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Harry Dunn's Parents: Trump Made Inappropriate Offer

They refused Tuesday meeting with Anne Sacoolas at White House

(Newser) - The parents of a British teen killed in an Aug. 27 crash involving a US diplomat's wife said they had no plans to meet the woman during their visit stateside. Indeed, they said they'd been advised against such a meeting unless Anne Sacoolas returned to the UK for... More »

As Impeachment Looms, New Troubles for Trump

White House has been subpoenaed, and there's a possible 2nd whistleblower

(Newser) - For the first time, the impeachment inquiry reached directly into the White House on Friday as Democrats subpoenaed officials about contacts with Ukraine. "We deeply regret that President Trump has put us—and the nation—in this position, but his actions have left us with no choice," wrote... More »

House Democrats: We're Subpoenaing the White House

Will request 13 separate batches of documents related to Trump's Ukraine phone call

(Newser) - House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Trump say they'll subpoena the White House on Friday for documents related to his dealings with Ukraine, citing "flagrant disregard" of their previous requests for information. House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a memo to committee members... More »

Mouse Causes New Chaos at White House

Rodent fell from ceiling, landing in reporter's lap

(Newser) - The usually quiet ( and dusty ) White House briefing room was aflutter Tuesday. "A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap," NBC News' Peter Alexander tweeted just after 10:30am. Video followed showing reporters attempting to capture... More »

WH Concealed Calls With Putin, Crown Prince: Report

As well as reported convo in which Trump told Russians election interference didn't concern him

(Newser) - As an impeachment inquiry into President Trump gains momentum after a whistleblower complaint regarding his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky, more stories are breaking that suggest a concealment like the one alleged after the Trump-Zelensky call may not have been limited to that call. Sources tell CNN... More »

Oops: White House Sends Ukraine Stategy to Dems

And Democrats put it up on Twitter

(Newser) - "Unsend," anyone? The White House mistakenly emailed its talking points on the Ukraine scandal to House Democrats on Wednesday, the Hill reports. The offices of Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Don Beyer were among those who confirmed receiving the 11:22am email, which the White House tried to recall... More »

White House: Son of Osama bin Laden Has Been Killed

Details are still unclear on what exactly happened to Hamza bin Laden and when

(Newser) - The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda leader who'd become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has been killed in a US counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A White House statement gives no further details, such as when Hamza bin... More »

Trump Pressed Fox Reporter Over Alabama Controversy

President again tweets about the hurricane controversy

(Newser) - President Trump really doesn't want to let this days-long Alabama-Hurricane Dorian mess fade to memory. Not content with numerous tweets repeating his claim that the state was threatened by the storm, Trump called Fox News senior White House correspondent John Roberts into the Oval Office on Thursday to repeat... More »

Report: Trump's Personal Assistant Abruptly Quits

Sources say Madeleine Westerhout shared details about Trump family

(Newser) - Madeleine Westerhout, who has served as President Trump's personal assistant and "Oval Office gatekeeper" since the presidential transition, abruptly quit Thursday after she was accused of leaking details about White House operations and the president's family, sources tell the New York Times . The sources say Westerhout, whose... More »

DOJ Sues Omarosa, Who Blames White House

Her lawyer says unjust lawsuit is retaliation

(Newser) - The Justice Department wants $50,000 from Omarosa Manigault Newman as penalty for failing to file a financial disclosure report following her White House tenure. The former assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, now a staunch Trump critic, didn't file the... More »

White House Won't Allow Kellyanne Conway to Testify

House committee is reviewing her alleged Hatch Act violations

(Newser) - The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. The White House refusal, outlined in a letter from White House lawyer Pat Cipollone,... More »

Macron on Friendship Tree's Death: No Biggie

He plans to send a replacement oak

(Newser) - France wants to give it another go, so look out for "friendship tree" No. 2. French President Emmanuel Macron says he'll send a new oak sapling to President Trump after the one planted on the grounds of the White House last spring apparently croaked . A dead tree—even... More »

Trump, Macron's 'Friendship' Tree Vanished. Now, Bad News

French media says oak sapling died while in required quarantine

(Newser) - Where an oak sapling once stood on the White House lawn, now lies an empty patch of grass—and the French media are using it as "a metaphor ... for the deteriorating relations between the US and Europe," per Deutsche Welle . The tree that used to stand on that... More »

Man Who Set Himself on Fire Near White House Dies

Witnesses saw him walking while ablaze in White House Ellipse, a national park

(Newser) - Visitors to a national park near the White House were stunned Wednesday to see a man walking while completely on fire, and the Washington Post now reports that the man identified as 33-year-old Arnav Gupta of Maryland has died. Videos were taken— here's one and here's another , but... More »

Dems Talk Impeachment After McGahn Defies Subpoena

Nadler slams Trump's 'lawless conduct'

(Newser) - House Democrats are facing yet another attempt by President Trump to stonewall their investigations, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White House, the AP reports. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president's directive... More »

'Immigration Knife Fight' Breaks Out at White House

Stephen Miller wanted someone else to lead ICE, officials say

(Newser) - President Trump's right-hand man on immigration tried another shakeup at Homeland Security this week and triggered a behind-the-scenes battle—one so vicious that an aide called it an "immigration knife fight." Per administration officials, Stephen Miller objected to President Trump naming former FBI official Mark Morgan as... More »

Michael Wolff Wrote Another Book About Trump

And it's out in just 3 weeks

(Newser) - Michael Wolff is ready for round two. The author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (and Newser co-founder) has written a follow-up, and it'll hit shelves in less than three weeks. Siege: Trump Under Fire will be released by Henry Holt on June 4. The publisher... More »

Opposition Leader: US Military, Are You Listening?

Juan Guaidó tries opening the door to new relations

(Newser) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the US military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign, the AP reports. The leader said he's asked Carlos Vecchio, who... More »

Former Red Sox Star: I Wouldn't Go to WH, Either

"It's like you are going to shake hands with the enemy," David Ortiz says

(Newser) - Thursday is the day when the 2018 World Series champs are headed to the White House for a visit with President Trump. But a good number of the Boston Red Sox don't plan on attending, and a former player is offering solidarity. The Washington Post reports that manager Alex... More »

Latest Team to Turn Down WH Invite: 'Difficult, If Not Impossible'

Tony Bennett, coach of Virginia Cavaliers, says it's a scheduling issue

(Newser) - The Virginia Cavaliers won their first-ever NCAA men's basketball championship in early April by beating Texas Tech, and like many victors, the University of Virginia men's basketball team may have had a chance to visit the White House—except the team's coach says they're not going,... More »

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