Trump Expects Saudi Arabia and 4 Other Arab States Will Be Next to Normalize Ties With Israel

President Donald Trump said on Friday that he expects Saudi Arabia will be among “at least five” Arab nations soon to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. Trump made the remarks to reporters in the Oval Office after an announcement that Sudan had agreed to restore diplomatic ties with Israel. “We have at least five that want to come in. And we’ll have many more than that very soon,” Trump said. “I’m sure you’ll see Saudi Arabia there very soon,” Trump said, adding, “I really believe that will happen too, and very good relations with Saudi Arabia and so you’ll see […]

US Treasury Sanctions Russian Government Group Linked to ‘Destructive’ Malware

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against a Russian government research institution that has been accused of using the “destructive” Triton malware to target critical facilities in the United States. The malware is also known as TRISIS and HatMan and was designed to target industrial control systems. The majority of such systems monitor and enable safe emergency shutdown of industrial processes and critical infrastructure facilities to save human life. Such facilities deliver energy, water, transport, banking and finance, and other essential services. The Treasury Department noted that the Triton malware have been referred to by the private cybersecurity industry […]

‘What Evil Fears Most’: Senior White House Official Calls for ‘Candor’ in Countering Communist China

In a rare speech delivered in Mandarin Chinese, a senior White House official called on the world to speak up against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) abuses and malign influence. “Democracies are safest when we speak honestly and publicly about and to our friends, our adversaries, and ourselves,” said Matthew Pottinger, the deputy national security advisor who plays a key role in shaping the Trump administration’s China policy, in an online address to the U.K. think tank Policy Exchange on Oct. 23. “By portraying truth-telling as an act of belligerence, autocrats try to badger democracies into silence—and often succeed,” he […]

Trump Did Not Ask AG Barr to Launch Probe Against Bidens, White House Press Secretary Says

President Donald Trump did not ask Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation into the son of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Hunter, whose business dealings have come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, according to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “No he has not. The president wants these things to be looked into, and the media is really the avenue that should be doing that at this point,” McEnany told reporters on Friday. “It’s up to the attorney general as to how he pursues this, and the FBI, but we just want justice and we want the American people to have a full […]

Israel and Sudan Reach US-Brokered Deal to Normalize Ties

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab state to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months. U.S. President Donald Trump sealed the agreement in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Transitional Council Head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. “The leaders agreed to the normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel and to end the state of belligerence between their nations,” a joint statement issued by the United States, […]

Vice President and Second Lady Cast Early Votes in Indianapolis

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence cast their early votes in Indianapolis on Friday morning. “Back Home Again in Indiana and @SecondLady & I just VOTED EARLY for FOUR MORE YEARS of President @realDonaldTrump in the White House!!” Pence announced in a tweet, which featured a photo of the couple posing in front of a ballot box, wearing masks. The second lady posted a series of photographs that show her and the vice president each casting their ballots before posing for photographers. Honored to vote today in Indiana for President @realDonaldTrump and Vice President @Mike_Pence! #FourMoreYears 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/C3s6lTo1AJ — […]

Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence Cast Early Votes in Indianapolis

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence cast their early votes in Indianapolis on Friday morning. “Back Home Again in Indiana and @SecondLady & I just VOTED EARLY for FOUR MORE YEARS of President @realDonaldTrump in the White House!!” Pence announced in a tweet, which featured a photo of the couple posing in front of a ballot box, wearing masks. The Second Lady posted a series of photographs that show her and the vice president each casting their ballots before posing for photographers. Honored to vote today in Indiana for President @realDonaldTrump and Vice President @Mike_Pence! #FourMoreYears 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/C3s6lTo1AJ — […]

Trump Says He Hopes Supreme Court Ends Obamacare

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would like to see the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, which he would replace with his own health care plan. During an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” Trump said he will be announcing his “fully developed” health care plan right after the Supreme Court decides on the fate of Obamacare. The Supreme Court is set to hear a case challenging Obamacare in mid-November. “I hope that they end it. It will be so good if they end it because we will come up with […]

Trump Will Respect Result of Election If He Loses: National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, said on Oct. 21 that Trump will accept the result of the election in the event of a loss, adding a caveat uttered by other administration officials that the election must be “free and fair.” “If he loses the election, I’m certain the president will transfer power over,” O’Brien told Politico in an interview. “But we’ve got to make sure there’s no fraud in the election and we need to make sure it’s a free and fair election. Just like we demand of other countries overseas, we need to make the demand […]

Trump Grants Clemency to 5 Nonviolent Inmates Convicted of Drug, Financial Crimes

President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentences of five nonviolent offenders who were convicted of drug and financial crimes but have since turned their lives around. The White House announced on Oct. 21 that Trump had granted clemency to individuals who had made decisions to “improve their lives and the lives of others” while behind bars. The grant of clemency for the individuals—four who were convicted on drug-related offenses and one financial—appeared to be backed by Alice Johnson, an African American woman whose nonviolent drug offense was commuted by Trump in 2018, according to The Associated Press. Johnson had […]

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