Trump picks Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

President Donald Trump announced his intention Tuesday to nominate former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. If confirmed, the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate would take over a high-profile post amid ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. Huntsman has twice served as an ambassador. […]

Trump, Putin held undisclosed G20 meeting, White House confirms

President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The […]

Donald Jr was told of Kremlin efforts to help Trump win election, NYT says

Donald Trump Jr. was told before meeting a Russian lawyer who he thought had information damaging to Hillary Clinton that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s presidential campaign, the New York Times said Monday. Citing three people with knowledge of the email, the newspaper said publicist Rob Goldstone indicated in […]

Trump Jr ‘met Russian lawyer after promise of damaging info on Clinton’

President Donald Trump’s son agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the 2016 campaign after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing three advisers to the White House. Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, also attended the meeting at Trump Tower on June 9, […]