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Vanessa Trump Files for Divorce from Don Jr.

Couple was married in 2005 and has 5 children

(Newser) - Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. after 13 years of marriage, the New York Daily News reports. She filed for an uncontested divorce Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court. According to Page Six , the uncontested filing is a sign the couple isn't expecting a legal battle... More »

Man Who Allegedly Sent White Powder to Trump Jr. Arrested

Authorities say president's son wasn't Daniel Frisiello's only target

(Newser) - Police in the Boston area have arrested the man suspected of sending white powder and a threatening note to Donald Trump Jr., NBC New York reports. Daniel Frisiello was arrested Thursday morning while on his way to work. Authorities say the 29-year-old from Beverly was cooperative. A letter containing white... More »

Florida Student Calls Out First Lady

Lauren Hogg says Melania Trump should stop Donald Jr. from cyberbullying her family

(Newser) - First lady Melania Trump has a mission to end cyber bullying . A 14-year-old survivor of the Florida school shooting thinks she ought to start with her own-stepson. Lauren Hogg delivered the critical tweet Friday, and it revolves around her older brother, David, who has emerged as an outspoken proponent of... More »

Vanessa Trump Taken to Hospital Over Letter

It contained a white powder, and the wife of Donald Trump Jr. then called 911

(Newser) - The wife of Donald Trump Jr. and two others were taken to the hospital in New York City Monday morning after she opened a letter with a suspicious white powder inside, reports ABC News . The AP reports that Vanessa Trump called 911 because she felt nauseated and began coughing after... More »

New Name in Spotlight in Mueller Investigation

White House communications director Hope Hicks is under scrutiny

(Newser) - A new name may play an unexpectedly big role in the Robert Mueller investigation: Hope Hicks. The 29-year-old director of White House communications is coming under scrutiny for comments she allegedly made in regard to Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial meeting with Russians during the campaign, reports the New ... More »

Stephen Bannon Apologizes

He says his comments about Donald Trump Jr. were the result of "inaccurate" reporting

(Newser) - Stephen Bannon expressed regret Sunday for the explosive statements he made about Donald Trump Jr. that were quoted in the just-released book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Reversing a comment he made in Michael Wolff's book that Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russians was... More »

Trump Responds to Bannon's Damning Comments in Book

'He lost his mind,' says the president of former adviser's comments to author Michael Wolff

(Newser) - A highly anticipated book about the Trump White House comes out next week, and some advance peeks already are making headlines. Two in particular from Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (a Newser founder): The Trump team, including Trump himself, genuinely did not expect to... More »

Senate Panel Interviews Trump Jr. for 9 Hours

Democrats want him back for a public hearing

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. has finished a nine-hour interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee, concluding his third interview on Capitol Hill as part of investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the AP reports. Trump Jr.'s closed-door meeting with Senate staff came a week after he spoke to... More »

Trump Jr.'s Messages to WikiLeaks Leaked

He responded to organization 3 times

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. privately communicated with WikiLeaks on Twitter before and after last year's election, receiving requests that ran from the reasonable to making Julian Assange ambassador to Australia. Trump Jr. released the exchanges on Twitter on Monday night after they were leaked to the Atlantic , which reported that... More »

Trump Pledges $430K for Associates' Legal Fees

Such a pledge could be a conflict of interest, though

(Newser) - As the legal bills mount for members of Donald Trump's campaign team and White House staff, the president has pledged to pay for some of that cost personally, Axios reports. On Saturday a White House official said the president has promised to spend at least $430,000 to help... More »

RNC Has Spent $400K on Trump Family's Legal Bills

This doesn't affect political work, RNC says

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee has admitted spending more than $400,000 to cover Russia-related legal bills for members of the Trump family—but it says the legal fees won't take a dime away from election spending. The RNC says it has paid more than $230,000 to two members... More »

Secret Service Reportedly Has One Less Trump to Protect

Seeking privacy, president's son ditched Secret Service protection as of last week

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. wants his privacy so much that, as of last week, he's given up his Secret Service protection, sources tell the New York Times and CNN . It's not clear whether his wife, Vanessa, and five children are also giving up their protections (though Fox News says... More »

Trump Jr. Gives Congress New Reason for Russia Meeting

He says he wanted to determine Clinton's 'fitness' for office

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. now says he took last June's meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton because he felt it was important he determine Clinton's "fitness" for office. The New York Times received a copy of a statement Trump gave to the Senate... More »

Trump Jr. to Make First Capitol Appearance in Russia Probe

President's oldest son will appear before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday

(Newser) - President Trump's oldest son is set for his first appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of a Senate probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and a meeting he had with Russians during the campaign. Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed by staff on the Senate... More »

White House: Trump Helped With Son's Russia Statement

'Like any father would'

(Newser) - Seemingly contradicting the president's own lawyer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that President Trump "weighed in" on his son's misleading statement regarding a 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney, Politico reports. Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, has said Trump "was not involved in the drafting of... More »

Trump 'Personally Dictated' Misleading Don Jr. Statement

Sources say he went against advice of aides

(Newser) - Father knows best? President Trump rejected the advice of aides and personally dictated a statement for Donald Trump Jr. when news of the younger Trump's meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign first surfaced, sources say. According to the Washington Post's sources, advisers with Trump at... More »

Kushner: I Faked Call to Get Out of Dumb Russia Meeting

President's son-in-law releases statement ahead of congressional testimony

(Newser) - Jared Kushner appears before not one but two congressional panels this week in regard to his contacts with Russian officials, but he makes the case in a statement released Monday morning that he doesn't have much of value to offer. "I did not collude, nor know of anyone... More »

Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Ready to 'Clarify the Situation'

Natalia Veselnitskaya says she'd testify before Congress

(Newser) - The Russian lawyer who met with President Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign said Wednesday she's ready to "clarify the situation behind this mass hysteria, but only through lawyers or testifying in the Senate." Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya in... More »

8th Attendee of Trump Jr. Meeting Has Been ID'd

Lawyer appears to confirm special investigation is looking into meeting

(Newser) - The eighth—and potentially final—attendee of a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising information harmful to Hillary Clinton has been identified as Ike Kaveladze, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 52-year-old was born in the republic of Georgia under the Soviet Union and... More »

Russian Prosecutor Who Sullies Foes Tied to Trump Jr. Meeting

Yuri Chaika an expert at 'kompromat': 'NYT'

(Newser) - It isn't clear what incriminating information on Hillary Clinton, if any, was provided to Donald Trump Jr. during his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016. What is known, however, is that the man believed to have been the source of the information promised is an expert... More »

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