President Barack Obama bragged in his second term that he had a “pen and a phone” so that meant he could do whatever he wanted as president. But now, all of a sudden, the most authoritarian president in American history is worried about “authoritarianism” in the White House.
According to Fox News, an intelligence source in Great Britain revealed that after the latest terrorist attack in London the British government is considering banning the burqa. The source reported, “It is just whispers at the moment, but if that goes live, one would guess that it will be enforced across the U.K..”
Is it too much to ask that we don’t arm our enemies who promote poison on our shores and foment and entangle us in unwinnable Islamic civil wars overseas?
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday, in a decision not to comply with a subpoena seeking documents, according to a report.
According to a letter from Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn did not tell the truth when he informed Pentagon investigators he had not received income from foreign companies and had only “insubstantial contact” with foreign nationals.
President Donald Trump signed off on a plan Tuesday to provide arms directly to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, in a renewed effort to defeat the Islamic State in Syria.
When police officers pull motorists over, especially at night, they never are quite sure who they might encounter, or what sort of state that person is going to be in.
Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, told reporters Monday that he could not yet accept an invitation from his American counterpart Donald Trump to the White House because he is unsure of whether he has the time to make it.
While he did not reject the invitation, either, he said he was “tied up” and could not “make any definite promise.”
“I’m supposed to go to Russia, I’m also supposed to go to Israel,” Duterte noted.
If Duterte accepts the invitation, it is unclear whether the State Department would grant him a visa to enter the United States. He has joked in the past that he refuses to even try to enter the country because “I will just be insulted there” and “they won’t give me a visa.” In October, he claimed to have once attempted to enter the United States when he was in college and was denied a visa, threatening to impose visa restrictions on U.S. citizens in revenge.
Duterte is facing a case before the International Criminal Court for allegedly using “death squads” to curb drug-fueled violence as mayor of his native Davao City, a position he held for 22 years before assuming the presidency. He has claimed to have personally participated in these death squads, wandering the city at night and shooting people dead.
President Trump invited Duterte to the White House during a telephone conversation this weekend, a move that baffled observers who have noted Duterte’s consistent anti-American rhetoric since taking office in June 2016, as well as his record of supporting extrajudicial killings vigilante justice against drug criminals.
The two world leaders reportedly engaged in a “very friendly conversation” in which Trump offered to host Duterte in the White House.
“President Trump also invited President Duterte to the White House to discuss the importance of the United States-Philippines alliance, which is now heading in a very positive direction,” the White House said in a statement. The statement added that the two “discussed the fact that the Philippine government is fighting very hard to rid its country of drugs, a scourge that affects many countries throughout the world.”
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to eradicate the hyperviolent MS-13 transnational criminal gang during a speech he gave while in New York.
President Trump has ordered his National Security Council (NSC) to conduct an interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), colloquially known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Citing the Islamic Republic’s terror-funding campaigns across the Middle East, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson briefed Congress on the Trump administration’s increasingly hardline stance against Iran in a letter sent Tuesday.