Julia Harte

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

18 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/MALIBU, California President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "very premature" and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday. | Video

Whitaker’s friendship with Trump aide reignites recusal debate

09 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's pick for acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, is a close friend of Trump's 2016 election campaign co-chair, and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes Whitaker unable to oversee impartially a politically charged investigation into the campaign.

Scattered delays at U.S. polling places amid surging turnout

07 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/ATLANTA Americans experienced scattered delays at U.S. polling places in about a dozen states on Tuesday, largely in sites still using aging voting machines that were overwhelmed by a surge in voter turnout, according to officials and voter rights groups. | Video

For Trump supporters, elections a battle to protect a leader under siege

06 Nov 2018

CLEVELAND For many Americans, Tuesday's congressional midterm elections are a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump’s divisive persona, hard-line policies and pugnacious politics.

Trump supporters’ election test: a movement or a moment

03 Nov 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. In rally after rally, President Donald Trump exhorts throngs of red-hatted supporters to treat next week’s congressional elections as a referendum on Trumpism and the grass-roots movement that swept him to power. | Video

Congressional Democrats seek more action on U.S. domestic extremists

30 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Monday called on U.S. law enforcement authorities to do more to track and prosecute far-right extremists after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and the mailing of bombs to critics of President Donald Trump.

Trump thanks Turkey for pastor's release, denies cutting deal

14 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Turkish custody was a "tremendous step" toward improved relations with Turkey, but he denied cutting a deal with Ankara. | Video

Trump says U.S. would be 'punishing' itself if it halts Saudi arms sales

14 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States would be "punishing" itself by halting military sales to Saudi Arabia even if it is proven that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country's consulate in Istanbul. | Video

Turkish hydroelectric dam will leave hundreds homeless

09 Oct 2018

HASANKEYF, Turkey Hundreds of people displaced by a huge dam in southeast Turkey fear they could go homeless because resettlement laws prevent them from moving into a new government-built town above the rising Tigris River waters.

In #MeToo era, Ford lauded on left and right as honest and brave

28 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON Christine Blasey Ford began her testimony in front of a Senate committee by saying she was “terrified,” and at times she looked it.

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