News / World by Press Association 28/09/2019, 2:33 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Kurt Volker, a former US ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, has resigned from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation. A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mr Volker told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job. The move followed disclosures Mr Volker had connected Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with Ukrainian officials to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his family over allegedly corrupt business dealings. The State Department had no immediate comment on Mr Volker’s resignation and has said only that he put Mr Giuliani in touch with an aide to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Meanwhile, Mr Trump has been warned against retaliating as he lashed out at … [Read more...] about Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine resigns
During an interview with CNN broadcast on Friday’s “OutFront,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stated that she is concerned about the safety of the whistleblower and “about this whole investigation as it unfolds.”Warren responded to a question on whether she has concerns for the whistleblower’s safety by stating, “I do, and I worry about this whole investigation as it unfolds. Donald Trump and his administration have made clear, not just that Donald Trump is willing to break the law, but that they’re doing their best to try to cover this up and discredit anyone who’s trying to get to the truth.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett … [Read more...] about Warren: I Have Concerns About the Whistleblower’s Safety
BBC presenter Naga Munchetty is facing fierce backlash after her comment about US President Donald Trump. But what exactly did she say about him and what's happened since? Here's the latest... What did the BBC presenter say about Donald Trump? In September 2019 it was reported that Naga Munchetty breached BBC guidelines by suggesting President Donald Trump was guilty of racism, the corporation’s complaints unit has decided. She expressed concern on the show on July 19, 2019 after the US President said four congresswomen should “go back” to the “places from which they came.” Seeming to go off script, she dwelled upon her own experiences of being told go home in the UK, saying the comments made her "furious". Naga said: "Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism." What has happened since? Since her comments on the US president, Naga was found to have breached her … [Read more...] about What did BBC presenter Naga Munchetty say about Donald Trump?
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow on Friday’s “Fox & Friends” commented on the “whistleblower” complaint alleging President Donald Trump urged Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe former Vice President Joe Biden.Sekulow called the probe into alleged Trump wrongdoing a “faux investigation” over something that would not be admitted in court, hinting at a conspiracy because the complaint appears to have been “written by a law firm.” “When you start with a witness saying, Steve and Brian, ‘I have no knowledge of the events I’m depicting here, and I’m basing this on conversations I had with colleagues of mine, and I think they’re trustworthy,’ well, do you know if they heard it correctly? I don’t know because I don’t have firsthand knowledge. And do you think the whistleblower drafted that complaint? I mean, realistically?” Sekulow posited. “You think they had … [Read more...] about Sekulow: ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint ‘Written by a Law Firm’
The House passed legislation Friday to end President Donald Trump’s national emergency to build a wall along the southern border. The House passed S.J. Res. 54, 236-174, with strong Democrat support and limited Republican backing. The bill would end President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration on the southern border.The resolution was created by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) in the Senate. Congress’ upper chamber passed the resolution on Wednesday, with the help of eleven Senate Republicans. Now that Congress has passed the bill, this will send the resolution to President Donald Trump’s desk, where he will likely veto the legislation. This would serve as the sixth instance of Trump vetoing a bill. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said that eleven House Republicans voted with Democrats to end the national emergency. The vote arises as the Pentagon announced in September that they will delay or suspend 127 military construction projects so that $3.6 billion can … [Read more...] about House Passes Motion to End Border Wall National Emergency