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Trump, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the threat of 'tyranny'

Trump, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the threat of 'tyranny'

Asked to clarify whether there were any tapes as Trump suggested, Spicer said he had nothing further to add to the president's tweets. After four months in office, President Donald Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House's attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russian Federation investigations only seem to add more fuel.


Senate starts over on health care; bill would keep parts of Obamacare

Senate starts over on health care; bill would keep parts of Obamacare

A growing number of Senate Republicans are recasting President Trump's Rose Garden celebration after the House vote as a mere starting point because of anxiety over how the House bill would affect Medicaid recipients in their states, insurance costs for people with conditions such as diabetes or cancer, or the breadth of health benefits in states that would be able to jettison federal insurance requirements.



Donald Trump's scandals reaching Watergate size, scale: Republican leader John McCain

John McCain, who was beaten by Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency in 2008, has compared the crisis enveloping Trump to the infamous Watergate incident, that saw President Richard Nixon ultimately resign. "I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform and repealing and replacing ObamaCare", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg .


Vladimir Putin vows to hand over President Trump talks transcript

Vladimir Putin vows to hand over President Trump talks transcript

McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The president had been engaging in "routine sharing" with foreign leaders, he said, arguing that some of the information was publicly available. That breakdown endangers not only this nation's security, but that of other nations as well. The revelation was first reported by the Washington Post.



President 'asked former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey to shut down Flynn probe'

The memo was written by Mr Comey immediately after his meeting in the White House Oval Office with Mr Trump one day after Mr Flynn resigned over his contacts with Russians. In an ominous sign for Trump, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation asking for the handover of "all memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President".