Tag: Trump

Trump impeachment probe claims ‘dramatic progress’

by Paul HANDLEY The leader of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Tuesday that witnesses had provided substantial support for allegations that Trump illegally tried to force Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. While the White House and Trump's personal lawyer Rudy...

Second Trump whistleblower comes forward with first-hand information: lawyer

A second whistleblower has come forward, this one with first-hand information about events that triggered an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, the informant's lawyer said Sunday. The original whistleblower alleged Trump abused his power as president by attempting to withhold US military aid to...

As US factories falter, White House insists economy like ‘a rock’

by Douglas Gillison After a brief surge during his first years in office, and despite his lofty promises, the American manufacturing rebound has begun to crumble under President Donald Trump. Auto plants and steel mills are shutting down. Companies are announcing layoffs and furloughs. Factory output...

Trump openly calls on Ukraine, China to investigate Biden

by Paul HANDLEY US President Donald Trump openly called on China as well as Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden, taunting Democrats seeking his impeachment for inviting foreign election interference. Speaking in Florida Thursday, Trump blasted his accusers as "maniacs" pursuing "impeachment...

N.Korea doubts prospects for future summit with US

US aggression and an obsession with disarmament mean another summit between Washington and Pyongyang is looking doubtful, North Korea said on Friday, even as it praised US President Donald Trump as "bold" and "wise". Washington has "done nothing for the implementing the joint statement" from...

Trump calls Democratic impeachment inquiry a ‘joke’

by Sebastian Smith / with Paul Handley in Washington A downbeat Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed as a "joke" the grounds laid out for the impeachment inquiry into him, as Democrats stood firm in accusing the US president of a "mafia-style shakedown" of his Ukrainian...

Trump, Modi vow relentless fight on extremists in mass rally

by Shaun TANDON US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared themselves united in a relentless fight against "terrorism," vowing a close, personal alliance in front of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans. The two leaders, like-minded nationalists fond of fiery rallies...

Netanyahu, Trump deny report of Israeli spying near White House

President Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied a media report that Israel spied on cell phones in the vicinity of the White House -- and President Donald Trump said he believed him. Speaking on a trip to Russia, Netanyahu said there was no eavesdropping on cell...

Trump fires hawkish national security chief Bolton

by Sebastian Smith President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the firing of hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, a move widely seen as boosting the president's push to negotiate with US foes in Afghanistan, North Korea and other trouble spots. Trump, who said he had disagreed...

Trump appears to link China trade deal to HK demos

President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to link a trade deal with Beijing to the "humane" resolution of a standoff with Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters while seeming to suggest a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. "Millions of jobs are being lost in China...