Michael Flynn pleaded guilty. Now his supporters are trying to exonerate him.

The largely social-media-based effort has, at times, put Flynn’s advocates, and occasionally Flynn, at odds with his own legal team, which believes that any public attention to Flynn’s case is not helpful as he awaits sentencing.

‘Buckle up’: As Mueller probe enters second year, Trump and allies go on war footing

The Russia controversy forms the cloudy backdrop of Trump’s presidency, enraging the commander in chief.

As a willing warrior for Trump, Sarah Sanders struggles to maintain credibility

The White House press secretary plays a precarious role representing a president who traffics in mistruths and obfuscations.

Political stress test: Trump’s medical history becomes another divisive issue

His former longtime doctor says Trump dictated a glowing letter attesting to his ‘astonishingly excellent’ health during the 2016 campaign.

Real or ‘fake news’? Either way, allegations of lewd tape pose challenge for Trump

Claims that details of an alleged Moscow hotel encounter are false are undercut by the president’s yawning credibility problem.

Trump’s allies worry that federal investigators may have seized recordings made by his attorney

Lawyer Michael D. Cohen occasionally taped conversations with associates, according to people familiar with his practice.

Trump chooses impulse over strategy as crises mount

“It’s just like everybody wakes up every morning and does whatever is right in front of them,” said one West Wing aide.

‘Not in a punch-back mode’: Why Trump has been largely silent on Stormy Daniels

The White House has broadly denied adult film star’s salacious allegations, but Trump has been uncharacteristically silent, friends say, because he doesn’t see political damage.

How Trumpism has come to define the Republican Party

The president has used legislation and unilateral actions to push ahead with a vision often at odds with GOP orthodoxy.

Trump shakes up team of lawyers as legal threats mount

The president hires Joe diGenova, a TV pundit and combative former prosecutor, to join an already fractious group.

Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow

The White House’s personnel turbulence creates uncertainty and gallows humor. As one senior official said, “Everybody fears the perp walk.”

‘It was a different mind-set’: How Trump soured on Tillerson as his top diplomat

The president dumps his secretary of state via Twitter, ending a 14-month relationship defined by mutual animosity and frustration.

Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

The move bring major changes as the United States deals with delicate foreign policy efforts such as possible outreach to North Korea.

‘Where is Ivanka?’ First daughter seeks control in dual role as White House aide

With the West Wing in turmoil and her family under a darkening legal cloud, Ivanka Trump attempts to navigate being both the president’s daughter and his adviser.

Ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg changes tune, says he will cooperate with Mueller probe

A day after a surreal spate of media interviews in which he defied the special prosecutor, Nunberg now says he will comply with a subpoena.

‘We’re going to take action’: Inside Trump’s shifting stance on gun rights

In the aftermath of Florida school shooting, the president has had a week of activity, emotion and new positions on gun measures.

Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during the Olympics before last minute cancellation

The vice president’s office promoted his trip as an effort to combat what it said was North Korea’s effort to use the Winter Games for propaganda purposes and portrayed the cancellation of the meeting as evidence his mission was a success.

For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a ‘reprieve’ from scandals

In aftermath of Florida shooting, Trump and his aides have escaped questions about a series of controversies. But the mayhem could return this week in Washington.

‘Go Donald!’: Inside the Russian shadow campaign to elect Trump

The St. Petersburg-run effort included fake rallies, false identities and divisive slogans intended to boost Trump and undermine Clinton.

White House reels as FBI director contradicts official claims about alleged abuser

The controversy has undermined the credibility of Trump’s second chief of staff, John Kelly, as the administration seeks to focus on its agenda.