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Inside an embattled Trump's most consequential evening of turmoil yet

May 19, 2017
Jeff Zeleny, Sara Murray, Jim Acosta, Kevin Liptak | CNN
No one inside the West Wing had to ask how the President's mood was on Wednesday afternoon as aides awaited his return from delivering the commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.
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Justice Dept. to review possible ethics conflicts involving Mueller’s former law firm

May 19, 2017
Matea Gold, Rosalind S. Helderman | The Washington Post
Newly appointed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will undergo a Justice Department ethics review that will examine possible conflicts of interest regarding his former law firm.
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Trump Takes Page From Bill Clinton Crisis Playbook

May 19, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | RealClearPolitics
President Trump fancies himself an innovator, but his political playbook to try to dig out of scandal quicksand owes a lot to the 42nd president.
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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation?

May 18, 2017
Carrie Johnson, Miles Parks | NPR
Robert Mueller, who has been appointed to handle the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, took the reins as FBI director a week before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Washington Is Abuzz With Surround Sound of Scandal

May 18, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The notion that President Trump will actually be impeached seemed like liberal wishful thinking, but a new prosecutor represented a serious threat and Washington was abuzz on Wednesday with the surround sound of scandal.
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Trump claims to be victim of ‘witch hunt’ following appointment of special counsel in Russia case

May 18, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump described himself as the victim of a “witch hunt” Thursday morning, a day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
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Trump's Loyalty Test

May 18, 2017
Michael Scherer, Alex Altman | TIME
The presidency of Donald Trump, in short, has become an acute test for those helping to lead the nation.
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