Top national security aide Steve Bannon, chief strategist/senior Trump adviser/President Donald Trump’s most high-profile confidant, officially stepped down from his White House post amid reports that he was behind the push by many allies within the West Wing to oust chief of staff Reince Priebus. Later, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced that he would be leaving as press secretary as well, at the request of the president.
We’re getting conflicting reports on how important The New York Times has been to the story for their reporting on Trump scandals. The White House paints itself as very uninvolved. The Times itself says there were two Times reporters involved in an effort, though not with any influence.
The president stands behind Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his remarks on Israel, after he criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements on North Korea. As Tillerson speaks with Netanyahu about how to respond to the possibility of an attack on the U.S. nuclear base at Sigonella, Trump tells reporters that it is only politically unwise to criticize Israel. His top military aide General Michael Flynn is also expected to be interviewed as part of the FBI’s probe into the 2016 presidential election.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn sits down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. The exclusive interview is set to air on Hannity on Sunday night.
Newly released CIA documents show the United States mistakenly killed an Afghan official for having ties to the Taliban in 2012, eight years after U.S. Special Forces carried out the mission.