Former FBI Director James Comey has also criticised House Republicans for their silence across US President Donald Trump's attacks on the US Justice Department.
Desperate to fill the role vacated by the incumbent John Kelly, US President Trump nominates Mick Mulvaney to his new temporary chief of staff ending weeks of speculation.
US President Donald Trump threatens to not sign a federal spending bill required by December 21 to avoid leaving swaths of the government without funding in retaliation for not getting the $5 billion he wants to build a wall on the Mexican border.
Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, is Trump's top choice to replace Kelly, and the two have held discussions for months about the job, a White House official said.
The body of George H.W. Bush was placed in the US Capitol to lie in state as mourners gathered to commemorate the 41st president's lifetime of service to his country.
The White House says Mira Ricardel "will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration."
The founder of the notorious, and now defunct, Blackwater, has been making headlines for trying to privatise the Afghan war. What has gone unreported are his plans as "Trump's advisor" to extract the country's immensely rich mineral wealth.
The Democrats have won control of the House in the US midterm Congressional elections, but the Republicans have retained control of the Senate.
The Mid-term elections were a referendum on Trump and his style of autocratic governance. The results were hopeful, but, Trump is far from being knocked out.
US President Donald Trump portrays the midterm election results as "an incredible day" for his Republicans despite a Democratic takeover of the US House of Representatives that will lead to greater restraints on his administration.
Here are the top take-aways from Tuesday's midterm elections, and what it means for the United States.
Donald Trump called the midterms a referendum on his presidency and was delivered a sharp rebuke in the election as Democrats took control of Congress. Will the Democrats make good on their promise to push Trump out?
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