Aide Says Trump Sees Allegations Against Moore As Credible

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn’t know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn’t campaigning for his party’s Senate candidate in Alabama because of “discomfort” with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject…

President Trump Straddles On Issue Of Russian Election Meddling

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to have it both ways Sunday on the issue of Russian interference in last year’s presidential race, saying he believes the U.S. intelligence agencies when they say Russia meddled and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s sincerity in claiming that his country…

Asia-Pacific Forum Sticks To Free-Trade Despite Trump

By TRAN VAN MINH and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach. The leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said Saturday that they had recommitted to fighting…

President Trump’s Asia Trip Presents A Crucial International Test

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — On his most grueling and consequential trip abroad, President Donald Trump stands ready to exhort Asian allies and rivals on the need to counter the dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear threat. The 12-day, five-country trip, the longest Far East itinerary for a president in a generation, comes…

President Trump Pushes DOJ On Clinton, Won’t Rule Out Firing Sessions

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” with the Justice Department and won’t rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if Sessions won’t investigate Democrats. “Honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats,” Trump told reporters before departing the White House on his 12-day trip to Asia. His…

Ex-Trump Campaign Official Withdraws Nomination For Ag Post

By KEN THOMAS and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign official linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination as the Agriculture Department’s chief scientist. Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign national co-chairman and chief policy adviser, wrote in a letter Thursday to President Donald…