Maggie Haberman

The New York Times

@maggieNYT

  • Currently covers politics for The New York Times.
  • Previously worked at CNN, Politico, The New York Post, The New York Daily News.
  • Haberman has broken news over and over, including major scoops on the Trump administration such as the ouster of Steve Bannon.
Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump’s Chief of Staff

Dec 9

The decision leaves it unclear who will take the top West Wing job as President Trump confronts the fight of his political life, with Democrats newly empowered and the special counsel moving closer to him.

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Done With Michael Cohen, Federal Prosecutors Shift Focus to Trump Family Business

Dec 9

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer, leaving court in Manhattan last month. Prosecutors have been examining whether other Trump Organization executives were involved in campaign finance violations.

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Michael Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Fixer, Should Get Prison Term of About 4 Years, Prosecutors Say

Dec 7

Michael Cohen, who was President Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer for more than a decade, leaving federal court in Manhattan last week after a guilty plea.

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Trump Will Nominate William P. Barr as Attorney General

Dec 7

The president’s chief of staff John F. Kelly may also leave his post in coming days, administration officials said.

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John Kelly Expected to Leave White House Post in Next Few Days, Officials Say

Dec 7

The president’s chief of staff John F. Kelly may also leave his post in coming days, administration officials said.

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Trump Weighs Bringing Back William Barr as Attorney General

Dec 6

William P. Barr, a supporter of executive power who served as attorney general in 1991-93, is a front-runner to lead the Justice Department again.

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Michael Cohen, Ex-Trump Lawyer, Asks U.S. Judge for Leniency

Dec 1

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, asked for leniency in his sentencing one day after pleading guilty to lying about contacts with the Russians.

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Michael Cohen to Plead Guilty to Charge in Mueller Investigation

Nov 29

Mr. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, made a surprise appearance on Thursday morning in a Manhattan courtroom to plead guilty to a new criminal charge.

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Roger Stone Sought WikiLeaks’ Plans Amid 2016 Campaign, Associate Says

Nov 28

Jerome Corsi, an associate of the longtime Trump adviser Roger J. Stone Jr., said he might be indicted in the special counsel investigation.

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Manafort’s Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller

Nov 28

Prosecutors from the special counsel’s office have said that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement by lying to them after he agreed to cooperate with their inquiry.

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It’s Not Just Trump in House Democrats’ Cross Hairs. His Family Is, Too.

Nov 25

Ivanka Trump is under congressional scrutiny over her use of private email for government business. Her husband, Jared Kushner, is also a prime target for Democratic investigators.

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Jerome Corsi, Friend of Roger Stone, Is in Plea Talks With Mueller

Nov 23

Mr. Corsi is said to have been presented with evidence that he was not truthful when investigators asked him whether he knew beforehand about actions by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.

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Matthew Whitaker Earned $1.2 Million From Group Backed by Undisclosed Donors

Nov 21

The acting attorney general also faces questions about campaign donations he received after joining the Justice Department.

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Democrats Plan to Investigate Ivanka Trump’s Use of Private Email Account

Nov 21

Ivanka Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The president said his daughter’s use of a personal email account was “unlike Hillary Clinton” because of the private server Mrs. Clinton had in her house.

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Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference

Nov 20

President Trump’s lawyers have handed over his responses to questions from the special counsel about any possible conspiracy with Russia’s 2016 election interference.

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Ivanka Trump’s Emails Could Provide New Democratic House With Fodder

Nov 20

Ms. Trump repeatedly used a personal email account to conduct government business in 2017, a review found.

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Trump Says He’s Unlikely to Sit for Interview in Russia Investigation

Nov 18

President Trump had maintained over the past year that he was willing to be interviewed by the special counsel, though his lawyers steadily narrowed the path to such an encounter.

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‘We Were Told That He Did Not Play a Role’ in Khashoggi Killing, Trump Says of Saudi Crown Prince

Nov 17

President Trump said on Saturday that he had not yet been shown C.I.A. intelligence that concludes the Saudi crown prince ordered the killing of a dissident journalist.

