Author: KAITLAN COLLINS AND KEVIN LIPTAK, CNN

Trump claims GOP support for gun background checks

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that many Republicans support his push for strengthening background checks on gun sales -- a view that appears at odds with what lawmakers are telling the President in private even as he presses for action.

Trump wonders whether Acosta did enough to quiet Epstein uproar

A day after his labor secretary convened a news conference defending himself against accusations of prosecutorial malfeasance, President Donald Trump is questioning whether Alex Acosta's efforts were sufficient in quieting the uproar, people familiar with the matter said.

Alex Acosta addressing role in Epstein sex scandal

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta maintained Wednesday he secured the best deal he could when he helped prosecute financier Jeffrey Epstein for sex crimes a decade ago, but acknowledged the terms look lenient with the passage of time.

Trump urges caution as aides tease Venezuelan intervention

After US expectations were dashed this week for a transition of power in Venezuela, President Donald Trump is urging caution among senior advisers moving forward and expressing frustration that some aides are more openly teasing military intervention, according to officials familiar with the matter.

Trump optimistic on Kavanaugh nomination

President Donald Trump expressed guarded optimism on Tuesday his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will soon be confirmed, even as he grows more frustrated by the delays and scandal plaguing a confirmation process he once believed bulletproof.

White House officials alarmed at education secretary's '60 Minutes' performance

White House officials were alarmed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' struggle to answer basic questions about the nation's schools and failure to defend the administration's newly proposed school safety measures during a tour of television interviews Sunday and Monday, according to two sources familiar with their reaction.

Porter was up for promotion despite abuse allegations

Rob Porter was involved in serious discussions to be promoted when he abruptly resigned from the White House last week amid allegations that he abused his two ex-wives, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

Trump frustrated with Hicks' role in Porter scandal

President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with Hope Hicks, his communications director and one of his closest confidantes, amid the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal, people familiar with the matter say.