Pentagon takes step toward transgender hires: memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense is assessing its ability to recruit transgender people as soon as 1 July, according to a memo signed by a top Pentagon official and seen by Reuters.

Medicaid cuts coming in Trump budget: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for low-income citizens, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Trump’s FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, two top administration officials said on Sunday.

Trump’s FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: McMaster

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of his FBI director in a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, the White House national security adviser said on Sunday.

Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday.

Traveling abroad, Trump struggles to escape crisis

RIYADH (Reuters) – President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff – a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was “a nut job”.

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as ambassador to Vatican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to nominate Callista Gingrich as ambassador to the Vatican, the White House said in a statement on Friday.