The Trump administration is seeking to extradite an enemy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to convince the Turkish leader to decrease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of a dissident journalist, NBC News reported Thursday, citing two senior U.S. officials and two other people briefed on the requests.
In President Donald Trump’s first days in office, his administration asked the Department of Justice to look into the matter, NBC News has reported.
The renewed effort, however, comes as Trump administration officials are seeking to placate Erdogan over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
Still fighting political flaps that arose during his weekend in France, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Secret Service nixed a visit to a cemetery in the rain because the motorcade would have shut down Paris. “When the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I suggested driving,” Trump tweeted.
Public safety, national security and the rule of law are among the incantations the Trump administration likes to chant when rolling out one of its deliberately and pointlessly cruel immigration policies. It evidently hopes that repetition will somehow insulate its actions from public or judicial scrutiny.
One constant of Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency and his two years in power is how behavior that would be not just risky but downright stupid for any normal politician ends up working smartly for him.
President Donald Trump mangled the facts Thursday when addressing immigration and falsely claiming – more than once – that former President Barack Obama was responsible for family separations at the border.
A rabbi from Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue said he won’t meet with President Donald Trump who is heading to the city Tuesday in the wake of the massacre at the house of worship this weekend.
President Trump said in a newly released interview he plans to sign an executive order ending so-called “birthright citizenship” for babies of non-citizens born on U.S. soil — a move that would mark a major overhaul of immigration policy and trigger an almost-certain legal battle.
The president is online again.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to respond to a recent New York Times article that reported he routinely uses his unsecured iPhones to speak with friends and associates instead of using a secure White House phone line.
Warning of increasing adversarial threats to the nation’s satellites and other space capabilities, U.S. vice president Mike Pence reiterated on Tuesday that the Trump administration hopes to establish a Space Force as a sixth branch of the nation’s military by 2020. In addition, the National Space Council, which Pence chairs, on Tuesday approved a series of recommendations that provide a road map for establishing such a Space Force.
IT’S NO SECRET that President Donald Trump tweets at all hours, and calls friends and advisors late into the night. But a New York Times report indicates that, thanks in part to Trump’s use of a personal iPhone, Chinese and Russian spies are listening in on his calls.