Jonathan Lemire

WASHINGTON | Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani told “Fox News Sunday” that an interview would happen “over my dead body.” The special counsel, who is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, has continued to ask for an … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON | As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

WASHINGTON  — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging affairs with him rests with his former fixer, Michael Cohen. Both Cohen and American Media Inc., the company that owns the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

NEW YORK | As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has now been abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors — his longtime lawyer and the company that owns the National Enquirer tabloid — bringing a perilous investigation into his campaign a step closer to the Oval Office. Both Michael Cohen and American Media Inc. now say they … Continue reading NEW YORK | As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

WASHINGTON | Trump says many candidates are vying for chief of staff job

WASHINGTON — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says many candidates are vying for chief of staff job

WASHINGTON | Washington’s new power standoff _ Trump, Pelosi

WASHINGTON— They haven’t spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats’ election night win. But they don’t really need to. Trump and Pelosi go way back, from the time she first showed up at Trump Tower fundraising for the Democrats long before he would become president or she … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Washington’s new power standoff _ Trump, Pelosi

WASHINGTON | Trump waffles on pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn’t committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” praised Kelly’s work ethic and much … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump waffles on pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly

WASHINGTON | Trump muses staffing changes, won’t commit to keeping Kelly

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn’t committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” praised Kelly’s work ethic and much … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump muses staffing changes, won’t commit to keeping Kelly

PARADISE, Calif.|Trump tours Paradise area, calls wildfire a ‘really bad one’

PARADISE, Calif.  — From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California’s killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape. “We’re going to have to work quickly. … Hopefully this is going to be the last … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif.|Trump tours Paradise area, calls wildfire a ‘really bad one’