National Newswatch

The 37 most shocking lines from Donald Trump’s ‘interview’ with Sean Hannity

Jun 18 2020 — — Faced with faltering poll numbers and a huge furor caused by allegations made in John Bolton’s soon-to-be-released memoir of his time in the White House, President Donald Trump retreated to the warm embrace of Fox News on Wednesday night. In a phone interview with Sean Hannity, Trump railed against his opponents — real and imagined […]

Trump asked China’s Xi to help him win reelection, according to Bolton book

Jun 17 2020 — — President Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election, telling Xi during a summit dinner last year that increased agricultural purchases by Beijing from American farmers would aid his electoral prospects, according to a damning new account of life inside the Trump administration by former national security adviser John […]

Ex-Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks charged with murder

Jun 17 2020 — The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant was charged with felony murder, the district attorney’s office announced. Garrett Rolfe, who was fired by the Atlanta Police Department following the June 12 shooting, faces 11 total charges, district attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. said at […]

Trump said it would be ‘cool’ to invade Venezuela because the country is ‘really part of the United States,’ according to John Bolton’s new book

Jun 17 2020 — President Donald Trump claimed that it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela because the nation was “really part of the United States,” according to a new book by former national security adviser John Bolton. In his book, “In The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” the former national security adviser also claims that […]

Bolton Says Trump Impeachment Inquiry Missed Other Troubling Actions

Jun 17 2020 — — John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, says in his new book that the House in its impeachment inquiry should have investigated President Trump not just for pressuring Ukraine to incriminate his domestic foes but for a variety of instances when he sought to intervene in law enforcement matters for political reasons. Mr. Bolton […]

Former Army secretary backs Biden, citing ‘moral leadership’

Jun 17 2020 — AP — WASHINGTON — The first openly gay Army secretary says he’s supporting Joe Biden for president, the latest endorsement from a former military leader who had criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of anti-racism demonstrations. Eric Fanning, who held a variety of Navy and Air Force civilian positions and was Army secretary from 2016 to […]

India-China clash: 20 Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting

Jun 16 2020 — — At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in Ladakh in the disputed Kashmir region, Indian officials say. The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash in the border area in at least 45 years. The Indian army initially said three of its soldiers had been killed, […]

DOJ sues to stop former Trump national security advisor John Bolton’s tell-all book

Jun 16 2020 — — The Trump administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former national security adviser John Bolton, hoping to delay publication of his tell-all book, due to be released next week. “The United States is not seeking to censor any legitimate aspect” of the book manuscript, the Justice Department lawsuit said. It claims instead that Bolton has not […]

Mike Pence falsely claims Oklahoma ‘flattened the curve’ ahead of Trump rally

Jun 16 2020 — — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House’s coronavirus task force, falsely claimed on Monday that new COVID-19 infections had flattened out in the state of Oklahoma ahead of Donald Trump‘s upcoming MAGA rally in Tulsa. “In a very real sense, they flattened the curve,” Pence said during a round-table event on Monday, […]