Articles by Carley Joanou

President Donald Trump speaks as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army General Mark Milley looks on after a briefing from senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gen. Milley appears to defend talking to China behind President Trump’s back

The chairman of the Joints Chiefs has tried to defend his actions after it was revealed he may have made contact with Chinese officials behind the back of 45th President Donald Trump. In a statement on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Gen. Mark Milley claimed his talks with Chinese officials last October and this past January were aimed at “maintaining strategic stability.”

Buster Murdaugh, center, receives a hug in the rain during the funeral service for his brother, Paul, and mother, Maggie, on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Hampton, S.C. State police say information gathered by agents investigating the death of the mother and son from the prominent South Carolina legal family has led them to review a nearby unsolved hit-and-run death from six years ago. (Kacen Bayless/The Island Packet via AP)

S.C. lawyer claims he hired gunman to kill him so son could collect insurance

The attorney for Alex Murdaugh, who is a prominent South Carolina lawyer himself, offered new details in the convoluted case of the deaths of his wife and son as well as the attempt on his own life. In an exclusive interview on Wednesday, Dick Harpootlian explained Murdaugh’s mindset when he hired a man to kill him in order for his son to collect the insurance money.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill September 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Inhofe joined other Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee in discussing the current situation in Afghanistan. Also pictured are Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP senators reveal Gen. Miller opposed U.S. withdrawal

Top Republican senators held a press conference to reveal what they learned from a closed door briefing with top officials. On Tuesday after the classified hearing, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) discussed Army General Austin Scott Miller’s testimony about the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.