President Donald Trump on Friday removed Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson -- who had told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment -- from his post, the President told Congress in a letter obtained by CNN.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a cable to all diplomatic and consular posts Friday to clarify where American diplomats overseas should direct incoming requests for Covid-19 medical supplies from foreign governments, authorities and international organizations.
President Donald Trump said Friday evening that he thought Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was referring to the "concept" of pandemics after it was reported Azar said last year the threat of a pandemic kept him up at night.
The federal court that oversees national security surveillance wants the FBI to explain newly uncovered missteps in government warrants to eavesdrop on Americans after a recent internal audit found the FBI fell short of the standards required.
More than a week after President Donald Trump said he would authorize the use of a wartime-era law to force General Motors to produce ventilators, the company still hasn't received a formal order from the federal government. GM, as a result, hasn't allowed private companies or hospitals to place orders, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Each week during the nationwide fight against the coronavirus -- and we are officially through the third week now -- I am looking at 10 leaders -- usually politicians, but not exclusively -- whose voices mattered that week in addressing the pandemic and working to find solutions to get the country through this. (You can see last week's list here.)
Technical glitches, lender frustrations and lawmakers even live tweeting their own problems with Friday's rollout overshadowed the first hours of the Small Businesses Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, the new loan program that was designed to help put millions directly into the hands of small business owners affected by coronavirus.
After weeks of insisting Americans should not wear face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus -- and even suggesting their use could increase the chance of infection -- administration officials this week have engaged in a heated internal debate over reversing course, according to people familiar with the matter.
The website of the Strategic National Stockpile was edited on Friday to soften language about how the stockpile is supposed to be used by states -- a day after media outlets reported that the original version contradicted a claim by senior White House official Jared Kushner.