US Elections 2016

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort indicted in first charges from Russia probe

President Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort has been indicted on charges of conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, among others.


Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort told to surrender in Russia probe: NY Times

2017-10-30 14:32

President Donald Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort and a business associate have been told to surrender to federal officials in the probe into Russia's attempts to tilt the 2016 presidential vote in Trump's favour, the New York Times reports.


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Trump in new Twitter rant over Russia probe

2017-10-30 08:16

President Donald Trump has expressed renewed frustration over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, while lashing out at Hillary Clinton.

Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Trump tape

2017-10-17 05:34

Hillary Clinton has accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election.

Trump hypes mock video of golf ball striking Clinton

2017-09-18 16:15

President Donald Trump is still taking potshots at Hillary Clinton, the latest sign that his campaign fury hasn't faded.

Democrats try to rebrand themselves

2017-07-25 07:19

Democrats are trying to bounce back from their November election losses and rebrand themselves, rolling out a populist new message under the headline "A Better Deal."

Susan Rice meets with Senate intelligence staff

2017-07-22 22:34

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has met with staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee as the panel probes Russian interference in the US election.

Trump lawyer wades into Donald jnr fray

2017-07-17 08:21

President Donald Trump's attorney says there was nothing illegal in the meeting Trump's eldest son had with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign.

CNN video shows Trump with figures linked to Russia email controversy

2017-07-13 07:46

CNN has released a video showing Donald Trump attending a dinner with key figures at the centre of a growing controversy over alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election.

In flurry of tweets, Trump lambastes Obama's handling of hacking saga

2017-06-25 21:43

President Donald Trump has stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama's response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some Democratic lawmakers agree.

Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice - report

2017-06-15 12:06

The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US election is looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice.

Trump taps Christopher Wray as new FBI director

2017-06-07 15:13

President Donald Trump has announced that he is tapping former Justice Department official Christopher Wray to serve as his new FBI director.

Clinton reappears at Wellesley, again at a crossroads

2017-05-27 16:42

Nearly a half-century after she made her first mark in public life with an attention-getting speech at Wellesley, Hillary Clinton has returned to the same podium, again at a crossroads in life.

No 'clean slate' between the US and Russia - Tillerson

2017-05-14 21:44

Relations between the United States and Russia, at their lowest level since the Cold War, will not restart "with a clean slate", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.

Billionaires, companies powered Trump's record inaugural haul

2017-04-19 17:03

Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Misogyny 'played role' in election loss: Clinton

2017-04-07 08:28

Hillary Clinton says misogyny "certainly" played a role in her bruising defeat to Donald Trump in last year's US presidential election, giving her first public interview since the shock loss.

FBI director confirms probe of possible Russia links to Trump team

2017-03-20 17:21

FBI Director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the agency is investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and notably Moscow's possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

2017-03-20 15:47

President Donald Trump has shot down as "fake news" allegations that he worked with Russia, which US intelligence says tried to tilt the US election in Trump's favour.

Amid political storm, FBI chief says he's going nowhere

2017-03-08 22:26

FBI Director James Comey says he plans to hold his job until 2023, amid a political storm that has made him a target of both US political parties.

Trump condemns Democrats for 'total witch hunt' over AG

2017-03-03 10:12

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Democrats over their demands for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, calling their actions a "total witch hunt".

Trump takes to Twitter about protests

2017-01-22 17:07

President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to criticise the millions of people across the US who marched in protests against him - including the celebrities who took part.

FACT CHECK: Trump's address echoed familiar, dubious themes

2017-01-21 14:30

If Donald Trump's inaugural address sounds familiar, that may be because it contained dubious assertions from his campaign.

Melania Trump stuns in first lady fashion stakes

2017-01-21 11:03

First Lady Melania Trump has stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with President Donald Trump at the inaugural balls.

Promises, subdued pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

2017-01-20 22:06

Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington.

