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May 23, 2017 2:00 PM The Daily 202: Comey was not the only official to resist Trump entreaties

THE BIG IDEA: James Comey was not alone. Even Donald Trump’s own pick for director of national intelligence, former Republican Sen. Dan Coats, refused to comply with a request by the president to push back against the FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government. Trump also reached out to Adm. Mike Rogers 15

May 22, 2017 10:01 PM Can Michael Flynn refuse to turn over documents to Congress? Yes — but he risks jail

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s reticence to testify before Congress about his behavior before and after the inauguration of Donald Trump was always obvious. His attorney indicated that Flynn would testify in exchange for immunity back in March — a ploy that seemed designed to muck up any external criminal investigation of Flynn. Such an investigation 10

May 22, 2017 2:32 PM The Daily 202: Trump hypocrisy continues at home and abroad

THE BIG IDEA: If you studied Donald Trump seriously during the campaign, nothing about his first four months in office has been terribly surprising. The former reality television star’s life has always been clouded by chaos and controversy. He overpromises and underdelivers. He plays fast and loose. He’s brash and unapologetic. He’s often failed spectacularly 28

May 21, 2017 3:59 PM Trump Feels ‘Hamstrung’ in Ability to Work With Moscow, Adviser Says

McMaster says president told Russians he wants to move beyond “all of the Russia news” to address issues such as the fight against ISIS WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is limited in his ability to cooperate with Moscow because of investigations of possible connections between Russia and his 2016 campaign, a top adviser said. Mr. Trump wants to confront 4

May 20, 2017 5:23 PM Saudis give Trump a reception fit for a king

At night, a large image of the president was beamed onto the outside of his hotel. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump had to travel to someone else’s kingdom to get the respect he has always craved. From his airport greeting by King Salman of Saudi Arabia — a courtesy that was never extended to his predecessor, President Barack Obama — to the military 13

May 20, 2017 7:25 AM Report: Trump says firing ‘nut job’ Comey took off pressure

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip. White House hopes that Trump could leave scandalous 34

May 19, 2017 9:00 AM 5 Objectives To Watch For During Trump's First Overseas Trip

President Trump returns to the White House on Wednesday from a trip to Connecticut. He leaves on Friday for his first trip abroad. President Trump will try to leave his troubles behind as he departs on the first foreign trip of his presidency. It's an ambitious itinerary with stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican and two meetings with European leaders 10

May 19, 2017 12:45 AM Trump angrily calls Russia investigation a ‘witch hunt,’ and denies charges of collusion

President Trump on Thursday said there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia, while adding the caveat that he can only speak for himself, and denied ever asking FBI Director James B. Comey to back off on his agency’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump spoke in the wake of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein’s 2

May 19, 2017 12:02 AM Trump's divisive unity plea

President Donald Trump loves division, except when he’s the one under attack. “I hate to see anything that divides,” said the man who ran one of the most divisive campaigns in one of the most divisive elections in history, when he was asked about his view on the appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether his own aides were involved in Russian 21

May 18, 2017 11:16 AM Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: report

Advisers to President Trump's campaign reportedly had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russian officials and those with ties to Moscow. Reuters reported that former national security adviser Michael Flynn, along with other advisers to Trump, had contact with Russians in at least 18 calls or emails during the last seven months of Trump's 2016 presidential 15