Trump obsessively hunts ‚celeb‘ terrorist targets and ignores assorted threats to the US, outmoded CIA officer says

Donald TrumpGettyPresident Donald Trump is obsessed with hunting down big name terrorist targets for „immediate gratification“ and tends to ignore „substance, impact, and consequences,“ Douglas London, a former senior CIA counterterrorism officer, wrote in Just Security.During Trump’s presidency, a number of high-profile terrorist targets like Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden; Abu…

Trump impeachment lawyer criticised for ‚very peculiar‘ quid pro quo principle

GettyOne of Donald Trump’s plucked-from-television impeachment lawyers argued every action taken by a sitting president is in the interests of the country – even if carried out mostly to win re-election.“If the president does something that he thinks will help him get elected, in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro…

Hollywood Trump impeachment: Who’s Democrat Adam Schiff?

Image copyright Getty Images California Congressman Adam Schiff has been chosen to lead the prosecution in the Trump impeachment trial. Who is this veteran Democrat – extolled by colleagues, reviled by the president?Described by those who know him as „a Boy Scout“ with wry humour, Mr Schiff, 59, has kept a low profile over his…

Evaluation: In ‘Knives Out,’ a whodunit for the Trump generation

Film Review: Rian Johnson’s exceedingly delightful ‘Knives Out’ unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunitBy JAKE COYLE AP Film WriterNovember 26, 2019, 10:12 PM5 min read Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunit, pulling at…

Thanos creator labels Donald Trump a ‚pompous fool‘ after Avengers tweet

Image copyright Marvel/Trump War Room Image caption The tweet from Mr Trump’s campaign put his head on Thanos’s body Imitation, they say, is the most sincere form of flattery, but recycling pop culture for politics can backfire.On Tuesday, the creator of Thanos called US President Donald Trump a „pompous fool“ after his team used the…

Hollywood The Rock, President Trump watch Masvidal retract big at UFC 244

Donald Trump became the first president to attend a UFC card and was on his feet as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via a TKO before the fourth round of the UFC 244 main event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday nightBy DAN GELSTON AP Sports WriterNovember 3, 2019, 6:12 AM5 min read…

Trump Embraces Washington’s Champions, Figuratively and Actually

After being booed at the ballpark, the president let bygones be bygones at a White House ceremony for the World Series champion Nationals. But some players stayed away.Videotranscripttranscript‘America Fell in Love With the Nats,’ Trump SaysPresident Trump hosted the Washington Nationals at the White House to celebrate their World Series victory. During the ceremony, Mr.…

Data On a traditional basis: No 10 reacts to Trump on Brexit and Rugby World Cup lookahead

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Image copyright EPA No 10 defends Brexit deal after Trump criticismA little over a week ago, Boris Johnson was announcing a „great new deal“ with the EU over Brexit. Now Downing Street is defending it from the criticism of Donald Trump who -…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi death: Trump defends no longer informing Congress of raid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeneral David Petraeus on Baghdadi’s deathTwo men were captured during the US military’s raid on Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s hideout in Syria and are in US custody, says the Pentagon.The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman said they were now „in a secure facility“.General Mark…

News Day-after-day: Brexit deal warning and Trump inquiry

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Brexit: Deal by 31 October difficult, says Irish PMFirst German Chancellor Angela Merkel was said to have expressed doubts over the possibility of reaching a new UK-EU deal by the time Brexit is due to happen on 31 October. Now…