Mulvaney defended the president’s actions as commonplace and appropriate. “I have news for everybody: get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy.”

Terrorist group celebrates prison breaks, expands attacks as foes are beaten back.

At a brief court hearing, prosecutors said they have gathered “voluminous” evidence and issued 10 search warrants.


To the American president, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “a tough guy who deserves respect.” But as a crisis unfolds in Syria, others see appeasement.

Officials anticipate challenges in containing militants from afar after the bulk of U.S. forces leave Syria. 

Michael McKinley resigned last week after a bitter fallout with the secretary of state.

David Correia, one of four men indicted last week in a campaign finance case, was taken into custody at JFK.

Michael McKinley, who resigned as a senior adviser to the secretary of state, is the third veteran foreign service officer to testify before House committees conducting impeachment inquiry.

At critical moments, the acting White House chief of staff circumvented the national security council and assisted those pressing Kiev to produce ‘deliverables’ that could help Trump politically.

The new indictment is likely to inflame tensions between the U.S. and Turkey as Vice President Pence prepares to visit Ankara.

The subpoena seeks records about the former congressman’s dealings with the president’s personal lawyer.

“Reasonable-man definition says that we facilitated that attack,” one Army officer said of Turkey’s offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.   

Former top NSC official Fiona Hill testified that Bolton wanted it to be clear he was not involved in the “drug deal” on Ukraine being cooked up by others, including Trump’s chief of staff, according to people familiar with her testimony.

Fiona Hill, who resigned from her National Security Council post earlier this year, provided roughly 10 hours of testimony.

The decision was made amid signs that Turkey’s offensive in Syria is deepening.

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union is expected to say he doesn’t know whether the president was being truthful.

'That was not a new position,' said one U.S. Army officer who served in Syria.

The president’s support for the embattled attorney comes just a day after he seemed to put distance between himself and the former mayor when asked if Giuliani still worked for him.

Yovanovitch, who was recalled from her posting in Ukraine, said she was told by a superior at the department that she had done nothing wrong.

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