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Fiona Hill was Trump's top Russia adviser from 2017 to 2019 and was a key witness in the previous impeachment proceedings. She told The World's host Marco Werman that the idea to storm the Capitol didn't come out of the blue. Marco Werman: Looking at the events of last week, what do you think President Trump was trying to do? It didn't succeed, the military wasn't out on the streets, the president wasn't using his formal powers." So, there were plenty of people in Capitol Hill who were wearing weapons and body armor.
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Biden picks Clinton adviser Rosenberger as White House China director
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.69   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Laura Rosenberger, a State Department and White House veteran who was a foreign policy adviser to Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2016 presidential election campaign, will serve as senior director for China in Joe Biden’s White House. Rosenberger will report to Kurt Campbell, another Obama-administration veteran, who was named on Wednesday to be President-elect Biden’s senior coordinator for Indo-Pacific policy at the White House National Security Council (NSC), a spokeswoman for Biden’s transition said. “Humbled by the enormity of the task and privileged to once again serve the American people alongside an incredible team,” Rosenberger, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States think tank, said on Twitter on Thursday. Rosenberger served previously as NSC director for China and Korea in the Obama White House and in a range of positions at the State Department and NSC, including as chief of staff to the then deputy secretary of state, Antony Blinken, who Biden has nominated to be his secretary of state. Managing the relationship with China will be among Biden’s biggest challenges.
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In three days this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled several drastic changes to US foreign policy. On January 9, the State Department announced that the US government should consider previous self-imposed restrictions on official contact with Taiwan "null and void." On January 10, Pompeo announced that the State Department would designate Yemen's Houthi rebels as a terrorist group. Pompeo at a welcome ceremony in the lobby of the State Department headquarters, May 1, 2018. A Trump administration official told CNN the goal was "to set so many fires that it will be hard ... to put them all out."
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is pictured as he speaks to the media after meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/FilesWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has picked an Obama-administration veteran, Kurt Campbell, to be his White House coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region, which covers the relationship with China, a spokeswoman for Biden’s transition said on Wednesday. “I can confirm Kurt will be Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific at the NSC,” the transition spokeswoman said, referring to the White House National Security Council. Campbell has since run the Asia Group business strategy consultancy and advised Biden’s campaign. He is co-founder of the Center for a New American Security think tank.
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Obama-era veteran Kurt Campbell to lead Biden's Asia policy
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( David Brunnstrom | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has picked an Obama-administration veteran, Kurt Campbell, to be his senior official for Asia policy, including the relationship with China, a spokeswoman for Biden’s transition said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is pictured as he speaks to the media after meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo January 17, 2013. Campbell, 63, has run the Asia Group business strategy consultancy and advised Biden’s campaign. “I think some boldness is appropriate in American foreign policy, particularly in Asia,” said Campbell, who also has spoken of maintaining strong backing for Taiwan, something Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo boosted. Without both parties working together on China and Asia, he added, “we will, in all likelihood, fail.”
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“He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.” “These facts require immediate actions by President Trump,” he continued. A few Republicans defended him, but most others simply argued that a rush to impeach Mr. Trump without a hearing or an investigation raised constitutional questions. With Democrats controlling the House, Mr. Trump is expected to become the first American president to be impeached twice. Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington sent a letter to Mr. Trump on Sunday asking for an emergency declaration to obtain additional funding for inauguration security. On Tuesday, a federal inspector general questioned an order to deliver the estimates before Mr. Trump leaves office, after whistle-blowers warned that the rush would imperil their accuracy.
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US rivals are looking to use the Capitol siege to their advantage
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
The US's rivals are likely calculating that the US, distracted by the Capitol Siege of January 6, will be ill-equipped to respond to provocations. Since January 6, multiple key national security officials have announced their resignations, reducing the cadre of security experts who have longstanding relationships with President Donald Trump. Some adversaries are likely to use the Capitol siege as a catalyst to take new malign actions, while others will instead use the events of January 6 to justify their existing destabilizing behavior. Members of the National Guard in Washington, DC, after rioters broke into the US Capitol, on January 6, 2021. Adversaries are also likely to consider how they can exploit the extreme societal divisions on display on January 6, including via further online disinformation efforts, some of which helped spur the Capitol siege in the first place.
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Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon over his role in inciting an attempted coup at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths. Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice; he was previously impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the Ukraine scandal. Trump watched the hourslong siege play out on television from his perch at the White House. Three Cabinet secretaries resigned, as did the former White House press secretary, deputy press secretary, deputy national security advisor, the former White House chief of staff, and others in the Commerce Department and National Security Council.
