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 reports indicate Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on Trump’s views on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.
Former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper sounded off on the president’s statements disparaging intelligence agencies and expressed disbelief at his embrace of Russia.
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 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, Va., 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.
Storms and triggers for storms are lined up like a train pointed our way, with the odds for bad weather increasing as Saturday wears on. Highs will push into the mid-90s or so, and humidity will stay brutally high.
The records, which come as the White House adviser faces increasing scrutiny as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, show the vast and varied wealth of the president’s son-in-law.
Aras Agalarov, an eager-to-please tycoon who helped bring bling to Russia, has built political capital in the Moscow region and in the Kremlin itself by acting as a consummate fixer and reliable executor.
The Polish Senate rushed approval of a law that will retire all Supreme Court judges and allow the president to replace them, a vote that judges in the neighboring Czech Republic described as an assault on democracy.