'The long knives are out': The Pentagon purge may be less about a Trump plan than end-of-presidency chaos and revenge

A series of personnel changes placing Trump loyalists in key Defense Department positions has sparked rumors of plans for dramatic action in the waning days of his presidency, but a number of former national security officials see it more as … Read more…

Trump administration renews push to confirm Wolf amid concerns over legitimacy and agency purge

There’s a renewed push to get Chad Wolf confirmed as Homeland Security secretary — a position in which he’s been serving in an acting capacity for a year — before Inauguration Day, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. … Read more…

Inside Putin’s Mysterious Purge of Top FSB Official General Sergei Smirnov

Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin vowed on Thursday he would not be swayed by Western pressure over the poisoning of his most prominent domestic critic, Alexei Navalny. Nonetheless, a reported mysterious shakeup in a Russian intelligence agency, … Read more…

Trump embarks on expansive search for disloyalty as administration-wide purge escalates

Johnny McEntee, Trump’s former personal aide who now serves as director of presidential personnel, has begun combing through various agencies with a mandate from the president to oust political appointees who have not proved their trustworthiness Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: … Read more…

Trump embarks on expansive search for disloyalty as administration-wide purge escalates

Johnny McEntee, Trump’s former personal aide who now serves as director of presidential personnel, has begun combing through various agencies with a mandate from the president to oust political appointees who have not proved their trustworthiness Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: … Read more…

Trump Fires Impeachment Witnesses Gordon Sondland and Alexander Vindman in Post-Acquittal Purge

Emboldened by his victory and determined to strike back, the president removed Mr. Sondland as ambassador to the European Union after the White House earlier on Friday dismissed Colonel Vindman. NYT > U.S. > Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today … Read more…