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Trump plans to nominate deputy transportation secretary as deputy attorney general

Trump plans to nominate deputy transportation secretary as deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to be the new deputy attorney general, the White House announced in a news release Tuesday. Trump’s announcement comes following the confirmation of new attorney general William Barr and as current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein prepares for his mid-March departure — setting the…MORE

McCabe: ‘I think it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset

McCabe: ‘I think it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday it is possible President Donald Trump is a Russian asset. “Do you still believe the President could be a Russian asset?” asked CNN’s Anderson Cooper during an interview with McCabe on “Anderson Cooper 360.” “I think it’s possible. I think that’s why we started our investigation, and…MORE

Trump’s loyalty obsession could lead to obstruction case

Trump’s loyalty obsession could lead to obstruction case

President Donald Trump’s craving for loyalty from his top law enforcement officials and alleged efforts to topple those whom he perceives as threats could be leading him into deep trouble — and even put his presidency in peril. The New York Times provided a fresh glimpse into Trump’s persistent efforts to shield himself from swirling…MORE

Potential GOP challenger calls Trump’s 2020 chances ‘weak’

Potential GOP challenger calls Trump’s 2020 chances ‘weak’

Maryland’s Republican governor, who’s viewed as a potential primary challenger to President Donald Trump in 2020, said the President’s poll numbers show he’s “pretty weak in the general election.” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made the comments to CBS News in an interview set to air Wednesday morning as the moderate Republican continues to mull a…MORE

Wilbur Ross’ financial disclosure rejected by federal ethics agency

Wilbur Ross’ financial disclosure rejected by federal ethics agency

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated his ethics agreement and submitted a financial disclosure form that “was not accurate,” according to the Office of Government Ethics. Emory Rounds, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, wrote that Ross reported in his annual financial disclosure that he sold bank stock that other reports indicate he did…MORE

White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits

White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits

The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official said. In the face of several lawsuits challenging Trump’s authority to declare a national emergency to reallocate billions of dollars toward a border wall, the White House…MORE

White House press shop loses longtime staffer

White House press shop loses longtime staffer

The White House communications team is losing a longtime member as Lindsay Walters is set to depart the administration. Walters will leave her post as deputy press secretary in April for a role as vice president of US public affairs at public relations firm Edelman, the White House announced Tuesday alongside a series of glowing…MORE

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