Twitter leader whines, laments social media role in Trump’s election

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Twitter says he’s sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. In an interview with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter’s role in Trump’s populist rise is “a very bad thing.” The president has […]

Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Even as his administration fights for its travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump is using the nation that is home to Islam’s holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism. Trump’s Sunday […]

Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

JULIE PACE, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by the wealthy kingdom as he aims to forge strong alliances to combat terrorism while pushing past the multiple controversies threatening […]

To Trump supporters, the real story is about leaks, sabotage

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn’t the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It’s about leakers working to undermine the president. “SABOTAGE,” read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican […]

Trump calls naming of special counsel a ‘witch hunt’

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller […]

Former FBI Director Mueller named special prosecutor to probe Trump-Russia ties

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department abruptly appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday night as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the […]

Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials on Wednesday sought to downplay any damage caused by President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials that was reportedly provided by Israel, and lauded the robust security cooperation with the United States just days before the president is due to arrive for […]

Trump defends sharing terrorism ‘facts’ with Russians

VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share “facts pertaining to terrorism” and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has “an absolute right” as president to do so. Trump’s tweets did not say whether he revealed classified […]

New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea’s progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul’s presidential office said Tuesday. The agreement for the […]

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians. The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump’s dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia’s meddling with last year’s election […]

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