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Watergate reporter: Nixon didn't experience this

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein tells Anderson Cooper that the US has never seen Democrats and Republicans so openly question "the loyalty of the President" to the country.

Trump's written notes spotted on Russia statement

President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Vladimir Putin, said more than 24 hours afterward that he had misspoken during his news conference with the autocratic Russian leader.

Trump, Mattis divided over Russia

President Donald Trump's embrace of Russia is in sharp contrast to the stance of Trump's Defense Secretary James Mattis. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

Trump voters react to summit with Putin

CNN's Kyung Lah speaks with residents in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, where Trump won in 2016 by a slim margin of 255 votes, to see what his supporters think of his summit with Vladimir Putin.

Trump changes his words: I meant to say ...

President Donald Trump clarifies some of his remarks a day after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Tapper: Trump undermined his own apology

CNN's Jake Tapper says President Trump took things to a new level with his statement clarifying his comments at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mueller seeking immunity for five witnesses

Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal court to provide immunity for five unidentified witnesses slated to testify against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort at his financial crimes trial.

Sources: Russia to add operations against west

Russian intelligence agencies are planning to ramp up operations targeting Western countries, according to sources familiar with intelligence collected by the United Kingdom, the US and other allies. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.

Late night tries to explain Trump-Putin summit

Late night hosts went after President Donald Trump for his comments made during the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Watch Trump change his words from Putin summit

CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes a look at the juxtaposition between President Donald Trump's comments at his press conference with Vladimir Putin and Trump's clarifying statement today.

Sen. Flake: 'Floored' by Trump's siding with Putin

Republican Senator Jeff Flake told CNN's Jake Tapper that he was floored listening to President Trump claim that he's not sure Russia interfered in the election.

What Trump's comments in Helsinki may do to his approval rating

"Foreign policy was already a sort of weak spot for this president. What I think might be different this time is the level of Republicans who have come out to criticize him," says Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson.

Schumer: Possibility that Putin has damaging info on Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "appalled" by President Trump's comments at his press conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin, saying that "the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump."

Ryan: Russia is a menacing government

House Speaker Paul Ryan says there is no doubt that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, adding that they are a "menacing government that does not share our values."

Zakaria on Trump: 'Treasonous' too weak a word

CNN's Fareed Zakaria says former CIA Director John Brennan's assertion that President Donald Trump's comments during his press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, were "treasonous" may not be strong enough.

GOP rep.: Trump was wrong 'in a major way'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) says he sides with US intelligence agencies and that President Trump was wrong "in a major way" in siding with Russian Vladimir Putin at their joint press conference.

Scaramucci: Loyalty to Trump requires truth-telling

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci sits down with CNN's Alisyn Camerota to discuss the fallout from President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The history of the American flag

Take a look at the history of the iconic emblem of the United States.

US accuses Russian woman of being foreign agent

A Russian woman has been arrested and accused of being a foreign agent who was trying to infiltrate and influence US politics. CNN's Sara Murray has more.

Burns: Trump Helsinki comments "embarrassing"

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia William Burns points out that diplomacy is not about winging it, especially when you're meeting Vladimir Putin.

Russian indicted this month asked Trump question in 2015

A Russian national, Mariia Butina, was charged on Saturday with being a spy for the Russian government in the US. On July 11, 2015, she asked then-presidential candidate Donald Trump a question during a "FreedomFest" event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Putin: Collusion accusations are nonsense

Russian President Vladimir Putin denies interference in the 2016 US presidential election during his press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, Finland.

Putin confirms he wanted Trump to win election

When Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked if he wanted Trump to win the US presidential election or if he directed any officials to help him do that, Putin responded, "Yes, I did." CNN's Jim Acosta reacts.

Video warns 2018 campaigns: Don't get hacked

Former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney partnered with the Harvard Kennedy School to create a video warning political campaigns to beware of hacking threats.

McCain: Trump abased himself before a tyrant

In a statement following the Helsinki summit, Republican Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's news conference "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory."

