Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are considering whether to hold former Breitbart Editor and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer their questions about working in President Trump’s administration. In Thursday’s three-hour hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, Bannon invoked executive privilege when asked questions that were not a part of a pre-approved list.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is addressing the allegations of domestic violence made against a former staff member. Kelly writes in a memo released on Thursday, the Trump Administration is processing the accusations against Rob Porter.
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif.
White House officials assure the public that President Trump is not currently considering whether to Fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. During an interview on Friday Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah reaffirmed the white house confidence in Rosenstein, after the President declined to give reporters a definitive answer on the matter.
The Trump Administration announces a new round of sanctions against Hezbollah. In an announcement, the administration named six individuals and seven businesses linked to the terrorist group.
President Trump is threatening to impose tough new economic sanctions on countries which refuse to accept deportees or crack down on drug smugglers. The President made the remarks at a meeting with top DHS officials Friday, at a Customs and Border Protection Round table in Sterling, Virginia. There, he was briefed by authorities as to which countries are the worst offenders, when it comes to handling removal cases. Officials signaled out several African and Asian nations, including China.
The Trump Administration is set to roll-back rules against tip-pooling.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is called for increased sanctions against Iran during his trip to the Middle East.
The White House is set to tighten foreign investment controls amid concerns about Chinese efforts to buy U.S. technology companies.