Author: Lukas Mikelionis

Syrian regime says it wants US troops out, Tillerson says they’re staying

FOX NEWS January 17, 2018: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Stanford, California. In a speech at Stanford University, Tillerson signaled a deeper American commitment to the Mideast nation of Syria, saying the U.S. military will remain there for the foreseeable future.  (AP) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said the U.S. military will maintain a presence in Syria just days after Damascus said it is determined to drive out the troops. Tillerson told the Stanford University audience that the focus will be to prevent ISIS from re-emerging. He outlined...

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Trump accuses Russia of supporting North Korea, helping to evade sanctions

FOX NEWS November 11, 2017: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam.  (Reuters) President Donald Trump Wednesday accused Russia of supporting North Korea and bypassing international sanctions against the regime. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump said during an interview with Reuters. “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.” The president said Russian President Vladimir Putin “can do a lot” when it comes to...

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Breitbart should ‘consider’ ousting Bannon, Sanders says

FOX NEWS Breitbart News “should look at and consider” severing ties with its executive chairman, Steve Bannon, over comments that Bannon reportedly made to “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff. That was White House press secretary Sarah Huckee Sanders’ response Thursday when asked about Bannon’s controversial remarks on President Donald Trump and his family, which appear in the new book being released Friday. “I certainly think it’s something they should look at and consider,” Sanders said about whether Breitbart should part ways with Bannon, a former White House political strategist. The comments attributed to Bannon in “Fire and Fury:...

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House Intel committee to get long-sought documents from DOJ on Fusion GPS, Nunes says

The House and Justice Department reached a deal late Wednesday to provide records relevant to investigations of possible Trump 2016 campaign ties to Russia that could shed a light on whether the infamous Trump-Russia “dossier” was used to justify surveillance on Trump campaign officials and kick-start the FBI investigation. The deal comes after FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met with House Speaker Paul Ryan to talk about the demands by the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee to turn over documents related to the probe into the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign...

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Trump to unveil 'America First' strategy

FOX NEWS President Trump is set to unveil a new national security strategy on Monday, emphasizing national sovereignty over alliances, economic security, and reverse Obama-era warnings of climate change. Trump will go further into detail about the so-called “America First” national security strategy in a speech on Monday, a plan that could alter the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world if fully implemented. According to a senior administration official, Trump’s doctrine has four main pillars: protecting the homeland and way of life; promoting American prosperity; demonstrating peace through strength; and advancing American influence in an ever-competitive world....

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Bannon’s ‘kingmaker’ status tarnished by Moore defeat

FOX NEWS Steve Bannon, former chief White House strategist, backed Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race.  (Associated Press) “There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,” former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon said on the eve of Alabama’s U.S. Senate election, as he went all-in for embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore. The next day, voting results showed Democrat Doug Jones to be the victor in the deep-red state, making him the first non-Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat there in more than two decades. Jones’ victory also tarnished the supposed “kingmaker”...

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Shelby says Alabama can ‘do better’ than elect Moore in last-minute push

FOX NEWS Sen. Richard Shelby, R- Ala., came out swinging Sunday, saying his state can “do better” than elect Senate hopeful Roy Moore and suggested that people should write-in another candidate. Shelby, the state’s senior senator, said he already cast an absentee ballot for another unspecified Republican. The Republican Party supports Moore, whose campaign has been damaged by accusations of sexual misconduct with underage girls decades ago when he was a county prosecutor. Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones in the special election on Tuesday to replace Jeff Sessions, who vacated his Senate seat when President Trump appointed him...

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Bernie Sanders’ wife’s land deal still under FBI probe; witness recently questioned

FOX NEWS U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and wife Jane Sanders walk in Philadelphia during the final day of the Democratic National Convention, July 28, 2016. Sanders remains under federal investigation for a land deal she made as president of Burlington College in Vermont in 2010.  (Associated Press) A federal investigation launched in 2016 into possible bank fraud by Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is still underway — with “a potential” grand jury review possible. The probe could thwart Sanders’ 2020 presidential ambitions — as well as the Vermont political plans of Jane Sanders’ daughter, Carina...

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