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June 16, 2017 10:56 AM Pence’s lawyer is the godfather of Comey’s daughter. That’s ‘the swamp’ for you

Vice President Pence became the latest member of the Trump administration to lawyer up Thursday, announcing that he had hired an outside attorney, Richard Cullen, to deal with the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections. News reports described the sterling reputation of Cullen, 69, a former Virginia attorney general and longtime 25

June 16, 2017 10:05 AM Pence’s balancing act as Trump’s No. 2 shows signs of strain amid WH turmoil

Vice President Mike Pence turned 58 on the same day that two senior intelligence officials fielded questions before a Senate committee about the FBI’s ongoing Russia probe — and one day before fired FBI Director James B. Comey appeared before the same committee to discuss why he believed President Trump had acted inappropriately. The back-to-back rounds 63

June 16, 2017 9:21 AM Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act

He might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. And the one person in America he can’t have thinking about that is his boss. Right around the time Donald Trump was boarding Air Force One en route to Saudi Arabia, soon to escape a capital city obsessed with investigations into his campaign’s ties with Russia 65

June 15, 2017 5:15 PM Putin sarcastically offers Comey political asylum in Russia

MOSCOW — Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia. The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI Director James Comey 20

June 15, 2017 11:57 AM Putin Says U.S. Is Not Russia’s Enemy, Stays Mum on Grandkids

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the U.S. was not an enemy of his country, saying his country had "many friends" in America. "We have been through two wars together,” he said during his annual nationwide televised call-in show. “The Russian Empire was key in securing U.S. independence." Putin added: "I know the mood of our people 5

June 15, 2017 11:53 AM GOP baseball shooting: Virginia shooter had been hanging out for weeks at a YMCA near the ball field

Trump responds to report that he's being investigated for obstruction of justice Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, had responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal." The Post report cited anonymous sources who were briefed on requests 4

June 14, 2017 5:36 PM Is Trump 'disrupting' his own foreign-policy team? The case of Qatar

a shift in thought President Trump's public, off-the-cuff foreign-policy commentaries are seemingly disconnected from his own team's consensus. That can serve a purpose, or, say experts, lead to setbacks for US interests. June 14, 2017 —When President Trump chose a Rose Garden press conference to blast away at Qatar as the guilty party in the Gulf Arab states’ 78

June 10, 2017 12:02 PM Trump calls Comey a liar, will testify under oath

US president dismissed former FBI chief’s testimony as a politically motivated stunt orchestrated by adversaries bitter about his victory in November Washington: President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey, the fired FBI director, of lying under oath to Congress, saying he would gladly provide sworn testimony disputing Comey’s charge that the president 6

June 10, 2017 9:14 AM Eager to testify, Trump says

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey, the fired FBI director, of lying under oath to Congress, saying he would gladly provide sworn testimony disputing Comey's assertion that the president forced him out because of his handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. Marine One leaves 20

June 10, 2017 5:24 AM Comey is a 'leaker,' but that doesn't make him a criminal, legal analysts say

President Donald Trump lambasted former FBI Director James Comey on Friday as a "leaker" for engineering the release of details of their conversations to a news reporter. The unflattering moniker might fit: Comey has conceded to Congress that he told a friend to give a reporter information about his recollection of the president's request that he shut down the bureau's 26