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Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement

Nov 16

President Trump has repeated the question so many times that he has alarmed some of his advisers. But Mr. Trump has not openly suggested dropping Mr. Pence from the ticket in 2020.

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Mueller Team Has ‘Gone Absolutely Nuts,’ Trump Says, Resuming Attacks on Russia Inquiry

Nov 15

President Trump speaking Wednesday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. Mr. Trump has spent three days this week meeting with his personal legal team, crafting answers to written questions from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

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First Lady Says an Aide ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’

Nov 14

President Trump and his wife, Melania, in October at the White House. On Tuesday, Mrs. Trump’s office issued a statement saying Mira Ricardel, a deputy national security adviser, should no longer be employed at the White House.

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A Week After the Midterms, Trump Seems to Forget the Caravan

Nov 14

Historians said there were few comparable instances of a commander in chief warning about a looming threat, only to drop it as soon as people voted.

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Trump Is Considering Firing Kirstjen Nielsen From Homeland Security

Nov 13

President Trump is considering firing Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, as part of a wave of cabinet and staff changes.

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News Analysis: Inside the Republican Strategy to Discredit the Florida Recount

Nov 13

Dusting off their playbook from 2000, Republicans claim the recount is rife with fraud. But what’s driving them is their narrow majority in the Senate and their need to deliver a win to the base.

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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal to Ease Sentencing Laws

Nov 13

The lawmakers believe they can get the measure, which would ease mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, to President Trump during the final weeks of the year if he embraces it.

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Trump Renews Attacks on NATO and Trade Imbalances

Nov 12

Wasting little time after the midterm elections, President Trump renewed one of his favorite campaign topics — the “unfair” position of the United States in the NATO alliance.

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Trump Begins Midterm Election Day Bracing for Grim Political News, Aides Say

Nov 6

Voters across the country cast ballots in midterm contests that will deliver the first nationwide referendum on Mr. Trump’s presidency since he assumed office nearly two years ago.

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A Familiar Force Nurtures Trump’s Instincts on Immigration: Stephen Miller

Nov 5

As President Trump tries again to use immigration fears for electoral advantage, this time with control of Congress at stake, Mr. Miller, his chief policy adviser, is at his side.

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Amid Scrutiny, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Shaped Trump’s Pittsburgh Response

Oct 31

Since the shooting, the White House has emphasized Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s relationship to their religion and their relationship to the president.

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Trump Persuaded Struggling People to Invest in Scams, Lawsuit Says

Oct 29

A new suit filed in Manhattan accuses the president and some of his children of using the Trump name to entice people to invest in get-rich-quick schemes.

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News Analysis: For Trump, Dutiful Words of Grief, Then Off to the Next Fight

Oct 29

President Trump’s discordant approach to national crises has thrust his leadership into the center of the national debate with about a week until the midterm elections.

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Selling Donald Trump: A First-Time Campaign Manager Tries to Defy the Doubters

Oct 28

Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort, during a rally in Southaven, Miss., this month. “I’m the cog in the middle that makes it all turn together,” he said.

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Trump Rallies for Republicans, but Finds ‘Do Not Enter’ Signs in Some Races

Oct 23

Candidates covet an appearance with Mr. Trump in areas loyal to him, but large swaths of the country where he is unpopular have become virtual no-go zones for him.

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Kushner Says White House Is Still ‘Fact-Finding’ on Khashoggi but Will Do What’s ‘Best’ for Americans

Oct 22

President Trump was mindful of getting answers about how the dissident journalist died, his son-in-law said, but he noted that Saudi Arabia has been a strategic ally of the United States.

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John Kelly and John Bolton Have Shouting Match Over Immigration

Oct 19

An expletive-laden blowup over border security between the White House chief of staff and the national security adviser was loud enough to be overheard by several officials in the West Wing.

