Trump picks hostage negotiator O'Brien for top security job
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday picked U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser, replacing hardliner John Bolton who was fired abruptly last week after clashing with the president on a host of issues.
Trump Names Robert O'Brien
New National Security Adviser Previously, O'Brien was the
Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. He takes over for John Bolton,
who was fired last week by
President Trump. The president confirmed O'Brien's hiring in
a new tweet. President Donald Trump, via...
[NFA] After U.S. counterintelligence said Russia was actively working to undermine Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead of the presidential election, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said China was trying to actively interfere as well. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The US medical community has rejected Trump's belief that a vaccine could be ready by Election Day. There are 25 vaccines currently in clinical trials and more than 100 more in development. But this is not the space race, it's a worldwide pandemic and Putin is trying to claim victory. Critics say the country's push for a vaccine is partly due to political pressure from the Kremlin. CNN reports Putin and his team are keen to portray Russia as a global scientific force.
In a pair of interviews on Tuesday, President Donald Trump railed against his competitor. He attacked Biden for being weak on China... but stopped short himself, reports CNN. Trump refuses to condemn China's repression of its Uyghur ethnic minority. He has also avoided commenting on China's crackdown on political freedoms in Hong Kong. "China will own the United States if this election is lost by Donald Trump." Trump, referring to himself in the third person.
The Trump administration is considering ways to restrict people from entering the United States at the US-Mexico border. Citing coronavirus concerns, a White House draft memo says such restricted persons could include US citizens and lawful permanent residents. According to CNN, it's the latest attempt by the administration to seal off US borders. In March, the administration invoked a public health law to swiftly remove migrants, including children, who are apprehended at the border.
President Donald Trump tore into his niece Mary Trump after days of silence about her latest work. Her recently published book is critical of the President and his family reports CNN. Trump is calling her "a mess" and alleging she wrote "untruthful things." The tell-all book is "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man." It went on sale Tuesday and portrays the President in an unflattering light.
U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday the United States should consider economic sanctions on Russia as part of a strong U.S. response if it is true that Moscow offered bounty payments to Taliban forces for killing Americans in Afghanistan.
Former US national security adviser John Bolton says Donald Trump's reaction to his tell-all book has been "childish" and "degrading to the presidency". Once a close figure to the US President, Bolton latest memoir lays bare a series of events happening behind the scenes of the Trump administration.
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In an interview on tonight's Channel 4 News, John Bolton, who served as President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor from April 2018 to September 2019, said the election of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister heralded a positive "sea change" in the UK's relationship with Mr Trump. Mr Bolton suggested Mr Johnson's appointment had a positive effect on Mr Trump as the President "can't distinguish between his personal relationships" and the "state of the national relationships between two countries". Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin joins guest host Matthew Cooke on PoliticKING to discuss the new U.S. sanctions against Iran and assess President Donald Trump's choice for his new..