Source: Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research

2017-10-25 10:17

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the DNC helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a source says.

'Rock bottom' Weiner jailed for sexting

2017-09-26 08:45

Anthony Weiner's sexting compulsion cost him political career and his marriage and may have even denied Hillary Clinton the presidency. Now it has cost him his freedom...

White House: Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller

2017-08-06 19:07

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is "not discussing" firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump takes swipe at Hillary in Russia probe

2017-07-24 20:25

President Donald Trump is questioning why those investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by members of his campaign aren't digging into Hillary Clinton's "crimes & Russia relations".

Trump regrets hiring Sessions as attorney general

2017-07-20 09:14

Donald Trump says he regrets his choice for attorney general as he sought to protect himself from the growing firestorm over Russia's alleged election meddling which is engulfing his presidency.

GOP operative commits suicide - report

2017-07-14 15:19

A GOP operative who earlier this year told the Wall Street Journal that he tried during the 2016 presidential election campaign to obtain Hillary Clinton's missing emails from Russian hackers, has killed himself.

Trump says he pressed Putin on elections, time to move on

2017-07-10 15:59

President Donald Trump says "it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia" after he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin over election meddling.

Trump: Is he, or isn't he?

2017-06-18 17:33

A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president is not under investigation, contradicting a recent tweet from Trump.

Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public

2017-06-13 08:11

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing fresh questions about his Russian contacts during the election campaign, will be interrogated in a public hearing by former US Senate colleagues.

Putin a bigger threat than ISIS - McCain

2017-05-30 08:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the so-called Islamic State group, according to veteran US Senator John McCain who also admits Donald Trump makes him "nervous".

Trump's Russia scandal: Where does it stand?

2017-05-25 08:12

Subpoenas are flying, a special prosecutor is taking the reins, and explosive revelations hit the press almost daily: the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia is heating up.

Top Obama officials to testify on Russian election interference

2017-05-07 21:07

The scandal over Russian meddling in last year's US presidential election returns to the forefront of Washington politics when two top officials from the Obama administration are set to testify in Congress.

Top Trump aide Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

2017-03-28 06:21

Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House says.

Intel chair: No wiretap on Trump Tower

2017-03-20 16:41

The House intelligence committee chair says there is no physical wiretap on Trump Tower, but it's possible that "other surveillance activities" were used against President Donald Trump and his associates.

'No evidence of collusion' between Russia, Trump campaign

2017-03-19 16:43

The chair of a US congressional committee on intelligence says he has seen "no evidence" that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the run-up to the 2016 elections.

Feeling the heat, Trump seems to waiver on Russia deal

2017-03-04 12:03

Facing a new wave of questions about his ties to Russia, President Donald Trump is telling advisers and allies he may shelve - at least temporarily - his plan to pursue a deal with Moscow on ISIS and other national security matters.

Crafty Trump ever more difficult to understand

2017-02-20 08:34

Trump’s presidency is already so bizarre that the American media are trying out all theories to explain how he manages to limp from one disastrous decision to another, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Trump does about-face over protests

2017-01-22 19:14

President Donald Trump has done a quick about-face about the protests against him that have swept through Washington and around the world.

Rocky start for Trump's White House on day one

2017-01-22 15:23

Donald Trump's White House has come under fire for falsely accusing media of misreporting inaugural crowd numbers, after millions took to the streets in protest against the new president.

Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies

2017-01-21 11:52

US President Donald Trump has signalled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his "America First" agenda.

Women descend on DC a day after anarchists create chaos

2017-01-21 10:42

A day after protesters created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency.

President Trump takes charge

2017-01-21 06:47

President Donald Trump, eager to demonstrate his readiness to take action, has gone directly to the Oval Office and signed his first executive order as president - on "Obamacare".

Sporadic violence at Washington anti-Trump protest

2017-01-20 21:47

Washington police have fired pepper spray and made arrests after black-clad anarchists emerged from protests to smash windows ahead of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

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