Cleared to stay in power indefinitely, Chinese President Xi Jinping has discarded the leadership structure he inherited and is kicking off his second term with a handpicked team of trusted lieutenants. For the next five years, Mr. Xi will look to his inner circle to shore up a sluggish economy, eradicate poverty and enhance China’s global standing—while shielding his ambitious
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President Trump asserted on Saturday that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia should never have been opened in the first place. “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “It was based on fraudulent activities and a
Working with a whistleblower who helped set up Cambridge Analytica, the Observer and Guardian have seen documents and gathered eyewitness reports that lift the lid on the data analytics firm that helped Donald Trump to victory. The company is currently being investigated on both sides of the Atlantic. It is a key subject in two inquiries in the UK –
Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night accepted the recommendationthat former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took the reins of the agency during the turbulent days after the abrupt firing of James Comey, be terminated — two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension benefits. Though McCabe — who has been attacked by President
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to his investigation into whether Donald Trump’s associates colluded with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Trump Organization has been voluntarily producing documents to the special counsel for months, according to people familiar with the matter.
The special counsel’s office wants to talk to Donald Trump about the firings of James Comey and Michael Flynn, but as the president’s lawyers negotiate the terms and scope of a possible interview, they’re left with no easy options. Balking at an interview, even a narrowly tailored one focused on obstruction of justice questions, risks perpetuating the perception that Trump
Though the popularity of Trump’s tax plan has grown since it was passed last year, it stalled as an election issue in Pennsylvania, leading Republicans to shift away from it late in the campaign in search of another topic to energize supporters of state legislator Rick Saccone. “It looks like it just petered out,” pollster Patrick Murray of the nonpartisan