Ben Carson accused of ‘witch-hunt’ by senior member of his department

Criticism comes after a week of controversy over Carsons department spending on expensive office furniture A second senior official in the Department of Housing and Urban Development has publicly criticised the secretary, Ben Carson, accusing him of leading a witch-hunt against some career bureaucrats in the department. Marcus Smallwood told

Gary Cohn quits as Trump’s top economic adviser

Adviser, who reportedly strongly opposed imposition of tariffs, becomes latest high-profile departure from Trump administration Gary Cohn, Donald Trumps top economic adviser, has quit, the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council, had reportedly threatened to leave after Trumps

Ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort vows to fight ‘untrue’ charges as Gates cuts plea deal

Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy and making false statements in federal court but Manafort maintains his innoncence Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort protested his innocence and vowed on Friday to fight numerous federal felony charges against him, after his former colleague and confidante Rick Gates cut a plea

Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: ‘we can’t waste this chance’

This right now is the biggest issue in our country, said a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting Florida students, thrust in new role after shooting, find a powerful voice: ‘we can’t waste this chance’ This right now is the biggest issue in our country, said

Steve Bannon refuses lawmakers’ questions under ‘White House instructions’

Bannons lawyer reputedly said former strategist, facing subpoena, would otherwise have been willing to respond Steve Bannon refuses lawmakers’ questions under ‘White House instructions’ Bannons lawyer reputedly said former strategist, facing subpoena, would otherwise have been willing to respond Ben Jacobs in Washington @Bencjacobs First published on Tue 16 Jan

H-1B visa extensions for workers waiting on green cards are safe for now

The Trump administration appears to be creating distance between itself and rumors that it might end the practice of extending H-1B visas during the green card application process. The rumored change would have a large impact on foreign tech workers in the U.S., but the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

The investigation is likely to produce further indictments and perhaps an interview with the president himself, but things are not certain to run smoothly From his starting point in May through the end of 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former top aides to Donald Trump and made plea

Trump-Russia: Republicans trying to kill off investigation, says Adam Schiff

Top Democrat says move against House inquiry is a ploy to damage Mueller-FBI investigation, while Trump declines to rule out pardoning Michael Flynn The senior Democrat in a congressional Trump-Russia investigation has said he fears Republicans are manoeuvring to kill off inquiries into Moscows interference in the 2016 US presidential

Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move US embassy

Officials confirm that US president will break with decades of diplomacy in a move many warn will trigger unrest in the region Donald Trump will declare formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, the White House has said, breaking with years of precedent and potentially leading

Trump’s consumer agency pick serves doughnuts and plea to ‘disregard’ acting head

Amid a political and legal battle over a bureau with two directors, interim director Leandra English and Trump-backed Mick Mulvaney sent rival emails to staff A day after the official that Donald Trump wants Elizabeth Warren, then a Harvard professor, now a Massachusetts senator and in many eyes a potential