OSAKA, Japan — President Donald Trump arrived at a gathering of world leaders Thursday searching for support for a new deal to curtail an increasingly aggressive Iran. He’s not likely to find any. Not only do other countries still support a 2015 nuclear pact, they’re skeptical Trump can strike a better agreement within the time constraints of his fast-approaching reelection campaign, especially after Iran recently proclaimed the end of diplomacy with the U.S. Story Continued Below The pressure is on. Iran threatened to violate limits set under the 2015 international nuclear agreement, angry at Trump for unilaterally pulling out of the pact and for slapping harsh sanctions on the country. The move threatens to kill the deal for good, leaving the global community without any comprehensive restrictions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions — let alone its funding of violent proxy groups in the region activities — activities Trump has long said he wants to pursue … [Read more...] about Trump wants a new nuclear deal with Iran. No one else does.
Karen DeYoung and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 4:54 am PDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP) President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP) Photo: William Glasheen, AP Photo: William Glasheen, AP Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP) President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in … [Read more...] about Abroad, the sting of Trump’s tweets dulls
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the New Zealand mosque massacre, where a white supremacist allegedly killed 50 people, had nothing to do with President Donald Trump's rhetoric and that the president "is not a white supremacist." Mulvaney defended Trump during a pair of interviews on the Sunday political talk shows. On "Fox News Sunday," anchor Chris Wallace asked "to the degree that there's an issue with white supremacist, white nationalist, anti-Muslim bigotry in this country, and there is an issue with that, why not deliver a speech condemning it?" "You've seen the president stand up for religious liberty, individual liberty," Mulvaney said. "The president is not a white supremacist. I'm not sure how many times we have to say that. And to simply ask the question, every time something like this happens overseas, or even domestically, to say, 'Oh, my goodness, it must somehow be the president's fault,' speaks to a politicization of everything that I … [Read more...] about Mulvaney after New Zealand massacre: Trump ‘not a white supremacist’
Bob Bryan, provided by Published 10:00 am CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 The House Judiciary Committee has begun an investigation into President Donald Trump, his associates, and entities connected to them. The committee's chairman, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, has sent letters to 81 people, organizations, and companies requesting documents connected to the investigation. The committee would be the entity ultimately responsible for impeachment proceedings against the president. The House Judiciary Committee launched a sweeping investigation this week into President Donald Trump's inner circle, businesses, and political dealings, sending document requests to 81 people and entities linked to the president. The committee, led by Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, will focus on three primary issues: if Trump obstructed justice by interfering in criminal investigations; public corruption including potential violations like violating campaign and financial reporting … [Read more...] about Here are the 81 people and organizations that the House Judiciary Committee asked for documents as part of its investigation into Trump
The day after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, White House national security adviser Susan Rice gathered her staff for a pep talk. About a third of the room was crying. Everyone was in shock. Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, an upset of historic proportions that promised, at a minimum, a period of uncertainty in U.S. foreign policy. Most who joined Rice that day worked for the National Security Council, the White House’s elite group of foreign policy experts. Some were political appointees of President Barack Obama, and there was little question they’d be out of jobs by Inauguration Day. But most were career government staffers, typically detailed to the NSC from other agencies and sworn to serve under any presidential administration in a nonpartisan way. They didn’t know what to expect, but many were uneasy about Trump’s heated rhetoric on the campaign trail — his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, his skepticism of … [Read more...] about Inside the Chaotic Early Days of Trump’s Foreign Policy