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Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Flynn Investigation

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:13pm

The White House is denying reports by multiple media outlets that President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Lawmakers Respond To Reports Trump Asked Comey To End Flynn Probe

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:09pm

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are responding to reports that say former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn.

'The New York Times' Reports Trump Asked Comey To Drop Flynn Investigation

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:10pm

The New York Times reported on a memo drafted by former FBI Director James Comey. It says Trump asked Comey to shut down the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Surrounded By Controversy, Trump Administration Confronts Eroding Credibility

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump's careening public statements and tweets have damaged the credibility of those sent out to speak on his behalf — from press aides to senior officials with constitutional offices.

Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent Responds To Trump's Reported Intelligence Leak

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent about reports that President Trump revealed code-word intelligence to Russian officials.

Trump's Flexing Of Executive Power Raises Legal Questions

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

The executive has a lot of legal power vested by the Constitution and Congress but what happens when the executive is careless with information, overreaches that authority or no longer has the full trust of the rest of the government?

Trump's Disclosure To Russian Officials Threatens To Alienate Intelligence Community

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

Following the reports that President Trump discussed classified information with Russian representatives, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with CIA veteran Paul Pillar about how the intelligence community is reacting.

Lawmakers On Both Sides Alarmed By Reports Trump Disclosed Intelligence

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

There were angry reactions on Capitol Hill Tuesday to reports of President Trump sharing highly classified intelligence with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office. Democrats are demanding the White House provide the intelligence committees with unedited transcripts of Trump's remarks to his Russian guests. They say Trump may have endangered both a key source of intelligence and trust in his administration.

Turkish President Criticizes U.S. Arming Of Kurds In Syria

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Denise Natali, distinguished fellow at the National Defense University, about the trans-border Kurdish issues in Turkey, Iraq and Syria.

White House Defends Trump's Conversation With Russian Officials

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

The White House is defending President Trump's conversation with Russian officials as "wholly appropriate." The pushback comes after reports Trump had shared highly classified information.

Candidates Confront GOP Health Care Bill In Montana Special Election

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:00pm

Health care is on the minds of many potential voters in Montana, but the House health bill itself is unlikely to sway entrenched Republican voters in the special election next week.

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Turkish Leader Calls Trump His 'Dear Friend,' Despite Decision To Arm Syrian Kurds

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:54pm

Presidents Trump and Erdogan exchanged warm statements about the future of U.S.-Turkey relations, even after a decision by the U.S. to arm a group in Syria that Turkey considers terrorists.

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In Trump Era, Men Have Grown Far More Confident About The U.S. Future Than Women

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:00pm

Among Americans, Republican men are the only ones overwhelmingly confident about the future of the U.S. And they happen to feel that way now — while Trump is president.

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Trump Refusal to 'Bail Out' Insurers Might End Up Making Policies Cheaper

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:53am

It's a weird twist: If the government refuses to reimburse insurance companies for cost-sharing subsidies, it could make health insurance a lot cheaper for people buying on the exchanges in 2018.

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Republicans Restrained In Response To Trump Intelligence Sharing With Russia

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:48am

A call for less drama from the Senate's top Republican amid concern that Trump is sharing secrets with Russia.

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Merrick Garland To Remain A Judge; Won't Be FBI Director

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:59am

Despite Republicans floating the idea of making Merrick Garland FBI director, people close to the judge say that's not happening. Garland was Obama's pick to the Supreme Court and never got a hearing.

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Trump Says He Has 'Absolute Right' To Share Intelligence With Russia

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:53am

The president is accused of leaking "highly classified" information in a meeting at the White House with Russian officials. Trump is admitting to giving them information and defending it.

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President Trump's Big Reveal

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:06am

News broke Monday afternoon that “President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador” while the three met last week in the White House, according to

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White House Says Reports That Trump Revealed Classified Data Are Wrong

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:44am

Multiple media outlets are reporting that President Trump revealed foreign intelligence to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador when they visited the Oval Office last week.

Turkish Leader Visits Trump Looking For 'New Beginning' With U.S. Despite Obstacles

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:00am

President Trump has shown warmth toward Turkey's authoritarian leader, but a military decision last week puts the two countries completely at odds.

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