Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is under increasing pressure to cooperate with criminal prosecutors investigating the campaign’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin following reports that his chief lieutenant will testify against him. Several US media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times and CNN, reported that Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and lobbyist, has struck […]

Trump may release a prisoner from Guantanamo

Trump may release a prisoner from Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — On the campaign trail Donald Trump said he wanted to keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open and “load it up with some bad dudes.” But President Trump may actually oversee a slight decrease in the population. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi, a 42-year-old Saudi citizen who has been held at the […]

Gallup: Trump’s first-year job approval 10 points lower than any predecessor

Gallup: Trump’s first-year job approval 10 points lower than any predecessor

President Trump’s first-year average job approval rating was at least 10 percentage points lower than that of any of his predecessors, according to Gallup. Trump’s job approval rating during his first year in office averaged 38.4 percent, Gallup reported. By comparison, President Obama’s first-year average approval rating was 57.2 percent. The only other president to […]

Graham: ‘My memory hasn’t evolved’ on Trump immigration meeting

Graham: ‘My memory hasn’t evolved’ on Trump immigration meeting

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told a South Carolina newspaper on Monday that his “memory hasn’t evolved” about the White House meeting in which President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as “shithole countries.” In an interview with The Post and Courier, Graham seemed to challenge the accounts of fellow Republican Sens. Tom […]