President Donald Trump roiled international relations again over the weekend when he gave Turkey the go-ahead to launch strikes against the Kurds in Syria. He then seemed to reverse himself on Twitter Monday, creating mass confusion about the administration’s strategy in the region. The Kurds have historically been U.S. allies in the fight against ISIS.
On Wednesday, Fox News reported that top Pentagon officials are still reeling from Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds. “U.S. troops have been fighting side-by-side with the Kurds against the Islamic state,” Fox host Shep Smith said.
National Security correspondent Jennifer Griffin noted that top officials can’t believe the president’s actions.
“Shock continues to reverberate through the U.S. military that the White House essentially green-lighted this Turkish operation during that conversation,” Griffin said.
The View’s Meghan McCain sparks instant clash over impeachment conviction votes
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain sparked an instant clash by gloating over Democratic senators signaling they were open minded on convicting President Donald Trump.
The conservative co-host cited a report that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was considering acquittal -- the senator and another reporter claimed was an inaccurate account of her remarks -- and kept on going.
Lindsey Graham quickly scuttles press conference after being linked to Ukraine scheme
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not appear at a Wednesday press conference after reports linked him to a highly-controversial Ukraine scheme.
According to The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, provided Graham with a letter lobbying for sanctions on Ukrainian officials. The letter was obtained through Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.
Fox News reported on Wednesday morning that Graham was expected at a press conference -- but the senator never showed.
‘Wow’: CNN’s Jake Tapper stunned by Sen. Rick Scott’s factually-impaired attack on Joe Biden
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has launched a new ad attacking 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden just ahead of the caucuses this coming Monday, declaring that despite the Democrats' ongoing impeachment effort against President Trump, the "real story here is the corruption Joe Biden got away with." According to the Wall Street Journal, the ad buy was worth $19,000 and will appear on local cable TV in Des Moines, Iowa.
On CNN this Wednesday, Jake Tapper was taken aback by the ad's message, saying, "Wow!" after airing a clip of the ad.