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Congressional Democrats to roll out economic agenda

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democratic congressional leaders are launching a revamped messaging campaign Monday as part of the party's new appeal to voters before the 2018 midterm elections.

The campaign features a new package of economic   ... Read More

Trump calls Jeff Sessions ‘beleaguered AG’ in tweet

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) --  President Trump Monday morning called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "beleaguered" following his public criticism of Sessions in a recent interview with The New York Times.

"After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck   ... Read More

Jared Kushner set for closed-door interview with Senate Intelligence Committee

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is expected on Capitol Hill Monday for a closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The panel, which is one of several congressional committees investigating Russian   ... Read More

Trump spokeswoman dismisses ‘Russia fever’ as attempt to take away legitimacy of his victory

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- The president’s new press secretary dismissed the media’s focus on the Russia investigation, what she called “Russia fever,” as an attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election victory.

“There's a ton of focus on what I like to call   ... Read More

Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team

Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump Jr.'s legal team is expanding its operation, bringing on D.C.-based attorney and longtime regulatory lawyer Karina Lynch, his team told ABC News.

Lynch also confirmed to ABC News that she is joining   ... Read More

Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic Party will consider proposing a single-payer health insurance system, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said.

“We’re going to look at broader things [for the nation’s health care system.] Single-payer is one of them,”   ... Read More

Trump lawyer says it’s an open question whether president could pardon himself

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump’s legal team, said it’s an open question whether the president has the authority to pardon himself.

Sekulow was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos   ... Read More

Trump Jr., Manafort agree to cooperate with Senate panel and won’t attend Wednesday hearing, Grassley says

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have both agreed to negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide documents "and be interviewed... prior to a public hearing" in regards to its Russia probe,   ... Read More

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci ‘deleting old tweets’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Anthony Scaramucci, the newest member of the Trump administration, took to Twitter Saturday to say he’s deleting some old tweets that “shouldn’t be a distraction.”    ... Read More

In midst of Russia probe, NSA chief vows: ‘I will not violate’ my oath to Americans

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(ASPEN, Colo.) -- In unusually passionate and stark terms, the head of the nation’s top spy agency made clear on Saturday in Colorado that he will stand up to anyone -- even the president of the United   ... Read More

In Twitter tirade, Trump blasts ‘leak’ on Sessions and notes presidential power to pardon

Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump, in a long tweetstorm on Saturday morning, slammed what he called "a new intelligence leak" against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an apparent reference to a report that Sessions discussed campaign-related matters with Russia's   ... Read More

Politicians, celebrities react to Sean Spicer’s resignation

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary on Friday, and members of the Trump administration, lawmakers, celebrities and Spicer himself quickly took to Twitter to comment on the move.

Spicer called it "an honor   ... Read More

Notable moments from Sean Spicer’s tenure as press secretary

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday after six months on the job as President Trump's spokesman, during which he became one of the most well-known presidential representatives.

From his first appearance in the   ... Read More

Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign amid reports of campaign conversations with Russia, source says

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign after a report emerged that he engaged in campaign and policy-related conversations with Russia during the 2016 campaign, and he would only leave his position if President Trump   ... Read More

Financier Anthony Scaramucci accepts Trump offer to head White House communications

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Prominent Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has accepted the position of White House communications director offered to him by President Donald Trump.

Scaramucci is replacing Mike Dubke, who resigned in May only three months after   ... Read More

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Congressional Democrats to roll out economic agenda

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democratic congressional leaders are launching a revamped messaging campaign Monday as part of the party's new appeal to voters before the 2018 midterm elections.

The campaign features a new package of economic   ... Read More

Trump calls Jeff Sessions ‘beleaguered AG’ in tweet

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) --  President Trump Monday morning called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "beleaguered" following his public criticism of Sessions in a recent interview with The New York Times.

"After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck   ... Read More

Jared Kushner set for closed-door interview with Senate Intelligence Committee

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is expected on Capitol Hill Monday for a closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The panel, which is one of several congressional committees investigating Russian   ... Read More

Trump spokeswoman dismisses ‘Russia fever’ as attempt to take away legitimacy of his victory

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- The president’s new press secretary dismissed the media’s focus on the Russia investigation, what she called “Russia fever,” as an attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election victory.

“There's a ton of focus on what I like to call   ... Read More

Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team

Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump Jr.'s legal team is expanding its operation, bringing on D.C.-based attorney and longtime regulatory lawyer Karina Lynch, his team told ABC News.

Lynch also confirmed to ABC News that she is joining   ... Read More

Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic Party will consider proposing a single-payer health insurance system, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said.

“We’re going to look at broader things [for the nation’s health care system.] Single-payer is one of them,”   ... Read More

Trump lawyer says it’s an open question whether president could pardon himself

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump’s legal team, said it’s an open question whether the president has the authority to pardon himself.

Sekulow was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos   ... Read More

Trump Jr., Manafort agree to cooperate with Senate panel and won’t attend Wednesday hearing, Grassley says

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have both agreed to negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide documents "and be interviewed... prior to a public hearing" in regards to its Russia probe,   ... Read More

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci ‘deleting old tweets’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Anthony Scaramucci, the newest member of the Trump administration, took to Twitter Saturday to say he’s deleting some old tweets that “shouldn’t be a distraction.”    ... Read More

In midst of Russia probe, NSA chief vows: ‘I will not violate’ my oath to Americans

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(ASPEN, Colo.) -- In unusually passionate and stark terms, the head of the nation’s top spy agency made clear on Saturday in Colorado that he will stand up to anyone -- even the president of the United   ... Read More

In Twitter tirade, Trump blasts ‘leak’ on Sessions and notes presidential power to pardon

Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump, in a long tweetstorm on Saturday morning, slammed what he called "a new intelligence leak" against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an apparent reference to a report that Sessions discussed campaign-related matters with Russia's   ... Read More

Politicians, celebrities react to Sean Spicer’s resignation

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary on Friday, and members of the Trump administration, lawmakers, celebrities and Spicer himself quickly took to Twitter to comment on the move.

Spicer called it "an honor   ... Read More

Notable moments from Sean Spicer’s tenure as press secretary

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday after six months on the job as President Trump's spokesman, during which he became one of the most well-known presidential representatives.

From his first appearance in the   ... Read More

Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign amid reports of campaign conversations with Russia, source says

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign after a report emerged that he engaged in campaign and policy-related conversations with Russia during the 2016 campaign, and he would only leave his position if President Trump   ... Read More

Financier Anthony Scaramucci accepts Trump offer to head White House communications

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Prominent Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has accepted the position of White House communications director offered to him by President Donald Trump.

Scaramucci is replacing Mike Dubke, who resigned in May only three months after   ... Read More

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