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White House exploring legal options against Omarosa Manigault Newman for making secret recording in Situation Room

(WASHINGTON) -- Omarosa Manigault Newman's former White House colleagues are looking into legal options to stop her from releasing more tapes and to punish her for secretly recording her conversation with Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, White House officials tell ABC News.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to…... Read More

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti says, 'I should be taken seriously' as possible presidential hopeful

(WASHINGTON) -- Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti is flirting with the possibility of a presidential run and says there are “a number of reasons” he should be taken seriously as a potential Democratic candidate in 2020.In an exclusive interview on "This Week" Sunday, Avenatti told ABC News Chief White House…... Read More

Ivanka Trump, administration mark anniversary of Charlottesville riot

(WASHINGTON) -- Several members of the Trump administration on Saturday noted the one-year anniversary of the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended up with one woman dead and a reigniting of heated discussions about race in America.Among those marking the anniversary was Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump…... Read More

Kellyanne Conway: 'None of us would be there' if Trump were racist

(WASHINGTON) -- Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, responded to allegations that President Donald Trump is a racist, saying "none of us would be" at the White House if that were true.Conway also told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on This Week that in the two years…... Read More

Rep. Cummings: President Trump's words against racism 'ring hollow'

(WASHINGTON) -- A top-ranking Democratic congressman and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus said President Trump's words this weekend against racism "ring hollow" in light of his administration's actions toward immigrant children, health care and ensuring all eligible Americans are able to vote.Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was asked by…... Read More

Trump calls Omarosa a 'low-life,' says Sessions is 'scared stiff'

(BEDMINSTER, N.J.) -- President Donald Trump teed off Saturday on two of his earliest supporters with choice words for former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions.As the president waited for an event at his private golf club, Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, he…... Read More

Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins suspends re-election campaign

(NEW YORK) -- Republican Rep. Chris Collins, indicted this week for alleged insider trading, has suspended his re-election campaign, and Republicans are expected to try to nominate him for a county clerkship in hopes of removing him from the ballot.Collins, from the Buffalo area in New York state, earlier said…... Read More

Confirmation hearing from Trump's SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh, set for September

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next justice on the Supreme Court –- Judge Brett Kavanaugh -– is set for a confirmation hearing on Sept. 4, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday.The announcement comes amid the release of a trove of documents related to…... Read More

White House slams Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book as 'riddled with lies and false accusations'

(WASHINGTON) -- Omarosa Manigault Newman became a household name playing the villain on Donald Trump’s hit reality television show, “The Apprentice.”And after being fired by President Trump's White House, she is now once again back in the spotlight and drawing their ire with her new book, "Unhinged."As details of the…... Read More

Trump puts pressure on Turkey by doubling down on tariffs

(BEDMINSTER, N.J.) -- President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is doubling tariffs on steel and aluminum from Turkey amid heightened tensions between the two nations.Trump made his unexpected announcement on Twitter from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, as the Turkish currency, the lira, fell to all-time lows…... Read More

‘Manhattan Madam’ expected to appear before Mueller grand jury

(WASHINGTON) -- Kristin Davis, a former upscale-prostitution-ring operator once known as the "Manhattan Madam," is expected to testify before a grand jury in Washington, D.C., Friday in connection to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Three sources confirmed to ABC News that Davis was…... Read More

Police brace to be 'guardians of democracy' as white supremacists descend on DC

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- "Guardians of democracy."That’s how the chief of the U.S. Park Police, Robert MacLean, described the role of law enforcement officers in the nation's capital this weekend as hundreds of white supremacists are expected to descend on the city to celebrate the one-year anniversary of last year's violent…... Read More

Trump blasts NFL players for kneeling during anthem

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump blasted NFL players who took a knee in protest during preseason games, saying that players who fail to stand during the national anthem should be "suspended without pay."The president's latest broadside against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem came in a tweet Friday morning…... Read More

At DEF CON '18 kids challenged to hack election results websites, voting machines

(NEW YORK) -- At DEF CON, one of the world’s largest hacking conferences, hackers clad in black hoodies made headlines last year when they exposed an array of structural vulnerabilities in voting technology, successfully hacking into every voting machine they attempted to breach.This year’s DEF CON kicks off Friday in…... Read More