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Special counsel abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

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.

May. 18, 2017 7:46 AM EDT
Trump recycles campaign fodder to distract from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks on the defensive, President Donald Trump has stepped up his efforts to dispute and downplay revelations stemming from the investigations into the Kremlin's interference in last year's election and possible Russian ties to his campaign associates.

Apr. 3, 2017 12:24 PM EDT
Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged his former national security adviser to strike an immunity deal Friday, even as congressional investigators rebuffed Michael Flynn's offer of cooperation in exchange for protection from prosecution.

Mar. 31, 2017 7:16 PM EDT
Trump seeks Congress' help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during the election.

Mar. 5, 2017 7:23 PM EST
White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House counsel's office has instructed the president's aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials said Wednesday.

Mar. 1, 2017 5:50 PM EST
Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.

Jan. 25, 2017 10:34 AM EST
White House doubles down on Trump's voter fraud claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion.

Jan. 24, 2017 2:55 PM EST
Trump lags predecessors on diversity as he picks Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it's looking less like America's population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.

Dec. 16, 2016 3:11 AM EST
Trump lags predecessors on diversity as he picks Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it's looking less like America's population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.

Dec. 15, 2016 4:29 PM EST
Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant.

Dec. 10, 2016 2:39 AM EST
Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant.

Dec. 9, 2016 5:45 PM EST
No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead.

Dec. 5, 2016 7:31 PM EST
Treasury nominee Mnuchin was Trump's top fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be the nation's 77th Treasury secretary, has had a long history as a successful financial executive and a shorter but significant period in a job that ushered him into Trump's inner circle: head of Trump's campaign finance operation.

Nov. 30, 2016 12:52 PM EST
Trump tapping Washington, Wall Street veterans for top jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is enlisting a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street to fill out his Cabinet, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as secretary of the Treasury Department.

Nov. 29, 2016 10:02 PM EST
Treasury nominee Mnuchin was Trump's top fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's expected choice to be the nation's 77th treasury secretary, has had a long history as a successful financial executive and a shorter but significant period in a job that ushered him into Trump's inner circle: head of Trump's campaign finance operation.

Nov. 29, 2016 7:34 PM EST
Trump picks Price as HHS secretary; Democrats blast choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

Nov. 29, 2016 8:12 AM EST
Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the decision.

Nov. 28, 2016 11:30 PM EST
Trump drama rolls on: Disputes, falsehoods hit transition

NEW YORK (AP) — The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump's presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting and sending internal fights spilling into public.

Nov. 28, 2016 10:34 PM EST
AP source: Trump offers Flynn national security adviser job

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump offered former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser as he began to build out his national security team Thursday, according to a senior Trump official.

Nov. 17, 2016 9:42 PM EST
Trump: No transition turmoil, efforts going 'so smoothly'

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday vigorously rejected charges of turmoil and infighting roiling efforts to set up his White House, national security and economic teams.

Nov. 16, 2016 9:22 PM EST
Trump team said it could have done better on press access

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's transition team said Wednesday it could have offered "better communication" after the incoming president emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days and moved about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts.

Nov. 16, 2016 12:29 PM EST
Trump ditches media _ the public's eyes and ears _ again

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days, moving about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts.

Nov. 16, 2016 6:59 AM EST
Giuliani emerges as favorite for Trump's secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state in Donald Trump's incoming administration, a senior Trump official said on Monday — another indication the president-elect is putting a prize on loyalty as he narrows down his Cabinet picks.

Nov. 15, 2016 1:00 AM EST
Trump set to roll back Obama policies on energy, environment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is considering an oil billionaire and a North Dakota lawmaker for top posts as he moves to roll back President Barack Obama's environmental and energy policies and allow unfettered production of oil, coal and natural gas.

Nov. 14, 2016 5:50 PM EST
In Trump's orbit, son-in-law expected to stay a power center

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump and President Barack Obama met privately at the White House, the president-elect's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, strolled the mansion's South Lawn, deep in conversation with Obama's chief of staff.

Nov. 14, 2016 5:36 PM EST
Trump may revisit Trump Country during a victory tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump may take a victory tour to states that elected him president, an aide said Saturday, as boisterous protests unfolded outside the tower where he holed up with members of his transition team and fielded calls congratulating him.

Nov. 12, 2016 7:18 PM EST

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