Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Morning News Brief: Democrats Sue Trump, GOP Health Care Plan's Future

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More than 190 Democrats in Congress are suing President Trump over foreign payments to his businesses. Also, a look at the future of the Republican health care plan, and white phosphorous use in Iraq.


Jeff Sessions Denies Discussing Election With Russians In Senate Testimony

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Attorney General Sessions was emphatic in defending himself against suggestions of any wrongdoing during the 2016 campaign. He also declined to discuss his conversations with President Trump.


White House Continues To Deal With Fallout From Russia Investigation

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying on Capitol Hill, the White House is still grappling with fallout from the Russia investigation and the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey.


Week In Politics: Sessions To Testify To Address Comey Statements

Sunday, June 11, 2017

On Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee. And President Trump pushed back against the testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey.


Trump's Lawyer Denies President Asked Comey For Loyalty Pledge

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Former FBI director James Comey's testimony Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee has political consequences for the president. Trump's private lawyer later responded to Comey's testimony.


Comey's Opening Statement Posted Online Ahead Of Senate Testimony

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Fired FBI Director James Comey recounts his encounters with President Trump in testimony to be delivered Thursday on Capitol Hill. The White House insists Trump is focused on his agenda, not Comey.


Trump Defends Travel Ban In Wake Of London Terror Attack

Monday, June 05, 2017

President Trump criticized London's mayor and defended his travel ban in the wake of a stabbing attack in the British capital over the weekend.


Russia Investigation Elevates Jared Kushner's Previously Low Profile

Friday, June 02, 2017

Jared Kushner — the president's son-in-law and the husband of Trump's beloved daughter Ivanka — was expected to play the role of first friend — someone whose only agenda was to help the president. Instead, Kushner was given a vast policy portfolio, and now finds himself right in the middle of the Russia investigation.


President Trump Decides To Remove U.S. From Paris Climate Accord

Thursday, June 01, 2017

President Trump announced his decision on Thursday for the U.S. to leave the Paris climate accord. The decision is likely to have environmental and international implications.


Morning News Brief: Americans Pessimistic About GOP Health Care, U.S.-German Tensions

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A new poll shows Americans are pessimistic about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Ingo Zamperoni of ARD news discusses U.S.-German relations. And a labor activist in China has gone missing.


White House Communications Director Resigns Amid Rumors Of Staff Changes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The White House communications director has resigned. The move comes amid rumors of other possible staff changes, as the White House grapples with how to deal with the ongoing Russia investigations.


5 Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

Saturday, May 27, 2017

President Trump returned to the U.S. late Saturday. Here's a look at key moments and key issues during his weeklong trip overseas to the Middle East and Europe.


When Foreign Trip Is Over, Trump Will Again Face Domestic Controversies

Friday, May 26, 2017

Scandals — such as the Russian investigation — have taken a toll on the president's approval ratings. One part of the electorate, however, is sticking with Trump, and that is his core supporters.


Morning News Brief: U.K. Ups Threat Level, Brennan Testifies, Trump Meets The Pope

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the terror alert level to critical after the Manchester attack. Also, reporter Ines San Martin discusses Trump at the Vatican, and the latest on Russia.


Trump's First International Trip Offers Chance To Refocus Foreign Policy

Monday, May 22, 2017

President Trump's first international trip is an opportunity for him to reorient U.S. foreign policy priorities. It can also provide him a respite from political controversies back at home.


Reviewing The Status Of Various Russia Probes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

With the president overseas, investigations into ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign are moving forward in Washington, D.C.


The News Can't Stop, Won't Stop — All This Happened This Week

Friday, May 19, 2017

The avalanche of news since Donald Trump was inaugurated has overshadowed the GOP's domestic agenda, and now the president embarks on his first overseas trip, with potentially big consequences.


Ongoing Controversy Threatens To Damage Trump's Credibility

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Credibility is the ability to confidently convey critical information. It's an essential quality for all presidents in difficult times, and the self-inflicted crisis of the last few weeks — the shifting narratives to explain the news — have severely damaged this White House's credibility. NPR looks at what's happened and why it matters.


Morning News Brief: Robert Mueller As Special Counsel, New Google Products

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the election. And Google has unveiled its latest product ideas.


White House Responds To Appointment Of Special Counsel In Russia Probe

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In a statement Wednesday night, President Trump said a thorough investigation will confirm there was "no collusion" between his campaign and any foreign entity during last year's election.