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.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin emphasized the Trump administration's excitement after the U.S. and China announced a series of trade measures aimed at improving the trade balance between Washington and Beijing.
The abrupt announcement came shortly after the FBI corrected information Comey had given to Senate investigators last week when he overstated the number of emails Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had sent to her husband’s laptop.
President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to fire James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director who had been leading an investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia, came in a bombshell announcement that left Washington reeling.
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord is the latest example of his raw political instincts pulling him away from the center, in spite of a chorus of moderates in the business community and in the administration urging him to stick with the agreement.