Politics

Trump sons met with GOP officials over political strategy

Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Family members of President Trump, including his two sons, met for hours Thursday with Republican Party officials to discuss political strategy, ABC News has learned from sources with direct knowledge of the meeting. The president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric, in addition to Eric’s wife, Lara, attended the meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters in …

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President Trump's campaign rally for June 1 in Iowa is postponed

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A campaign rally with President Trump on June 1 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been postponed “due to an unforeseen change in President Trump’s schedule,” according to the Trump campaign team. “Stay tuned for information on a rescheduled date early next week. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused,” an email sent from the …

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Clinton addresses losing to Trump, Comey, sexism, and her thoughts on therapy in new interview

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s been nearly seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. Now, she’s re-emerging onto the national scene to give a window into her post-election life. New York magazine released on Friday next week’s cover story, in which Clinton shares her reflections on the campaign, election night, sexism, James Comey, and …

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's security adviser, dead at 89

Mandel Ngan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died Friday night, his daughter has confirmed. He was 89. “My father passed away peacefully tonight,” Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” wrote on Instagram. “He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his grandchildren as Chief and to his wife as the enduring …

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Kushner asked Russian ambassador for backchannel on Syria and other policy matters

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) — President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner talked with the Russian ambassador in December about establishing a backchannel for communications, ABC News has learned from two sources. The sources stress that the talk between Kushner and the Russian envoy about communications was focused on the U.S. response to the crisis in Syria and other policy-related …

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Report: Russian Amb. said Kushner wanted secret communications backchannel

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Russia’s U.S. ambassador said that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner wanted to set up a secret communications backchannel to communicate with Russian officials, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Kushner proposed using secure Russian diplomatic facilities to communicate with the Kremlin during the presidential transition, the Post report said, citing communications intercepted …

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The top body language moments from President Trump's first trip abroad

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the world’s spotlight fixed on President Trump during his first trip abroad, every handshake, thumbs-up, smile, and shove has been analyzed by viewers around the world. For his part, Trump has shown an awareness about the importance of adhering to foreign customs. While touring Murabba Palace in Saudi Arabia, Trump turned to King Salman …

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President Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' adviser Gary Cohn says

Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s views on the Paris climate agreement are “evolving,” his chief economic adviser Gary Cohn told reporters Friday. “He came here to learn,” Cohn said. “So his views are evolving, which is exactly what they should be.” The president’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, then chimed in to say that the president’s decision …

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Scrutiny of Jared Kushner's Russia contacts brings the probe to Trump's inner circle

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The revelation that Jared Kushner’s meetings with Russians are under scrutiny brings the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to Trump’s inner circle. The 36-year-old Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, has had a growing role in that circle over the past two years, from Trump family member to trusted campaign …

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Clinton delivers stinging critique of Trump in Wellesley College commencement address

David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WELLESLEY, Mass.) — Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has shied away from the spotlight until recently, delivered a stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump’s behavior and policies on Friday, despite not mentioning him by name. Under a tent in the rain, Clinton delivered the 2017 commencement address at her alma mater, …

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