Advertisement
1205 posts
President Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 8.
President Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 8. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)

President Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “if it exists.” 

The president on Wednesday called Saudi Arabia an important ally, noting it is an important customer for U.S. military exports. 

Turkish officials have said Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudis' Istanbul consulate, which Saudi officials have denied. 

Advertisement
President Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid.
President Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid - an enormous haul for a president barely two years into his first term, according to new figures reported by his 2020 campaign.

Trump pulled in more than $18 million last quarter through his campaign committee and two joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee, for a total of at least $106 million since January 2017, according to his campaign and federal filings.

His reelection committee entered October with a stockpile of more than $35 million, the campaign said.

Advertisement

In a glittering ballroom in rural New Hampshire, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) riffed about President Trump to the Portsmouth Democratic Club recently, and then with a laugh, accepted their thank-you gift: a guide book on how to compete in the New Hampshire presidential primary.

  • Middle East

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met Tuesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Mohammed said during the meeting: "We are strong and old allies. We face our challenges together — the past, the day of, tomorrow."

Pompeo thanked the prince for hosting him.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

President Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is "getting slammed" over the assertion and branding it a "scam and a lie."

Trump called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize. He claimed that even the Cherokee Nation "denies her."

Warren released the test results Monday in part to push back against Trump's longstanding taunts about her ancestry claims. The results provide some evidence of a Native American in her lineage, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis.

Advertisement
Saudi King Salman speaks on Sept. 25.
Saudi King Salman speaks on Sept. 25. (Bandar Jaloud / AFP)

President Trump said Monday he has spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and then disappeared and is feared dead.

Trump tweeted Monday morning, "Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened 'to our Saudi Arabian citizen.'"

Trump said he's dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with the king to try to find out what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming Corry Castaneda among its many victims.

In a worrisome sign for two endangered Orange County lawmakers, a major Republican Party funding group has passed over the pair in its opening round of broadcast television advertising across Southern California.

Advertisement

Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris complained Thursday that they did not sign off on three White House nominees for open California seats on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and said they would oppose their confirmation in the Senate.

A demonstrator dressed as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman protests outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington on Monday.8.
A demonstrator dressed as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman protests outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington on Monday.8. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump says the U.S. is looking into the fate of a Saudi writer missing and feared murdered but expressed reservations over calls to withhold further U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, warning that such a move “would be hurting us.”

Decades of close U.S.-Saudi relations, which have only intensified under Trump, appeared in jeopardy by the suggestion of a carefully plotted murder of a government critic, Jamal Khashoggi, 59, who disappeared a week ago after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. The wealthy former government insider had been living in the United States in self-imposed exile.

In an interview Wednesday with “Fox News @ Night,” Trump said he wanted to find out what happened to Khashoggi but appeared reluctant to consider blocking arms sales, citing economic reasons.