Tillerson to be called as witness in Trump ally’s foreign agent trial

Tillerson to be called as witness in Trump ally’s foreign agent trial

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be called as a witness by federal prosecutors in the trial of Tom Barrack, a one-time fundraiser for former President Donald Trump, on charges of illegally acting as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates, a court filing showed on … Read more

US court says Trump criminal probe can resume classified records review

US court says Trump criminal probe can resume classified records review

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The US Justice Department can resume reviewing classified records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home pending appeal, a federal appeal court ruled on Wednesday, giving a boost to the criminal investigation into whether the records were … Read more

Trump may be called to testify at ally’s foreign agent trial, judge says

Trump may be called to testify at ally’s foreign agent trial, judge says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump may be called as a witness at the criminal trial of Thomas Barrack, a private equity investor and former Trump fundraiser charged with acting as an unregistered agent for the United Arab Emirates, a US judge … Read more

US angers China with potential $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan

US angers China with potential .1 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The US State Department has approved a potential $1.1 billion sale of military equipment to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, with China threatening to take counter measures. The Pentagon announced the package on Friday in the wake … Read more

Trump adds ex-Florida solicitor general to Mar-a-Lago legal team, source says

Trump adds ex-Florida solicitor general to Mar-a-Lago legal team, source says

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, US February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Republican former President Donald Trump has added former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise to his legal team in … Read more

Biden plans to ask Congress to approve $1.1 bln arms sale to Taiwan- Politico

Biden plans to ask Congress to approve .1 bln arms sale to Taiwan- Politico

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to ask the US Congress to approve an estimated $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, Politico reported on Monday, citing sources , amid heightened tensions with China. China carried out its largest war games around the democratically governed … Read more

Pro-Trump lawyer says subpoenaed by Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election

Pro-Trump lawyer says subpoenaed by Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election

Attorney L. Lin Wood holds up a Bible while speaking during a press conference on election results in Alpharetta, Georgia, US, December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Conservative attorney L. Lin Wood said he had been subpoenaed to appear before a … Read more

US military carries out strike in Syria on Iran-linked targets

US military carries out strike in Syria on Iran-linked targets

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The US military said it carried out air strikes on Tuesday in Syria’s Deir al-Zor against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The strikes came even as the United States aimed to respond to a draft agreement proposed by the European Union that would … Read more

Fauci, face of US COVID response, to step down from government posts

Fauci, face of US COVID response, to step down from government posts

Aug 22 (Reuters) – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease official who became the face of America’s COVID-19 pandemic response under Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden, announced on Monday he is stepping down in December after more than five decades of public service. Fauci, whose efforts to fight the pandemic were applauded … Read more

US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday with plotting to murder John Bolton, a national security adviser to form President Donald Trump. The Justice Department alleged that Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, of Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton … Read more