Mail.com: District of Columbia https://www.mail.com/locations/2976-district-columbia.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: District of Columbia https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/locations/2976-district-columbia.html The Latest: Comey to testify before Senate intel committee https://www.mail.com/news/world/5207364-latest-comey-to-testify-senate-intel-committee.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign connections with the Russians (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day. The committee's chairma... Fri, 19 May 2017 22:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5207364-latest-comey-to-testify-senate-intel-committee.html 2017-05-19T22:59:00Z Trump leaves tumult at home, will visit Middle East, Europe https://www.mail.com/news/world/5205452-trump-leaves-tumult-home-will-visit-middle-east-eu.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world upon him, the president w... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5205452-trump-leaves-tumult-home-will-visit-middle-east-eu.html 2017-05-19T18:07:00Z Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5206194-trump-hes-very-close-to-naming-fbi-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director. An announcement could come Friday, the soft deadline Trump set for himself. The president departs Friday on his inaugural overseas trip, a four-country, five-stop journey tour of the Middle East and Europe that will keep him out of the country for more than a week. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5206194-trump-hes-very-close-to-naming-fbi-director.html 2017-05-19T14:17:00Z Ivanka Trump to take part in presidential trip https://www.mail.com/news/world/5206878-ivanka-trump-to-take-presidential-trip.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump will travel with the president to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Italy on his upcoming foreign trip, a White House official said. A senior adviser to President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump will be present for six days of the nine-day trip, which begins Friday, the official said. She'll join her father for some events, but will also hold some of her own... Fri, 19 May 2017 12:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5206878-ivanka-trump-to-take-presidential-trip.html 2017-05-19T12:23:00Z Amid Crisis at Home, Trump Makes 1st Trip Abroad https://www.mail.com/news/world/5206262-amid-crisis-home-trump-1st-trip-abroad.html Four months into a turbulent term with his White House in chaos, President Donald Trump is embarking on his first international trip, a five-stop marathon... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:12:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5206262-amid-crisis-home-trump-1st-trip-abroad.html 2017-05-19T08:12:00Z To Trump supporters, the real story is about leaks, sabotage https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5206190-to-trump-supporters-real-story-leaks-sabotage.html WASHINGTON (AP) — To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn't the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It's about leakers working to undermine the president. "SABOTAGE," read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican Party, which pointed to "pe... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5206190-to-trump-supporters-real-story-leaks-sabotage.html 2017-05-19T07:20:00Z Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205006-trump-hes-very-close-to-naming-fbi-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "very close" to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago and that former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices for the job. Lieberman was among four candidates Trump interviewed at the White House on Wednesday. "We're very close to an FBI... Fri, 19 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205006-trump-hes-very-close-to-naming-fbi-director.html 2017-05-19T03:08:00Z Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5204026-senate-chairman-flynn-responded-to-subpoena.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn't responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had to retract a statement made hours earlier that Flynn's la... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5204026-senate-chairman-flynn-responded-to-subpoena.html 2017-05-19T00:08:00Z Trump supporters blame leaks, conspiracy for his woes https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205166-trump-supporters-blame-leaks-conspiracy-woes.html WASHINGTON (AP) — To the White House and its supporters, the big story in Washington isn't the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. It's about leakers working to undermine the president. "SABOTAGE," read the subject line of emails sent out by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican Party, which pointed to "pe... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205166-trump-supporters-blame-leaks-conspiracy-woes.html 2017-05-19T00:02:00Z House speaker promises tax overhaul this year despite chaos https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5203748-house-speaker-promises-tax-overhaul-this-year-desp.html WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted on Thursday that Congress will overhaul the U.S. tax system this year despite the chaos consuming Washington and the political divisions in Congress. "I feel very confident we can meet this goal," Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters. Ryan was bolstered by skittish business leaders who began an aggressive lobbyin... Thu, 18 May 2017 18:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5203748-house-speaker-promises-tax-overhaul-this-year-desp.html 2017-05-18T18:25:00Z States scramble to comply with federal ID law https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5202618-scramble-to-comply-with-federal-law.html OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Several states have struggled for years to comply with the REAL ID Act, a 2005 federal law that requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who can prove they are legally in the United States. With a January deadline looming, lawmakers across the country have been scrambling ... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:55:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5202618-scramble-to-comply-with-federal-law.html 2017-05-18T17:55:00Z Trump's Japan envoy pick says he's optimistic on trade deal https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5204138-trumps-japan-envoy-pick-hes-optimistic-trade-deal.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The businessman in line to be American ambassador to Japan said Thursday that he was optimistic about reaching a deal with Japan that could mean equal or better results than the Asia-Pacific agreement that President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of after taking office. William Hagerty told the Senate Foreign Relations Committ... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5204138-trumps-japan-envoy-pick-hes-optimistic-trade-deal.html 2017-05-18T17:39:00Z Dems Praise Mueller Pick as Independent Counsel https://www.mail.com/news/world/5204140-dems-praise-mueller-pick-independent-counsel.html Senate Democrats appear unanimous in applauding the selection of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as an independent counsel to probe Russian meddling in... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5204140-dems-praise-mueller-pick-independent-counsel.html 2017-05-18T16:49:00Z Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201818-fbi-director-mueller-to-lead-trump-russia-probe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former FBI director has a broad mandate that could encompass any qu... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201818-fbi-director-mueller-to-lead-trump-russia-probe.html 2017-05-18T12:50:00Z Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199402-special-prosecutor-abruptly-named-to-probe-trump-r.