Senior lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee said former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have violated the law when he took payments from groups associated with foreign governments. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during Tuesday’s press briefing that he didn’t know if Flynn broke any laws.
From Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump made a statement on the decision to launch cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield Thursday evening. The launch was in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar al-Assad.
President Trump led a listening session on health care on Monday morning, listening to the stories of several participants. One participant started by reading a note from his 11-year-old son who wanted him to give the Trump-inspired note to the president.
President Donald Trump surprised a group of visitors Tuesday morning on the first day the White House was open for tours since he became president. The president welcomed a small crowd of tourists on the lower floor of the East Wing, waving from behind a velvet rope as the crowd screamed, cheered and took photos. The president then pulled 10-year-old Jack Cornish from Birmingham, Alabama from the crowd and hugged him.
Amid growing controversy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself on Tuesday from any investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This after The Washington Post revealed that contrary to testimony he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, he had met with the Russian Ambassador to the United States last September.
Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the democrat's response to President Donald Trump's joint address to Congress Tuesday night. "When the president attacks the loyalty and credibility of our intelligence agencies, the court system, the military, the free press and individual Americans – simply because he doesn’t like what they say – he is eroding our democracy. And that’s reckless," Beshear said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was interrupted by a protester while speaking to members of the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati chambers of commerce during a luncheon in Covington, Kentucky. After the protester was removed, McConnell can be heard saying, "I see we're having multiple speakers today."
President Donald Trump said during a White House news conference on Thursday that he "had nothing to do with Russia" during the campaign. He initially did not provide a straight answer whether or not anyone on his staff had made contacts, but when pressed by reporters, he later said he wasn't aware of any.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says "the future is female" in a new video statement made for the MAKERS Conference in California. She cited the demonstrators who participated in the Women's March as an example.
Rep. Mark Walker, a Republican from North Carolina, proudly stands by the education that Historically Black Colleges and Universities provide, noting that his wife is an HBCU graduate. He speaks in his office in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13, 2017.