National Newswatch

Deal reached to end GM strike

Oct 16 2019 — — Negotiators from General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative deal to end a 31-day strike by nearly 50,000 workers. Details of the agreement were not immediately available. The deal was confirmed by Terry Dittes, the UAW’s chief negotiator with GM. The tentative agreement needs the approval of both union leadership […]

US troops express anger at Trump’s Syria policy: ‘We betrayed’ the Kurds

Oct 15 2019 — — A wide range of American military personnel and defense officials are expressing a deep sense of frustration and anger at the Trump administration’s refusal to support Syrian Kurds facing a Turkish military assault, over half a dozen US military and defense officials have told CNN. Several US military and defense officials, including personnel deployed to […]

Trump’s former top Russia adviser told Congress she saw ‘wrongdoing’ in US policy toward Ukraine, source says

Oct 15 2019 — — Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump’s former top Russia adviser, raised concerns about Rudy Giuliani’s role in US foreign policy toward Ukraine, telling lawmakers on Monday that she saw “wrongdoing” in the American foreign policy and tried to report it to officials including the National Security Council’s attorney, according to multiple sources. “She saw wrongdoing related […]

Why Shep Smith finally walked out of Fox News for good

Oct 11 2019 — — Last month Shep Smith decided that he had simply had enough. With President Trump actively distorting the truth and many of his own colleagues helping him do it, the Fox News star prided himself on anchoring a newscast that countered the network’s pro-Trump opinion shows. The way Smith saw it, he was making sure that […]

Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of his tax documents

Oct 11 2019 — — President Donald Trump on Friday lost his appeal to stop a House subpoena of his tax documents from his longtime accountant Mazars USA. In a 2-1 ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court ruling saying the firm must turn over eight years of accounting records. The […]

Diahann Carroll, pioneering star of ‘Julia’ and ‘Dynasty,’ dead at 84

Oct 4 2019 — — Diahann Carroll, who pioneered television with her starring role in the 1968 series “Julia,” died Friday, her daughter Suzanne Kay confirmed to CNN. Carroll was 84. She died early Friday, following a battle with breast cancer, according to her publicist Jeffery Lane. Known as much for her talent as she was her beauty and elegance, […]

Volker texts outline how Ukrainian investigation was linked to potential Trump-Zelensky meeting

Oct 4 2019 — — Text messages released on Thursday between US diplomats and a senior Ukrainian aide show how a potential Ukrainian investigation into the 2016 election was linked to a desired meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US President Donald Trump. The text messages, which were released by the House Intelligence Committee, underscore how Trump’s personal attorney, […]

Washington Post: State Department steps up email probe of dozens of former Hillary Clinton aides

Sep 29 2019 — — President Donald Trump’s administration is investigating the emails of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent emails to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Current and former officials tell the Post that as many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by investigators […]

White House also involved in advising DNI not to share whistleblower complaint

Sep 19 2019 — — The White House and the Justice Department have advised the nation’s top intelligence agency that the controversial complaint is outside intelligence activities as covered by laws governing intelligence whistleblowers, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The revelation is the first known evidence of the White House’s involvement. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, House […]

Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

Sep 9 2019 — — In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN. A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that […]