• The Biden Transition November 23, 2020 6:51 pm

    5 Things to Know About Jake Sullivan, Biden's National Security Adviser

    President-elect Joe Biden named Jake Sullivan to serve as national security adviser. Here are five things you need to know.

  • coronavirus July 27, 2020 1:52 pm

    Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien Tests Positive for COVID-19

    Robert O’Brien, President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, has tested positive for COVID-19 according to the White House.

  • Michael Flynn April 30, 2020 9:54 pm

    Trump ‘Would Certainly Consider' Bringing Flynn Back Into Administration

    President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he “would certainly consider” bringing Gen. Michael Flynn back into his administration if he were “exonerated.” Trump, who also mused about pardoning Flynn, did not elaborate further on what circumstances would allow for the indicted former national security advisor to rejoin the White House team.

  • DONALD TRUMP November 8, 2019 11:42 pm

    John Bolton's Lawyer Says He Has New ‘Relevant' Information on Ukraine

    President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton was “personally involved in many of the events, meetings, and conversations” at the heart of the House impeachment inquiry, “as well as many relevant meetings and conversations that have not yet been discussed” publicly, his lawyer revealed Friday. Bolton attorney Charles Cooper made the disclosure to the House’s general counsel in...

  • DONALD TRUMP October 23, 2019 1:59 pm

    Key Takeaways From Ambassador William Taylor's Explosive Testimony on Ukraine and Trump

    Maybe it was a quid pro quo after all. A top U.S. diplomat told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was withholding military aid to Ukraine unless the country’s president went public with a promise to investigate Democrats. William Taylor’s 15-page opening statement — delivered as part of a closed-door deposition — is now central to the...

  • DONALD TRUMP October 15, 2019 12:24 pm

    Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey, Threatens Its Economy

    Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. The United States on Monday also called on Turkey to stop the invasion and declare a cease-fire, and Trump is sending Vice...

  • DONALD TRUMP October 1, 2019 1:09 pm

    North Korea Says Nuclear Talks With US Will Resume on Oct. 5

    A senior North Korean diplomat on Tuesday said North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations on Oct. 5 following a months-long stalemate over withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs, said North Korea and the United States will have a preliminary contact on Oct....

  • DONALD TRUMP September 30, 2019 1:27 am

    With Vote Over, Afghanistan Faces Possible Political Chaos

    Presidential elections are over, and Afghanistan now faces a period of uncertainty and possible political chaos. Saturday’s vote was marred by violence, Taliban threats and widespread allegations of mismanagement and abuse. It was the fourth time Afghans have gone to the polls to elect a president since 2001 when the U.S.-led coalition ousted a regressive Taliban regime. The latest election...

  • DONALD TRUMP September 18, 2019 9:27 pm

    Trump Introduces Robert O'Brien as New National Security Adviser

    “I look forward to working with the president to keep America safe and continue to rebuild our military, and really get us back to a peace through strength posture,” said Robert O’Brien during a press conference Wednesday.

  • DONALD TRUMP September 11, 2019 1:31 am

    'His Services Are No Longer Needed': Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

    President Donald Trump fired his third national security adviser, John Bolton, with whom he had serious disagreements on Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea and other global challenges. The two men offered opposing account on Bolton’s less than friendly departure. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he told Bolton Monday night “his services are no longer needed at the White House.” He said Bolton...

  • CONGRESS June 13, 2019 10:19 pm

    House Committee Subpoenas Flynn, Gates in Russia Probe

    The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday the committee is examining “deep counterintelligence concerns” raised in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and “requires speaking directly” with...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 29, 2019 11:51 am

    In UAE, Trump's Adviser Accuses Iran of Seeking Nuclear Arms

    Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday there was “no reason” for Iran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than to seek atomic weapons, a year after the U.S. president unilaterally withdrew America from the accord. John Bolton, long a hawk on Iran, also claimed — without offering evidence — that the alleged sabotage of...

  • United States May 6, 2019 1:58 pm

    US Dispatched Aircraft Carrier to Send Message to Iran, Source Says

    A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told the Associated Press. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information, said the Pentagon...

  • Joe Michalitsianos May 2, 2019 2:39 am

    Cuba Says No Troops in Venezuela, Disputing US Accusations

    Cuba has no troops in Venezuela and engages in no security operations there but maintains the right to carry out military and intelligence cooperation, a top Cuban diplomat said Wednesday in his government’s most detailed response yet to U.S. accusations that its forces are propping up President Nicolás Maduro. Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Cuba’s director-general of U.S. affairs, told The...

  • DONALD TRUMP March 27, 2019 7:39 pm

    Taking Stock: What Mueller's Trump-Russia Probe Revealed

    Since the Justice Department announced that Robert Mueller found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Donald Trump has urged Americans to toss the whole Russia investigation aside as a waste of time. It’s true the special counsel didn’t find an agreement between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government to influence the 2016 election, and he decided...

  • DONALD TRUMP March 25, 2019 2:43 am

    GOP Cheers Mueller Report Summary, Dems Seek Transparency

    President Donald Trump and the White House claimed vindication by the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election of President Donald Trump after the attorney general said it found Trump’s presidential campaign did not coordinate or conspire with Russia. Other Republicans, like Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, cheered the summary...

  • DONALD TRUMP January 8, 2019 3:47 am

    Local Military, Middle Eastern Communities React to Changing Plan of U.S. Troops in Syria

    Local military and Middle Eastern communities are closely watching National Security Adviser John Bolton’s visit to Turkey.

  • Business December 18, 2018 1:23 am

    Flynn's Ex-Business Associates Charged With Illegal Lobbying

    Two business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, were charged Monday with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric. Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin are accused in an indictment of conspiring to “covertly and unlawfully” influence U.S. public opinion and politicians, all while...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 6, 2018 2:06 pm

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at Flynn's Cooperation With Mueller

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the special counsel revealing that President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has been cooperating with multiple investigations after lying to the FBI.

  • NBC November 13, 2018 9:41 pm

    After Clashes With First Lady, Others, John Kelly May Soon Exit White House

    White House chief of staff John Kelly may soon depart the Trump administration amid an array of conflicts, seven people familiar with the discussions told NBC News. Among those being considered to replace Kelly is Nick Ayers, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, three of the people said. Kelly is Trump’s second chief of staff, joining the White...

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