John Allen, Illegal Lobbying, and Foreign Influence
The retired general and think tank president is in hot water.
The retired general and think tank president is in hot water.
John Bolton was not a good National Security Adviser, but the real problem with Trump Administration foreign policy comes from the man at the top.
The Trump Administration has effectively declared economic warfare against the government of Nicolas Maduro. It won’t succeed, and will further victimize the already suffering Venezuelan people.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be running for Senate despite urging from Republicans in Washington and back in Kansas,
Before even taking office, Mitt Romney is taking on the President. It’s a good sign, but we’ll see what it leads to.
Take one name out of contention as a potential replacement for Nikki Haley at the United Nations.
Reports about tension between Defense Secretary James Mattis and President Trump are becoming louder, and it’s being suggested that Mattis could be out of office after the midterms.
Donald Trump had to be talked down from considering military intervention in Venezuela.
President Trump may be looking to push Chief of Staff John Kelly aside by giving him a next to impossible job.
White House service is usually a ticket to high-paying jobs in Washington. Not so for the current administration.
After eight months in office, the pressures on Chief of Staff John Kelly continue to mount under a President who cannot be controlled and whose behavior will not change.
President Trump is talking about pulling American troops out of Syria, but his own White House is contradicting him.
As a general rule, Presidents are entitled to have a Cabinet and advisers he is comfortable with, but a Cabinet full of “yes men” is not ideal with any President, and certainly not with this one.
Within hours after being fired as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin was fighting back.
The incoming National Security Advisor reportedly wants to purge those who aren’t sycophants.
From Europe to the Middle East, to Asia, America’s allies are concerned about what the selection of John Bolton as National Security Adviser means going forward. They should be, and so should every American.
Donald Trump may be getting ready to act as his own Chief of Staff. That would be a huge mistake.
Top White House staffers were preparing to fire several troublesome figures at once when the President suddenly upended the plan.
President Trump continues to obsequiously praise Russian President Vladimir Putin
The Trump presidency is the latest step in treating commentators like policy experts. It is all a manifestation of how the modern GOP is a populist party.
H.R. McMaster appears to be on the way out as National Security Adviser. The important question is, who replaces him?
According to one insider, “There’s no leadership, no trust, no direction and this point there’s very little hope.”
The President tried bringing something akin to a traditional policy process to the White House. Now he’s rebelling against it.
Staffers are fleeing the administration like rats from a sinking ship.
Mexico’s President canceled a visit to the United States for the second time since Donald Trump became President due to a continued disagreement over who will pay for Trump’s border wall.
National Security Adviser H.L. McMaster is the latest person rumored to be considering moving on from the Trump Administration.
Elliot Cohen laments the lack of steel in the spine of the statesmen, diplomats, soldiers, and thinkers of the current generation.
Donald Trump’s dereliction of duty in response to clear evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a staggering and flagrant dereliction of the duties he agreed to take on when he took the Oath Of Office more than a year ago.
President Trump’s tweets, other public statements, and actions are causing world leaders to doubt the reliability of the United States on the world stage.
Donald Trump is now claiming that he had never denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. This is, of course, not true.
New reports indicate that the President is spending more and more time watching television and tweeting. That’s not what he was elected to do.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been erratic, illogical, and demonstrated a clear disdain for diplomacy.
It appears that Rex Tillerson’s days at the State Department may be numbered, but his proposed replacement leaves a lot to be desired.
Is it time to reexamine Presidential authority to launch a nuclear strike?
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer poked fun at himself on last night’s Emmy broadcast, and the political pundits are all in pearl-clutching mode because of it.
Donald Trump’s Secretary of State is refusing to defend his response to the violence in Charlottesville.
White House insiders have renewed efforts to oust Presidential adviser Steve Bannon. Can they succeed?
H.R. McMaster is fighting a losing battle for control of the National Security Council staff.
Donald Trump’s core supporters in the Republican Party remain intensely loyal, and that seems unlikely to change.
Things are getting far more complicated on the Korean Peninsula. Diplomacy isn’t working, and a military option would most likely lead to disaster.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is apparently chafing under a White House that isn’t letting him do his job.
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to undo the nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Now his Administration is signaling that, at least for now, the deal will stay in place.
President Trump’s decision to share highly classified information with the Russians is yet another demonstration of his dangerous hubris and incompetence.
America’s longest war is still going on, and President Trump’s advisers want him to continue his predecessor’s policies of continuing to re-expand American forces in a war that has seemingly no end.
After 100 days in office, President Trump has very little to show for his work except to show that there’s no reason to trust his judgment going forward.
A majority of Americans support last week’s airstrikes in Syria but are skeptical of any expansion beyond that.