Tag: Donald Trump

Turkey Is the World’s New Nuclear Menace

Sometimes it’s hard to tell friend from foe, even if he is standing right next to you. And if you take President Donald Trump literally (yes, I know, we’ve been warned not to do that) he was suffering from such myopia during Wednesday’s press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Turkey, as everyone knows, […]

Will Donald Trump’s Strategy Bring Down Iran?

Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the largest surface naval engagement since World War II. A lot of ink has been spilled and oxygen expended discussing the matter, some of it good […]

Jerusalem Embassy Move, Exit From Iran Deal Fueled Defiance Within Trump Cabinet, Nikki Haley Writes

The Trump administration was internally divided over three key Israel-related policy decisions — moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, leaving the Iran nuclear deal and cutting funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, writes in a new book. The book, With All Due Respect: […]

Taylor: No Linkage Between Aid, Biden Investigation Mentioned in Face-to-Face Meetings with Zelensky

The opening day of hearings for the Democrats’ impeachment effort of Donald J. Trump did not go so well for its ringleader, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.; shown), and the key witnesses he had carefully selected and coached. The historic impeachment inquiry that convened publicly on Wednesday, November 13, with the House Intelligence Committee, had been […]

Ukraine foreign minister: No links between aid, investigations

The Democrats’ impeachment campaign against President Trump is centered on a claim that he used the threat of withholding U.S. aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. However, in a statement published by Interfax-Ukraine, Ukraine Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said Thursday that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland never asked him for […]

Rev. Graham: Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry ‘Is a Day of Shame for America’

  “It’s a day of shame for America,” Rev. Franklin Graham declared Wednesday as Democrats launched their House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. In the first of two tweets on the subject, Rev. Graham said that he agrees with the liberal media that the impeachment inquiry is “historic” – in the sense […]

CNN analyst: It’s a ‘problem’ for Dems that impeachment witnesses never met Trump

A prominent CNN commentator pointed out a “problem” House Democrats have following the first public hearing in their impeachment inquiry of President Trump. U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor and State Department official George Kent were the first witnesses to offer their testimony in the open and were grilled for several hours over their knowledge of Trump’s conduct […]

Donald Trump plans to make foreign aid conditional on religious freedom

White House officials are reportedly drafting plans to make US foreign aid conditional on how countries treat their religious minorities, in an effort that is seen as a sop to Christian evangelicals in Donald Trump’s base. The move, which threatens to impose further constraints on a US foreign aid policy already heavily restricted under the […]

Historic Trump impeachment hearings set to begin, as Dems predict ‘phenomenal week’

In a pillared House chamber at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, in the shadow of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections, House Democrats are set to host the first public hearing involving the potential impeachment of a president since November 19, 1998 — and, they insist, they aren’t happy about it. “It’s a sad day,” House Speaker Nancy […]

Trump to Meet Turkey’s Erdogan at White House

President Donald Trump announced this week he will be meeting his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Washington on Nov. 13. Trump said on Twitter the pair had a “very good” phone call during which they discussed bilateral issues such as Turkey’s “border with Syria, the eradication of terrorism, the ending of hostilities with […]