Brennan on Trump's performance: Treasonous

Former CIA Director John Brennan tweeted a strongly worded reaction to President Trump's news conference, saying it "was nothing short of treasonous."

What Putin says about interfering in US elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vehemently denied accusations that his country interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump: We are all to blame for Russia relations

While speaking at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump said both sides are to blame for the United States' bad relationship with Russia.

Putin denies Russia interfered in US elections

Speaking at a joint press conference with President Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin denies Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.

Watch Trump and Putin speak ahead of summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak with the media before they engage in a one-on-one meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

See Trump and Putin give opening remarks

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sit down ahead of their historic meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

Remnick: Putin wants to 'throw US off balance'

In this week's Helsinki edition of State of the Union, Jake Tapper is joined by a panel to discuss Trump's highly anticipated summit with Vladimir Putin, and the recent indictment of 12 Russians interfering in the 2016 election.

What does a successful Putin meeting look like?

CNN's Nic Robertson examines President Donald Trump's mindset ahead of his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NYT: GRU spies may be linked to UK poisoning

UK investigators believe Sergei Skripal and his daughter were most likely poisoned by former or current agents of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency, according to a NYT report. The US Justice Department announced indictments against 12 GRU agents as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Outlining the history of U.S President's relations with Putin

As President Trump prepares for his meeting with President Valdimir Putin, Jake Tapper takes us through the past U.S. Presidents who have met with the Russian President.

US, N. Korea working to return remains

North Korea and the US are working to transfer the remains of what North Korea says are up to 200 US service members. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

California Dems endorse Feinstein's rival

Leaders of the California Democratic Party voted to endorse Kevin de León for the US Senate over incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein. CNN's Martin Savidge has more.

Trump and Putin prepare for meeting

President Donald Trump is the fourth US President to sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

Trump deflects question over Russia indictments

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Helsinki, Finland, for a summit just days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russians for their alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

British PM Theresa May: Trump told me to sue EU

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says President Donald Trump advised her to sue the European Union rather than enter into negotiations with them.

Paul: Putin will never admit to election hack

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to extradite the Russians accused of hacking Democrats' emails and influencing the 2016 US presidential election is a "moot point" because no country would send their citizens to another country for trial.

Intel Director: Warning lights are blinking red

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says "the warning lights are blinking red" and foreign adversaries are working every day to penetrate the US infrastructure. CNN's Ana Cabrera has more.

Will Putin con Trump at the Helsinki summit?

At the Helsinki summit, Putin might "con" President Trump, says a former Deputy Asst. Sec of State for Russia.

Inside the city hosting Trump-Putin summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump are set to meet for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. CNN's Matthew Chance gets an inside look at the city with a history of hosting superpower meetings.

6-year-old in ProPublica audio reunited with mom

A 6-year-old girl, whose tearful pleas to immigration officers were heard across the country in an audio recording, has been reunited with her mother. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

Trump criticized for his stroll with Queen

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams says President Trump could have avoided several missteps while meeting Queen Elizabeth II by doing a rehearsal beforehand.

Lawmaker apologizes for 'Purple Heart' comment

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) apologizes for saying that embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok deserves a Purple Heart during a congressional hearing.

Ex-CIA director: Americans will be named in future indictments

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden anticipates many more indictments -- involving Americans -- to come in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Stone: Think I'm probably person in indictment

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Trump, clarifies his earlier comments regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian military officers.

GOP lawmaker praises Lisa Page's testimony

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was questioned behind closed doors on Friday just hours after FBI agent Peter Strzok had been grilled in a raucous 10-hour public hearing, and Republicans said they learned new information from a witness who was able to talk more freely than Strzok.

GOP lawmaker praises Lisa Page's testimony

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page was questioned behind closed doors on Friday just hours after FBI agent Peter Strzok had been grilled in a raucous 10-hour public hearing, and Republicans said they learned new information from a witness who was able to talk more freely than Strzok.

