Afghanistan’s government said it will consider making a peace deal with insurgents only after national elections, expected to take place this month. Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Seddiqi said Saturdays legitimacy of peace in the country is not possible until the elections are held. This comes after President Trump last week cancelled peace negotiations with Taliban following the death of a U.S. soldier in a terrorist attack in Kabul.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler speaks out on Democrats push for impeachment amid disagreements within the party over the matter. In an interview Friday, Nadler said an impeachment inquiry is exactly what the committee is doing, but claimed the term itself has no legal significance. He also said the panel is doing it’s job under the constitution, which is to conduct a series of hearings and an investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment.
President Trump is slamming House Democrats for continuing their push for impeachment. In a series of tweets Friday, the president pointed to the economy as he questioned their efforts.
President Trump is dismissing a report, which claimed Israel had planted spy devices around the White House. While speaking with reporters Thursday, the president said Israel has no reason to spy on his administration due to his strong relations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Disgraced FBI official Andrew McCabe doesn’t get the mercy from the Department of Justice he so desperately wanted. The Justice Department reportedly struck down McCabe’s last ditch effort to appeal and avoid criminal charges related to false statements he made regarding the Clinton Foundation.
President Trump recently addressed House Republicans at their policy retreat in Baltimore, Maryland. One America’s Neil W. McCabe has details behind his visit.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced he will not be attending the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this month. On Thursday, the embattled leader said the executive vice president and the foreign minister will be sent to New York in his place.
Lawmakers are hoping the president comes to a decision soon on what kind of gun legislation he would sign-off on. One America’s Marty Golingan has more on how the White House and the Senate aim to get gun measures off the ground.
The Defense Department is composing a list of companies with ties to the Chinese military. The Pentagon is reportedly identifying Chinese companies and organizations with direct or indirect links to Beijing.