White House Headlines

  • Pence's chief of staff will not take over White House role after John Kelly leaves

    Nick Ayers, who was widely speculated to be the next White House chief of staff, will not be stepping into John Kelly's role, ABC News has confirmed.

    ABC News
  • Mike Pence aide won’t be named Donald Trump’s next chief of staff

    Nick Ayers is no longer expected to be named the president's chief of staff. A White House official said the two parties could not reach an agreement on how long the placement would last.

  • Adam Schiff: Trump could 'face the real prospect of jail time'

    California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that President Donald Trump could "face the real prospect of jail time" after federal prosecutors said last week that the President directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments during the presidential campaign. "My takeaway is there's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first President in quite some time to face the real prospect...

  • Nick Ayers rules out role as new White House chief of staff, will depart Trump administration

    Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff, will not be tapped to fill the vacancy left by departing White House chief of staff John Kelly.

  • Mike Pence aide won’t be named Donald Trump’s next chief of staff

    Nick Ayers is no longer expected to be named the president's chief of staff. A White House official said the two parties could not reach an agreement on how long the placement would last.

    Global News
  • Trump administration departure list: Everyone who has been fired by Trump or quit since he took office

    More than two dozen senior figures have left White House over the past two years

  • Jared Kushner 'maintained private contacts with Saudi Crown Prince after Khashoggi murder'

    Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, reportedly offered private counselling to Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, on how “how to weather the storm” after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    The Telegraph
  • Macron to address French people as pressure over 'gilets jaunes' grows

    France's beleaguered president Emmanuel Macron is expected to address the nation Monday after a fourth weekend of protests that have challenged his grip on power. In a speech that is expected to center around national unity, Macron is anticipated to urge the "gilets jaunes," or "yellow vest" protesters to seek dialogue after a weekend in which 1,723 people were taken in for questioning and 1,220 were taken into custody, according to the Interior Ministry. Across the country, 135 people were...

  • China summons Canadian ambassador over Huawei CFO's arrest

    The vice minister of the Chinese Foreign Ministry is summoning the Canadian ambassador to China to address the detention of a Huawei executive in Vancouver, describing it as "lawless" and "extremely vicious." The tech giant's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested December 1 and faces extradition to the United States, where she is accused of helping Huawei circumvent US sanctions on Iran. In a statement Saturday, the vice minister of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Le Yucheng said the...

  • Trump Tried to Hire William Barr as Top Lawyer on Russia Probe Months Before Tapping Him For AG

    Barr reportedly turned the position down in due to prior obligations.

    The Daily Beast
  • Dean: Congress will have 'little choice' on impeachment

    Former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean said he thinks Congress will have "little choice" but to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following a Friday evening court filing involving Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. "I think what this totality of today's filings show that the House is going to have little choice, the way this is going, other than to start impeachment proceedings," Dean, a CNN contributor, said Friday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." Dean, who...

  • NYT: Kushner offered advice to Saudi crown prince after journalist's death

    The President's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to The New York Times. Kushner offered the de facto Saudi ruler advice "about how to weather the storm" following the death of Khashoggi, the Times reported on Saturday, citing a Saudi source familiar with the conversations. Although White House protocol stipulated that National Security...

  • Nick Ayers will not replace White House chief of staff John Kelly as suspected

    Nick Ayers, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence and White House chief of staff John Kelly's long-suspected replacement, will reportedly not be taking over the role.  The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday evening that Ayers, who has been rumored to be President Donald Trump's top pick to replace Kelly since 2017, couldn't agree with Trump for a timeline on the job. Ayers tweeted to confirm he would be departing at the end of the year for his native Georgia.   Nick Ayers, chief of...

    Business Insider
  • Read what James Comey told a closed door session in Congress about the FBI's probe of Hillary Clinton

    Former FBI Director James Comey on Friday defended his conduct and the bureau's handling of the months-long investigation into Hillary Clinton's controversial private email.

  • Trump flips coin at Army-Navy game

    College football fans, military leaders and members of the Trump administration gathered in Philadelphia on Saturday for the 119th annual Army-Navy game. The game kicked off with a coin toss performed by President Donald Trump, which landed in favor of the Navy. At the game, Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, according to the White...

  • Iran's president: US sanctions could increase flow of illegal drugs

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Saturday that the United States' re-imposed sanctions on Iran will not help his country in fighting drug trafficking and will open doors for illegal drugs into western countries, including the United States. Rouhani made his remarks while speaking from Tehran at an anti-terrorism conference attended by parliamentary speakers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, China and Russia. Rouhani said "boycotting Iran undermines our ability to fight drugs and...

  • Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

    White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving his position at the end of the year, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday afternoon. CNN on Friday reported that Kelly was expected to announce his departure in the coming days. "John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year," Trump told reporters before departing the White House for the Army-Navy game. Trump noted Kelly had been with him for almost two years in his roles as chief of staff and secretary of...

  • John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

    The departure of John F. Kelly leaves the president with an ever-shrinking team of close advisers as he begins to navigate the new power structure on Capitol Hill.