L.A. mayor: Washington has imaginary problems

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says Washington has "imaginary problems" and goes on to explain them to CNN's Van Jones.

EX-CIA Chief: I suspect Americans will be indicted next

Ex-CIA chief, Michael Hayden speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper.

Paul Ryan says family of woodchucks ate his car

During an event hosted by the Economic Club in Washington, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said his Chevy Suburban was eaten by a family of woodchucks.

Bash: Part of indictment smells like collusion

CNN's Dana Bash discusses the new indictments under special counsel's Robert Mueller's investigation and points out one unnamed congressional candidate who allegedly requested stolen documents from Russian officials.

12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a "sustained effort" to hack Democrats' emails and computer networks. CNN's Jessica Schneider reports.

Podesta mocks Trump: Mueller caught the witches

Former Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta responds to US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's announcement that 12 Russian intelligence officers have been charged with the DNC hacking and conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Warner: Trump-Putin summit should be canceled

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) calls for President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's summit to be canceled unless other Americans are in the room during their meeting.

Rosenstein: Think as Americans, not partisans

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein said today's indictments are not partisan, and warned anyone from approaching with a 'Democrats vs. Republican' mentality.

President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet British monarch Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

Rosenstein: 12 Russians charged with hacking

At a Department of Justice press conference, US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that 12 Russian intelligence officers have been charged with the DNC hacking and conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Trump says he apologized to May for interview

Donald Trump addresses his interview with British tabloid The Sun during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Trump: I will 'absolutely ask' Putin about meddling

During a joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May, President Trump says he has a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

You heard her cry for her mom. See their reunion

Alisson Madrid, the Salvadoran girl whose cries for her mom and aunt were heard around the world, has been reunited with her mother Cindy in Houston, Texas.

Trump responds to news of his Theresa May criticism

President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May hold a joint press conference in Chequers, United Kingdom, after the President criticized Theresa May in an interview.

Melania says a lot with very few words

As the First Lady promotes kindness in London while the President bashes May, CNN looks at Melania Trump's role in the White House.

Lawmaker yells at Gowdy: This is not Benghazi!

Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok faced off with House Republicans Thursday at a fiery and raucous hearing where he forcefully defended his actions in the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations amid sharp attacks over the anti-Trump text messages he sent.

Trump criticizes British PM over Brexit

President Trump criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for her approach to Brexit in an interview with British tabloid The Sun.

Trump's NATO comment made his own staff squirm

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a closer look at what body language says during face-to-face meetings with America's NATO allies.

Friend: Trump doesn't deserve this treatment

Chris Ruddy, Newsmax CEO and friend to President Trump, talks about the treatment Trump has received in the United Kingdom.

Cooper: Trump's victory lap is bogus

CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Donald Trump took an unearned victory lap after the NATO summit in Brussels.

Fact-checking Trump's NATO claims

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, looks at President Trump's claims during his NATO press conference.

Peter Strzok defends himself at House hearing

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who sent anti-Trump text messages, defended himself during a hearing with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. CNN's Manu Raju details the key exchanges.

Emmett Till's relative: He didn't do it

The Department of Justice says it has discovered "new information" about the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Till.

Bush: Disturbed by current immigration debate

Former President George W. Bush said he is "disturbed" by the immigration debate taking place in the US today because it "undermines the goodness of America."

Strzok: Russian interference source was credible

FBI agent Peter Strzok defended his and the FBI's investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton's emails, and his anti-Trump texts.

Strzok hearing erupts over Rep. Gohmert dig

During a heated moment at a House Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) hurled a personal attack at FBI agent Peter Strzok.

Trump implements new asylum policy

The Trump administration is implementing a new asylum policy at the border that will result in potentially thousands of asylum seekers being turned away before they can plead their case in court.