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199402-special-prosecutor-abruptly-named-to-probe-trump-r.html 2017-05-18T07:30:00Z Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201416-trump-interviews-4-candidates-to-post-fbi-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Four potential candidates to lead the FBI — including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman — have met with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating; Andrew McCabe, currently the bureau's acting director; and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official, also went to the White House for interviews on Wednes... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201416-trump-interviews-4-candidates-to-post-fbi-director.html 2017-05-18T07:25:00Z Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198662-key-moments-trump-comey-clash-whats.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation comes as questions grow over President Donald Trump's firing of Mueller's successor, James Comey. Comey was fired last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russia to ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198662-key-moments-trump-comey-clash-whats.html 2017-05-18T07:09:00Z Special Counsel Named to Probe Trump-Russia Ties https://www.mail.com/news/world/5202240-special-counsel-named-to-probe-trump-russia-ties.html The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations... Thu, 18 May 2017 02:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5202240-special-counsel-named-to-probe-trump-russia-ties.html 2017-05-18T02:06:00Z The Latest: Trump says Russia probe will find no collusion https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: ... Thu, 18 May 2017 01:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html 2017-05-18T01:51:00Z The Latest: FBI director candidates paraded past reporters https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201988-latest-fbi-director-candidates-paraded-reporters.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the search for a new FBI director (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. Several candidates under consideration for FBI director are being paraded past reporters as they leave the White House following interviews with President Donald Trump. They include former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, forme... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201988-latest-fbi-director-candidates-paraded-reporters.html 2017-05-17T22:59:00Z White House offers muted response on Comey memo https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201442-white-house-offers-muted-response-comey-memo.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Rocked by days of damaging developments, President Donald Trump's White House is looking ahead to the president's upcoming foreign trip — and trying to get his plane in the air with as little additional turbulence as possible. The White House has been notably mum since the latest bombshell news report came out Tuesday afternoon, alleging... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201442-white-house-offers-muted-response-comey-memo.html 2017-05-17T20:44:00Z NC senator says 'I'm fine' after race collapse https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199930-nc-senator-im-fine-race-collapse.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina said Wednesday he's "fine" after collapsing during a Washington, D.C., race and being taken away by ambulance. Tillis posted a video on Twitter from his hospital bed hours after the early morning race, still dressed in his running gear. "Hey everybody, I'm fine," he said, a... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199930-nc-senator-im-fine-race-collapse.html 2017-05-17T20:43:00Z Turkey, Washington Trade Blame for Embassy Clash https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201492-turkey-washington-trade-blame-embassy-clash.html The Turkish government and Washington local officials traded blame Wednesday for violence outside Turkey's embassy, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201492-turkey-washington-trade-blame-embassy-clash.html 2017-05-17T20:42:00Z AP names Hennessey, Klapper to Washington leadership roles https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5200630-ap-names-hennessey-klapper-to-washington-leadershi.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has promoted reporters Kathleen Hennessey and Bradley Klapper to a pair of key leadership positions in its Washington bureau. Hennessey will direct coverage of the White House and the Trump administration, while Klapper will oversee AP's reporting on foreign affairs. Their appointment to their new roles as Washington... Wed, 17 May 2017 15:55:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5200630-ap-names-hennessey-klapper-to-washington-leadershi.html 2017-05-17T15:55:00Z Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5200580-ryan-backs-trump-cautions-rush-to-judgment.html WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Wednesday that he retains confidence in President Donald Trump and cautioned against "rushing to judgment" over the cascading revelations coming out of the White House. Ryan insisted Congress will exercise its oversight role and gather more information before reaching any conclusions about the president's... Wed, 17 May 2017 15:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5200580-ryan-backs-trump-cautions-rush-to-judgment.html 2017-05-17T15:37:00Z Schumer: White House Turmoil Testing Country https://www.mail.com/news/world/5200398-schumer-white-house-turmoil-testing-country.html Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the back-to-back crises affecting the Trump White House are testing the country "in unprecedented ways" and... Wed, 17 May 2017 15:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5200398-schumer-white-house-turmoil-testing-country.html 2017-05-17T15:06:00Z The Latest: Tillis says he's 'fine' after race collapse https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5200370-latest-tillis-hes-fine-race-collapse.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Thom Tillis (all times local): 10 a.m. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina says he's "fine" after collapsing during a Washington, D.C., race and being taken away by ambulance. Tillis posted a video on Twitter from his hospital bed Wednesday morning saying he was OK. In th... Wed, 17 May 2017 14:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5200370-latest-tillis-hes-fine-race-collapse.html 2017-05-17T14:54:00Z FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198348-fbi-chiefs-unceremonious-ouster-boomerangs-preside.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public. And while Comey h... Wed, 17 May 2017 07:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198348-fbi-chiefs-unceremonious-ouster-boomerangs-preside.html 2017-05-17T07:42:00Z Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5198820-fox-news-guilfoyle-up-white-house-press-secretary.html NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is in conversations with the Trump administration about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. The former first lady of San Francisco told the Mercury News in San Jose, California, on Monday that taking that job or having another press role in the White House has been "raised by a number of people" in the Trump ... Wed, 17 May 2017 03:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5198820-fox-news-guilfoyle-up-white-house-press-secretary.html 2017-05-17T03:37:00Z Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198394-contradictions-trump-create-credibility-gap-aides.html WASHINGTON (AP) — When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump's national security adviser to declare that the story "as reported is false." By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster's pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself,... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198394-contradictions-trump-create-credibility-gap-aides.html 2017-05-17T02:58:00Z