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Pence's chief of staff will not take over White House role after John Kelly leaves

(WASHINGTON) -- Nick Ayers, who was widely speculated to be the next White House chief of staff, will not be stepping into John Kelly's role, ABC News has confirmed.Instead, Vice President Mike Pence's 35-year-old chief of staff will go to a pro-Trump super PAC. Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @VP, and my…... Read More

Cory Booker will decide whether to run for president 'over the holidays'

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- Sen. Cory Booker hasn't made a decision yet on whether he'll run for president in 2020, but he said in New Hampshire on Saturday that he'll make a verdict in about a month.Booker, D-N.J., was in the country's first primary state on Saturday for a number of…... Read More

Trump performs coin toss at Army-Navy football game in first visit as president

(PHILADELPHIA) --  President Trump conducted the coin toss at the 119th Army-Navy game on Saturday, one of the oldest rivalries in college football. Navy correctly called tails, winning the toss.The president was joined by Sec. of Defense James Mattis on the field for the national anthem and coin toss. He…... Read More

Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to make hush money payments during 2016 campaign, federal prosecutors allege in court filings

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors have implicated Donald Trump in a scheme to silence women who alleged during the 2016 campaign that they had extramarital affairs with him before he became president, according to court documents.In court filings submitted Friday afternoon by federal prosecutors in New York, the government alleged…... Read More

Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave at the end of the year

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that his chief of staff, John Kelly, will leave at the end of the year.A replacement will be named, possibly on an interim basis, Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the Army-Navy football game."John…... Read More

Trump nominates Army Gen. Mark Milley as next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has announced the nomination of Army Gen. Mark A. Milley to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As the country's top-ranking military official, Milley would succeed current Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, who entered the role in October of 2015 under the…... Read More

Paul Manafort lied about contact with administration officials: Special counsel

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller has accused Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, of lying about his contacts with administration officials in 2018 and at least four other details related to his probe of Russian election meddling during the 2016 campaign.In a heavily redacted court document filed Friday…... Read More

Man at the center of North Carolina election fraud investigation mostly mum as Republican denies knowledge of wrongdoing

(BLADENBORO, N.C.) -- As questions continue to swirl amid allegations of election fraud in a critical North Carolina congressional race, the man at the center of the scandal, Leslie McCrae Dowless, is remaining mum for the most part.Dowless declined to comment on the growing scandal when asked Friday by ABC…... Read More

John Kelly questioned by special counsel's team about obstruction of justice: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's team interviewed White House chief of staff John Kelly about obstruction of justice as it relates to President Donald Trump and those close to him, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told ABC News.As ABC News has previously reported Kelly was among members…... Read More

Trump predicts smooth path to confirmation for attorney general pick at law enforcement conference

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) --In an address to a gathering of hundreds of law enforcement officials and prosecutors in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, President Trump predicted his pick for attorney general, William Barr, will face a smooth road to confirmation and receive "overwhelming bipartisan support." "He demonstrated an unwavering adherence…... Read More

US government's human resources department is still vulnerable to hacking: Report

(WASHINGTON) -- Three years after a massive breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management which led to the theft of millions of records, the confidential personal information of federal employees remains at risk of being stolen, according to a new federal audit.The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) “has made…... Read More