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‘We need some leadership here’: Democratic Rep blasts Trump’s lack of a ‘coherent policy’ on Syria

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass appeared on MSNBC Friday evening and ripped President Donald Trump’s inconsistency on foreign policy and his failure to articulate a coherent strategy with regards to Syria and the rest of the world.

“What concerns me,” said Bass to host Greta Van Susteren regarding the Tomahawk strike on a Syrian air base Thursday night, “is that we have a president who’s been in office for nearly three months and we have no idea what his foreign policy is.”

She continued, “So I just don’t know where this fits. He also won’t tell us what he plans to do next, if there would be another strike.”

“This needs to be discussed and debated in Congress because we simply do not know what he’s going to do,” Bass said. “Just a week ago, he was saying something completely different.”

In spite of the fact that Congress has adjourned, Bass called on Trump and Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to return Congress to session in order to carry out the requirements of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Act, which requires the president to consult with Congress over deployment of U.S. armed forces.

“We can come back at any time,” said Bass about the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. “Any time there’s an emergency.”

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“Without a coherent foreign policy,” she said, “we need some leadership here.”

“I think the world needs to come together to address Syria,” Bass said, conceding that it’s “easier said than done.”

“But this is no answer,” she said.

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Trump emphatically explains that unmanned drones don’t have people in them as he rambles about Iran’s big ‘mistake’

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During a joint press availability with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump opened up about the drone that was shot down by Iran.

According to Trump, drones are unmanned, a fact he felt was important to convey to those who haven't seen a Jason Bourne film or a spy thriller.

"Iran made a big mistake," Trump said. "This drone was in international waters clearly. We have it all documented. It’s documented scientifically, not just words. They made a big mistake."

He also said that he doesn't believe the decision to shoot the drone down likely came from the Iranian government in Tehran.

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BUSTED: Trump super PAC accused of lying to government about the source of mysterious $325,000 donation

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According to a report from the Daily Beast's "Pay Dirt" investigative unit, a Super PAC affiliated with President Donald Trump has some explaining to do about a $375,000 donation that was wrongly attributed to one company -- but wire transfers tell a completely different story.

As the Beast notes, "The super PAC America First Action reported receiving a $325,000 contribution last year from a company called Global Energy Producers. But records released in federal court this week indicate that contribution came from an entirely different company," adding that the discrepancy was pointed out by the  Campaign Legal Center which labeled it a violation of federal campaign-finance laws.

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Trump advisor John Bolton to hold ‘regional security’ talks in Israel

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US National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to Israel at the weekend for "regional security talks" with top Russian and Israeli officials, the White House said Thursday amid spiking tensions with Iran.

Bolton will meet Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, followed by talks with his Israeli and Russian counterparts, Meir Ben-Shabbat and Nikolai Patrushev, NSC spokesman Garrett Marquis said.

Bolton also will meet with the director general of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission Zeev Snir.

The NSC announcement came just hours after Iran shot down a US drone in what Washington called an unprovoked attack.

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