Washington Brief Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, said in an interview that Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments to two women accusing Trump of affairs because he “was very concerned about how this would affect the election.” On Twitter, Trump lashed out at Cohen, who has expressed a willingness to continue to answer questions from […]
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the $107M it raised from donations, according to new WSJ reporting.
So a president, a Senate minority leader, and a House minority leader walk into an Oval Office…
Washington Brief House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made a deal with a group of rebel House Democrats, all but ensuring she’ll have the votes to become speaker in the next Congress. The agreement would limit her tenure as top House Democrat to no more than four additional years, regardless of whether her caucus votes to approve a rule change limiting its top three […]
Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday seemed to back the president’s call for a government shutdown over funding a border wall while talking about the danger posed by migrant caravans.
Sen. Claire McCaskill discusses effective messaging for the Democrats, her political future, being tired of asking for money as a member of Congress and why she says House Dems need discipline in the new term.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is leaving office after 12 years in Washington, and she joins Morning Joe to discuss Democratic enthusiasm in her state, the kind of candidate Dems need in 2020 and what some senators say about Trump behind his back.
Washington Brief President Donald Trump is set to meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) this morning amid a dispute about increased funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall ahead of a Dec. 21 government funding deadline. Trump has pushed for the funding package to include $5 billion in wall funding, compared with the $1.3 billion for fencing and other border […]
Democratic leaders Sen. Charles Schumer (R-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talk to reporters after a contentious Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump where the president vowed to shutdown the government if border security isn’t funded.
Just 29 percent of the public approves of Trump’s handling of the Russia probe — down from 33 percent in October — according to the latest CNN/SSRS numbers.