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Trump Says He Believes Khashoggi Is Dead

Oct 18

President Trump said during an interview on Thursday that the allegations that the prince ordered the killing raised questions about the American alliance with Saudi Arabia.

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Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

Oct 13

A Republican rally this week in Eerie, Pa. Renting the database could help the party in key midterm races, while providing a source of revenue for President Trump’s campaign.

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White House Memo: ‘Donald Trump in Full’: The President’s Very Talkative, Very Televised Week

Oct 13

President Trump invited reporters into his cabin on Air Force One during the Senate’s vote to confirm Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh last weekend.

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Nikki Haley Resigned as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Oct 9

A representative of the Republican mainstream, Ms. Haley had criticized Mr. Trump’s demeanor. But her appointment was seen as an olive branch.

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Kanye West Expected to Visit Trump at the White House

Oct 9

The musician wants to discuss job opportunities for former convicts and how to increase manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, according to a person briefed on the meeting.

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Trump Mocks Al Franken for Quick Resignation Over Claims of Sex Misconduct

Oct 5

It was an extraordinary statement as the president’s Supreme Court nominee nears a vote in a confirmation process rocked by such accusations.

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G.O.P.’s Midterm Message: Democrats’ Treachery on Kavanaugh Is Just the Start

Oct 4

Conservatives hope to use the liberal opposition to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination as a graphic example of the threat posed by a Democratic takeover, but they worry that passions will dissipate.

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At a Rally Looking Toward November, Trump Sets His Sights Two Years Beyond

Oct 2

The president, in Tennessee to rally for Republican candidates in the midterms, took aim at three Democrats who could challenge him in 2020.

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Michael Cohen Has Spoken Repeatedly With Mueller’s Prosecutors

Sep 20

The interviews with the special counsel are a new sign of the special counsel’s progress in getting firsthand accounts from key players.

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Jerome Corsi, Conspiracy Theorist, Is Subpoenaed in Mueller Investigation

Sep 5

Mr. Corsi, a conservative commentator and conspiracy theorist, expects to answer questions about his connections to the former Trump adviser Roger J. Stone Jr.

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Mueller Will Accept Some Written Answers From Trump

Sep 4

The tone of a letter from the special counsel’s office led some Trump allies to conclude that if the president is interviewed, the subject matter will be more limited than they had feared.

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Mattis Said Trump Behaved Like a ‘Fifth or Sixth Grader,’ According to Woodward’s Book

Sep 4

The defense secretary and other administration officials are described as resorting to extraordinary measures to thwart the president’s decisions in a White House depicted as “crazytown.”

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National Enquirer Had Decades of Trump Dirt. He Wanted to Buy It All.

Aug 30

A recording released last month of a conversation between Michael Cohen and Donald J. Trump hinted at more than hush money to a former Playboy model. “It’s all the stuff,” Mr. Cohen can be heard saying.

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A Trump Endorsement Can Decide a Race. Here’s How to Get One.

Aug 27

People posed with a cardboard cutout of President Trump at a Republican unity rally in Georgia last month. Brian Kemp, who received Mr. Trump's endorsement, won the Republican nomination for governor days earlier.

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Trump Complains to Donors About Fed Chairman’s Raising of Interest Rates

Aug 20

At a fund-raiser in the Hamptons, President Trump said that he had expected Jerome H. Powell to adhere to an easy-money monetary policy, by keeping interest rates low, when he nominated him.

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Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud in Excess of $20 Million

Aug 19

Federal officials have homed in on more than $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses owned by Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, and his family as part of an ongoing investigation into possible bank fraud.

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Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team

Aug 19

The lapse has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake.

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The Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort: Greed, Deception and Ego

Aug 13

The arc of Paul Manafort’s life has taken him from the son of a small-town mayor to a jet-setting international political consultant to Trump campaign chairman and now to prisoner in a Virginia jail awaiting a jury verdict.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman Taped Her Firing by John Kelly

Aug 12

The recording, played on “Meet the Press,” revealed the White House chief of staff suggesting that she could face damage to her reputation if she did not leave quietly.

