Former Navy Secretary Forced to Resign Shames Donald Trump for His Intervention in Accused War Criminal's Case
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer resigned on Sunday after President Donald Trump intervened in the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.
Gallagher was found guilty in a military court after he unlawfully posed with the dead body of a teenage ISIS fighter, among other misconduct reported by his fellow SEALs. Gallagher was set to lose his Trident pin—meaning he'd be demoted from a Navy SEAL. Gallagher's guilt was found by a jury of his peers: fellow Navy SEALs.
British Family of Teen Killed by Wife of American Diplomat To Sue Trump Administration for 'Lawless Misconduct'
Anne Sacoolas was driving on the wrong side of the road in the United Kingdom last August before she collided with 19-year-old Harry Dunn, who was on his motorcycle. The accident took Dunn's life and while Sacoolas initially cooperated with local police, she fled to the United States weeks later. Her lawyers claimed diplomatic immunity because her husband is an American agent working within the UK.
Now, Dunn's family—after attempts to settle the matter through diplomatic channels—said it intends to sue both Sacoolas and President Donald Trump's administration for "lawless misconduct" and "attempting to cover it up."
The White House Accidentally Sent Its Anti-Impeachment Talking Points to House Democrats Then Tried to Recall Them
As promised, President Donald Trump's administration released the summary of the July 25 phone call in which Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of his chief political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden.
The release came one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) launched an official impeachment inquiry after months of hesitation.
Donald Trump Claims He Asked for John Bolton's Resignation but Now Bolton Is Tweeting and Texting a Different Story
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that Head National Security Advisor John Bolton would be leaving the Trump administration.
The news comes after reports that Bolton advised against a planned meeting between Trump and leaders of the Taliban at Camp David on the week of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Former Chief Strategist for George W. Bush Compares Trump's and Obama's Treatment of the Taliban: 'Enough Said'
President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for a sudden announcement of a cancelled meeting with leaders of the Taliban, a violent and fundamentalist political movement, at Camp David during the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The peace talks were aimed at ending the years long conflict in Afghanistan, but were called off after the Taliban—which sheltered Osama Bin Laden for years and championed political violence against the United States—claimed credit for an attack in Kabul that left 12 people, including an American soldier, dead.
Turns Out Donald Trump Made Up That Phone Call From the Chinese Saying They Wanted to Make a Trade Deal
President Donald Trump recently attended the G7 Summit with the leaders of the seven richest democracies: Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. Trump's multiple trade wars were a topic of conversation, especially the trade war Trump began with China.
But the President had good news to share with the press at the G7. He told reporters:
Many like to pretend that the climate crisis is a recent discovery. Some still refuse to acknowledge that it's even real.
But a newspaper clipping from 1912 is beginning to recirculate for its chillingly on point prediction of what we know today as global warming. Feautured in the August 14, 1912 issue of The Rodney & Otamatea Times, the headline reads: Coal Consumption Affecting Climate.