MOSCOW — A top official at Russia’s cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Nikolai Murashov, a deputy head of the Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents, said Tuesday that the first U.S. official request regarding the hacking into the Democratic National Committee came … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role. Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was seen as the favorite for the job when Trump announced Saturday that Kelly would leave around year’s end. But … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control in the House. An announcement about Kelly’s replacement was expected in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end
WASHINGTON — White House political director Bill Stepien and deputy Justin Clark are leaving the administration to work on President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Their plans were confirmed by two people with knowledge of the advisers’ thinking who weren’t authorized to speak publicly before an official announcement. Stepien oversaw Trump’s midterm campaign push, which included … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump political aides shifting over to re-election campaign
MADISON, Wis.— The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has approved a sweeping package of bills weakening the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The state Assembly approved the lame-duck legislation Wednesday morning. The … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | The Latest: Wisconsin Legislature OKs weakening governor, AG
BERLIN — German prosecutors have opened a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations sent to a prominent far-right politician. Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz said Wednesday they have asked parliament to lift the immunity of Alice Weidel, who is co-leader of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party. The party, which came third in … Continue reading BERLIN | German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and midterm elections (all times local): 11:33 a.m. President Donald Trump is imploring his supporters to vote on Tuesday, saying the media will treat the midterm results as a referendum on his presidency. Trump is telling supporters on a tele-town hall organized by his re-election campaign that, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump urges supporters to vote, knocks media
WASHINGTON — For the blink of a tweet, President Donald Trump gave subtle credence to the notion that bombs mailed to Democrats were actually a ploy to hurt Republicans in the election. That flew in the face of known facts in the episode, just one example of reality being twisted in the house of mirrors … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Did Trump think mail bombs were liberal plot?