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Here's why there's some hope for controlling the Covid pandemic
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Naomi Thomas | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Plus there's an expectation the incoming Biden administration will handle things better than the Trump administration has. VaccinesTwo Covid vaccines licensed for use in the US under emergency use authorization are "remarkably effective," Offit said. Warmer weather"The weather will get warmer, when the weather gets warmer, that makes it much more difficult for this virus," Offit said. Growing herd immunityAnother reason for optimism is that huge number of Americans who likely have been infected and now have some immunity to the virus, Offit said. The numbers of people who have been infected are probably closer to 65 or 70 million, Offit said.
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But the CIA also cooperates regularly with State, and Burns worked closely with agency operators as ambassador to Russia and Jordan. "This is a great pick," said Marc Polymeropoulos, a former senior CIA operations officer who worked in the Middle East and against Russia. "He is a wonderful choice," emailed Michael Hayden, who was President George W. Bush's CIA director. Former CIA director John Brennan added, "Bill has an outstanding reputation. "Not an intelligence practitioner but a sophisticated consumer with whom CIA worked closely" on Libya and the Iran nuclear deal.
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Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, has resigned, multiple outlets reported Monday. Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, announced in a letter to employees Monday that he is resigning, Fox News and NBC News reported. Shortly after his statement was released, the White House announced that Trump had withdrawn Wolf's nomination to be the permanent Department of Homeland Security secretary. After former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in 2019, Trump bypassed a senior homeland security official who was legally designated to temporarily lead the agency by tapping Kevin McAleenan to be the department's acting head. With Wolf stepping down, FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor is set to take over as acting head of Homeland Security.
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One person was fatally shot during the riot, and a Capitol policeman has now died of injuries he sustained while defending the Capitol. Note whom Secretary Miller and Chairman Milley did NOT speak to: President Trump. The security of the nation’s capital is complicated due to overlapping jurisdictions between local government and federal agencies. Federal agencies retain the primary responsibility for securing the Capitol. He urged the crowd to assault the Capitol, and did very little to stop the violence once the riot started.
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The video remarks were viewed in the White House as the concession speech that many aides had been hoping he would deliver after his loss became apparent, the source said. Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on Monday, two sources familiar with the matter said. PENCE ARRIVES AT WHITE HOUSEVice President Mike Pence arrived at the White House on Friday. Concerns about ensuring continuity of government and a transition to Biden have prompted some White House aides and top administration officials to remain in place after mulling resignations. Trump’s tweet on Friday that he will not attend Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 left open when he would actually depart the White House.
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Biden names pandemic official to new national security team
  + stars: | 2021-01-08 | by ( Trevor Hunnicutt | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.65   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to add a senior official overseeing global health security as he remakes the White House National Security Council, restoring a government function cut by the Trump administration before the COVID-19 pandemic, his office said in a statement on Friday. Biden will make broader national security changes, too, with his team installing an official with a broad mandate over Russia policy as well as a senior director for climate and energy. The biodefense group was started by Trump predecessor Barack Obama’s administration, in which Biden served as vice president, to prevent pandemics. The Trump administration disbanded the team and merged some of its members into other units in a move it said was intended to reduce organizational complexity. Trump’s current national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, is among the officials who, according to sources, have considered resigning after Trump supporters occupied the U.S. Capitol in an effort to block Congress from certifying the presidential election results.
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President Donald Trump has long benefitted from the loyalty of his Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is reportedly very angry with Trump but has yet to agree with invoking the 25th Amendment, which would remove Trump from power. Vice President Mike Pence has been between a rock and an increasingly angry president this week as Donald Trump has finally turned on his vice president over his failure to engineer Trump's reelection. The president was furious, and reportedly told Pence: "I don't want to be your friend, I want you to be the vice president." During Wednesday's White House rally, Trump told the crowd that "Mike Pence is gonna have to come through for us.
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But CNN and Axios reported that Democrat and Republican officials are urging some national-security aides to stay in their roles to prevent another crisis. Some of President Donald Trump's top officials have been so horrified by the Capitol riot that they plan to reject any orders that they think could be dangerous or unlawful, Axios reported Thursday. Two senior national security officials told Axios' Jonathan Swan that both they and their colleagues will refuse instructions that they think would harm the US or go against the law, and force Trump to fire them instead. Trump supporters take over balconies and inauguration scaffolding at the Capitol on Wednesday. A pro-Trump mob ransacked the Capitol after Trump addressed his supporters and told them to march on the Capitol.
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ET Live Updates: Democrats Talk of Impeachment as Chaos Engulfs Trump’s White House The assistant speaker of the House said Democrats could vote on impeachment next week. The prospect of actually short-circuiting Mr. Trump’s tenure in its last days appeared remote. (The Democrat-led House already impeached Mr. Trump once in December 2019, and he was acquitted in the Senate. But the first family has discussed leaving the White House for good on Jan. 19, the day before the inauguration. Matthew Pottinger, deputy national security adviser Mr. Pottinger has been Mr. Trump’s deputy national security adviser since 2019.
