President Trump said Saudi Arabia was being judged “guilty until proven innocent” in connection with the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Eleven of the 15 men identified by Turkish officials have connections, including five to the royal guard or court, according to material reviewed by The Post.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Saudi Arabia was the administration’s most visible effort to address a growing diplomatic crisis, but it included no public mention of the writer who vanished.
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In the wide-ranging interview, the president downplayed his relationship with attorney Michael Cohen and suggested separating kids from their parents at the border hadn’t been that big a deal, among other topics.
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The president's insult on Twitter was largely met with silence from fellow Republicans.
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While it is not a presidential election year, the vote in November is a crucial test for the Trump presidency.
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Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez rebuts the White House’s assessment that Republicans will retain control after the midterms. But Democrats admit that recapturing the Senate would require a lucky night.
Speaking in Minnesota, Chief Justice John G. Roberts confronted the aftermath of a bitter battle over Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
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Bob Hugin, the Republican challenging Menendez in New Jersey, says the public should see all the facts. Be careful what you wish for.
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With hints of the topically relevant sitcom that producers planned to make before Roseanne Barr’s firing, the rebooted program’s return offers a reminder that there’s a fine concept for a TV show here.
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