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‘Beautiful’ and ‘Lovely’: Trump Tweets Reflect Fixation on Women’s Appearances

Aug 12

The president’s comments on Lisa Page and Nellie Ohr made clear his disdain for the two women, who have connections to the Russia inquiry.

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Trump Escalates Attack on Sessions, Calling Him ‘Scared Stiff’

Aug 11

President Trump hosting members of the New Jersey chapter of Bikers for Trump at his golf club in Bedminster. Motorcyclists in the United States tend to cover a demographic that includes a bulk of the president’s base, predominantly working-class men over 50 …

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Trump Used Racial Slur During ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Former Aide Says

Aug 10

Omarosa Manigault Newman writes in a new memoir that she never heard President Trump use the slur but says there are tapes to prove it.

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Still Standing, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Step Back in the Spotlight

Jul 28

They have waited out, and in some cases ground down, their critics, and are ready to make a more visible push for their priorities.

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Prosecutors Seek to Question Trump Organization’s Finance Chief

Jul 27

The request set off alarm bells inside the company, as the executive has handled its finances for decades, has managed President Trump’s trust and has even reviewed the Trump campaign’s books.

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How Michael Cohen’s Audio Clip Unraveled Trump’s False Statements

Jul 25

Donald J. Trump, as a candidate and president, has wielded false statements as a shield against tough questions and embarrassing stories.

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Cohen Releases Tape of Trump, Inflaming Feud

Jul 25

The recording, which was broadcast by CNN, is sometimes muddled but provides details on payments to a Playboy model but does not definitively answer the question about whether Mr. Trump directed Mr. Cohen to make them in cash or by check.

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Two Trump Allies, Seeing Unlimited Opportunity, Instead Drew Scrutiny

Jul 24

The early days of the Trump administration seemed to promise Rick Gates and Elliott Broidy enormous clout — and earning potential. But those times are over.

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news analysis: Maggie Haberman: Why I Needed to Pull Back From Twitter

Jul 20

The viciousness, toxic partisan anger and intellectual dishonesty are at all-time highs.

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Trump Narrows Supreme Court Field as Advice Pours In

Jul 9

Television crews set up in front of the Supreme Court on Monday ahead of President Trump’s planned announcement of his pick for its next justice.

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Trump Giving a Fresh Look to Thomas Hardiman for Supreme Court

Jul 8

Judge Thomas M. Hardiman, the first member of his family to graduate from college, has a personal story President Trump is said to like.

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McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options

Jul 8

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has produced a large volume of documents that, were he nominated to the Supreme Court, could delay a confirmation vote. That possibility has led Senator Mitch McConnell to support two other candidates, according to Republican official…

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To Fill Court Vacancy, Trump Hopes to Match Success of Last Year’s Smash Hit

Jul 7

President Trump, aides said, views the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as one of the unalloyed triumphs of his presidency.

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Bill Shine, Ousted From Fox News in Scandal, Joins White House Communications Team

Jul 5

Mr. Shine, who was forced out at the network over his handling of sexual harassment scandals, is expected to help revamp a team that has been the target of President Trump’s ire.

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Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening

Jun 29

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, right, administered the oath of office to Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, a former Kennedy clerk and President Trump’s first Supreme Court pick, at the White House last year.

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Ex-Aide to Roger Stone Is Subpoenaed in Russia Investigation

Jun 28

The former aide, Andrew Miller, worked for Roger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, during the 2016 campaign.

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Bill Shine Likely as Next White House Communications Director

Jun 27

The former Fox News executive, who was ousted for his handling of sexual harassment scandals at the network, met with President Trump in recent weeks for the post left open by Hope Hicks.

