Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry

Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry

Congress’ top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming president over Moscow and US intelligence. Meanwhile, Trump said he would announce his choice for secretary of state Tuesday morning. He has chosen Exxon Mobil […]

Republican security experts say Trump ‘not qualified to be president’

Republican security experts say Trump ‘not qualified to be president’

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have issued a stinging rejection of their party’s White House nominee Donald Trump, warning he would be “the most reckless president in American history” if elected. The group, some of whom already announced they would not vote for Trump, included former homeland security chiefs, intelligence directors, senior presidential advisors […]

Anti-Trump Republican McMullin announces presidential bid

Anti-Trump Republican McMullin announces presidential bid

A former CIA officer and congressional staffer on Monday launched a long-shot bid for president, a Republican billing himself as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump who disenchanted voters can rally around. There is little chance that the newly announced candidate, Evan McMullin, could win and only a slight chance he will even be able […]

Ted Cruz jeered after failing to endorse Trump at Republican convention

Ted Cruz jeered after failing to endorse Trump at Republican convention

Underscoring deep divisions at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was loudly booed on Wednesday night after he declined to endorse the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump and urged people to vote their conscience. Anti-Trump Republican delegate Ken Cuccinelli told Reuters he escorted Cruz’s wife Heidi off the convention floor in Cleveland out […]

Republican House Speaker Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump

Republican House Speaker Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump

Paul Ryan, the top elected U.S. Republican, endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday in the Nov. 8 presidential election, a step toward unifying party loyalists behind the presumptive Republican nominee despite concerns about him. The decision, announced by the House of Representatives speaker in a column for a newspaper in his home state of Wisconsin, ended […]