US Senate votes to restrain Trump on Iran

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly defends officer fired by president over Ukraine testimony

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly criticises Donald Trump

It also deterred further attacks on our embassy in Baghdad, which an Iranian-backed militia stormed late past year. His incredible wife, Karen, who I have a lot of respect for, once pulled me aside & said strongly that "John respects you greatly".

"I saw the State of the Union, and I said: 'It's not who we are.' There's so many good things that we can do better".

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington.

"The portrait of Richard Nixon - I don't know". They could show that they had opposed the president, without actually changing the president's successful policy. According to reported excerpts from the book, Bolton claims that Trump conditioned military aid to Ukraine on Ukraine agreeing to investigations into his political rival Joe Biden.

Harvard law Professor Alan Dershowitz argued on the Senate floor that "if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that can not be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment". President Trump has frequently sought to cast undocumented immigrants as violent criminals, and he began his candidacy for president in 2015 by declaring Mexico was sending "rapists" and drug dealers to the US. After six months, Kelly was selected to serve as White House Chief of Staff, a position he held until January 2019.

As is standard practice in any administration, the staffers, working in the secure, soundproof Situation Room in the West Wing basement, chronicled the conversation. After having Vindman marched out of the White House by security guards, Trump implied in a tweet that the military should discipline the former head of the Ukraine desk at the NSC.

Perhaps the most unsafe claim made during the Senate impeachment trial was the false assertion that the President can do no wrong, that he is above the law, and if it is good for his reelection, then it is good for the country. "And, I think it's time to back off and not have a perpetual war", he said.

A two-thirds majority in both chambers would then be needed to overturn Trump's veto and make the motion into law.

Stone was convicted in November of tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to tip the 2016 election. Trump's close aides have long seen the ranks of bureaucrats as standing in the way of the President's efforts.

Democrats passed the resolution with the help of Republicans frustrated that Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and CIA Director Gina Haspel provided few specific details behind closed doors last month about what imminent threat existed that warranted Suleimani's killing.

In a statement, the United States military said the USS Normandy seized "150 "Dehlavieh" anti-tank guided missiles" as well as "three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, Iranian thermal imaging weapon scopes, and Iranian components for unmanned aerial and surface vessels".

"By stopping the practice, the president only shoots himself in the foot", he said.

The vote was largely partisan, with only one Republican, Mitt Romney, voting to convict the president for an abuse of power. What would it say to a real great-power, competitors like Russian Federation and China, if we can not even remain united in the face of a lesser challenger such as Iran? But Aftergood said it's a "bad idea". "Names don't bother me and the president knows he can't get to me that way", Manchin said, calling the remarks "immature". "Secrecy here becomes self-defeating".

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