North Korea officials skip meeting with US

North Korean officials did not show up to a planned meeting with US officials at the demilitarized zone, where they were expected to continue discussions on repatriating the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War, a senior US official tells CNN.

Stormy Daniels to plead not guilty after arrest

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested early Thursday at an Ohio strip club for allegedly touching patrons on stage in violation of state law. Daniels will plead not guilty to the three misdemeanor charges, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted.

Trump: 'I think they like me a lot in the UK'

Speaking at the NATO news conference, Trump was asked about the protests set to take place in the UK for his visit there on Thursday.

Trump explains what he thinks of Putin

President Trump tells reporters that Russian President Putin is not his enemy, but his "competitor."

Trump to reporter: I'm a very stable genius

President Trump answers questions from reporters after a contentious NATO summit.

Obama tops best US presidents list

Former President Barack Obama was the public's choice for the greatest US president in their lifetime, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

Republicans rally behind Jordan amid controversy

House Speaker Paul Ryan became the most high-profile Republican in Congress to support embattled Rep. Jim Jordan, amid allegations the Ohio lawmaker turned a blind eye two decades ago toward alleged abuse while he was an assistant coach.

See dads and toddlers reunite after separation

As immigration officials work to reunite more children who have been separated from their parents, these three fathers were reunited with their toddlers.

Cooper: Trump's NATO grievance not factual

CNN's Anderson Cooper says that President Trump's attacks on NATO are predictable, but not based in fact.

Wife of Trump aide: Women in military should expect sexual harassment

Darla Shine, the wife of new White House deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, hosted a radio show in the late 2000s where she once mocked victims of sexual harassment in the military and repeatedly pushed fringe conspiracy theories about vaccines.

Judge removes Manafort's perks with jail move

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has determined that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's July trial in the Eastern District of Virginia should not be postponed as Manafort requested. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Less than half of migrant kids under 5 reunited with family, despite court order

The Trump administration blew past a deadline to reunite migrant children under 5 with their parents. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Shaheen wants 'a chance to listen' to Kavanaugh

In an interview with CNN's Kate Bolduan, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said that she wants "a chance to listen" to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before deciding whether she will support him.

Prosecutors detail Manafort's VIP jail life

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team sheds light on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's life in jail just before he is moved to a jail closer to Washington.

Brett Kavanaugh meets with lawmakers on the Hill

President Trump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill today to meet with three GOP senators on the Judiciary Committee: Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, and John Cornyn.

Paul Ryan defends Jim Jordan amid allegations

House Speaker Paul Ryan called embattled Rep. Jim Jordan a man of honesty and integrity, amid allegations the Ohio lawmaker turned a blind eye toward alleged abuse while he was an assistant wrestling coach two decades ago.

NATO secretary general: We have to invest more

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells CNN's Barbara Starr that when it comes to defense spending among NATO allies, all countries agree they need to invest more.

Pence: I do still want Roe v. Wade overturned

Vice President Mike Pence said that he still wants Roe v. Wade to be overturned, but he declined to say if President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will comply with the campaign promise to do away with the landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

Fact-checking Trump's claim on family separation

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, looks at President Trump's claim that Democratic legislation has caused immigrant families to be separated.

Flynn joins consulting firm ahead of sentencing

Former Gen. Michael Flynn has joined a consulting firm as he awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, according to a statement from the firm.

Santorum on Kavanaugh: Trump bowed to elite

Rick Santorum told CNN's Chris Cuomo that President Donald Trump "bowed to the elite in Washington" by picking Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee.

Kim Jong Un snubbed Mike Pompeo, source says

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea went "as badly as it could have gone," according to a CNN source familiar with the discussions.

Ken Starr: Kavanaugh respects precedent

Ken Starr, former US solicitor general and federal judge, worked with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and gives his take on whether Kavanaugh will overturn Roe v. Wade.

Trump official: Separations are saving lives

CNN's Wolf Blitzer pushed back on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and asked why the Trump administration can't meet the federal court-ordered deadline to reunify all separated migrant families.

