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Will Trump Submit To An Interview With Special Counsel Mueller?

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02am

Presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani says Trump shouldn't need to sit for special counsel Robert Mueller. Steve Inskeep talks to former U.S. Attorney Matt Olsen about what Mueller can and can't do.

Morning News Brief: Rudy Giuliani, Gina Haspel

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02am

The White House is reeling after media appearances by an addition to Trump's legal team. The nominee to head the CIA reportedly considered withdrawing her name over involvement with a torture program.

In Traditional First-Lady Style, Melania Trump To Unveil Her Policy Goals

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:01am

Melania Trump often stays on the sidelines. But Monday she's outlining her initiatives — at a moment when her husband is under intense scrutiny.

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Republican Fears About Holding The Senate Start To Sink In

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:00am

Republicans have always been worried about keeping the House in 2018, but now those fears have spread to the Senate. Democrats are raising more money and going on offense in places like Tennessee.

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Giuliani: Trump Might Refuse Mueller Subpoenas Or Take The Fifth

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:50am

In a media marathon over the weekend, the newest addition to Trump's legal team spent much of the time trying to clarify statements he made last week.

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Democrat Midterm Election Strategy

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 4:39pm

Intraparty rivalries could cost Democrats seats in November. NPR's Michel Martin asks Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, when party leaders should intervene.

Republican Midterm Election Strategy

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 4:38pm

With Democrats predicted to take back the House in November, NPR's Michel Martin talks Republican midterm strategy with Jesse Hunt, press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

States Sue Trump Administration Over Failure To End DACA

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 7:28am

Jeff Landry is attorney general of Louisiana, one of seven states that filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its failure to end DACA. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Former U.S. Prosecutor On Trump, Giuliani And Mueller

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 7:28am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with former assistant U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy about the latest in the federal investigation into President Trump's alleged ties with Russia and Stormy Daniels.

A Scramble For Cash In Senate Races

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 7:28am

Democratic incumbents and challengers are generally out-raising their GOP rivals. But conservative superPACs and nonprofit groups could come Republicans' rescue.

The Latest On Trump's Legal Challenges

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:11pm

President Trump says White House lawyer Rudy Giuliani needs to get his facts straight. Politico's Josh Gerstein talks to Michel Martin about how Giuliani's recent comments could affect Trump.

Students, Celebrities And The Faithful Protest Outside Of The NRA Convention

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 3:18pm

The National Rifle Association's four-day convention in Dallas has drawn supporters and opposition alike.

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Campaign Finance Law And The Stormy Daniels Scandal

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Scott Simon asks campaign finance consultant Matthew Sanderson about the legal issues facing President Trump in regards to payments made to Stormy Daniels.

Trump Administration Talks Trade With China

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

The U.S. sent a delegation of economic advisers to China in an attempt to avert trade war. NPR's Scott Simon asks economist Philip Levy of Northwestern University about the complex negotiations.

Gun Control Activists Protest NRA In Dallas

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

Gun control advocates are protesting in Dallas, responding to Friday's addresses by President Trump and Vice President Pence at the NRA convention in town.

The Trump And Rudy Show

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

The Trump administration could be trumpeting good employment news and progress with North Korea but it keeps stepping on its tail as it responds to the president's legal problems.

The Political Landscape For The Senate

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

While Democrats are bullish about competing for control of the House, they are on defense in several big Senate races.

Mueller Probe Update

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to investigative reporter Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post to discuss this week's developments in Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Get Caught Up On Donald Trump's Complex Web Of Legal Challenges

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 6:00am

President Trump is dealing with three lawsuits from two women, a federal criminal investigation of his longtime attorney and the Justice Department's investigation into the 2016 election.

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The Russia Investigations: Will Trump Give Mueller The Stiff Arm?

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 6:00am

After another mind-bending week, the chances of a presidential interview with the team of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller appear slimmer than ever.

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