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"One way or another, he wants Ukraine neutralized," Fiona Hill, a top Russia expert, told Insider. See all newslettersFor the second time this year, there are serious concerns that Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. The world is on edge, with leaders in Washington and beyond contemplating what Russian President Vladimir Putin will do next. "There is a major risk of Russian military activity in Ukraine in the next few months. This came after the Kremlin in September warned that NATO expanding military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross Putin's "red lines."
Persons: Fiona Hill, Vladimir Putin, Putin's, Antony Blinken, Putin, Ivo Daalder, Daalder, Trump, You've, Hill, Sergei Malgavko, Steven Pifer, Pifer, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Karen Donfried, Kuznetsov, Mikhail Svetlov, We're, Putin —, , Russia aren't, underscoring, Russia isn't Organizations: NATO, National Security Council, Ukraine, Kremlin, Russia, Alliance, Friday, Associated Press, Reuters, Putin, Russian Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Ukraine's, Washington, Georgia, Crimea, Donbass, Europe, Putin Russian, Sevastopol, Russia's, Moscow, Soviet, Russian
Trump posed for a photo with Kyle Rittenhouse with a pic of him and Kim Jong Un in the background. Rittenhouse, who was recently acquitted over shootings in Wisconsin last year, has emerged as a hero on the far right. See all newslettersFormer President Donald Trump posed for a photo with Kyle Rittenhouse in front of a framed picture of him shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — widely considered one of the most repressive rulers in the world. During his presidency, Trump met with Kim several times as part of a failed effort to foster the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He was going to be dead," Trump went on to say.
Persons: Trump, Kyle Rittenhouse, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Rittenhouse, Donald Trump, Kim Jong, , Sean Hannity, Hannity, Kyle, Kyle would've, He's, Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Lauren Boebert Organizations: North, Fox News, Rep Locations: Wisconsin, Korean, Washington, Mar, Florida, Kenosha , Wisconsin, Minneapolis , Minnesota, Colorado
China said the US made a "mistake" in inviting Taiwan to Biden's upcoming democracy summit. Xi Jinping recently warned that Biden was "playing with fire" when it comes to Taiwan. "We have patience and will strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification with utmost sincerity and efforts," Xi told Biden. Biden and other US officials have reiterated their position that China and Taiwan should negotiate their relationship peacefully. "If you're interested in democracy, don't look at American democracy — especially not right now — on how to have a good democracy.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Biden, Joe Biden, Zhu Fenglian, Xi, Taiwan —, Antony Blinken, Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Organizations: Service, Taiwan Affairs Office, Guardian, Xinhua News Agency, Washington, Taiwan Relations, White, Self, Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Institute for Democracy, Electoral Locations: China, Taiwan, America, Stockholm
Kinzinger said he's the only GOP candidate who could potentially win the Illinois governor's race next year. "If I ran for governor, I think I'm the only candidate that could win, at least that's out there now," he told Crain. "If I ran for governor, I think I'm the only candidate that could win, at least that's out there now," Kinzinger said on Crain's "A.D. Q&A" podcast. "I don't know how many times I hear people tell me if you just activate the base, we can win Illinois," Kinzinger said. "Listen, the base is very activated and we can't win Illinois unless we win back those suburbs, right?
Persons: Kinzinger, Crain, Trump, Adam Kinzinger of, J.B . Pritzker, Donald Trump, hasn't, He's, , Kevin McCarthy, I've, It's Organizations: GOP, Illinois, Service, Republican, Gov, Democrat, CNN, Illinois Republican, US Air Force, Republicans Locations: Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Illinois
The US warned allies Russia is amassing troops on Ukraine's border, Bloomberg reported. The US warned Russia could invade in early 2022, the report said. Ukraine warned the same. Sources described as having knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg that the US is sharing an assessment that there could be around 100,000 soldiers deployed if Russia decides to go ahead. The US and NATO have been criticizing Russia for its military presence near Ukraine, and Russia recently said that NATO increasing its own military presence in Ukraine would cross its "red line," Insider's John Haltiwanger reported.