Mike Pence reacts to SCOTUS nomination

In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Vice President Mike Pence discusses President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Was Kavanaugh picked to block Mueller probe?

CNN's Brian Todd investigates what part President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh might play in the ongoing Russia investigation.

Trump, ahead of UK & NATO summits, says Putin meeting may be the 'easiest'

CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports from the site of the NATO summit in Brussels.

Ex-Bush official: Trump's NATO comments can be helpful

Scott Jennings, a former George W. Bush administration official told Jake Tapper that President Trump's comments about NATO defense spending has been helpful.

Allies concerned about Trump commitment to NATO

President Trump's denigration of NATO has rattled key U.S. allies but does it suggest a crack in the alliance? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Most toddlers still separated from families

A few dozen immigrant families are expected to be reunited by a court deadline Tuesday, as the fates of thousands more remain in limbo. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

Trump blasts NATO allies ahead of summit

Ahead of the upcoming NATO summit, leaders worry President Donald Trump may have a falling out with some of America's allies. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

German Defense Min.: We stood with US on 9/11

President Trump says he told Chancellor Merkel, "I don't know how much protection we get by protecting you." German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen responds.

Dershowitz: Kavanaugh should read Constitution

Former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz says President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, is "dead wrong" in his views on impeaching a sitting president.

Trump won't say if Putin is friend or foe

President Trump wouldn't say if Russian President Vladimir Putin is a friend or competitor during remarks on the South Lawn of the White House as he departed for Brussels for the NATO summit.

Trump nominates 53-year-old Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump announces his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, to fill the seat created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

Panelist grills Kavanaugh's past opinions

Panelists discuss Trump nominee for Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh's opinion that presidents should be shielded from litigation while in office.

Hear Kavanaugh's first remarks after nomination

President Donald Trump announces his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, to fill the seat created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

Trump says he's confident in North Korea

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the diplomatic disconnect, following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meeting with North Koreans in Pyongyang.

Only 54 children to be reunited by deadline

Roughly half of the children under 5 years old who were separated from their parents at the border will be back with their parents by the court-imposed deadline, but the Trump administration is still not sure when the rest will be reunited. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

Giuliani: Can't find basis for Mueller probe

Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, says special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is "highly suspect."

McConnell: Give the American people some credit

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mocks the "far-left rhetoric" surrounding President Donald Trump's possible nominee for Supreme Court justice.

Frontrunners for Supreme Court pick

Meet three strong contenders for President Donald Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Giuliani: Trump asked Comey to give Flynn 'a break'

Rudy Giuliani said that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break, despite Trump previously denying he said that.

Former OSU wrestling coaches defend Rep. Jordan

Former colleagues come to the Ohio Republican's defense in light of reports that he ignored allegations of sexual abuse while coaching at the university.

Sources: Cohen has hit the reset button

CNN's Gloria Borger says that sources familiar with Michael Cohen's thinking say he has "hit the reset button" and is continuing his commitment to speak the "real truth."

Protesters heckle McConnell outside restaurant

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was followed to his car by protesters, who hurled both personal insults and political rhetoric at him while he left a Kentucky restaurant, The Washington Post reported.

US troops in Afghanistan: A history (2017)

US troops have been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, making it the longest war in American history.

Red-state Dems under pressure for SCOTUS vote

Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) says that he could vote either way on President Donald Trump's yet-to-be announced nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Trump mocks George H.W. Bush at campaign rally

President Trump used a campaign rally in Montana to mock his predecessor George H.W. Bush on a decades-old campaign slogan.

