by Carol Leonnig, David Nakamura, Shane Harris, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea as an envoy for President Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un, and plans for a possible summit between the two leaders are underway, Trump confirmed Wednesday.
President Donald Trump's choice to run the CIA has privately faced a barrage of questions from senators over her role in the Bush-era destruction of CIA interrogation tapes, but she still hasn't alleviated a number of concerns about the matter ahead of her confirmation hearings.
Several key Republican senators say Gina Haspel will have to answer for her role in the CIA's interrogation and detention program before she can be confirmed as the next CIA director, a signal that she faces a bruising and potentially difficult confirmation battle ahead.
Kevin Mallory, 60, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, on Thursday and brought to federal court in Alexandria to face preliminary charges of espionage and lying to federal officers.
House Republicans made their most significant progress on a years-long promise to repeal and replace Obamacare when their replacement plan cleared a key committee vote. The White House is fully behind the bill, but it faces an uphill climb as opposition grows from Democrats and Republicans in Congress and from health care stakeholders including hospitals, doctors and insurers.