White House to shun impeachment hearing

December 7, 2019

The White House has said it will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s next impeachment hearing, in another sign President Donald Trump has accepted he is likely to be impeached by the House.


Trump was briefed on complaint before Ukraine aid released

November 27, 2019

US President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly 400 million dollars (£310 million) in military aid to Kiev, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry.


US moves to protect Syrian oilfields from IS

October 26, 2019

The United States will send armoured vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday.


Trump hits back at critics over Syria

October 19, 2019

President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism his Syria withdrawal is damaging US credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State.


Trump sought Australian PM’s help on Russia probe

October 1, 2019

President Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that shadowed his administration for more than two years, the Justice Department said on Monday.


Whistleblower accuses White House of Ukraine call cover-up

September 27, 2019

White House officials took extraordinary steps to “lock down” information about President Donald Trump’s summertime phone call with the president of Ukraine, even moving the transcript to a secret computer system, a whistleblower alleges in a complaint that accuses the administration of a wide-ranging cover-up.