Lawyer says Trump Org cooperating with Mueller probe after subpoena news


President Donald Trump’s private company scrambled Thursday to show it has long been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators in response to a media report that it had gotten a new subpoena for documents tied to the Russia probe. The New York Times first reported that Mueller in recent weeks made the formal demand to the […]

Carson was involved in $31,000 furniture purchase, emails show


Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was involved in selecting a $31,000 dining table set for his office suite, emails show, despite Carson and HUD’s statements that he had no knowledge of the costly request. A cache of emails obtained by the advocacy group American Oversight show a HUD employee referring to “print outs […]

Johnson’s impeachment trial opens, March 13, 1868


On this day in 1868, the Senate put Andrew Johnson, who had become the nation’s 17th president after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, on trial following his impeachment by the House. With Salmon Chase, the chief justice, presiding, Johnson’s defense panel requested 40 days to collect evidence and witnesses, but initially only 10 days were granted. The […]

‘We took a broken system and just broke it completely’


President Donald Trump last year hailed a multibillion-dollar initiative to create a seamless digital health system for active duty military and the VA that he said would deliver “faster, better, and far better quality care.” But the military’s $4.3 billion Cerner medical record system has utterly failed to achieve those goals at the first hospitals […]

‘He’s a brave man’: The lonely existence of Cory Gardner


Senate Republican campaigns chief Cory Gardner might’ve had the easiest job in Washington — if only Hillary Clinton had won. Instead, the centrist-minded Coloradan has found himself in one of the toughest predicaments in town: leading the Republican battalion in what’s instead shaping up as an anti-Trump Democratic wave election, while at the same time […]

Sunday shows so far


SUNDAY SO FAR … – CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) … Andrew Pollack, the father of Parkland victim Meadow Pollack. Political panel: Jeff Goldberg, Ed O’Keefe, Susan Page, and Margaret Talev — NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Tom Brokaw, Al Cardenas, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Katy Tur — ABC’s “This Week”: Matthew Dowd, Van […]

Sessions won’t comment on Trump ‘coward’ remark about Florida deputy


Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined to comment Tuesday when asked whether he agrees with President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a sheriff’s deputy who failed to intervene in a deadly school shooting earlier this month was a “coward.” “I don’t have any comment on that,” Sessions said in respond to a question from POLITICO at an […]