Developing now, Thursday, May 10, 2018
- President Donald Trump welcomed home three Americans released by North Korea when they landed at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C., early Thursday morning
- Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director appeared closer to confirmation after she won the backing of Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin following her grilling by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday
- Federal officials are reportedly investigating whether confidential banking records linked to Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen were leaked to Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels; Avenatti released those records to the public Tuesday
- Israeli forces, retaliating for rocket fire on Golan Heights, say they struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria on Thursday in their largest air operation in years
- Ailing Sen. John McCain confirms in excerpts of his new forthcoming memoir that he gave a copy of the much-discredited Trump-Steele dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey - and that he has no regrets
The freed men looked healthy and flashed the "victory” sign as they waved to cheering onlookers and reporters. They beamed with happiness and apparent relief as the president and the first lady applauded. They gave a hug to a broadly smiling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
"This is a special night for these three really great people," Trump told reporters as he stood on the tarmac with the former detainees. In thanking North Korea's Kim Jong Un for releasing the three Americans, Trump said he believes Kim wants to reach an agreement on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. "We're starting off on a new footing. I really think he wants to do something," the president said.
- Harry J. Kazianis: North Korea releases 3 US detainees, shows Trump's 'get tough' policy is working
- Trump-Kim summit expected to take place in Singapore in early June
- Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un expected to discuss denuclearization, economy during historic summit
- 'Mornings with Maria' Preview: Dick Cheney says U.S. should revive enhanced interrogation techniques
- Sen. Kamala Harris grills Haspel on whether interrogations were 'immoral'
- Bongino: Kamala Harris questioned CIA pick 'like a kindergartener'
- Hannity rips Dems who criticized Haspel for being 'too tough on terrorists'
Avenatti refused to reveal the source of his information. Cohen on Wednesday accused Avenatti of making false accusations against him, claiming that some of the supposed evidence involved another Michael Cohen.
- Cohen paid by these companies
- Judge Napolitano: The clash between Trump and Mueller is looming. Will the rule of law survive?
- John Yoo: Does Trump have to obey a subpoena to testify in the Russia probe? The answer may not be what you think
- 'Mornings with Maria' Preview: Leon Panetta: 'It was a mistake' for Trump to ditch the Iran deal
- Oil prices hit highest in years as markets adjust to looming sanctions on Iran
- Iranian lawmakers burn U.S. flag, yell 'Death to America!' after Trump withdraws from nuclear deal
- Netanyahu to meet with Putin amid new round of Syria strikes
- McCain book blasts Benghazi response as bureaucratic 'a-- covering,' hits Trump
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