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Trump struggles to replace Kelly as his first choice turns him down

The toughest job in Washington is proving just as tough to fill, as Donald Trump lacks an immediate successor for Chief of Staff John Kelly following the president’s announcement on Saturday that the retired Marine general would leave the White House.

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Candidates emerge in race to become Trump’s new chief of staff

President Donald Trump’s top pick to be his next chief of staff, Nick Ayers, will not take the job and instead leave the White House at the end of the year, reopening negotiations over who will succeed the departing John Kelly.

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Trump reaffirms plan for second North Korea summit plan

U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed Friday in a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he wants a second summit with North Korea’s leader, the White House said.

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Ivanka Trump repeatedly used a personal e-mail account to conduct government business in 2017

Ivanka Trump repeatedly used a personal e-mail account to conduct government business in 2017, a White House review found, a fact that raises the stakes on congressional oversight hearings the new Democratic House majority will hold.

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White House Restores CNN Journalist Jim Acosta’s Full Press Credentials After Court Order

The White House has restored the full press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, less than two weeks after it temporarily suspended them following the journalist’s altercation with President Donald Trump during a news conference.

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Ahead of the new US sanctions, more Iran’s customers get sanction waivers

Just days before the implementation of a new round of US sanctions against Iran, Washington is facing with the reality that it cannot reach its goal of cutting the Islamic Republic’s oil exports down to zero. As a result, the White House has started to grant sanction waivers to the main purchasers of Iran’s oil.

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The White House was going to issue a statement praising John McCain — until Trump reportedly nixed it

President Donald Trump rejected a White House statement mourning the loss of John McCain and praising the late senator and war hero, according to a report from The Washington Post.

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White House counsel interviewed for 30 hours in Russia probe – NYT

The White House’s top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Sarah Sanders: U.S. Would Consider Relieving Turkey Sanctions if Pastor Brunson Released

The Trump administration would consider relenting on U.S.-imposed sanctions on Turkey related to the detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson if he is released, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday.

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White House condemns Turkey’s new tariffs on US imports

The White House has condemned the doubling of tariffs by Turkey on US cars, alcohol and tobacco imports, calling the move “a step in the wrong direction,” Reuters reports.

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Is Russia Really Trying to Sway the Midterm Elections?

Some two years since Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election roiled American politics, anger has again erupted over Moscow’s potential role in the midterm elections.

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Trump, France’s Macron Discuss Iran, Mideast, Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about trade, Iran and the Middle East, the White House said.

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No Specifics of Trump-Putin Second Meeting Determined Yet, White House Says

The White House has not determined yet any specifics regarding the second high level summit of the Russian and US presidents, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Tuesday.

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EU chief Juncker in Washington in bid to avert trade war with US

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is in Washington today to discuss trade with US President Donald Trump at the White House.

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ZTE Plummets After US Senate Puts Donald Trump Reprieve in Doubt

Shares of ZTE Corp plunged on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate’s passage of a defense bill set up a potential battle with the White House over whether the Chinese telecoms firm can resume business with its U.S

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