Posts tagged as Trump

Ambassador chosen by Trump might have a positive impact on US-Latvia relations – diplomat

Friday, May 17, 2019

Career diplomat John Leslie Carwile, whom President Donald Trump has picked for the United States’ next ambassador to Latvia, might have a positive impact on US-Latvia relations, Latvia’s former ambassador to the US and current Ambassador to Russia Maris Riekstins told LETA. Riekstins believes that the partner country would not assign a diplomat with a negative agenda towards Latvia as its ambassador. Instead the United States’ ambassador is likely to…

Donald Trump will make his first full state visit to Britain in June

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Buckingham Palace is expected to announce today that Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in June. The US president was promised the visit by Theresa May after he was elected in 2016. President Trump and the First Lady, Melania, visited the UK in July 2018, but only for a two-day working visit. The state visit, which is expected to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day,…

NATO’s fate is uncertain

Monday, April 22, 2019

The fate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that has for decades kept us safe from the former Soviet Union and more lately from Russia hangs in the balance. NATO turned 70 earlier this month; how much longer it survives depends largely on two people — President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. As NATO celebrated its anniversary, Russia doubled down on its efforts to undermine the military alliance already…

Whistleblower: White House reversed dozens of security clearance denials

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A White House whistleblower has told members of Congress that Donald Trump’s administration overturned more than two dozen denials for security clearances, often ignoring the guidance of intelligence officials. Tricia Newbold, a White House security adviser holding nearly two decades of experience with clearances, made the allegations during an interview with the House Oversight and Reform Committee last month, according to a letter and memo released Monday by Elijah Cummings…

At rally, Trump says Russia probe backers tried to steal power illegally

Friday, March 29, 2019

At his first political rally since the end of the Russia collusion probe, President Donald Trump on Thursday accused backers of the investigation of trying to overturn the 2016 election and attempting “illegally” to claim power. Declaring the country “hurt” by the probe, Trump called his opponents “losers” and celebrated the fact the investigation had come to a close. “After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia…

Funds for Trump’s election campaign ex-chief might have gone through Lithuania’s Swedbank

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Suspicious funds might have gone to a company linked to Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign’s ex-chairman, via an account at the Swedish bank Swedbank’s account in Lithuania, accroding the 15min.lt news website reported on Wednesday writes LETA/BNS. The website states that evidence collected in cooperation with the Swedish television channel SVT shows that millions went to the company mentioned in the investigation on Manafort’s money evasion and secret…

Trump cleared of conspiring with Russia

Monday, March 25, 2019

US President Donald Trump’s campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report says. However, the summary submitted to Congress by Attorney General William Barr is inconclusive as to whether Mr Trump illegally obstructed justice. On Sunday, Mr Trump responded: “No collusion, No obstruction. Complete and total exoneration.” Opposition Democrats are demanding full access to the Mueller report. Mr Trump, who…

Trump says China trade deal ‘will probably happen’

Friday, March 22, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said trade negotiations with China were progressing and a final agreement “will probably happen,” adding that his call for tariffs to remain on Chinese imported good for some time did not mean talks were in trouble. Trump, in a television interview aired on Friday, also said he expected to keep a 25 percent tariff on the European automobile sector amid separate ongoing trade talks with the…

Syria slams Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

Friday, March 22, 2019

Damascus condemned on Friday US President Donald Trump’s statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, vowing Syria would recover the area using “all available means.” Syria’s allies Russia and Iran also upbraided Trump for the comment he made on Thursday, which marks a dramatic shift in US policy over the status of a disputed area that was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle…

Donald Trump says he wants Brazil to join NATO

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, described as the “Trump of the Tropics” has received warm praise from the US original, Donald. At a meeting in Washington, the two men announced a new, special relationship. After the two men exchanged soccer shirts, there was both praise and encouragement from President Donald Trump as he opened the door towards Brazil joining international organizations. He predicted a “fantastic working relationship” with President Jair Bolsonaro.…