President Donald Trump is said to be using funds from his re-election campaign and from the Republican National Committee to pay lawyers representing him in the probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible Kremlin ties to his associates. The RNC is scheduled to disclose its August spending figures today.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was reportedly wiretapped by federal investigators, under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court order, before and after the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump is set to deliver remarks on proposed changes to the United Nations at a U.S.-hosted meeting for leaders and senior officials from more than 100 countries. The Trump administration is considering changes to U.S. funding for the international organization, and the president’s remarks will come a day before a planned speech at the U.N. General Assembly.
President Donald Trump said he’ll visit Alabama on Saturday to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who’s facing a Sept. 26 special primary election runoff against former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. The winner will face Democratic nominee Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, in December.
President Donald Trump signaled he would preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by not ordering economic sanctions ahead of a congressionally imposed deadline that lapsed Thursday. Trump, whose administration is said to be focusing on restraining Iran’s growing influence in the region, has said he will announce his overall strategy next month.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said they reached an agreement with President Donald Trump to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Trump later said on Twitter that no such deal was made.
The Supreme Court lifted some restrictions on President Donald Trump’s travel ban for the time being, allowing the administration to prohibit most refugees from entering the United States. A lower court had ruled that the administration cannot ban refugees who have a formal relationship with a refugee resettlement agency.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to host a group of moderate Democrats – Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.) – for dinner tonight at the White House to discuss tax reform. They are set to be joined by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).
The House postponed Monday votes over concerns that some lawmakers would not be able to make it to Washington due to damage from Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Congress passed a three-month debt limit extension, continuing resolution and $15.25 billion hurricane relief package. The House cleared the measure 316-90 after the Senate voted 80-17 to pass the bill. Trump signed the legislation into law on Sept. 8.