David Malpass, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the World Bank, won unanimous approval from the institution’s executive board, continuing the 73-year tradition of an American running the world’s largest development lender. The bank said that Malpass, the US Treasury’s undersecretary for international affairs, will start his new role on Tuesday as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
There were no TV cameras this time, no accusations of bad faith, or anyone tossing binders or storming out. Instead, unlike their December and January clashes in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump met Tuesday for 90 minutes with the Democratic leaders he’s dubbed “Chuck and Nancy” in what both sides called a productive discussion about a comprehensive infrastructure package.
Robert Mueller’s report landed with an anticlimactic thud. It seems to have changed no one’s mind or made anyone particularly happy. If you believed that President Donald Trump was guilty of collusion and obstruction before the report came out, you probably still do. And if you didn’t believe it before, you still don’t.
Long known as a law-and-order prosecutor, Attorney General William Barr is under fire from critics who say he acted more as a partisan advocate for President Donald Trump than an impartial law enforcement officer when he released the special counsel report into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s declaration that he has joined the 2020 presidential race surprised no one and has divided his Democratic Party which is determined to oust Republican Donald Trump from the White House. Biden launched his bid by making Trump’s removal an existential issue for the US.
The Pentagon said there were 6,053 reports of sexual assaults last year, according to an anonymous, bi-annual survey. It is a record number and the highest since the US military began collecting this kind of survey data in 2004.
President Donald Trump said he held “very positive” talks on Friday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the crisis in oil-rich Venezuela, where Washington is pushing to oust the Moscow-backed president.
In a letter to President Donald Trump, Rosenstein said he would depart on May 11, after more than two turbulent years as the second highest-ranking official in the Department of Justice.
The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt's oldest hardliner movement.
For months, hawkish Florida Republicans have dominated the narrative on Venezuela, meeting with President Donald Trump days before the US recognised Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader and arguing that the president sees the situation in Venezuela differently than his “America First” desire to pull US troops out of Syria.