Here are the events that preceded the intelligence community's conclusion about the bounties, and what Trump has said about Russia since then.
Attorney General William P. Barr denied accusations of political interference Sunday after a tumultuous weekend at the Justice Department that saw the ousting of the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan turn into an embarrassing tug of war. "I'm enforcing the law," Mr. Barr responded when asked by Fox News Channel's Maria
One is also the White House's emerging defense: That Trump doesn't read.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith on Tuesday said there was "clearly evidence" that Russian intelligence officers had placed bounties on U.S. and coalition soldiers. His comments come hours after top Democratic lawmakers, including Mr. Smith, were briefed at the White House on reports that Russia had placed
He responds with distractions and denials. Why?
Peter Navarro, director of trade and manufacturing policy at the White House, initially told Fox News "it's over,'' when asked a question that was focused on the China trade deal
Only about a third of seats in the 19,000-seat BOK Center were filled for the rally, despite boasts by Trump and his campaign team that they had received more than 1 million ticket requests.
Libya's slow-burning civil war is boiling over once again as an expanding proxy war between Turkey and Russia, each of which is seeking greater influence in the oil-rich North African nation and across the region in the absence of a clear U.S. policy or role in the conflict. While Turkey
It remains unclear if President Trump was briefed on an U.S. intelligence report that found that the GRU, a Russian military intelligence unit, offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S. and coalition troops, but NBC News shed a little more light on the report itself.
China’s reputation has also taken a hit, according to a survey of 10,000 EU members