Persons: Putin, John Haltiwanger Organizations: Russia, Bloomberg, NATO, Military Times Locations: Ukraine's, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea
The Taliban have banned women from appearing in television dramas. It's the latest in a series of measures targeting Afghan women. The ban is the lastest in a series of restrictions targeting the country's television and movie industry, the report said. Footage of men exposing their "intimate" body parts is also banned, the report said, as well as foreign movies that promote external cultural norms. Earlier this month, all 24 women senators sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to do more to protect Afghan women and girls, Insider's John Haltiwanger reported.
Persons: Joe Biden, Insider's John Haltiwanger Organizations: BBC, Service, Entertainment Locations: Afghanistan
The US was dubbed a "backsliding democracy" for the first time in an annual report. The International IDEA's report, which looked at trends across 2020 to 2021, said that the US "fell victim to authoritarian tendencies." See all newslettersThe US was listed as a "backsliding democracy" for the first time in an annual report on the state of global democracy from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, a Stockholm-based organization. "Significantly, the United States, the bastion of global democracy, fell victim to authoritarian tendencies itself, and was knocked down a significant number of steps on the democratic scale." This year's study, which looked at trends across 2020 and 2021, found that over a quarter of the global population now lives in democratically backsliding countries.
Persons: Donald Trump, Kevin Casas, Casas, Zamora, watchdogs, It's, Trump, Joe Biden Organizations: International Institute for Democracy, Electoral, IDEA, Capitol, International, AFP, Republican National Committee Locations: Stockholm, United States, Myanmar, Peru, Israel
A convicted Russian agent who was jailed in the US denied her new seat in Russia's parliament is a gift. "It's not a reward," Maria Butina told NYT. Butina pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in 2018 and admitted to acting as an unregistered foreign agent. "It's not a reward," Butina told the New York Times in a new interview. But critics suggest that she was gifted the Duma seat as a reward for carrying out Putin's agenda to influence US politics.
Persons: Maria Butina, Butina, Alexander Torshin, Paul Erickson, Erickson, Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, Navalny, Maria Pevchikh, Pevchikh, Putin Organizations: US, Service, New York Times, National Rifle Association, Butina, Russian, NRA, Diplomacy, Republican Party, Republican, Duma, Times, Corruption Foundation Locations: Russian, Russia's, Butina, Russia, Kirov, America, Siberia
The Russian president said the West wasn't respecting Moscow's "red lines." Back in September, the Kremlin warned that NATO expanding military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross "red lines" for the Russian president. The Russian president has repeatedly complained about US and NATO military activities in the Black Sea and Eastern Europe. Similarly, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said, ''In recent weeks, we have seen large and unusual concentrations of Russian forces close to Ukraine's borders." Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently said there were 100,000 Russian troops near Ukraine's borders.
Persons: Putin, Vladimir Putin, We're, Joe Biden, Putin's, We'll, Lloyd Austin, Austin, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Antony Blinken, Biden, Volodymyr Zelensky Organizations: West, NATO, Service, Kremlin, US, Monday Locations: Moscow, Ukraine's, Ukraine, Russia's, Eastern Europe, Washington, Russia, Geneva, Donbass, Crimea
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for refusing to condemn Rep. Paul Gosar over a violent anime video he shared. McCarthy denounced a vote to censure Gosar as the "definition of abuse of power." Rather than condemning Gosar over the video, McCarthy said the move to censure him was the "definition of abuse of power." This is not about Rep. Gosar. The comments came ahead of a Wednesday vote to censure Gosar after he posted the video on November 7.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Gosar, McCarthy, Gosar, Ocasio, Joe Biden, Rather, Pelosi, " McCarthy, it's, Biden, Representative Cortez Organizations: Service, WASHINGTON, DC, Democratic, GOP Rep, Arizona Republican, Twitter, Republican, GOP, New York Democrat, Ocasio, Representative Locations: Alexandria, Cortez of New York
Ex-Trump advisor Michael Flynn tried to pressure a top defense official to help overturn the election, a new book says. Flynn reportedly called Ezra Cohen about seizing ballots weeks after projections showed Biden had won the election. Flynn also suggested seizing voting machines and imposing martial law in the wake of the election. See all newslettersMichael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, called the Pentagon and tried to persuade a top defense official to help overturn the election, according to a new book by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl. In the aftermath of the presidential election, Flynn was outspoken about the need for the military to get involved in the election — a potentially dangerous move tantamount to a coup.
