Thomas Barrack, a Trump ally and former fund-raiser, pleads not guilty to illegal lobbying charges.

Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a billionaire private equity investor and close ally to former President Donald J. Trump, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of illegal lobbying for the United Arab Emirates. The not-guilty plea puts Mr. Barrack on course for a high-profile trial that is likely to engulf Mr. Trump and the close-knit… Continue reading Thomas Barrack, a Trump ally and former fund-raiser, pleads not guilty to illegal lobbying charges.

Donald Trump chaos: Row breaks out after Adam Boulton quip – ‘Living on another planet’

Trump supporter clashes with Adam Boulton during interview Erin Elmore and the Sky News host clashed during an interview discussing the current US President. The row reached boiling point when Ms Elmore branded Mr Boulton’s quip as shameful and disgusting. It came in the wake of chaos in Washington earlier this week as Donald Trump’s… Continue reading Donald Trump chaos: Row breaks out after Adam Boulton quip – ‘Living on another planet’

Donald Trump Pressures Georgia Official To Overturn Joe Biden’s Victory In Phone Call Audio Obtained By Washington Post

In an hour-long phone call, President Donald Trump sought to pressure Georgia’s secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes,” or enough that would swing the state in his favor. The audio of the call was first obtained by The Washington Post, and it quickly triggered concern and outrage over the president’s attempts to… Continue reading Donald Trump Pressures Georgia Official To Overturn Joe Biden’s Victory In Phone Call Audio Obtained By Washington Post

Biden could rebuild trade deal with Asia-Pacific to counter China's dominance, says think tank

Frayed U.S. ties with Asian allies is an issue that President-elect Joe Biden should work to reverse "perhaps sooner rather than later," said Jeffrey Schott, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Negotiating a new and improved trade deal with Asia-Pacific countries would help the U.S. to reassert its leadership in the region… Continue reading Biden could rebuild trade deal with Asia-Pacific to counter China's dominance, says think tank

Biden could rebuild trade deal with Asia-Pacific to counter China's dominance, says think tank

Frayed U.S. ties with Asian allies is an issue that President-elect Joe Biden should work to reverse "perhaps sooner rather than later," said Jeffrey Schott, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Negotiating a new and improved trade deal with Asia-Pacific countries would help the U.S. to reassert its leadership in the region… Continue reading Biden could rebuild trade deal with Asia-Pacific to counter China's dominance, says think tank

Donald Trump is ‘crazy’ and will NOT run for President in 2024, says ex-White House aide

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Republican Donald Trump faced Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday in the US presidential election. Anthony Scaramucci has said Mr Trump will not win the election as Joe Biden inches close to… Continue reading Donald Trump is ‘crazy’ and will NOT run for President in 2024, says ex-White House aide

Donald Trump’s key US election tactic to ‘deflect’ rival Biden from coronavirus failures

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have now been formally adopted as the Democratic Party’s ticket for the 2020 US presidential elections. Former White House Deputy National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador Nancy Soderberg… Continue reading Donald Trump’s key US election tactic to ‘deflect’ rival Biden from coronavirus failures

Outside fundraising groups plow ahead toward 2020, with or without Democratic nominee

With President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee amassing a war chest poised to be larger than 2016’s, and several of the 2020 Democrats turning their backs on independent political action committees know as super PACs, outside Democratic groups are preparing for a tough general election matchup against the incumbent, with or… Continue reading Outside fundraising groups plow ahead toward 2020, with or without Democratic nominee

Tehran claims to have shot down a US drone; Centcom says no drone was in Iran's airspace

The Islamic Republic News Agency said Thursday the drone was hit when it entered Iranian airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in southern Iran's Hormozgan province. “No U.S. drone was operating in Iranian airspace today, " a U.S. Central Command spokesman said, according to NBC News. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone… Continue reading Tehran claims to have shot down a US drone; Centcom says no drone was in Iran's airspace

DealBook Briefing: Trump Wasn’t Joking About New Tariffs on China

Good Tuesday. (Want this by email? Sign up here.) Trump’s trade team says China backtracked President Trump’s top economic advisers have accused China of reneging on commitments to resolve the trade war and threatened retaliation, Ana Swanson and Keith Bradsher of the NYT write. • Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, and Robert Lighthizer, Mr. Trump’s… Continue reading DealBook Briefing: Trump Wasn’t Joking About New Tariffs on China