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Government claims Roger Stone ‘undermined’ Russia inquiry

Republican political operative Roger Stone undermined the effectiveness of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by repeatedly and deliberately lying under oath to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign avoid embarrassment, prosecutors told jurors in closing arguments at his trial Wednesday.

Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe’s nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans “should not be naive” about foreign interference ahead of this week’s European Parliament elections.

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils and praised a controversial British far-right leader.

Froma Harrop: Drop the shock. Just get these creeps out of office

You don’t have to buy into every #MeToo claim to see female dignity regularly mocked at the highest levels of government. And a president who would endorse a man banned from a mall for preying on girls for the U.S. Senate has lost the right to shock. So drop the shock. That greatly simplifies the mission for those wanting to restore honor in American political life. Just throw the creeps out.

Bannon on Hill for closed-door interview in Russia probe

Under threat of subpoena, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview. Bannon’s talking to the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential election.

He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump

Donald Trump once promised to be “very restrained” on Twitter – “if I use it at all.” He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an “excellent guy” – until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The president backed Republican Roy Moore in the special election for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. But after a Democrat won the seat, Trump said he knew the embattled GOP candidate couldn’t win.

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia.

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel’s Republican chairman.

WH claiming sweeping ‘executive privilege’ in Russia probes

President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia.

Fareed Zakaria: Bannon has a legitimate point

But behind all of the heat over Michael Wolff’s new book lies an important political development, one that explains the real rift between Donald Trump and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon: President Trump seems to have abandoned populism.

Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump’s fitness

Steve Bannon is trying to make amends. Faced with a growing backlash, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander in chief and praising Trump’s eldest son as “both a patriot and a good man.”

‘Fire and Fury’ book released, blowing open GOP feud

The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office.