Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as nominee for next supreme court justice - 10 July 2018
"The nomination, if confirmed by the senate, would represent one of the most consequential decisions of Trump’s presidency"
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Brett Kavanaugh picked for Supreme Court by President Trump - with pictures and a video - 10 July 2018
"US President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle."
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Trump attacks former CIA director ahead of Haspel's swearing-in - 21 May 2018
"Trump suggested John Brennan was to blame for Robert Mueller’s investigation, referencing remarks from Fox & Friends"
Senate Questions Intelligence Agency Nominee on Torture - Text + Audio + Pictures - 9 May 2018
Gina Haspel's lack of clear answers on torture frustrates Senate Democrats - 9 May 2018
"Trump’s pick for head of the CIA struggled at her confirmation hearing to clarify what she would do if the president ordered torture"
Gina Haspel pledges she won't repeat CIA torture program if appointed - 9 May 2018
"In excerpts of her remarks released by the CIA, Haspel says she would not undertake a detention and harsh interrogation program"
+ Gina Haspel confirmation hearing – live updates
Trump backs CIA nominee Gina Haspel after she offered to quit - 7 May 2018
"President Donald Trump has defended his nominee to head the CIA after she offered to withdraw amid concern over her role in harsh interrogation techniques widely seen as torture."
Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA, Gina Haspel, offered to withdraw over 'torture' role - 7 May 2018
"President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, has offered to withdraw over concerns about her role in the agency's interrogation programme, according to sources familiar with the matter."
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Trump's cabinet: Who's next in the firing line? - 23 March 2018
"US National Security Adviser HR McMaster is the latest victim of the President's line up changes.
Who else has been dropped from Trump's inner circle?"
Trump replaces National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton - 23 March 2018
"President Donald Trump is replacing US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton."
+ What has the reaction been?
+ Why did Trump dump his security adviser?
+ The White House revolving door
+ Five things Bolton believes
+ Bush-era war hawk makes comeback
+ Video: US National Security Adviser HR McMaster is the latest victim of the President's line up changes.
+ Video: Trump's unprecedented staff turnover rate
+ Video: Tillerson bids farewell to 'mean-spirited' Washington
Trump’s Next National Security Adviser, John Bolton, Is As Dangerous As You Remembered - 22 March 2018
"One of the most notorious advocates for the Iraq War is set to advise the president on U.S. foreign policy...
Here is a brief history of the new national security adviser’s career in foreign policy..."
Rex Tillerson says goodbye – but doesn't mention the man who fired him - 22 March 2018
"Secretary of state, who was fired by Trump last week, departs with a plea for integrity and says ‘this can be a very mean-spirited town’."
+ 'This can be a mean-spirited town': Rex Tillerson bids farewell – video
Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe Firing - with a video - 17 March 2018
“America will triumph over you.”
"In a blistering tweet, Brennan blasted Trump for celebrating the dismissal of former FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Trump would take his “rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history” once “the full extent” of his “venality, moral turpitude,
and political corruption becomes known,” Brennan wrote.
“You may scapegoat Andy McCabe,” he added. “But you will not destroy America… America will triumph over you.”
Andrew McCabe, Trump target and ex-FBI deputy, fired days before retiring - 17 March 2018
+ Official says dismissal part of effort to undermine Russia inquiry
+ Trump salutes firing as ‘a great day for Democracy’
+ Video: Acting FBI director rejects claims that staff lost faith in Comey
Washington Breaks Out the “Just Following Orders” Nazi Defense for CIA Director-Designate Gina Haspel - 15 March 2018
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tx., Uses Nazi "Nuremberg Defense" to Shield CIA Director Designate Gina Haspel from The Intercept on Vimeo.
The truth about torture: Trump’s CIA pick can't lead without facing her past - 14 March 2018
"In the coming weeks, the Senate will have a chance to ask Gina Haspel about torture at CIA black sites during her confirmation hearings"
New CIA Chief Likely to Face Questions on Torture - Text + Audio + Pictures - 14 March 2018
"Gina Haspel would be the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency if confirmed.
She is likely, however, to face questions about a program in the 2000s that many people considered to use torture."
Pompeo and Haspel nominations set up contentious Senate hearings - 14 March 2018
"Resistance to the nominees is building among Democrats, indicating the confirmations will not be as speedy as Republicans hope...
Donald Trump’s sudden decision to replace the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, with Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, and elevate his deputy to run the spy agency has set in motion a partisan battle on Capitol Hill ahead of what is likely to be a pair of contentious confirmation hearings...
To replace him, Trump tapped Gina Haspel, who currently serves as the deputy director of the CIA."
Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state - 13 March 2018
"US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement."
+ Video: From "moron" to "castration": a history of Trump v Tillerson bust-ups
+ Where it went wrong for Rex
+ Video: Rex Tillerson: "I will now return to private life"
+ Rex Tillerson - Trump's former top diplomat
+ Reaction to his firing
+ Video: Mike Pompeo: Meet America's new top diplomat
+ Video: Trump says goodbye to Tillerson: 'I like Rex a lot, but we disagreed'
Trump Dismisses Tillerson, Nominates Pompeo for State - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 13 March 2018
+ Video: Rex Tillerson Comments After Being Dismissed
As it happened: Reaction to Tillerson firing - VIDEO
Trump - "I like Rex a lot, but we disagreed"
The biggest Trump resignations and firings – so far - with pictures and videos - 13 March 2018
"Trump has lost a record number of officials in his first year. Here are the major departures from the White House and beyond"
+ Trump and Tillerson: the end of a rocky relationship – video
+ Rex Tillerson: 'I'll return to private life proud to have served my country' – video
+ 'Are you happy, Gary?': Trump's top economic adviser quits administration – video report
+ 'I wish the president the very best': Hope Hicks steps down – video