Trump seeks to slash government spending in budget plan

The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress – and federal purse strings – to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit. President Donald Trump is set to propose a raft of politically […]

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians – sources

Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form part of […]

FBI chief aimed to expand Russia probe before Trump fired him- Source reveals

A congressional source with knowledge of the matter said Comey told lawmakers within the past few days he had asked the Justice Department for additional resources – mainly more staffing – for the Russia probe. Comey informed lawmakers of that request after the Senate intelligence committee, conducting its own investigation, had asked the FBI to […]