Outcry over Trump obstruction allegation

Outcry over Trump obstruction allegation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump’s attorney general nominee William Barr is quizzed about obstructionUS President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build…

Trump reportedly instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow deal

Trump reportedly instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow deal

President Donald Trump personally directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow deal in 2017, BuzzFeed News reported late Thursday. The now defunct Trump Tower Moscow deal is a focus of the special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional investigators examining Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election and…

Trump cancels Pelosi trip over shutdown

Trump cancels Pelosi trip over shutdown

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Mr Trump has postponed Ms Pelosi’s trip a day after she called on him to postpone his address to Congress US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt, citing the government shutdown. „I am sure you would agree that postponing this…

Democrats ask Trump to call off speech

Democrats ask Trump to call off speech

Image copyright Getty Images Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress, arguing security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Mr Trump that he should deliver the speech in writing instead unless federal agencies reopen. Mr Trump is…

Trump attorney general pick faces grilling

Trump attorney general pick faces grilling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump’s nominee to lead the justice department President Donald Trump’s nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president. William Barr also told his confirmation hearing the US inquiry into Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling is not a…

Trump denies he ever worked for Russia

Trump denies he ever worked for Russia

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has denied working for Russia, pouring scorn on the latest reports to cast scrutiny on his relationship with Moscow. Addressing reporters at the White House as he left for Louisiana, he said: „I never worked for Russia.” He played down a Washington Post report that he had…

Turkey: Trump threats will not work

Turkey: Trump threats will not work

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian Kurds have been protesting against Turkish threats to carry out a new offensive Turkey has dismissed President Donald Trump’s threat to „devastate” its economy if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after a pullout of US troops. „You cannot get anywhere by threatening Turkey economically,” Foreign Minister Nevlut Cavusoglu…

Trump denies hiding detail of Putin talks

Trump denies hiding detail of Putin talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump (left) with Mr Putin in Helsinki in July 2018 US President Donald Trump has denied hiding details of conversations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, saying he is „not keeping anything under wraps”. The Washington Post alleges that on at least one occasion in 2017 he took away his interpreter’s…

Trump reportedly hid records of his conversations with Putin from his own administration

Trump reportedly hid records of his conversations with Putin from his own administration

President Donald Trump has taken pains to hide details of his communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin from his own administration — even going so far as to take notes from his interpreter and order the linguist to stay silent, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. The Post, citing current and former US officials, said…