National Newswatch

Exclusive: ‘Hiding in plain sight’: Hunter Biden defends foreign ventures but concedes political ‘mistake’

Oct 15 2019 — — As President Donald Trump continues to fill his Twitter feed and campaign speeches with attacks on Hunter Biden over his foreign business deals, the former vice president’s son defended the ethical implications of his private ventures in an interview with ABC News, but conceded taking a misstep in failing to foresee the political implications on […]

Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Oct 14 2019 — — Syrian government troops were headed north toward the Turkish border Monday after the Kurds called on Damascus and Moscow for military assistance to repel the advancing Turkish forces, according to Syrian state media and a human rights monitoring group. Regime forces are currently less than four miles away from the border with Turkey and are […]

China wants more talks before signing Trump’s ‘phase one’ deal

Oct 14 2019 — — China wants further talks as soon as the end of October to hammer out the details of the “phase one” trade deal touted by US President Donald Trump before Chinese President Xi Jinping agrees to sign it, according to people familiar with the matter. Beijing may send a delegation led by Vice-Premier Liu He, China’s […]

Graphic video of fake Trump shooting media, Democrats shown at his Miami resort

Oct 14 2019 — — A graphically violent video depicting a likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump shooting and stabbing members of the news media and Democratic politicians was shown at a conference for Trump supporters at his Miami resort, the New York Times reports. In the video, which appears to have been posted to YouTube a year ago, Trump’s […]

Ambassador to E.U. to testify he doesn’t know why Ukraine aid was held up

Oct 13 2019 — U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify to Congress next week that he did not know why United States military assistance to Ukraine was held up nor who ordered it, according to a person with knowledge of Sondland’s testimony before the House next week. Sondland will say that he “relied on the […]

Trump threatens to sue top Democrats Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi amid impeachment inquiry

Oct 13 2019 — President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday night to sue top congressional Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the House impeachment inquiry into the President. Trump, who has a long track record of calling for lawsuits against his critics and not following through, said, “We’re going to take a look at it. […]

Kevin McAleenan, Trump’s Homeland Security secretary, resigns

Oct 11 2019 — — Kevin McAleenan on Friday resigned from his post at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security, bringing an end to a six-month tenure in which he struggled to maintain control of a sprawling law enforcement and border security agency that hardliners have tried to use to push President Trump’s stringent immigration agenda. McAleenan went […]

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 […]