Persons: Michael Flynn, Flynn, Ezra Cohen, Biden, Donald Trump, Jonathan Karl, Cohen, Karl, Joe Biden, Trump, Karl's, Trump's, Sydney Powell, Mike Lindell Organizations: Pentagon, ABC News, Trump White House, Trump, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Council, Army, FBI, Democratic, White, West, Capitol
Xi Jinping warned Biden about Taiwan during a virtual meeting on Tuesday. See all newslettersChinese leader Xi Jinping warned President Joe Biden that his administration is "playing with fire" when it comes to Taiwan, which China views as a breakaway province. "Such moves are extremely dangerous, just like playing with fire," Xi said during a virtual meeting with Biden on Monday, per the official Xinhua News Agency. Under the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, the US is commited to providing Taiwan with defensive weapons. Biden has also made recent statements that conflicted with the US government's longstanding policy of "strategic ambiguity" toward Taiwan.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Biden, Xi, Joe Biden, there'd, George W, Bush, Bonnie Glaser, Matthew Funaiole, Funaiole, I've Organizations: Xinhua News Agency, White, Washington, Taiwan Relations, Taiwan, Asia, German Marshall Fund, China Power, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Associated Press Locations: Taiwan, China, Taiwan Strait, Washington, United States
Trump leaked a story that he'd offered Chris Christie the chief of staff job, Christie's new book said. See all newslettersFormer New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in his new book recalled being shocked when it leaked that then President Donald Trump had offered him the chief-of-staff job in late 2018. Christie wrote in his memoir that he met with Trump at the White House in December 2018 to discuss the offer. Christie wrote that there were only three people in the room when the offer was discussed: himself, Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump. When he informed Trump of his decision, Christie wrote, Trump paused for a long time before saying, "That's not the answer I was expecting to hear."
Persons: Trump, he'd, Chris Christie, Christie, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Jonathan Swan, Melania Trump, Melania, I'd, Trump's, Kushner's, Charles, Mary Pat, That's, I've, He's, Michael Bender, Joe Biden Organizations: Former New Jersey, Trump, White House, New, Twitter Locations: New Jersey, US
In March 2019, a Chinese woman was arrested for trespassing at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. She was in immigration custody for nearly two years after completing her sentence and before being deported. See all newslettersA Chinese businesswoman who was convicted of trespassing at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was deported this weekend after being held in immigration custody for nearly two years, the Miami Herald reported. Zhang told US District Judge Roy Altman she came to Mar-a-Lago "to meet the president and family and just make friends," according to the Associated Press. She also said in the petition that she had no money to call her family in China and needed an attorney to help get out of immigration custody.
Persons: Yujing Zhang, Donald Trump's Mar, Trump, Zhang, Insider's John Haltiwanger, Roy Altman, Altman Organizations: Miami Herald, Secret Service, US, Mar, Associated Press, Herald Locations: Trump's, Lago, Florida, Beach, Chinese, Mar, China
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke to Jonathan Karl about his final months at the Pentagon. Esper said he sought to stop Trump from using the military against Americans around Election Day. "His goal, he told me, was to prevent the use of the military against American citizens during 'the days before, the day of, and the days after the election,'" Karl wrote, quoting Esper. Esper told Karl that after that June incident, he was determined to remain in the job through election, which many anticipated might be contested, raising concerns about the military's role. Esper held his position as the defense secretary through the election, but only just.
Persons: Mark Esper, Jonathan Karl, Esper, Trump, Donald Trump's, Karl, George Floyd, George H.W, Bush, Rodney King ., John Kelly, he'd, Mark Milley, Milley, Joe Biden Organizations: Pentagon, Trump, ABC News, United States, Guardsmen, Marine, Trump White House, Joint Chiefs, Staff, NPR Locations: Minnesota, Angeles, Washington ,
Chris Christie highlighted Trump's conflicts of interest while impersonating Biden during 2020 debate prep. "Your family traded the influence they have in the White House to make tens of millions of dollars," he said. "You've invited your daughter and son-in-law into the White House and they made $36 million last year while they were doing the people's business. Your family traded the influence they have in the White House to make tens of millions of dollars." Christie later criticized Trump's debate performance on ABC, saying it was "too hot."
