WASHINGTON - White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who served as the administration's point person in dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller, is stepping down and is expected to be replaced by veteran white-collar defense attorney Emmet Flood, according to senior administration officials. Flood, currently a partner at Williams & Connolly, was quietly interviewed by President Donald Trump in March. He served as special counsel in President George W. Bush's administration and represented President Bill Clinton during House proceedings to impeach him.
TORONTO - Few leaders have embraced the power of an apology for historical wrongs quite as enthusiastically as Pope Francis and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The former has apologized for the "grave sins" of colonialism in Bolivia, the persecution of Italian Pentecostals and the church's "failings" during the Rwandan genocide. The latter has said sorry for the execution of six indigenous chiefs by the colonial government of British Columbia, as well as decades of government-sanctioned discrimination against Canada's LGBT civil servants.
Kanye West caused a stir during his appearance Tuesday on "TMZ Live" - but it's perhaps a lesser-known show employee, Van Lathan, who dropped the mic.
Were the Erik Wemple Blog anointed the chief scheduler for U.S. Journalism, we'd direct that all major scoops regarding President Donald Trump hit the internet between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on weeknights. Why? The better to uproot Sean Hannity's nightly program, of course.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein took aim Tuesday, May 1, at Republican lawmakers who have drafted articles of impeachment against him, saying that he would not comment on documents "that nobody has the courage to put their name on" and asserting that he will not change his behavior in the face of threats.
Vice President Mike Pence called former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court last year, a champion of "the rule of law" and said he was honored by his attendance at an event with him Tuesday in Arizona.
Hulu's streaming service has surpassed 20 million thanks to interest in original programs like "The Handmaid's Tale" and a live TV service. Hulu, which is owned by four media giants, has added at least 3 million customers since January, when the company said it had reached 17 million subscribers. Once primarily an outpost for TV reruns, Hulu scored its first original hit last year with an adaptation of "The Handmaid's Tale," Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel set in a dystopian future. The company just released the second season of the show and has renewed it for a third.
WASHINGTON - In a tense meeting in early March with the special counsel, President Donald Trump's lawyers insisted he had no obligation to talk with federal investigators probing Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But Special Counsel Robert Mueller responded that he had another option if Trump declined: He could issue a subpoena for the president to appear before a grand jury, according to four people familiar with the encounter.
TOKYO - What exactly were the two Korean leaders talking about for that half-hour they spent sitting on park benches in the sunshine during their summit last Friday, April 27? Well, we don't exactly know, but thanks to some South Korean lip-readers and some news-hungry media outlets, we have some clues. It seems that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in spent a fair bit of time talking about President Donald Trump and about nuclear weapons.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated Tuesday that she will run for speaker of the House if her party wins majority in 2018 elections, telling the Boston Globe that it's "important that it not be five white guys at the table" in negotiations between Congress and the White House. "I have no intention of walking away from that table," Pelosi said.