A judge revoked former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort’s bail on Friday and sent him to jail in Virginia, pending a trial. Prosecutors allege he tried to influence what potential witnesses might testify about his lobbying work with Ukraine.
They see the Russia investigation as President Trump does, as a witch hunt that has expanded far beyond its initial mandate with the explicit aim of delegitimizing or perhaps even overturning his 2016 election victory.
Facebook says it is taking steps to improve security and transparency as it deals with criticism following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to testify before Congress next week.
Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are arguing that what could be key evidence against him should be kept out of court because the FBI violated his Constitutional rights by illegally entering a storage locker belonging to Manafort's firm.
Security clearance for Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump and Mr. Trump's son-in-law, has been downgraded. That means the president's son-in-law will no longer be allowed to view top-secret intelligence information.
White House communications director Hope Hicks appears Tuesday behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee, where Republican members of the panel say they expect President Donald Trump's close aide to answer their questions as part of their investigation into Russian meddling into the US election.
The White House has not commented further on the new charges against former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and the guilty plea from former campaign aide Rick Gates, saying this stems from their business dealings and not their work on the Trump campaign.
President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court will be announced on Monday, July 9, with fanfare. Trump told reporters in recent days that he is planning to reveal his pick during television’s primetime that evening. Trump’s friends tell me he hopes the moment is drenched with drama, the trappings of the presidency — and good lighting.