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  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    DOJ Report: FBI Lawyer Suspected of Altering Russia Probe Document

    President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016. The Associated Press has confirmed reports by CNN and The Washington Post that the finding is part of a Justice Department inspector general investigation into the FBI’s probe of ties...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Conflicting White House Accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy Call

    President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders at times better reflect wishful thinking than the reality of the interactions. As the House opened...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Key Moments From the Impeachment Hearing With Marie Yovanovitch

    Watch some of the key moments from the second public impeachment hearing, where former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified.

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2019

    US and Turkey Have Friendly Talks But Differences Persist

    President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies. Trump and Erdogan concluded a visit without achieving an agreement on Turkey’s decision earlier this year to accept delivery of a Russian...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    In Memoir, Haley Alleges Some on Trump Team Urged Resistance

    President Donald Trump’s former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in opposing some of his policies. In “With All Due Respect,” Haley said then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2019

    Trump Soaks in Deep South Cheers at College Football Matchup

    President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation’s top two teams — and him. His reception at the showdown between Louisiana State and Alabama contrasted with the scene at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington, where he was booed, and the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Trump May Face Fight Over Planned Move From NYC to Florida

    Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging “good riddance” tweet from New York’s governor, the president’s home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump’s plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York state officials, who are notorious for auditing wealthy residents seeking...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    Ex-Trump Aide Confirms Biden Probe Linked to Ukraine Aid

    A former top White House official confirmed Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was held up by President Donald Trump’s demand for the ally to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, but testified there’s nothing illegal, in his view, about the quid pro quo at the center of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry. Tim Morrison, who stepped down from the National Security...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    State Dept. Official: Order to Withhold Ukraine Aid Came From Trump

    State Department advisor testified Wednesday that the order to withhold Ukraine military aid came “at the direction of the president.” Meanwhile, members of the House Rules Committee debated language set to be voted on by the entire House on Thursday. NBC’s Alice Barr reports.

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Analysis: Trump’s ‘Success’ in Syria Cedes Region to Russia

    President Donald Trump declared success in Syria on Wednesday and created a bumper-sticker moment to illustrate his campaign promise to put a stop to American involvement in “endless wars.” But with his abrupt withdrawal from what he called “bloodstained sand,” the president ceded American influence over a huge swath of the region to rivals and may have spun the Middle...

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    Trump Hails Syria Cease-Fire After Playing Role in Crisis

    President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as “a great day for civilization” but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making. After hours of negotiation in Ankara, the two nations on Thursday agreed to a five-day cease-fire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in...

  • Associated Press Oct 17, 2019

    Pence Announces Cease-Fire in Syria

    Vice President Mike Pence announced a negotiated temporary cease-fire in Syria. The agreement comes after a weeklong invasion by Turkey into the region against Kurdish allies of the U.S. military. 

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2019

    US Moves 2 British ISIS Members Known as ‘Beatles’ From Syria

    Two British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages and was known as “The Beatles” have been moved out of a detention center in Syria and are in American custody, U.S. officials said Wednesday. President Donald Trump said earlier Wednesday that the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2019

    Turkish Offensive in Syria Begins

    Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria . A spokesman for the U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria said Turkish warplanes have started attacking. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the offensive is aimed at eliminating what he called a “terror corridor” along Turkey’s southern border.

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2019

    Whistleblower Spoke to Schiff Aides Before Filing Complaint

    The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine spoke to staffers on the House Intelligence Committee before filing a formal complaint, giving Democrats advance warning of the accusations of wrongdoing that triggered their impeachment inquiry. The whistleblower, a member of the intelligence community, contacted the committee for guidance on how to report “possible wrongdoing,” according to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    At UN, Trump Attacks Globalism, Urges Pressure on Iran

    President Donald Trump took center stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to deliver a strong defense of nationalism while exhorting the world to act against Iran’s “bloodlust” and rising aggression. The president called on the global leaders seated before him to join the U.S. in further isolating Tehran, pushing them to use economic sanctions to pressure Iran to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2019

    Trump Heads to UN With Long List of Deals He’s Yet to Close

    President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not to mention a number of trade pacts. Some are inching forward. Some have stalled....

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2019

    Australia’s Morrison at White House for Trump’s Second State Visit

    A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely “celebrating” even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before the president and first lady Melania Trump stepped out of the White House front door and...

  • Donald Trump Sep 11, 2019

    Inside Bolton’s Exit: Mongolia, a Mustache, a Tweet

    It was a marriage that was never going to last: Trump and Bolton rarely saw eye to eye on global hotspots. The national security adviser held far more hawkish views than the “America first” president on matters like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. “John Bolton is absolutely a hawk,” Trump told NBC in June. “If it was up to him,...

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2019

    Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

    President Donald Trump has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, according to a tweet.

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