Novartis CEO tells employees 'we made a mistake' in making deal with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan told employees in an internal memo Thursday that “yesterday was not a good day” for the company, after the pharmaceutical giant revealed that it paid $1.2 million to President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Narasimhan said “we made a mistake” in entering a contract in February 2017 with Cohen through … More Novartis CEO tells employees 'we made a mistake' in making deal with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Here's what drivers are paying for gas across the US

President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose tough sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation is already costing Americans at the gas pump. With U.S. motorists getting ready to hit the highway for the summer driving season, pump prices have been moving up sharply – topping $3 … More Here's what drivers are paying for gas across the US

Giuliani makes resignation from his law firm 'permanent' as Mueller probe becomes 'all consuming'

Rudy Giuliani, a recent addition to President Donald Trump‘s legal team, announced Thursday that he permanently resigned from his law firm to give his “sole concentration” to special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe. Giuliani’s increased commitment to defending the president in Mueller’s probe of links between the Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Kremlin comes less … More Giuliani makes resignation from his law firm 'permanent' as Mueller probe becomes 'all consuming'

President Trump's summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will be held on June 12 in Singapore

President Donald Trump said Thursday that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would take place June 12 in Singapore. It marks the first time that a sitting U.S. president will meet with a North Korean head of state – and a stunning turnaround in U.S.-North Korean relations from last year, when the … More President Trump's summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will be held on June 12 in Singapore

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson gives $30 million to help save House Republican majority – and could give more this year

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has given $30 million to a super PAC pushing to protect the House majority, and is leaving the door open to putting millions more toward the Republican midterm effort this year, a source with direct knowledge told CNBC. The cash influx to the GOP-linked Congressional Leadership Fund gives Republicans a … More Billionaire Sheldon Adelson gives $30 million to help save House Republican majority – and could give more this year

With Trump's infrastructure plan on ice, Republicans have no major legislative agenda this year

The White House has made it official: the all-Republican government in Washington has no major legislative agenda this year. The news came without fanfare at the press secretary’s daily briefing Wednesday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that all of President Donald Trump‘s talk of a massive, trillion-dollar upgrade to America’s infrastructure, from “Infrastructure Week” declarations … More With Trump's infrastructure plan on ice, Republicans have no major legislative agenda this year

House Democrats release Russian-bought Facebook ads to show 'malign' effect on 2016 election

House Democrats released more than 3,500 Russian-bought Facebook ads Thursday. You can view the ads in a file published by the House Intelligence Committee. “There’s no question that Russia sought to weaponize social media platforms to drive a wedge between Americans, and in an attempt to sway the 2016 election,” Congressman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said … More House Democrats release Russian-bought Facebook ads to show 'malign' effect on 2016 election

Vice President Pence tells special counsel Mueller: 'It's time to wrap it up'

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday it’s time for special counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. “In the interests of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up,” Pence said on NBC’s “TODAY” following the release of three Americans held by North Korea. “I would … More Vice President Pence tells special counsel Mueller: 'It's time to wrap it up'

Michael Cohen's lawyers say report alleging payments had 'numerous inaccurate statements'

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, on Wednesday disputed some of the allegations from a report questioning payments made to Cohen’s company, saying it contained “numerous inaccurate statements.” In a court filing, the lawyers said the report attributes payments to Cohen that were actually sent to different individuals who are also named … More Michael Cohen's lawyers say report alleging payments had 'numerous inaccurate statements'

White House dodges questions about Michael Cohen allegedly selling access to President Trump

The White House on Wednesday ducked questions about President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, following revelations that Cohen was paid millions of dollars in “consulting” fees by companies allegedly seeking access to Trump and members of his administration, or insight into the president’s thought processes. Three of these companies, AT&T, Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis … More White House dodges questions about Michael Cohen allegedly selling access to President Trump