Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria by saying the mission to eradicate ISIS was a success and adding the move was not an authorization for Turkey to invade Syria. Pompeo, in an interview with […]

Poll: Media no longer the most trusted source of political information

Poll: Media no longer the most trusted source of political information

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 More than half of America has lost trust in the media to provide straight and accurate news about politics, a new survey found. “Once upon a time, the news media was the most trusted source of political news and information — but not anymore. Over the past 12 months, […]

Senate Intelligence Committee echoes discredited Mueller report

Senate Intelligence Committee echoes discredited Mueller report

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2019 In what analysts say was a move to shift the spotlight off Ukraine’s meddling in the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton, the Senate Intelligence Committee on Oct. 8 released a so-called “bipartisan” report on Russia’s social media efforts during the 2016 election. The irony is that the […]

Durham adds agents as investigation of Russia probe expands

Durham adds agents as investigation of Russia probe expands

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, senior Trump administration officials told Fox News. Durham has added agents and resources and is looking into a wider timeline than previously known, reviewing the days leading up to the 2016 election through the […]

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 As Turkey launched a long-awaited military offensive into northern Syria, Iran announced it was holding military exercises near its own border with Turkey. According to an Oct. 9 report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency, Iran’s military is holding war games in Western Azerbaijan Province which include rapid reaction […]

Text of White House counsel’s letter: ‘Put simply, you seek to overturn the results of the 2016 election’

Text of White House counsel’s letter: ‘Put simply, you seek to overturn the results of the 2016 election’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s Oct. 8 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: I write on behalf of President Donald J. Trump in response to your numerous, legally unsupported demands made as part of what you have labeled contrary to the Constitution of the United States and all past […]

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for repression of Muslims

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for repression of Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Oct. 8 announced Visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials who the State Department believes are “responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uighurs, Kazakhs, or other members of Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, China.” Reports from […]

Hungary takes stand for persecuted Christian minorities, applauds Trump policy

Hungary takes stand for persecuted Christian minorities, applauds Trump policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Sustained and increasing attacks on Christian minorities from the Middle East to West Africa are often tragically overlooked by the mainstream media, underscoring an aura of hypocrisy and double standards towards the free practice of religion.  Yet, some are  pushing back to this indifference and […]

Intelligence official refused to explain whistleblower rule changes to House committee

Intelligence official refused to explain whistleblower rule changes to House committee

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2019 Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson has acknowledged that his office in September changed the rules for whistleblower complaints to eliminate a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand evidence of their allegations. But, in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Oct. 4, Atkinson refused to […]

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said he will be watching closely what Turkey does militarily in northern Syria after the U.S. announced it will pull its troops out of the area. Trump said there would be “big trouble” if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s forces do anything inhumane. The president […]