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Full text: Trump transition team memo on keeping documents on Russia and the election

Full text: Trump transition team memo on keeping documents on Russia and the election

On Thursday, lawyers for Donald Trump's presidential transition circulated a memo instructing people who worked for the team to preserve documents, in anticipation of turning records over to investigators exploring Russian interference in the 2016 election. The preservation order is a sign of the broadening investigations. The request asked staffers to compile all documents related […]

Trump paid $38 million in income tax in 2005 and reported a $105 million write-down, tax return revealed on MSNBC says

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, said he obtained the tax document, which was reported Tuesday evening on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." The revelation provides the most recent glimpse at Donald Trump's income. Last fall, the New York Times reported that Trump reported a $916 million loss in 1995, which enabled him […]
Trump’s pick to replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser turns down offer, people familiar with decision say

Trump’s pick to replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser turns down offer, people familiar with decision say

Retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward, now a senior executive at Lockheed Martin, would have brought decades of experience in the demanding, highly selective world of Navy SEALs to one of the country’s most senior national security roles. Trump asked for Flynn’s resignation Monday night following reports that Flynn had misled Vice President Pence about his […]
Trump to announce Alexander Acosta as new labor secretary pick

Trump to announce Alexander Acosta as new labor secretary pick

President Trump is expected to announce Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, according to a White House official. Acosta, the dean of the law school at Florida International University, is a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida and previously served on the National Labor Relations Board. He would be the first […]
Trump labor nominee Puzder withdraws, White House official says, amid concerns over his personal background and business record

Trump labor nominee Puzder withdraws, White House official says, amid concerns over his personal background and business record

Andrew Puzder, a restaurant executive, had been scheduled to appear at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee on Thursday morning. He had come under fire for hiring an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper and was also opposed strenuously by Democrats and labor unions for his past positions on overtime […]
Trump administration won’t appeal ruling against immigration order to the Supreme Court, says senior White House official

Trump administration won’t appeal ruling against immigration order to the Supreme Court, says senior White House official

The Trump administration can wage a legal battle in the lower courts to address more squarely whether the president's immigration directive violates the Constitution. The White House is also mulling whether to rewrite the executive order. No matter what, the administration faces a difficult fight to restore the ban. This is a developing story. It […]
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