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Trump Plans Executive Order to End Family Separation

Jun 20

It is unclear how Mr. Trump intends to claim the legal authority to violate what have been legal constraints on the proper treatment of children in government custody.

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Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Parting With Lawyers as Federal Investigation Continues

Jun 13

As the investigation widens, and with Mr. Cohen’s legal team in turmoil, the pressure on him to cooperate may intensify.

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Kelly Sadler, Aide Who Mocked McCain, Leaves White House

Jun 6

Kelly Sadler, a former communications aide for the president, in Washington in March. Her off-the-cuff comments last month about the health of Senator John McCain ignited a firestorm.

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Trump to Hold Ramadan Dinner After Skipping It Last Year

Jun 3

The dinner, which is anticipated to be held on Wednesday, will be hosted by a president who has a long history of making inflammatory statements about Muslims.

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Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities’ Funding to Abortion Restrictions

May 18

The change, a top priority of social conservatives, would bar reproductive health organizations from providing or mentioning abortions at any facility that receives federal family planning funds.

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Responding to Leaks, White House Limits Number of Staff in Daily Meeting

May 17

A joke about Senator John McCain’s illness made at a meeting of White House communications staff last week was leaked, causing an uproar.

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Mueller Won’t Indict Trump if He Finds Wrongdoing, Giuliani Says

May 16

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has concluded that he will adhere to the Justice Department view that he cannot indict a sitting president, according to President Trump’s lawyers.

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White House Aides Are Urging President Trump to Fire Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief

May 7

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill last month. White House staff members say they are confident that if Mr. Pruitt leaves, his deputy will continue to implement the president’s deregulatory agenda.

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Giuliani’s Explanation of Payments Could Be Legal and Political Threat for Trump

May 4

Some of the president’s advisers said they were surprised by the assertion that he reimbursed a lawyer who paid hush money to a porn actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

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White House Memo: Kelly Finds Himself in a Familiar Place in the Trump White House: Eyeing the Exits

May 3

“It’s like a really bad marriage,” Chris Whipple, author of a history of White House chiefs of staff, said of the relationship between President Trump and his chief of staff.

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News Analysis: For Many, Life in Trump’s Orbit Ends in a Crash Landing

Apr 27

Proximity to President Trump has been a crushing experience for many people who arrived in his orbit with stellar careers and independent reputations and ended up losing so much.

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Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore. - New York Times

Apr 20

New York Times Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore. New York Times For years, a joke among Trump Tower employees was that the boss was like Manhattan's First Avenue, where the traffic goes only one way. That one-sidednes…

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Giuliani to Join Trump’s Legal Team

Apr 19

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and longtime Trump loyalist, will be part of a legal stable as the president faces the Russia investigation.

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GOP Pollster Withdraws From Role Advising Both Pence and Haley - New York Times

Apr 16

New York Times GOP Pollster Withdraws From Role Advising Both Pence and Haley New York Times The Republican pollster who had planned to split time advising both Vice President Mike Pence and the United Nations ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, on national security …

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Trump Pardons Scooter Libby for Perjury in C.I.A. Leak Case

Apr 13

I. Lewis Libby Jr., who goes by Scooter, was convicted of four felonies in 2007 for perjury before a grand jury, lying to F.B.I. investigators and obstruction of justice during an investigation into the disclosure of the work of Valerie Plame Wilson, a C.I.A.…

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Before Learning of Raid, Trump’s Legal Team Convened to Discuss Mueller Interview

Apr 13

President Trump outside the White House last week. News of the raid on the office and hotel room of his longtime personal lawyer caught the president’s legal team off guard, according to a person familiar with the discussion.

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Kudlow Plays 'Happy Warrior' Role in Counseling Trump - New York Times

Apr 13

New York Times Kudlow Plays 'Happy Warrior' Role in Counseling Trump New York Times WASHINGTON — In the Oval Office on Tuesday, as fears of a trade war with China roiled markets and panicked American farmers and lawmakers, Larry Kudlow, President Trump's new …

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Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records on ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

Apr 11

The warrant also sought evidence of whether the lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, tried to suppress damaging information on the president before the election.