Jones: 'I'm not in favor of abolishing ICE'

In an interview with Dana Bash, Democratic Senator Doug Jones says he is not in favor of other Democrat's calls to abolish ICE

Jones: Delaying SCOTUS vote 'not going to work'

In an interview with Dana Bash, Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones says there's no point in holding up Trump's SCOTUS pick

Flake: NATO allies have a reason to be concerned

In an interview with Dana Bash, Jeff Flake says NATO allies have reasons to be concerned by the Presidents rhetoric

Giuliani: Don't 'expect' Cohen to 'lie'

In an interview with Dana Bash, the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani addresses recent comments by the President's former personal attorney Michael Cohen

Flake: 'We need to stick with' NATO allies

In an interview with Dana Bash, Senator Jeff Flake talks about his recent trip to meet with NATO allies, North Korea, and tariffs.

Giuliani on Mueller: 'They have nothing'

In an interview with Dana Bash, President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani discusses the Robert Muller investigation.

Where are the kids? Reporters demand answers

Immigration reporters Lomi Kriel, Rafael Carranza and Neena Satija tell Brian Stelter how they're still fighting for answers regarding the separated families at the border. "It's really chaos," Satija says. Kriel says her job is to "tell their stories."

How Trump is 'producing' his SCOTUS pick

NPR's Nina Totenberg gives Brian Stelter her take on the theatrics surrounding President Trump's SCOTUS decision and says "he really hasn't made up his mind" about the upcoming announcement that is expected on Monday night.

Giuliani on Cohen cooperating: God bless him

Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, says he is "very confident" Michael Cohen does not have any negative information on the President.

Inside Politics: Awaiting Trump's SCOTUS nomination

President Trump prepares to announce his second Supreme Court nominee before heading to Europe for the NATO summit, immigration experts push back on calls to abolish ICE, red-state Democrats grapple with the impending Supreme Court confirmation battle, and the House GOP vs. DOJ saga continues—it's all on Inside Politics.

N. Korea to Pompeo: You may not have slept well

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with Kim Yong Chol, the vice chairman of North Korea's Party Central Committee, during his visit to Pyongyang.

Ex-coal lobbyist takes over for Pruitt at EPA

One of the energy companies that the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency Andrew Wheeler worked for as a lobbyist is seeking contracts from the agency, raising questions among environmentalists about whether he can put his past behind him as he becomes the nation's top environmental protector.

Mom runs for office after son's death

Lucy McBath, Georgia Democratic candidate for Congress, touts gun control after losing her son to gun violence. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Manafort campaign ties now part of Mueller investigation

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing that they intend to present evidence at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that a banking executive allegedly helped Manafort obtain loans of more than $6 million while the banker sought a role in the Trump campaign. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

Trump mocks media, #MeToo movement at rally

Following a campaign-style rally in Montana filled with jabs at targets like Elizabeth Warren and the media, President Trump teased the prime-time announcement of his Supreme Court justice nominee. CNN's Boris Sanchez reports.

Trump tells Sen. Warren to take ancestry test

While speaking at a rally in Montana, President Donald Trump called on Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to take an ancestry test to prove her Native American heritage.

Trump administration's big exits in 2018

The homeland security adviser, the national security adviser and the secretary of state have been among the high-profile exits in 2018.

Who is the new acting head of EPA?

The Lead political panel discusses.

Watch a mother and child reunite after 55 days

A Guatemalan mother was reunited with her 8-year-old daughter in Boston. The two were separated in early May, after crossing the Arizona border.

EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned after months of ethics controversies, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

Atty: Chaotic crisis around family reunification

Attorney Sophia Gregg, representing five detained families, tells CNN's Jim Sciutto that the government never had a plan in place to reunite families after separating them.

Lawmakers want probe of Pruitt's secret calendar

Two Democratic congressmen are calling on the EPA's Inspector General to investigate whether Administrator Scott Pruitt committed a federal crime, after a former aide alleged Pruitt held routine meetings to "scrub" controversial events from his calendar.

DNA testing being done on separated families

DNA testing is being conducted as part of the process to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the border, a federal official with knowledge of the reunifications told CNN.

Avenatti floats possible 2020 presidential run

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, floated the possibility on Twitter that he might run for president in 2020 if Trump seeks re-election and if Avenatti does not believe any other candidate would be able to successfully run against him.

