Mary Clare Jalonick

WASHINGTON | Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON  — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON | After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

WASHINGTON— The Senate is debating a resolution calling on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 60-39 on Wednesday to open debate on the resolution, signaling there is enough support … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

WASHINGTON | Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department’s decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting that he would return for more questioning Dec. 17. Appearing annoyed, he said “we’re … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

WASHINGTON | House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

WASHINGTON — House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers who stepped outside while the questioning was underway indicated they weren’t satisfied and might try to bring him back another day. Democrats weren’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

WASHINGTON | Comey set for closed-door interview with House Republicans

WASHINGTON— House Republicans are preparing to interview James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. Comey will appear for the interview after fighting a subpoena in court. Under a deal struck with the House Judiciary Committee, he will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey set for closed-door interview with House Republicans

WASHINGTON | Senators wrestle with rebuke of Saudis for Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON— Senators are considering multiple pieces of legislation to formally rebuke Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with momentum building for a resolution to call Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman complicit in the killing. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said Thursday that senators are looking at moving three measures … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators wrestle with rebuke of Saudis for Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON | Senators send rebuke to Saudis, Trump over Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON— Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators send rebuke to Saudis, Trump over Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON | Senate defies Trump, showing anger with Saudis for Khashoggi

WASHINGTON  — Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate defies Trump, showing anger with Saudis for Khashoggi