Fox attorneys in libel case reveal dual roles for Murdoch
Attorneys defending Fox in a defamation case related to false claims about the 2020 election withheld critical information about the role company founder Rupert Murdoch played at Fox News, a revelation that angered the judge when it came up at a pretrial hearing.
Jan. 6 takeaways: Subpoena for Trump, warnings for democracy
The House Jan. 6 committee has taken the extraordinary action of subpoenaing former President Donald Trump as it issued a stark warning in its final public hearing before the midterm election: The future of the nation’s democracy is at stake.
US urges UN court to toss out Iranian frozen assets case
The United States has urged the International Court of Justice to throw out a case brought by Iran seeking to claw back some $2 billion worth of frozen Iranian assets that the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Tehran.
Iran deal tantalizingly close, but US faces new hurdles
Last week’s attack on author Salman Rushdie and the indictment of an Iranian national for plotting to murder former national security adviser John Bolton have given the Biden administration new headaches as it attempts to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
Pompeo talks to 1/6 panel, Mastriano cuts own meeting short
The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection has interviewed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and met briefly with Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor Doug Mastriano as it probes Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas
The House Jan. 6 committee plans to interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who’s married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and Donald Trump’s role.
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway
Former President Donald Trump’s persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the nomination process.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has book out this fall
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a book coming this fall that covers his years in the Trump administration and, according to his publisher, offers “unvarnished appraisals of the deals made and characters encountered along the way.”.
Alleged Maduro co-conspirator says CIA knew about coup plans
A retired Venezuelan army general says U.S. officials at the highest levels of the CIA and other federal agencies were aware of his efforts to oust Nicolás Maduro — a role he says should immediately debunk criminal charges that he worked alongside the socialist leader to flood the U.S. with cocaine.
Ambassador pick emphasizes US strengths in countering China
President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to Beijing has told lawmakers considering his nomination that Americans should “have confidence in our strength” when dealing with the rise of China, a nation he says the U.S. and its allies can manage.
Pence: I'll likely never see eye to eye with Trump on Jan. 6
Former Vice President Mike Pence says he isn't sure he and former President Donald Trump will ever see “eye to eye” over what happened on Jan_ 6 but he will “always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”.