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Michael Cohen, ‘Ultimate Trump Loyalist,’ Now in the Sights of the F.B.I.

Apr 11

A series of disclosures have revealed the unusual range of Michael D. Cohen’s portfolio, and a federal investigation poses a legal threat to him and possibly his client, the president.

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Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

Apr 10

The episode was the second time President Trump is now known to have considered taking steps to shut down the special counsel investigation.

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Hope Hicks is Gone, and It’s Not Clear Who Can Replace Her

Mar 30

Hope Hicks, the departing White House communications director and longtime aide to President Trump, on Thursday, her last day in the West Wing. Her small office is within earshot of the president’s office.

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Trump Rings Up Roseanne Barr After Her Show Is a Ratings Winner

Mar 29

Roseanne Barr received a call from President Trump on Wednesday congratulating her on the high ratings her comedy had received. “Roseanne” is back on the air after more than two decades.

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Trump's Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort as Special Counsel Closed In - New York Times

Mar 28

New York Times Trump's Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort as Special Counsel Closed In New York Times WASHINGTON — A lawyer for President Trump broached the idea of Mr. Trump pardoning two of his former top advisers, Michael T. Flynn and…

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Trump, Famous for ‘You’re Fired,’ Offers V.A. Chief Only Awkward Silence

Mar 27

David Shulkin, the secretary of veterans affairs, has been trapped in a peculiar, painful limbo, with President Trump leaving him twisting amid reports of his planned ouster.

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Trump Talks of Bringing Back Rob Porter, Aide Accused of Spousal Abuse

Mar 26

The president has remained in touch with Mr. Porter, who resigned under pressure as White House staff secretary, according to people familiar with the conversations.

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Trump Can’t Stop Tweeting, but Goes Silent on Stormy Daniels

Mar 26

After sixty-one weeks in the White House, President Trump has found someone he won’t attack on Twitter: Stormy Daniels.

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Opposing Factions Join to Push Confirmation of Gay Trump Appointee...

Mar 26

Supported by Politics Opposing Factions Join to Push Confirmation of a Gay Trump Appointee For months, scores of President Trump’s nominees for posts from ambassadorships to deputies at cabinet-level agencies have been stalled, awaiting confirmation hearings.…

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At a Crucial Juncture, Trump's Legal Defense Is Largely a One-Man Operation - New York Times

Mar 26

New York Times At a Crucial Juncture, Trump's Legal Defense Is Largely a One-Man Operation New York Times As President Trump heads into one of the most critical phases of the special counsel's investigation, his personal legal team has shrunk to essentially j…

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Trump Won’t Hire 2 Lawyers Whose Appointments Were Announced Days Ago

Mar 25

The upheaval on the legal team comes at a critical time for Mr. Trump. The president’s former lead lawyer, John Dowd, quit the team on Thursday, just as Mr. Trump is deciding whether to sit with Mr. Mueller for an interview.

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Trump's Top Lawyer Dealing With The Russia Investigation Resigns

Mar 22

John Dowd’s departure is the latest change among President Trump’s legal team as the president has begun directly attacking the special counsel in public.

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White House Job Requirement: Signing a Nondisclosure Agreement

Mar 21

President Trump insisted on the agreements, but it’s an open secret in the West Wing they can’t be enforced.

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Trump Considers Reshuffling Legal Team as He Takes On Mueller More Aggressively

Mar 20

President Trump’s shift in tone appears to be a product of his concern that the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia’s election interference is bearing down on him more directly.

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Trump to Visit New Hampshire to Present Opioid Plan

Mar 19

The plan calls for reducing the supply of illicit drugs with better interdiction and tougher penalties, reducing opioid prescriptions and overall demand, and expanding access to treatment.

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Plans to hire new lawyer...

