If the president pardoned himself in the face of the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the election, it would set off a legal and political firestorm — first around the question of whether a commander in chief can use the constitutional power in that way.
The accounts 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.
The broadcast stalwart, who was diagnosed with cancer this spring, was among the first black anchors in a major media market. He presided over the D.C. area’s top-rated newscasts and became a public figure in his own right. In addition to reading the news, he also delivered pointed commentaries, often on sensitive racial topics.
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.
With a record 25.1 million travelers last year, Baltimore beat Dulles and National. At least a third of those passengers were from this area, airport officials said, and BWI is investing resources to expand that share.
The goal of the exercise at this Washington studio was to help felines from the city's Humane Rescue Alliance get more comfortable around people. What ensued was a lot of giggling, a little yoga, one messy incident — and maybe an adoption.
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.
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.
House leaders agreed to vote on the bill that would prevent President Trump from lifting measures against Moscow after incorporating a roster of sanctions aimed at freezing North Korea’s nuclear program.