Persons: Chris Christie, Biden, I'm, Trump, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka, Jonathan Karl's, Joe Biden, Christie, Bill Stepien, Jason Miller, Rudy Giuliani, Kellyanne Conway, Stephen Miller, Hope Hicks, Kayleigh McEnany, Mark Meadows, Conway, Giuliani, Hunter, Rudy, Karl, Hunter Biden, — Christie, You've, We've, Jared, hasn't Organizations: Service, New, ABC News, Trump, White, Press, Meadows, ABC Locations: New Jersey, Ukraine, Stepien
Trump's former White House chief of staff John Kelly slammed his ex-boss as the January 6 insurrection took place. "If he was a real man, he would go down to the Capitol and tell them to stop," Kelly told ABC News' Jonathan Karl. Despite bipartisan calls to remove Trump at the time, then-Vice President Mike Pence opposed the effort. Since his departure from the Trump administration, Kelly has been critical of Trump at times. Hours later, Trump tweeted a video of himself continuing to peddle false election claims and telling the rioters to "go home."
Persons: John Kelly, Kelly, Jonathan Karl, Karl, Donald Trump's, Trump, Joe Biden's, , Mike Pence, Pence Organizations: White House, ABC News, Capitol, Trump
Donald Trump called January 6 "a very beautiful time" in a March 2021 interview. ABC News' Jonathan Karl writes in his forthcoming book that Trump "fondly" recalled the crowd on Jan. 6. Trump went on, "I'm referring to when I made a speech which was perfectly fine. "They never gave the credit to the size of the crowd when the crowd went all the way back to the Washington Monument." Trump went on to justify his supporters' chants of "hang Mike Pence."
Persons: Donald Trump, Jonathan Karl, Trump, Karl's, Joe Biden's, Karl, wasn't, Mike Pence's, Mike Pence Organizations: ABC, Trump, Capitol, ABC News, Insider Locations: Lago, Palm Beach
Mark Meadows blocked Rudy Giuliani from entering the White House in September 20. The White House chief of staff thought Giuliani's focus on Hunter Biden was distracting the president. Giuliani was locked out of the White House until he called Trump directly to request entry. See all newslettersFormer White House chief of staff Mark Meadows blocked Rudy Giuliani, then-President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, from entering the White House in September 2020 to prevent him from disrupting debate prep meetings. After one debate prep session, Meadows had had enough.
Persons: Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani, Hunter Biden, Giuliani, Trump, Donald Trump's, Meadows, Jonathan Karl, Joe Biden's, Biden, Rudy, Karl, I'm, Chris Christie, Bill Stepien, We're, Giuliani didn't Organizations: White House, ABC News, Trump, New Locations: Ukrainian, New York
Jared Kushner reportedly avoided Trump after the January 6 Capitol riot. "We'll just get in a fight if I go" to the White House, Kushner told a Republican lawmaker on January 7. Secret Service agents had warned that it'd be "dangerous" for him to go to the White House, Kushner later told people, according to the book. Unlike his wife Ivanka Trump, Kushner did not release a public statement in response to the insurrection. Kushner played a major role in Trump's White House, working on everything from the COVID-19 pandemic response to US policy in the Middle East.
Persons: Jared Kushner, Trump, Kushner, Jonathan Karl, Get, Donald Trump, Trump's, Joint Base Andrews, Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Ivanka Organizations: White, Republican, ABC News, Service, Trump, Joint Base, Secret Service, Reuters, Affinity Partners, Trump's Mar, Mar, CNN, New York Times Locations: Saudi Arabia, Washington , DC, White, Miami, Trump's, Lago, Palm Beach
McConnell told Cheney to stop criticizing Trump, warning that her stance could hurt the GOP in 2022. Cheney texted McConnell in May 2021 and said he'd made a mistake by blocking a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission. Following the vote, Cheney sent McConnell a text message telling the Senate's top Republican that she thought he'd made a mistake. She takes notes in her book, reminding all of us that our words will be measured by history," Cheney wrote in her text to McConnell, according to Karl's book. But, by the time McConnell issued his warning to Cheney, her public condemnation of Trump had already cost her a position among House GOP leaders.
