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Trump lawyer says it's an open question whether president could pardon himself

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump’s legal team, said it’s an open question whether the president has the authority to pardon himself.Sekulow was responding ...

Trump spokeswoman dismisses ‘Russia fever’ as attempt to take away legitimacy of his victory

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- The president’s new press secretary dismissed the media’s focus on the Russia investigation, what she called “Russia fever,” as an attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election victory.“There's ...

Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team

Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump Jr.'s legal team is expanding its operation, bringing on D.C.-based attorney and longtime regulatory lawyer Karina Lynch, his team told ABC ...

Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader says

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic Party will consider proposing a single-payer health insurance system, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said.“We’re going to look at broader things [for ...

Trump Jr., Manafort agree to cooperate with Senate panel and won't attend Wednesday hearing, Grassley says

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have both agreed to negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide documents "and be interviewed... ...

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci 'deleting old tweets'

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Anthony Scaramucci, the newest member of the Trump administration, took to Twitter Saturday to say he’s deleting some old tweets that “shouldn’t be a ...

In Twitter tirade, Trump blasts 'leak' on Sessions and notes presidential power to pardon

Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Trump, in a long tweetstorm on Saturday morning, slammed what he called "a new intelligence leak" against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an apparent ...

In midst of Russia probe, NSA chief vows: 'I will not violate' my oath to Americans

Zach Gibson/Getty Images (ASPEN, Colo.) -- In unusually passionate and stark terms, the head of the nation’s top spy agency made clear on Saturday in Colorado that he will ...

Politicians, celebrities react to Sean Spicer’s resignation

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary on Friday, and members of the Trump administration, lawmakers, celebrities and Spicer himself quickly took to ...

Notable moments from Sean Spicer's tenure as press secretary

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday after six months on the job as President Trump's spokesman, during which he became one of ...

Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign amid reports of campaign conversations with Russia, source says

ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign after a report emerged that he engaged in campaign and policy-related conversations with Russia during the 2016 ...

Financier Anthony Scaramucci accepts Trump offer to head White House communications

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Prominent Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has accepted the position of White House communications director offered to him by President Donald Trump.Scaramucci is replacing ...

Trump Jr., Manafort agree to cooperate with Senate panel and won't attend Wednesday hearing, Grassley says

William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have both agreed to negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide documents "and be interviewed... ...

Sean Spicer feeling 'relieved' after resignation as White House press secretary

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Sean Spicer is feeling "relieved" in the wake of his resignation as the White House press secretary, he told ABC News Friday afternoon.When asked how ...

Susan Rice meets with Senate Intel Committee as part of Russia probe

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama's national security advisor, met Friday with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a private interview as part of the ...

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