Jonathan Lemire

WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON  — Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON | In ‘America First’ presidency, where do human rights rank?

WASHINGTON— If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In dealing with Russia, across Asia and, this week, in the Mideast, Trump has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In ‘America First’ presidency, where do human rights rank?

WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis’ request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump compared the case of Khashoggi, who Turkish officials have said was murdered … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump takes another victory lap

LEBANON, Ohio  — President Donald Trump has taken another victory lap in Ohio. He was touting a “really historic week for America” that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey. Trump campaigned Friday for Ohio’s gubernatorial and congressional candidates, but, as … Continue reading LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump takes another victory lap

LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump touts ‘historic week for America’

LEBANON, Ohio— President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a “really historic week for America” that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey. Jocular and boastful, Trump barnstormed — in wwas a barn on a rural … Continue reading LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump touts ‘historic week for America’

WASHINGTON | Journalist’s disappearance tests Trump’s close Saudi ties

WASHINGTON— Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails. President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the repressive and oil-rich desert kingdom. Now, the White House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Journalist’s disappearance tests Trump’s close Saudi ties

WASHINGTON | UN’s Nikki Haley to leave in latest Trump shake-up

WASHINGTON  — In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions. The news blindsided some key U.S. allies and many congressional Republicans involved … Continue reading WASHINGTON | UN’s Nikki Haley to leave in latest Trump shake-up

WASHINGTON | Reprieve for Rosenstein: Trump says he’s not firing official

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared a reprieve Monday for Rod Rosenstein, saying he has no plans to fire his deputy attorney general whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks. “I’m not making any changes,” Trump told reporters as he returned to the White House after traveling with Rosenstein to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Reprieve for Rosenstein: Trump says he’s not firing official