Former wrestler speaks out against Jim Jordan

Former Ohio State University wrestler Michael DiSabato claims that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) knew about alleged sexual abuse at the university when he was an assistant wrestling coach. Jordan says he was not aware of the abuse.

Trump asked advisers about invading Venezuela

Last August, President Donald Trump asked several top foreign policy advisers about the possibility of invading Venezuela during a meeting about diplomatic sanctions the US was enacting on the autocratic government, a senior administration official familiar with the comments said.

Jim Jordan: Allegations against me aren't true

At a Fourth of July event in Fremont, Ohio, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) spoke out against a report that he turned a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State University when he was an assistant wrestling coach, saying the "things they said were just not true."

How are Supreme Court justices chosen?

Supreme Court justices serve for life and have the ability to extend a President's legacy. Jeffrey Toobin explains how someone is selected to sit on the bench of the highest court in the land.

Strzok lawyer: Unsure he will comply with subpoena

The lawyer for embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok says it is unsure if his client will comply with a subpoena for a second round of questioning with the House Judiciary Committee.

Pruitt appealed to Trump to get Sessions' job

Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directly appealed to President Donald Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and let him run the Department of Justice instead, according to three people familiar with the proposal. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

She may be the first Muslim woman in Congress

Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim American woman who was born and raised in southwest Detroit, could make US history.

Senate panel agrees Putin tried to help Trump

Breaking with their House Republican counterparts, the Senate Intelligence Committee said that the intelligence community properly concluded in January of last year that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to help Donald Trump when Moscow meddled in the 2016 election.

Trump to NATO allies: Spend more on military

President Trump has sent a series of letters to NATO allies demanding they increase their military spending to meet NATO's standards. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Friend: Possible SCOTUS pick is her own person

Jennifer Mason McAward, a friend of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, says if Trump selects Barrett as his pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, she will be her own person.

Trump vets his SCOTUS shortlist

"[Trump]'s increasingly intrigued by this idea of picking a conservative woman, and being the president who puts a conservative woman on the Supreme Court," CNN's Kaitlan Collins said.

Sen. Menendez weighs in on Trump prank call

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said he hopes the White House will "dramatically change their protocol" after a prank call from a comedian impersonating the senator got through to President Donald Trump, who called the prankster back from Air Force One.

The forgotten history of affirmative action

Racial discrimination and police brutality sparked riots in the 1960s, and affirmative action was used to calm the unrest, historian Mark Naison says.

Scaramucci: Roe v. Wade won't be overturned

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says he does not think President Trump picking a new justice for the Supreme Court will necessarily lead to Roe v. Wade being overturned.

Trump demands more defense spending from NATO

President Trump sent a series of letters to NATO allies, including one to German Chancellor Angela Merkel which says Germany is underspending on defense and security.

Trump orders flags lowered for Capital Gazette

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump ordered American flags to be lowered to half-staff through Tuesday to honor of the victims of a shooting at a Maryland newspaper last week after the request was initially denied.

Whistleblower: EPA's Pruitt kept secret calendar to hide meetings

An EPA whistleblower tells CNN's Drew Griffin that Scott Pruitt directed staff to scrub his official calendar to hide meetings.

Cohen: Family & country come first, not Trump

CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

Reporter to Sarah Sanders: Why did Trump lie?

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends President Donald Trump's contradicting tweets on the immigration bill, placing blame for its failure on Democrats.

Aides push Trump toward 2 potential nominees

Sources say White House aides are pushing President Trump to pick either Amy Cone Barrett or Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for Supreme Court justice. CNN's Joan Biskupic shares details on the two potential nominees.

Why Democrats call for ICE to be abolished

CNN's Van Jones explains the controversy around the calls to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Satellite images show missile plant construction

North Korea appears to be finalizing the expansion of a key ballistic missile manufacturing site, according to an analysis of satellite imagery by researchers in the United States.