Persons: McConnell, Cheney, Trump, Cheney texted McConnell, he'd, Clio, Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney, Donald Trump, Jonathan Karl's, I've, David McCullough, Scott J, Ferrell, Karl, Harriet Hageman, Steve Bannon Organizations: GOP, Service, Republican, ABC News, Trump, Democrats, Capitol, Congressional, Wyoming Republican, Fox News, House Democrats, FBI Locations: Wyoming
Rep. Kevin McCarthy wanted Trump to stop his daily COVID-19 briefings, according to a new book. "We've got to get him off TV," McCarthy told Republican leaders in April 2020. "We've got to get him off TV," McCarthy told his fellow GOP leaders at the time, according to Karl's forthcoming book, "Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show." McCarthy told Trump that the briefings were backfiring, according to the book. But Trump resisted, saying the briefings were the hottest show on TV and drew huge ratings, per the book.
Persons: Kevin McCarthy, Trump, We've, McCarthy, Jonathan Karl, Get, Donald Trump's, coronavirus, Steve Scalise, Liz Cheney, Karl's, Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx, COVID Organizations: Republican, ABC News, White House, GOP, Trump, Democratic Locations: China
After being treated for COVID-19 at Walter Reed, Trump timed his arrival at the White House to maximize TV coverage. "It was like a Broadway production," Trump told ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl in March 2021. Trump thought about ripping off his dress shirt to reveal a Superman shirt underneath, but reconsidered. "It was like a Broadway production," Trump told ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl in March 2021. Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the White House COVID-19 response coordinator under Trump, recently testified to House lawmakers that more than 130,000 lives could've been saved if Trump had listened to experts and followed science.
Persons: Walter Reed, Trump, Jonathan Karl, Donald Trump, Karl, , it's, Mark Meadows, Bob Woodward, Deborah Birx, could've Organizations: White, ABC, Service, Walter Reed Medical, Trump, Truman, White House Locations: COVID, Cleveland
Pence's chief of staff asked Kushner to challenge Trump on his doomed effort to overturn the election, according to a new book. Kushner said he was too busy with the Middle East to talk to Trump. Kushner replied that he really didn't want to get involved, Karl said, stating that his "focus is on Middle East peace." Over the course of the Trump era, Kushner was intricately involved in the administration's Middle East policy. May's conflict made Trump question whether Kushner had accomplished "peace in the Middle East after all," per a CNN report in June.
Persons: Kushner, Trump, Pence, Jared Kushner, Mike Pence's, Marc Short, Donald Trump, Jonathan Karl, Karl, Short, Privately, I'm, Rudy Giuliani, Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump's, Abraham Organizations: Trump, ABC News, Electoral, Palestinian, Israeli, Abraham Accords, Abraham, CNN Locations: UAE, Bahrain, Israel, Morocco, Sudan
Former President Donald Trump says in a new book that he "might have" endorsed a Democrat in 2020. Trump was referring to Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection bid in Kentucky. Despite Kentucky being a reliably Republican state, Trump said McConnell only won because of him. "Trump absurdly claimed that the only reason McConnell had won reelection in solidly Republican Kentucky in 2020 was because he had endorsed him," Karl writes. Karl describes how Trump was "consumed with bitterness and resentment aimed almost entirely at fellow Republicans" during their interview, particularly with Senate Leader McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Mitch McConnell's, McConnell, Republican Sen, Mitch McConnell of, Jonathan Karl's, Karl, Amy McGrath, McGrath, Kevin McCarthy of Organizations: Republican, GOP, Democratic, Washington, ABC News, Trump, Democrat, Marine Locations: Kentucky, Despite Kentucky, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Republican Kentucky, Kevin McCarthy of California
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