Mar 19

Plans to hire new lawyer... (First column, 5th story, link ) Related stories: Mueller Has Been Botching Investigations Since The Anthrax Attacks... Screw-ups cost taxpayers millions... Three-quarters say Trump should remove special counsel... President keeps …

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White House Memo: Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels

Mar 19

Ignoring the advice of aides over how to deal with the special counsel was the decision of a president who ultimately trusts only his own instincts.

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Trump Lawyer Says Special Counsel Inquiry Should Be Ended

Mar 17

The lawyer, John Dowd, said he was speaking on behalf of President Trump, only to backtrack shortly afterward and say he was speaking only for himself.

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Trump’s Lawyers Claim Stormy Daniels Violated Confidentiality Agreement at Least 20 Times

Mar 17

President Trump’s lawyers claimed in court on Friday that Stephanie Clifford violated a confidentially agreement at least 20 times, exposing her to damages of at least $20 million. She has said she had an affair with him.

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No Heads Rolled at the White House Friday (So Far). But Anxiety Abounds.

Mar 17

The West Wing of the White House on Friday. A Brookings Institution study found a 46 percent turnover rate in the Trump administration for the most important jobs.

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White House Memo: ‘There Will Always Be Change,’ Trump Says as More Personnel Shake-Ups Loom

Mar 15

John F. Kelly, center, the White House chief of staff, and Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, are on thin ice with the president, having angered him by privately saying “no” too often.

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MUELLER SUBPOENAS TRUMP ORG

Mar 15

Supported by Politics Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MAGGIE HABERMANMARCH 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over do…

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Trump Expected to Name Larry Kudlow as Top Economic Adviser

Mar 14

Larry Kudlow is a CNBC television commentator and has served as an informal adviser to President Trump.

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In Replacing Tillerson With Pompeo, Trump Turns to Loyalists Who Reflect ‘America First’ Views

Mar 14

Mr. Tillerson’s dismissal pulls the White House even further out of the economic and foreign policy mainstream and closer to the nationalist ideas that animated Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

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Trump Eyes Replacing His Veterans Affairs Secretary With His Energy Chief

Mar 13

President Trump, looking to broaden the shake-up of his cabinet, has spoken to Energy Secretary Rick Perry about taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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John McEntee, Trump Aide, Is Forced Out Over Security Issue, but Joins Re-election Campaign

Mar 13

Mr. McEntee, who was President Trump’s personal assistant, was forced out after his security clearance was revoked, but he will join the campaign as a senior adviser.

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Larry Kudlow Is the New Favorite to Replace Gary Cohn

Mar 12

Larry Kudlow, a CNBC commentator, is the leading candidate to replace Gary D. Cohn as the director of the National Economic Council.

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Trump to Push Ahead on Gun Training for School Employees, White House Says

Mar 12

The president also intends to establish a federal commission to examine school safety proposals, but the administration’s efforts appeared to be piecemeal and of limited scope.

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‘Is There Anything More Fun Than a Trump Rally?’

Mar 11

In a 75-minute performance in western Pennsylvania, it was President Trump, vintage 2016: rambling and fiery, boastful and jocular — the part of being president that he loves perhaps the most.

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Trump Talks With Clinton Impeachment Lawyer About Aiding in Mueller Response

Mar 10

The overture to Emmet T. Flood appears to be an acknowledgment that the special counsel investigation is unlikely to end anytime soon.

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Christopher Liddell Is Front-Runner to Become Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

Mar 10

The president has not made a firm decision, but Christopher Liddell, a White House official, has the business experience that Mr. Trump is said to be seeking.

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Trump to Make First Visit as President to Latin America - New York Times

Mar 10

New York Times Trump to Make First Visit as President to Latin America New York Times President Trump will make the first visit of his presidency to Latin America next month, the White House said on Saturday, traveling to Peru for a summit meeting of Western …

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In Trump’s White House, the Adviser Who Really Matters Sits in the Oval Office

Mar 8

President Trump on Wednesday outside the White House. He is known to constantly search for new voices, but burns through staff as he loses faith in the people around him.