Sen. Scott wants to recommend Gowdy for SCOTUS

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) wants to recommend his friend and fellow South Carolinian Rep. Trey Gowdy to be one of the candidates President Donald Trump considers for the Supreme Court.

Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki July 16th

A look ahead to President Trump's week as Mexicans turn out in record numbers to pick a new President, and President Trump looks ahead to his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CNN's Samantha Vinograd reports.

Why age matters in Trump's Supreme Court pick

President Trump says he plans to announce his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on July 9th. CNN's Tom Foreman discusses the importance of age of the current members of the Supreme Court.

Collins: 'Very troubling' NK might conceal nukes

On State of the Union, Sen. Susan Collins discusses a new report from The Washington Post that says that North Korea does not intend to denuclearize.

Duckworth: I suspect no plan to unite families

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Senator Tammy Duckworth says that she doesn't think that the White House has a plan to reunite families separated at the border

Duckworth: Wait until after 2018 for SCOTUS pick

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Senator Tammy Duckworth tells Jake tapper that the Senate should wait until after the midterm elections to confirm SCOTUS pick

Collins: I don't think Gorsuch would overturn Roe

On State of the Union, Sen. Susan Collins discusses her feeling on whether or not Roe v Wade will be overturned after President Trump picks another Supreme Court justice.

US-Russia summit could impact Western alliance

Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne and former Tony Blair official Alastair Campbell discuss the relationship between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and what it could mean for the future of the Western Alliance.

Collins: Nominee can't be hostile to Roe v. Wade

Sen. Susan Collins spoke with CNN's Jake Tapper to discuss Trump's upcoming Supreme Court nomination saying she wouldn't vote on a nominee who is hostile toward Roe v. Wade.

Inside Politics: White House comings and goings

The White House braces for more staff turnover, who's paying Trump aides' legal bills, a filibuster fight in the Senate, Republicans may try to stop the Trump trade war, and rising oil prices have the GOP worried -- it's all on Inside Politics.

Duckworth doesn't join calls to abolish ICE

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is not joining some of her Democratic colleagues who are calling to abolish ICE saying that President Donald Trump's immigration policies should be fixed first.

Trump reacts to Justice Kennedy retirement

President Donald Trump responds to news that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court.

Senator: Race talks with Trump 'uncomfortable'

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) discussed conversations he has held with President Donald Trump on the issue of race, calling them difficult and "uncomfortable," but also saying they gave him reason to be hopeful.

Shooting victim widow: Remember your humanity

Maria Hiaasen, widow of Maryland shooting victim Robert Hiaasen, shares memories of her husband.

Comedian: Unbelievable Trump didn't recognize

A comedian, John Melendez, pretending to be Sen. Bob Menendez for a bit says he got through to President Donald Trump, who called him back from Air Force One. CNN's Sara Ganim spoke with the comedian.

MAGIC WALL: Reunification questions after Trump's executive order

HHS currently has more than 2,000 migrant children in its custody across the country. CNN's John King breaks down where the children are being housed and the reunification process with their parents.

Trump appointee guts UN document on racism

A Trump administration appointee to the State Department tore into standard UN documents that condemn racism as a threat to democracy. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

Comedian prank calls Trump on Air Force One

Comedian John Melendez posed as Sen. Bob Menendez and was able to call President Donald Trump while he was aboard Air Force One.

Mnuchin denies Trump wants out of WTO

In an interview with Fox Business Network, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied an Axios report that President Trump has been privately suggesting that he wants the US to withdraw from the World Trade Organization.

AP may have led FBI to Manafort storage unit

During a court appearance for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, an FBI agent claimed they learned of a storage facility filled with Manafort's business records from Associated Press reporters.

Bill Clinton praises Sarah Sanders

Former US President Bill Clinton weighed in on the incident where White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant.

Immigration attorney represented 3-year-old

Immigration attorney Lindsay Toczylowski talks with CNN's Poppy Harlow about representing a three-year-old in court for a deportation hearing.

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