Photos show handwritten notes that Trump apparently ripped up and attempted to flush down toilet

Washington CNN — Newly revealed photographs reveal two occasions on which former President Donald Trump apparently flushed documents down the toilet. Maggie Haberman, a New York Times reporter and CNN contributor, is publishing the new images in her forthcoming book, “Confidence Man,” and the images were earlier posted by Axios. CNN has previously reported how … Read more

New Yorker: Milley was set to excoriate Trump in unreleased resignation letter drafted after Lafayette Square photo-op

On June 1, 2020, Milley accompanied Trump on a walk from the White House to St. John’s Church, where he was photographed wearing his combat uniform and moving with the President’s entourage through Lafayette Square. Protesters had been forcibly cleared out of the area minutes before. The images provoked a swift wave of criticism from … Read more

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday’s primaries

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor’s race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided chamber. Meanwhile, voters in Vermont are choosing a replacement for US … Read more

US readies largest security package for Ukraine, bringing commitment to $9.8 billion

Ukraine was already stocking up on US-made Javelins before Russia invaded. Here a group of Ukrainian servicemen take a shipment of Javelins in early February, as Russia positioned troops on Ukraine’s border. Sergei Supinsky | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Biden administration announced a $1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine on Monday, … Read more

Alex Jones’ texts have been turned over to the January 6 committee, source says

CNN — Approximately two years’ worth of text messages sent and received by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have been turned over to the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, a person familiar with the matter told CNN on Monday. The messages were handed over to the committee by Mark Bankston, the attorney … Read more

‘Echoes of the Cold War’ as Blinken heads to Africa, vying with Russia for influence

PRETORIA, South Africa, August 8, 2022: South Africa’s Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor (R) and Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) attend a strategic dialogue opening session meeting at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in South Africa on Monday to … Read more

The market’s big winners and losers in climate, health and tax bill

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks outside the US Capitol in Washington, US August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Want to know what the Inflation Reduction Act means for the market’s biggest companies, as well as for your wallet? When it comes to politics, you always have to follow the money – … Read more

One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted to focusing on China. The CIA drone attack that killed … Read more

Florida prosecutor Andrew Warren vows to fight Gov. DeSantis suspension

ST. PETERSURG, Fla. — A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state’s 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors. Andrew Warren, a Democrat suspended last week from his twice-elected post as state attorney in Hillsborough County, … Read more

At least 68 migrants arrived in NYC on buses sent by Texas Gov. Abbott over the weekend

CNN — New York Mayor Eric Adams has claimed that some migrants are being “forced” on buses from Texas, as 14 more asylum seekers arrived in the city Sunday on another bus sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Fifty-four asylum seekers arrived in New York Friday onboard a bus from Texas, according to the Mayor’s … Read more