A German Federal Government social media page released video of the first time President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin met in person. The videos shows them shaking hands at the 2017 Hamburg summit on July 7. Note: no audio.
Authorities obtained a phone intercept between Russian commanders, including person of interest code-named Delfin, ordering the movement of the missile launcher that brought down Malaysia Airline Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014. Experts matched that audio to a recorded phone call between Russian general Niikolai Fedorovich Tkachev and a reporter from "The Insider."
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he would resign following allegations from at least eight women of sexual misconduct, but did not give a specific date. He also noted the "irony" that Trump was still in office after he "bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted on December 7 to the decision by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it “momentous” and a “milestone.” Netanyahu was speaking at a diplomacy conference organized by the Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
As anticipated, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017. The announcement is a break from decades of U.S. policy and carries unclear consequences for Mideast peace efforts.
A dozen graduate students were arrested outside of House Speaker Paul Ryan's office on Dec. 5. The students came from Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Missouri, California and Washington, D.C., to voice their concern with the GOP-authored tax plan.
At a New York City fundraiser, President Donald Trump praised the Senate's passage of a sweeping tax overhaul. The Senate bill gives most of its tax breaks to businesses and high-earners. The vote was a big step toward giving Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration.