They say that the president, enamored with his own handiwork and determined to declare victory where his predecessors failed, has focused too heavily on shaping the public narrative ahead of the summit and is trying to set the stage for a political victory. The risks involved in Trump’s approach — which one critic called “diplotainment” — were underscored this week when a top North Korean official threatened to cancel the summit.
The payment by Michael Cohen, the president’s personal attorney, to the porn star was made in the last weeks before the 2016 presidential election, meant to ensure Daniels would not speak about the alleged affair publicly.
The president also said that the Democratic mayor of Oakland, Calif., had obstructed justice by tweeting about an impending raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Venezuela’s autocratic president, Nicolás Maduro, is widely expected to win another term Sunday in a country that is fast becoming a failed state. The economy, public services, security and health care have all but collapsed in Venezuela, where the currency is so worthless that you could wallpaper a building with bills for less than the cost of paint.
Analysis
In the year since the Justice Department appointed him to serve as special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III has led a wide-ranging inquiry into whether the Russian government coordinated with associates of Donald Trump. Here are the areas on which his team is known to be focusing.
Tillerson, who was fired in March, told graduates at the Virginia Military Institute that truth is the “central tenet” of a free society.
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images)
The woman set to marry Prince Harry navigated questions about her heritage throughout adulthood and her Hollywood career. Now she is both the heroine of a fairy tale come true — American meets prince! — and a spark for a debate about the role of race in society.
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Primary results underscore the Vermont senator’s struggle to emerge as a kingmaker in the Democratic Party. His policy ideas, however, have made huge inroads.
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Analysis
We now know much more about what the people who were there said under oath about that June 2016 meeting.
Israel has drawn broad international criticism for allegedly using excessive force and is facing questions about why protests by mostly unarmed Gaza residents resulted in a reported 1,360 Palestinians being shot on Monday.
Navy veteran and muralist Amos Gregory said the painting was created five years ago and wasn't controversial until President Trump recently visited the site.
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Houston used a balanced attack to win big at home and even its series with Golden State before heading to Oakland for Game 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals.
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