The new positioning comes as the Trump adminisration moves to withdraw from a nuclear arms pact and create a Space Force.
The president has repeatedly emphasized oil, arms sales and the dissident journalist’s Saudi citizenship as reasons for moving slowly on his disappearance and suspected death.
Trump offered the “thoughts and prayers of our entire nation” to those in the storm’s path and announced that he would be traveling “very, very shortly” to Florida.
Democrats warn that many voters remain enraged over the treatment meted out to his accuser.
The former New York mayor ‘increasingly confident that he can contribute to a Democratic takeover,’ one adviser said.
The allegations of sexual assault against the Supreme Court nominee are energizing GOP voters ahead of the pivotal November midterms.
Already burdened by an unpopular president and an energized Democratic electorate, the male-dominated GOP is now facing a torrent of scrutiny about how it is handling Kavanaugh’s accuser.
Republican officials fear an impulsive statement from the president could hurt the Supreme Court nominee and the party amid sexual assault allegations.
Inside Trump’s orbit, there is debate: Some confidants see this week as an unsettling inflection point. Others see yet another round of problems that won’t break Trump.
Darren Beattie was removed Friday after a media inquiry about his appearance at a conference featuring a white nationalist.
Rudolph W. Giuliani said the president’s lawyers have ‘pretty much finished’ drafting a response to a potential subpoena request from the special counsel.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held private meetings with Russian officials during his recent trip to Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
White House aides are mapping out plans for the fall, offering a variety of options for involvement, such as campaign visits by Ivanka Trump.