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Mar 8

Experts say the conversations likely do not constitute witness tampering, but people who were told about them considered the discussions potential problems and told the special counsel.

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GARY COHN RESIGNS

Mar 6

Mr. Cohn had made clear his opposition to the steel and aluminum tariffs that Mr. Trump plans to impose. It’s the latest departure from a White House in chaos.

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Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Tariffs but Opens Door to Compromise

Mar 6

Republicans intensified pressure on Mr. Trump to relent on his steel and aluminum tariffs while the president indicated he might provide exemptions for certain countries.

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Sam Nunberg, Ex-Trump Aide, Says He Will Refuse Order to Appear Before Grand Jury - New York Times

Mar 5

New York Times Sam Nunberg, Ex-Trump Aide, Says He Will Refuse Order to Appear Before Grand Jury New York Times WASHINGTON — Sam Nunberg, a onetime Trump campaign aide who recently met with investigators for the special counsel, said on Monday that he was sub…

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Mueller’s Focus on Adviser to United Arab Emirates Indicates Widening of Inquiry

Mar 4

The special counsel has asked about the role of the adviser, George Nader, in White House policymaking, indicating that he is examining Emirati influence on the Trump administration.

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Trump’s Chaos Theory for the Oval Office Is Taking Its Toll

Mar 2

John F. Kelly, the chief of staff, summed up the prevailing mood in the West Wing: “God punished me,” he joked of his move there last summer.

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Melania Trump Parts Ways With Adviser Amid Backlash Over Inaugural Contract

Feb 27

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff in January 2017. Melania Trump has parted ways with Ms. Winston Wolkoff, who had been an adviser to the office of the first lady.

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Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, to Plead Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Cooperate

Feb 23

The plea deal could be a sign that Mr. Gates plans to share incriminating information against Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman, or other members of the Trump campaign.

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Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

Feb 21

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, is one of dozens of White House officials operating under interim security clearances because of issues raised by the F.B.I. during their background checks, officials say.

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Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

Feb 19

Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a porn star, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.

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Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Friend

Feb 15

The committee, which raised a record $107 million, detailed its finances in a tax filing, revealing that it donated less than expected to charity.

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Trump Lawyer’s Payment to Porn Star Raises New Questions

Feb 15

The admission by President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer that he sent $130,000 to a porn actress is raising new legal, ethical and factual questions.

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Trump, a Week After Porter Resigned, Says He’s ‘Totally Opposed’ to Spousal Abuse

Feb 14

Mr. Trump’s statement, which members of both parties had said was long overdue, came as the president’s chief of staff faced new questions about his handling of the case.

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‘No Fire, No Fury?’ Trump Is on Board With a Jeanine Pirro Book to Rebut Michael Wolff

Feb 11

Jeanine Pirro, the Fox News personality and longtime friend of President Trump, is likely to write an account that is highly favorable to him.

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Trump Praises Top Adviser Accused of Abusing Ex-Wives

Feb 9

“We wish him well,” the president said, as a nearly all-male top White House staff appears to have looked the other way about allegations against the disgraced adviser, Rob Porter.

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Unwelcome Attention for John Kelly, the Man Enlisted to Bring Calm

Feb 9

President Trump is calling the chief of staff he pushed out, Reince Priebus, to complain about Mr. Kelly, the chief of staff who took Mr. Priebus’s place.

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White House Regrets Its Handling of Rob Porter Case: ‘We All Could Have Done Better’

Feb 8

White House officials conceded that they regretted the way they handled accusations against the staff secretary who resigned Wednesday after two ex-wives publicly accused him of abusing them.

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Mueller Zooms In on Trump Tower Cover Story

Feb 1

After President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, left Hamburg, Germany, on July 8, he helped draft a news release that has drawn the interest of the special counsel, according to people familiar with the episode.

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