President Donald Trump waits to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 24, 2019. (Photo by Alex Ellinghausen/The Sydney Morning Herald via Getty Images)

While speaking at the United Nations to a group of career foreign service officers, President Donald Trump may have violated another federal statute. The President told personnel assigned to the office of the United States Mission to the United Nations he wants to know who "provided information to the whistleblower."

The President went on to say that the people who "told the whistleblower" about his call were “close to a spy” and “in the old days when we were smart,” spies were dealt with "a little differently than we do now."

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Fresh off of spearheading the Global Climate Strike, which saw millions of participants around the world, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived at the United Nations General Assembly for a climate summit, continuing her efforts to engage world leaders in the fight against the climate crisis.

There was another notable figure there too: President Donald Trump.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday offered a blisteringly tone deaf rationalization for why melting Arctic Ice is a good thing the day after the United Nations issued another devastating report on the destruction of Earth's ecosystems.

On Monday, the UN released the conclusions of the most comprehensive study ever on the effects humans are having on Earth's habitats. The 1,500-page assessment states that nearly a million species are at risk of extinction and that that human activity is decimating wildlife at a catastrophic rate.

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The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday passed a resolution aimed at combatting sexual violence in combat zones, but only after the measure's language was significantly watered down due to veto threats from the United States against language in the resolution endorsing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services.

"The draft resolution has already been stripped of one of its most important elements, the establishment of a formal mechanism to monitor and report atrocities, because of opposition from the US, Russia and China, which opposed creating a new monitoring body," the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

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President Donald Trump recently announced that the United States' Ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft, would be assuming the role of United Nations Ambassador after the resignation of her predecessor, Nikki Haley, last year.

With the appointment to such a crucial position, Craft has been the subject of greater scrutiny, and many are finding her positions on urgent issues concerning.

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After the sudden announcement that she would be leaving her post at the end of the year, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump held a joint announcement where the two heaped piles of praise on each other.

The president said:

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President Trump announced the resignation of UN ambassador Nikki Haley on October 9, 2018. (CNN/YouTube)

During his announcement of the pending resignation of United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump naturally praised her as he has done with all of the people who left his administration.

Trump focused on how friendly and likable Haley was at the UN. She "got to know all the players" according to the President.

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