Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

/ May 13, 2017

Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

Another self-inflicted crisis has left U.S. President Donald Trump’s critics outraged and some of his Republican allies dismayed, but a bedrock of support for the billionaire leader means the political endgame is far in the distance. A few weeks ago, only Trump’s most rabid ...

/ May 12, 2017

Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe

In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on Thursday undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration’s characterizations of an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to ...

FBI firing roils Congress amid battle over special prosecutor

/ May 11, 2017

FBI firing roils Congress amid battle over special prosecutor

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to sack FBI Director James Comey unnerved members of Congress on Wednesday, dividing Republicans and infuriating Democrats who have begun pushing back against the White House after its bombshell announcement. Comey’s ouster has raised urgent questions over the future ...

Comey's firing leaves red-hot political case to successor

/ May 11, 2017

Comey's firing leaves red-hot political case to successor

After FBI Director James Comey’s firing, his successor faces a tough challenge to assert independence while pursuing a politically-charged investigation into links between Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign and Russia. Analysts and former agents say Comey’s exit gives the Federal Bureau of Investigation much-needed ...

/ May 10, 2017

Possible candidates for Trump's new FBI chief

With James Comey ousted as FBI director, President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to select a replacement for a new 10-year term. The FBI in the interim will be led by Comey’s top deputy, Andrew McCabe. But Trump is likely to reach outside ...

What now for the FBI's Trump-Russia probe?

/ May 10, 2017

What now for the FBI's Trump-Russia probe?

U.S. President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey throws a cloud of doubt over the bureau’s investigation into allegations of Trump campaign ties to Russia. The FBI and three congressional committees have been investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible ...

In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign

/ May 6, 2017

In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign

Many feared this was coming. For months pundits and journalists worried over the possibility that a strategically timed leak could destabilize France’s election, a replay of the obsessively covered disclosures that some Americans blame for hurting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and many ...