Trump to announce Supreme Court pick July 9, has shortlist ready

US President Donald Trump has said that he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court on July 9, and that he has a shortlist of about five candidates. The nominee will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the decision is likely to have a decades-long impact. Mr Trump has been secretive about…

US Government to start detaining children alongside parents

The US government said in a court filing that it has the right to detain children with their parents when caught illegally entering into the US while they face their immigration proceedings. Previously children were released from custody after 20 days due to a 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement, which was interpreted…

Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort jailed

Paul Manafort, campaign chairman for the Trump election campaign, has been jailed awaiting trial for witness tampering. Mr Manafort was charged with witness tampering as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the US election. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked his bail in Washington, sentencing him to jail after…

Trump prefers instinct to prepared noted with North Korea summit

US President Donald Trump will reportedly rely on his own instincts rather than briefing books and prepared note cards according to people formerly involved in the administration. Despite a number of briefings both verbal and written to prepare him for his meeting with Kim Jong-Un, Mr Trump still prefers his own instinct. The reports come…

Will they or won’t they: US-North Korea summit back on

US President Donald Trump has reversed his earlier decision to cancel his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the meeting is back on again. This announcement comes just eight days after Mr Trump cancelled the summit due to Pyongyang’s “open hostility”. The announcement comes following a meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Yong-Chol,…

US – North Korea meeting may still be on

US President Donald Trump has said there is still the possibility of US-North Korea talks happening on the 12th of June, after announcing the cancellation of the talk earlier this week. North Korea issued a response to the cancellation, saying that there were still open to talks. “It was a very nice statement they put…

Date and location set for Trump, Kim meeting

US President Donald Trump has announced that a date and location for his highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The pair will meet on May 22nd, and while the meeting place has not been publically confirmed, it is expected to be in the DMZ, or in Singapore. The Peace House in the…

Republican led House Intelligence Committee clears Trump on Russia

The Republican led US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has cleared Trump of collusion with Russia in its report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The report found that while there was evidence that Russia had attempted to interfere in the election, there was no evidence that anyone in the Trump team had attempted…

DNC launches lawsuit targeting Trump campaign, WikiLeaks and Russia

The Democratic National Committee has filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks and the Russian Government. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges a conspiracy between high level Trump campaign members and the Russian government and spies to defeat the Democrat campaign. DNC Chairman Tom Perez released a statement alleging collusion…