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.
Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, had a lot to say when she testified before Congress yesterday.
In a rather obvious rebuke aimed at President Trump, Mitt Romney said this week that he will not endorse anyone for President in 2020.
Yes, he was terrible at his job. But one can’t break that which is already broken.
Republicans from around the country want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for Senate in Kansas. Because they’re afraid they can’t win without him.
After the census debacle, some reports indicate that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may be next on President Trump’s chopping block.
The Pentagon has been headed by Acting Secretaries for an unprecedented period. Does it really matter?
Tensions are increasing in the Persian Gulf as the Iran war hawks seem to be winning the battle for the President’s support.
The White House claims to want to talk to Iran but the President’s actions make clear that negotiation is the furthest thing from his mind.
The Trump Administration is taking an unnecessarily militaristic approach toward Iran, and that poses real dangers for the country and for the Middle East.
The United States agreed to pay North Korea $2 million for “medical treatment” for Otto Warmbier. Did the Trump Administration actually pay the bill? They aren’t saying.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be running for Senate despite urging from Republicans in Washington and back in Kansas,
With Pat Roberts retiring, Kansas Republicans are reportedly looking at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to succeed him.
Former Senator and Denocratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb is reportedly being considered for Defense Secretary.
Before even taking office, Mitt Romney is taking on the President. It’s a good sign, but we’ll see what it leads to.
President Trump is now apparently on the warpath against the Federal Reserve Board Chairman he appointed only a year ago.
The next head to roll in the Trump Administration appears to be frequent Trump target DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
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.
A new book by legendary Washington reporter Bob Woodward appears to contain explosive revelations about the President and the operation of the White House.
The Trump Administration has taken the latest step in a process that began in May with the withdrawal from the JCPOA. Where it takes us is anybody’s guess, but the probability of something going wrong is quite high.
The Trump’s Administration’s rhetoric and actions have given the Iranians no reason to trust the United States going forward.
Jon Huntsman, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, is rejecting calls that he should resign in the wake of what everyone seems to agree was a disastrous summit meeting with Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump had to be talked down from considering military intervention in Venezuela.
The Trump White House has leaked more than any in recent memory. Some of the leakers have explained what motivates them.
As expected, President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear deal with Iran. There was no rational basis for doing so.
A majority of Americans want the President to stay in the nuclear deal with Iran. That’s unlikely to matter to him.
The new Secretary of State is an improvement over the worst Secretary of State in history.
More signs of tension between President Trump and his Chief of Staff.
French President Emmanuel Macron predicts, correctly, that President Trump will pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran for the worst possible reasons. This will be a disaster for America’s national interests.
For better or worse, Mike Pompeo will be confirmed as the 70th Secretary of State by the end of this week.
French President Emmanuel Macron is in the U.S. hoping to lobby President Trump to keep the United States in the nuclear deal with Iran. He’s got his work cut out for him.
Despite facing headwinds in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mike Pompeo will probably be confirmed as the next Secretary of State. That’s unfortunate.
Top positions in the State Department are vacant, and there’s only one person to blame for that.
President Trump is talking about pulling American troops out of Syria, but his own White House is contradicting him.
The Trump Administration says David Shulkin resigned as Veterans Affairs Secretary. Shulkin says he was fired. Which one of them is right could be legally significant, but probably won’t ever be heard in Court.
Their website has been scrubbed! Tillerson has all but vanished! The sky is falling!
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.
In selecting John Bolton as his National Security Adviser, Donald Trump has signaled to the world that he’s likely to take action that will only serve to make the world a more dangerous place.
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.
Top White House staffers were preparing to fire several troublesome figures at once when the President suddenly upended the plan.
Turkish security personnel who assaulted peaceful protestors in America’s capital will go free.
Not unexpectedly, Russia has retaliated for Great Britain’s retaliation for Russia’s apparent assassination attempt on British history.
One of the supposed “adults” in the Trump administration has no class.
H.R. McMaster appears to be on the way out as National Security Adviser. The important question is, who replaces him?
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