Tag: Foreign policy

America First Policy = America Alone?

Now that the adults have all left the White House, Trump is following his bull-in-the-china shop foreign policy tendencies and leaves the Iranian Nuclear agreement.  Yesterday, Trump broke with with European allies over the Iran agreement and Monday, Mr. Trump will break with Arab allies with the formal opening of an American Embassy in Jerusalem. …

Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican On First Foreign Trip

President Donald Trump will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome in first foreign trip. Trump will meet with a “gathering” of Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, before going on to meet leaders in Israel and finally the Pope in Rome. The trip is about “making sure the three faiths work together”…

Report: Jared Kushner Didn’t Disclose Startup Stake

Senior adviser and son-in-law to the president, Jared Kusher, allegedly failed to note on a government financial-disclosure form $1 billion in loans and the fact that he is part-owner of real-estate finance startup called Cadre, The Wall Street Journal reports. Due to his stake in Cadre, Kushner is a business partner of Goldman Sachs, as…

Trump: ‘Major, Major’ Conflict With North Korea Possible

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, President Trump said “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” but he is hopeful that the U.S. can find other ways to work with the country regarding its nuclear and missile programs. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically,…

Eric Trump Discusses Trump’s Foreign Policy @WH

After stating in February that his father’s business and presidency are as a “kind of a clear separation of church and state that we maintain, and I am deadly serious about that exercise.” “I do not talk about the government with him, and he does not talk about the business with us,” “That’s kind of…

FBI Obtained FISA Warrant To Monitor Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page

Last summer, the FBI applied for and was granted a secret court order allowing agents to monitor the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to candidate Donald Trump, “after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power,…

Eric Trump: Nepotism Is ‘A Beautiful Thing’

President Trump’s son Eric doubled down on recent comments, indicating he believes nepotism is a “beautiful thing” days after saying it was “kind of a factor of life.” Eric Trump, who took the reigns of the family business along with his brother Donald Trump Jr., said it made sense to trust family members to look…

Eric Trump: “I’m Sure” Ivanka Influenced Daddy To Launch Syria Strikes

Donald Trump’s decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being “heartbroken and outraged” at the country’s alleged chemical weapons attack, one of the president’s sons told a British newspaper. The president launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base he alleged was involved in a chemical weapons attack that killed…

Air Base Hit By Trump Reopens Less Than 24 Hrs Later

New airstrikes have targeted a town in northwest Syria that was hit by a deadly chemical attack earlier this week, activists said. It wasn’t immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which hit on Friday and Saturday, though only Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have been bombing that area of rebel-held Idlib province.…

Blackwater Founder Met With Putin Pal On Trump’s Behalf [VIDEO]

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi helped arrange a clandestine meeting in the Seychelles islands between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin nine days before President Trump’s inauguration, several U.S., European, and Arab officials told The Washington Post, in an apparent attempt to establish a backchannel between Putin and…

Trump Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

The Trump administration on Friday issued a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be built, effectively reversing the previous White House’s decision to reject the plans two years ago. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. State Department, in reviewing the project plans, decided the pipeline would be in “the national interest,” despite…

Report: FBI Probes Trump Organization, Russian Bank Ties

The FBI’s counterintelligence team is still looking into the potential ties between a Russian bank and the Trump Organization—despite a wide public dismissal of the possible connection several months ago, CNN reports. The same team that is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election is conducting the inquiry on the Trump company and an…

Keith Olbermann: Michael Flynn Must Now Be Arrested [VIDEO]

Watch Keith Olbermann demanding Gen. Michael Flynn be arrested for the laws he’s broken. Flynn negotiating foreign policy while not holding any position in government is a breach of the Logan Act. “I call for the immediate investigation for whether his relationship with the Russian government is limited to activities covered by the Logan Act,”…

Trump Administration Imposes New Iran Sanctions [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran on Friday morning, days after White House officials warned Tehran of being put “on notice” for its ballistic-missile test firings last weekend. The executive order targeted individuals and companies, and resemble the moves made by the Obama administration after previous tests. The White House has not accused…

Trump Threatens To Send Troops To Mexico To Take Care Of ‘Bad Hombres’

President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not make…

Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports Take Legal Action Over Trump’s Order

Right after President Trump signed an executive order that bans U.S. entry from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia for 90 days while suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, the rule already faces partial challenge in court. Immigration lawyers acting on behalf of two Iraqi men, one a former U.S.…

Rex Tillerson Trump’s Secretary Of State Faces Senate Grilling

The second day of Senate confirmation hearings started Wednesday morning with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson facing heavy questioning, especially due to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson has downplayed his relationship with Russia, though, and his prepared remarks claim “Russia today poses a danger,…

Trumps Talks Foreign Policy Tradition, NATO [VIDEO]

In a New York Times’s Donald Trump interview he said that he would likely reconsider several existing agreements between the U.S. and other countries if he wins the presidency—and might not even provide military aid to any NATO member countries if they were under attack. He is reported to have said that if Russia, for…

Trump Blatantly Lied at least 9 Times in Foreign Policy Speech

Donald Trump has lied in debates, misled interviewers, and circulated outrageous personal and political conspiracy theories throughout his presidential campaign. But in his foreign policy speech yesterday he took dishonestly to a new level, unleashing a barrage of untruths and misleading information. Here are Trumps top 9 lies in his foreign policy Speech yesterday via…

Obama Lifts US Embargo On Lethal Arms Sales To Vietnam [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Mr Obama said the move removed a “lingering vestige of the Cold War”. The US is trying to bolster its relationship…

Obama Announces US Cuba Opening Of Embassies [VIDEO]

The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities. President Barack Obama is expected to announce the agreement Wednesday at the White House. The Cuban Foreign Ministry said the embassies in…

Obama Attends G7 Without Russia

The G7, formerly known as the G8, is meeting in the Netherlands on Monday to work out how to punish Russia for the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. The emergency summit was called by President Obama in the hopes of continuing steps against the Putin regime, including a potential permanent expulsion of Russia from the G8.…

Thousands gather in Iran to commemorate 1979 embassy seizure

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Iran’s capital Tehran to burn American flags and effigies of President Obama on the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the US Embassy which led to the Iran hostage crisis. Demonstrations take place at the site of the former US Embassy every year but this year’s gathering is bigger…

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts A U.S. Army judge has accepted an offer by Pfc. Bradley Manning to plead guilty to violating military regulations. Prosecutors say they plan to move forward with an additional 12 charges against him. Pfc. Bradley Manning admits to sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan…