousands of documents given to officials probing whether Trump associates worked with Russia as part of Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.
The special counsel investigating Russian election meddling made a broad request for documents from the White House, which is working to turn over internal documents that span 13 categories, according to two people briefed on the requests. Robert S. Mueller III's team is also eyeing whether the president sought to obstruct the earlier Russia probe.
The most violent tropical cyclone to hit the island in more than 80 years knocked out Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and decimated communities. The Category 4 storm also disabled radar, weather stations and cell towers, leaving an information vacuum in which officials could only speculate about damage, injuries or deaths.
White supremacists are still drawn to Stone Mountain, Ga., where the modern Klan was born and where carved images of rebel leaders loom over a park. Now, calls to remove the monument have roiled the state’s gubernatorial election and sparked what could be the most complex of the hot-button Confederate memorial fights erupting across the country.
If the astoundingly unpopular block-grant proposal at the center of Cassidy-Graham becomes law, it might create enough incentive for Democrats to pass a sweeping Medicare expansion the next time they have 50 votes in the Senate.
Across Mexico City, thousands volunteered to provide aid or to pick through buildings destroyed by Tuesday afternoon’s 7.1 magnitude quake, the second major temblor in the past month and the deadliest in three decades.