Later that month in a free-wheeling "Fox & Friends" interview, Trump acknowledged that Cohen represented him in the "crazy Stormy Daniels deal." In May, Trump and his attorneys began saying Cohen received a monthly retainer from which he made payments for nondisclosure agreements like the one with Daniels. In a series of tweets, Trump said those agreements are "very common among celebrities and people of wealth" and "this was a private agreement." … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s explanations shift as legal exposure grows
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Previous reports with the F.E.C. show that the Trump campaign and the party committee have spent roughly $17 million on legal fees, some of them related to campaign compliance. Other expenses relate to legal fees for members of the Trump family or officials who were connected to congressional inquiries and the special counsel’s investigation. … [Read more...] about Trump Raises $105 Million, Much of It in Small Donations
George Conway: Republican Party has become a ‘personality cult’ under TrumpTrump administration defends asylum crackdown after judge’s rulingAn American killing: Why did the U.S. Park Police fatally shoot Bijan Ghaisar?Cory Booker: I will ‘take some time over the coming months’ to consider 2020 bidTrump tries to deflect blowback after attacking admiralPhotos: On patrol with the Iraqi militia hunting the last remnants of the Islamic State … [Read more...] about Trump defends Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi murder: ‘We may never know all of the facts’
An Army lieutenant general, McMaster had been seen as a key player in Trump's negotiations with North Korea, but yet again a lack of support for Trump regarding Russian collusion suspicions led to a sacking. … [Read more...] about Who has Donald Trump fired or who has resigned from his administration?
Trump implemented a major new policy this spring with no apparent plan or new resources to handle the influx of people who would be detained and prosecuted as a result. When a public outcry ensued, the administration could not answer basic questions about it. Trump then changed the way the policy worked — leaving officials within the administration and at the border confused on how to enact the changes. Plus, it took several days for the government to say how it planned to reunite families and where the separated children were located. … [Read more...] about Trump’s immigration stance puts focus on effectiveness