State Department

The Note: Forces even bigger than a disruptive president

The TAKE with Rick Klein This week seemed to do its best to overload Washington’s circuits. H.R. McMaster and John Dowd are out, while John Bolton and Joe diGenova go from defending President Donald Trump on television to working for him. Nice words for Vladimir Putin, and not-nice words for Robert Read more

Trump loses lead attorney on the Russia investigation

A possible trade war. We have it all covered, beginning with that search for a new lawyer, and a new national security adviser. The tweet from the president just moments ago. Here's ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. Reporter: With his legal team in turmoil, the president today Read more

'This can be a very mean-spirited town': Tillerson's goodbye

After battling rumors he'd be leaving the State Department for more than half his tenure, Rex Tillerson has finally left the building – and he took a parting shot as he did so Thursday. "This can be a very mean-spirited town," he said to laughs and then applause, as he smiled. "But you don't have Read more