White House counsel Don McGahn is reportedly out after tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration

White House counsel Don McGahn is reportedly out after tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration

White House counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation said to Business Insider. McGahn was said to be on his way out of the White House, which was expected to happen after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. McGahn reportedly had a 20-minute farewell…

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into ‚online platform bias’ at Google and Facebook — read the leaked document here

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into ‚online platform bias’ at Google and Facebook — read the leaked document here

The White House has drafted a text of a proposed executive order for President Donald Trump that would trigger an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, according to a copy of the document obtained by Business Insider. The existence of the draft was first reported by Bloomberg. The proposed text focuses on „bias” at the…

The House of Lords is preparing for a Brexit showdown over the customs union

The House of Lords is preparing for a Brexit showdown over the customs union

Labour peer Andrew Adonis. John Phillips/Getty LONDON — Labour peers in the House of Lords are preparing for another Brexit showdown after Parliament returns from summer holidays amid a feeling in Westminster that the biggest „pro-Remain” rebellions are yet to come. Labour whips in the Lords believe that the second reading of the Trade Bill…

White House lawyer co-operating with probe

White House lawyer co-operating with probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Don McGahn had answered the questions „fulsomely and honestly”, his lawyer said The top lawyer in the White House is „co-operating extensively” with the Russia inquiry into election meddling, the New York Times reports. Donald McGahn has spent 30 hours sharing detailed accounts of episodes at the heart of the…

New Zealand bans house sales to foreigners

New Zealand bans house sales to foreigners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Zealand is facing a housing affordability crisis New Zealand’s parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country – a move aimed at making properties more affordable. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians and Singaporeans are exempt because of free-trade deals. New Zealand is…

White House clash over Trump media attacks

White House clash over Trump media attacks

Ivanka Trump has said that she does not think the media are the „enemy of the people”. Her comments came hours before the UN’s special rapporteur on press freedom said her father, US president Donald Trump, increased the risk of journalists being attacked through his comments about the media. David Kaye and Edison Lanza of…

White House defiant on Roseanne race row

White House defiant on Roseanne race row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhite House defends Trump’s reaction to Roseanne firingThe White House has accused the entertainment industry of „hypocrisy” over its condemnation of Roseanne Barr following a racist tweet. Its press secretary suggested liberal TV stars suffered no consequences for saying „the most horrible things” about President Donald Trump.…

The White House sweeps the West Wing for banned personal cell phones to try and stop leaks

The White House sweeps the West Wing for banned personal cell phones to try and stop leaks

President Donald Trump takes a call in the Oval Office. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The White House is conducting sweeps to collect personal devices in order to cut down on leaks from West Wing staffers, CNN reported on Tuesday. After toying with the idea for months, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly imposed a ban…

US House chaplain resignation reversed

US House chaplain resignation reversed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patrick Conroy has served as House chaplain for seven years The US House of Representatives chaplain will stay in his post after at first claiming he was forced to quit by top Republican Paul Ryan last month. Catholic Reverend Patrick Conroy said in a letter he was forced out,…

Waffle House gunman arrested

Waffle House gunman arrested

Image copyright Nashville PD Image caption Suspect Travis Reinking pictured after his arrest in Nashville A man suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee has been arrested by police in Nashville. Police said Travis Reinking, 29, was caught in a wooded area. He allegedly opened fire at the restaurant on Sunday…