Clapper hopes Mueller will end Russia probe ‘soon’

President Obama’s intelligence chief on Monday said he hoped special counsel Robert Mueller would wrap up his Russia election probe soon and tell the country whether there was any collusion between Moscow and President Trump’s campaign. “I think the overarching point here is that this whole issue has to come to a resolution,” Former Director of National Intelligence…

Trump says he won’t sign GOP’s compromise immigration bill

President Trump on Friday said that he would not sign the House GOP’s compromise immigration bill, delivering a major blow to Republican leadership’s plans. “I certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” during an impromptu interview on the White House lawn. “I need a bill that gives this country tremendous border security.…

Trump, Kim sign denuclearization deal in ‘new chapter’

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement Tuesday committing the United States to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, as Trump said the two were ready “to write a new chapter” between the nations. The agreement, and a surprise decision by Trump to call off joint military exercises with…

Justice Dept. argues key parts of ObamaCare are unconstitutional

The Department of Justice (DOJ) argued in court Thursday that key parts of ObamaCare are now unconstitutional, siding in large part with a conservative challenge to the law. The move is a break from the norm of the DOJ to defend federal laws when they are challenged in court. Under President Trump, the department has opted not to defend…

The Memo: Trump’s ‘pardon’ storm grows deeper

President Trump and his legal team are doubling down on their assertion of nearly unconfined presidential powers when it comes to the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the 2016 presidential election. Critics, both in politics and the media, have accused Trump and his team of asserting a Nixonian defense that in essence posits…