Trump knewJan. 6 rallygoers had weapons but said they were ‘not here to hurt me,’ key aide testifies

Trump knewJan.  6 rallygoers had weapons but said they were ‘not here to hurt me,’ key aide testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, a key aide in former US president Donald Trump’s White House, told the House committee investigating the violent Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection on Tuesday that Trump was informed that people rallying on the mall that morning had weapons but he told officials to “let my people in” and march to the Capitol. Hutchinson … Read more

Trudeau defends military spending ahead of NATO summit

Trudeau defends military spending ahead of NATO summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Canadian military spending after a new NATO report this week showed Canada heading in the wrong direction. Canada and other members of the NATO military alliance agreed in 2014 to increase their defense spending to two per cent of their national gross domestic product. But the new report released … Read more

January 6 committee schedules surprise session to hear new evidence | January 6 hearings

January 6 committee schedules surprise session to hear new evidence |  January 6 hearings

The House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is expected to hear live public testimony on Tuesday from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to Mark Meadows, the last chief of staff to Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the matter. The committee on Monday abruptly scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, suggesting a … Read more

US strikes al Qaeda-affiliated leader in Syria

US strikes al Qaeda-affiliated leader in Syria

CNN — The US carried out a strike in Syria on Monday targeting a senior leader of Hurras al-Din, an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization, according to a statement from US Central Command. The US is “highly confident” that the strike, carried out from a drone, killed Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a US official with knowledge … Read more