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Trump’s hardline advisers are weakening his position

“The President has made his position eminently clear, and in the next weeks and months, we shall see what we shall see,” said John Bolton. Not this week, but in November 2002, when he was undersecretary of state, not national security adviser. And not about Iran, or Venezuela, or North Korea; but about Iraq. Seventeen…MORE

GOP Rep. Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump’s impeachment

Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed “impeachable conduct” and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public. Amash’s comments recommending Congress pursue obstruction of justice charges against Trump were the first instance of a sitting Republican in Congress calling for Trump’s impeachment. Amash is a…MORE

New York Times: Trump requests paperwork to pardon accused US war criminals

President Donald Trump has requested paperwork allowing him to move forward quickly with pardons for accused US war criminals, The New York Times reported Saturday. The pardons from a President who on the campaign trail expressed support for “tougher” tactics than waterboarding and going after the families of terrorists could come “on or around Memorial…MORE

State Department condemns killing of American citizen in Nicaraguan prison

The State Department condemned the killing of an American citizen being held in Nicaragua after a prison uprising, according to Nicaraguan and US officials. However, they disagreed whether the killing of Eddy Antonio Montes Praslín was a justified homicide as the US ambassador and a lawyer representing Nicaraguan political prisoners maintain, or if it was…MORE

US military says Afghan security forces killed in airstrikes

Multiple Afghan security forces personnel were killed by US airstrikes this week while trying to come to the defense of Afghans under attack by the Taliban in Helmand province, a spokesman for the US military in Afghanistan told CNN. While the Afghan national defense forces were under heavy attack by the Taliban late Thursday, they…MORE

What Trump’s financial disclosures do, and don’t, tell us

President Donald Trump reported this week to the Office of Government Ethics that he and his businesses took in $434 million in 2018. But who knows, really. The forms — and he’s been filing these as required by law since he was still just a candidate — are based on his own valuations, they aren’t…MORE

Trump — unbridled yet uneasy — faces Iran test of his own making

President Donald Trump stared down a united front as he huddled with his top national security advisers in July 2017 to decide whether to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. For nearly an hour, Trump delivered what one official described as an “extended outburst,” railing against the Iran deal and the aides trying to…MORE

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