Trump’s disgraceful order via Twitter may haunt him

Paul Callan notes that President Trump’s “demand” for an investigation of the FBI’s actions regarding his campaign is a disturbing break from a tradition of non-interference by the White House in criminal probes. Read more about this at cnn.com.

In this W House, even a phone ban won’t stop leaks

The dustup over a White House aide’s crass remark about Sen. John McCain’s health has once again inflamed the White House’s frustration with staffers who reveal the inner workings of the West Wing to reporters outside the building. Despite active efforts to flush out administration leakers — including machines used

Michael D’Antonio: What Ivanka’s smile can’t hide

Ivanka Trump stayed in character in Jerusalem on Monday, blessing her father’s decision to open the United States Embassy there. She watched as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulled the cord on a curtain to unveil a plaque. Then, dressed all in creamy white, and with microphone in hand, she beamed

White House officials balk at Giuliani’s media blitz

Some White House officials and a source close to President Donald Trump’s legal team continue to balk at Rudy Giuliani’s media blitz following his first eyebrow-raising interview last week with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Read more about this at cnn.com.

Trump cancels S America trip to monitor Syria response

President Donald Trump has scrapped a planned trip to South America, set to begin Friday, to remain in the United States and “oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world,” the White House said on Tuesday. Read more about this at cnn.com.

White House defends Trump’s Stormy silence

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s silence on allegations leveled against him by porn star Stormy Daniels, maintaining that while the President is a “counter-puncher,” he doesn’t necessarily punch back at every story. Read more about this at cnn.com.