The Hill - Administration 8 April 2018

Stormy Daniels lawyer files renewed motion to depose Trump, Cohen

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels's lawyer on Sunday filed a renewed motion to depose President Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, over a $130,000 payment from Cohen to Daniels before the 2016 election.Michael Avenatti, the adult-film...

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Trump national security spokesman to depart White House

National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton is leaving the administration, a senior White House official confirmed to The Hill on Sunday evening. It is the latest move in a wide-ranging shakeup of President Trump’s national security and...

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Clinton Treasury secretary compares Trump's attacks on Amazon to Mussolini

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tore into President Trump in a new interview, comparing his attacks on Amazon to Benito Mussolini. In an interview with CNN, Summers said that Trump's criticism of Amazon is tied to his...

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North Korea ready to discuss denuclearization with US: report

North Korean officials have told their U.S. counterparts that leader Kim Jong Un is open and ready to talk about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, according to The Wall Street Journal.“The U.S. has confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing...

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Trump holds call with Iraqi leader after reports of Syria chemical attack

President Trump on Sunday spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the aftermath of an alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians and amid uncertainty over whether the U.S. will withdraw its troops from the war-torn country.The two...

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Trump VA nominee: ‘I think I've got what it takes’

President Trump’s nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said in a new interview that he has “what it takes” to lead the agency.“You know, I’m not just an officer in the Navy; I’m an emergency medicine physician in...

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Trump sends mixed signals on Syria amid calls for action

Lawmakers on Sunday urged President Trump to take action in response to a reported chemical attack in Syria that comes as Trump pushes for a draw down of U.S. troops in the war-torn nation.Senators in both parties pressed Trump to act amid reports...

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Trump aide on border security: ‘We’ve got a leaking boat’

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert compared the U.S.-Mexican border to a leaking boat on Sunday after President Trump ordered thousands of National Guard troops to the southern border. "We’ve got a leaking boat on our border and...

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GOP senator: Pruitt should face the press

Republican Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Sunday that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt should face the press amid his mounting controversies. “I would do a full blown press conference and say 'OK...

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Mnuchin: There could be a trade war

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that there “could be” a trade war between the United States and China due to the recent tariff threats, but he does not expect one. “I don’t expect there will be a trade war. It could be, but I don’...

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Kudlow: Trump has 'nothing but good things' to say about Kelly

President Trump's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, is pushing back on reports of tension between Trump and John Kelly, saying on Sunday that the president has only positive things to say about the White House chief of staff...

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Trump puts blame on Obama after alleged chemical attack in Syria

President Trump on Sunday put blame on former President Obama after the alleged chemical attack in Syria."If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been...

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Trump after chemical attack: Russia ‘responsible’ for backing Syria

President Trump on Sunday had strong words for Russian President Vladimir Putin following what he called a "mindless chemical attack in Syria.""Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in...

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Kudlow: Trump not 'bluffing' on tariff threats

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that President Trump isn’t bluffing in his threats to impose tariffs against China.“The whole world knows China has been violating trade laws for many years. And President Trump is the guy...

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Trump: ‘China will take down its trade barriers’

President Trump on Sunday touted his friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping but vowed that Beijing will remove its “trade barriers” amid increased tensions between the two countries.“President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter...

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Trump: Washington Post report on John Kelly 'just another hit job'

President Trump on Sunday ripped The Washington Post, calling the newspaper "fiction" and an article detailing White House chief of staff John Kelly’s decreased power “another hit job." “The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact....

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