The accounts, intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, from Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to his superiors contradict public assertions by the attorney general. A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on matters including Trump’s positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.
Trump has repeatedly suggested that the Russia investigation is a “hoax” and a “witch hunt,” so getting rid of Sessions would also lend credence to the idea that there was something untoward about Sessions's meetings with Kislyak.
After just six tumultuous months on the job, longtime Washington insider Sean Spicer failed to last in service of a president who rejects convention and prefers to act as his own chief representative. The White House spokesman quit following the appointment of wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director,
Anthony Scaramucci's new role is a remarkable political ascension for the investment veteran, who had bounced around several Republican campaigns before striking gold as a full-throated Trump supporter.
These events are staged nationwide, but the clinic in Wise County, Virginia, is among the biggest, drawing people from all over the Appalachia and casting the sterile political debates in the nation's capital into the starkest human terms.
The Senate parliamentarian says Democrats could block several key elements of the legislation, including abortion coverage restrictions, a one-year ban on funding for Planned Parenthood and changes to Medicaid coverage requirements, if the bill is voted on next week.
Tyler McGlothlin knew that when he stood along the side of the road holding his sign, he would likely encounter acts of generosity as well as outbursts of resentment. He hoped he would get enough money to feed his family. He hoped the cops wouldn’t arrest him. But most of all, he hoped he wouldn’t run into a man named David Hess.