Tape appears to show Trump discussing payments involving ex-Playboy model

Tape appears to show Trump discussing payments involving ex-Playboy model

The nearly three-minute audio recording was provided to CNN by Lanny Davis, a lawyer who is representing Michael Cohen. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and DARREN SAMUELSOHN 07/24/2018 10:36 PM EDT Updated 07/24/2018 11:11 PM EDT 2018-07-24T11:11-0400 Donald Trump appears to have been caught on tape during the presidential campaign discussing the logistics of making payments aimed…
Trump allies weigh last-ditch bid to punish Rosenstein

Trump allies weigh last-ditch bid to punish Rosenstein

President Donald Trump’s top allies in the House are considering a last-ditch attempt to circumvent Republican leaders and punish Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and a regular Trump confidant, said Tuesday he’s weighing the introduction of a resolution…
Trump now says Russia is meddling in elections — for Democrats

Trump now says Russia is meddling in elections — for Democrats

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that he is "very concerned" that Russia will be "pushing very hard" for Democrats in the upcoming midterms, | Evan Vucci/AP Photo By REBECCA MORIN 07/24/2018 12:25 PM EDT Updated 07/24/2018 12:52 PM EDT 2018-07-24T12:52-0400 President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that he is "very concerned" that Russia will…
‘Like a Soviet-type economy’: GOP free traders unload on Trump

‘Like a Soviet-type economy’: GOP free traders unload on Trump

President Donald Trump’s bailout for the ag industry is driving his many Republican trade critics to exasperation. Pro-free trade Republicans were already furious with Trump's escalation of tariffs against U.S. allies and China — a multi-front trade war they say is hurting U.S. farmers and manufacturers. But the administration’s response Tuesday — sending $12 billion…
Trump to offer farmers $12B in trade aid

Trump to offer farmers $12B in trade aid

President Donald Trump in April directed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to devise a plan to mitigate any financial damage to U.S. agricultural producers’ bottom lines. | Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images The Trump administration is planning to ease fears of a trade war by announcing Tuesday about $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs,…
‘That was not the deal’: McCarthy, Ryan renege on immigration vow

‘That was not the deal’: McCarthy, Ryan renege on immigration vow

House GOP leaders are reneging on a vow to hold an immigration vote before the August recess, a move that puts House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a particularly awkward spot as he seeks to become the next speaker. In June, McCarthy (R-Calif.) personally promised several rank-and-file members a vote on a new guest-worker program…
POLITICO Playbook: 14 legislative days until the government shuts down

POLITICO Playbook: 14 legislative days until the government shuts down

Republicans will almost certainly need Democratic votes to get a government-funding bill across the finish line. And there are a healthy number of Democrats who don’t want President Donald Trump to have any money for his border wall. | Alex Wong/Getty Images IT MIGHT PUT YOUR MIND at ease that August recess is around the…
Walsh: Working-Class Trump Voters ‘Forgot Where They Came From’

Walsh: Working-Class Trump Voters ‘Forgot Where They Came From’

Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. BOSTON—Marty Walsh is a college drop-out and recovering alcoholic who grew up in a union household and worked his way up through organized labor and local politics. In many ways, he fits the profile of the kind of white working-class man who…
White House: Bolton to meet with Russian counterpart next month

White House: Bolton to meet with Russian counterpart next month

President Donald Trump previously asked White House national security adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images White House national security adviser John Bolton plans to meet with his Russian counterpart next month to follow up on President Donald Trump's historic sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin, White…
How U.S. intelligence agencies can find out what Trump told Putin

How U.S. intelligence agencies can find out what Trump told Putin

President Donald Trump’s insistence on holding a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin hobbled U.S. intelligence agencies that would usually get an intimate look at such a sit-down, but American spies still have extraordinary capabilities to piece together what was discussed. That’s in large part due to the existence of a top-secret U.S. collection…

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