The special counsel’s office issued a rare statement disputing a BuzzFeed report that said President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the president’s involvement in a real-estate deal with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
The legal reasoning behind the Justice Department’s unusual reversal of an opinion that paved the way for online gambling hewed closely to lobbyists’ arguments for casino magnate and top Republican donor Sheldon Adelson.
A third annual wave of women’s marches was kicking off in hundreds of cities Saturday, with organizers saying this year’s goal is to build momentum for the 2020 elections. Marches were planned in cities across the U.S., including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles and Denver.
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a second time in February, the White House announced Friday following a series of meetings between U.S. and North Korean officials in Washington.
The Democratic National Committee said it was targeted by an unsuccessful cyberattack eight days after the 2018 midterm elections—and believes one of the Russian hacking groups that broke into its network during the 2016 presidential campaign was behind the attempted intrusion.
The Trump administration set final rules for a new deduction that will provide significant savings for many business owners, providing more clarity for real-estate owners and service-industry businesses.
The furloughing of federal workers is straining the White House’s ability to do the paperwork necessary to nominate three people for positions at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Securities and Exchange Commission.