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ET Live Updates: Democrats Look to Impeachment as Chaos Engulfs Trump’s White House The assistant speaker of the House said Democrats could vote on impeachment next week. With less than two weeks left of Mr. Trump’s presidency, a wave of resignations hits his cabinet. The prospect of actually short-circuiting Mr. Trump’s tenure in its last days appeared remote. Sidney Powell and others, including President Trump, have been spreading elaborate conspiracy theories since Election Day about Dominion voting machines. Matthew Pottinger, deputy national security adviser Mr. Pottinger has been Mr. Trump’s deputy national security adviser since 2019.
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A spokesman for the Office of the Joint Chiefs said Pelosi initiated a call with Milley and "he answered her questions regarding the process of nuclear command authority." Pelosi reported later told lawmakers at a meeting that Milley had assured her that there are currently steps that would prevent Trump from ordering a nuclear launch. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she spoke to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley about available precautions that would block "an unstable president" — Donald Trump — from "ordering a nuclear strike," or even accessing nuclear launch codes and starting other military hostilities. "This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike," Pelosi wrote. In her letter, Pelosi told lawmakers that, "Nearly fifty years ago, after years of enabling their rogue President, Republicans in Congress finally told President [Richard] Nixon that it was time to go."
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House Democrats are planning to impeach President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection," according to a draft article of impeachment obtained by CNN on Friday. A White House spokesperson decried the impeachment push as "politically motivated," saying that it "will only serve to further divide our great country." House Democrats are planning to impeach President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection," according a draft article of impeachment first obtained by CNN. "President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government," the draft said. The whole time, Trump watched the hourslong siege play out on television from his perch at the White House.
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Yet none of the departing Trump officials appear to be making the kind of self-sacrifice remembered in some famed resignations. Two senior Department of Health and Human Services officials quit in anger over President Bill Clinton’s decision to sign a sweeping 1996 welfare reform law. Mr. Trump’s first secretary of defense, Jim Mattis, quit after Mr. Trump’s sudden decision to remove U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. But Trump officials confirmed on Friday that five National Security Council senior directors, handling issues including Russia and weapons of mass destruction, had quietly resigned from their jobs since Wednesday. “At this late a stage, resignations help little beyond serving as late attempts at self-preservation,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, wrote on Twitter.
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Trump's Russia adviser resigns, more departures expected soon - source
  + stars: | 2021-01-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ryan Tully, President Donald Trump’s top White House adviser on Russia, has resigned and more senior members of the National Security Council are expected to step down soon over Wednesday’s storming of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters, a senior administration official told Reuters. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said Trump’s pledge to an “orderly transition” to President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20 was partly intended to head off further resignations but was not likely to stop some departures.
Persons: Ryan Tully, Donald Trump’s, Wednesday’s, Joe Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, National Security Council, Capitol, Trump, Reuters Locations: Russia
FILE PHOTO: White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters as he departs for travel to Georgia from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2019. The White House had no immediate comment. “It has been an honor to serve the country in the White House. The White House social secretary, Rickie Niceta, also resigned, as did a deputy White House press secretary Sarah Matthews, two sources told Reuters. There was also talk inside the White House that deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell might resign, a source said.
Persons: Matt Pottinger, Donald Trump, Stephanie Grisham, Leah Millis, Pottinger, Pottinger’s, Robert O’Brien, , , Joe Biden, O’Brien, “ Pottinger, Trump, Democrat Biden, Melania Trump, ” Grisham, Grisham, Rickie Niceta, Sarah Matthews, Chris Liddell, ramped, Mike Pompeo, Washington, John Clancey, Pompeo, United Nations Kelly Craft, Trump’s, Marco Rubio, Tucker Carlson Organizations: WASHINGTON, White House, Capitol, White House Press, White, REUTERS, U.S . Capitol, Reuters, Bloomberg, State Department, Department of Defense, Treasury, National Security Council, Biden, Trump, Democrat, Twitter, House, Wall Street, U.S, Marines, United Nations, Fox News, China’s Locations: Georgia, Washington , U.S, China, United States, Beijing, Hong Kong, Washington, Chinese, Taiwan, China’s Washington, U.S
FILE PHOTO: White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters as he departs for travel to Georgia from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2019. “A strong national security team remains in place at the State Department, the Department of Defense, Treasury, the intelligence community and the National Security Council, the official said. The White House had no immediate comment. “It has been an honor to serve the country in the White House. The White House social secretary, Rickie Niceta, also resigned, as did a deputy White House press secretary Sarah Matthews, two sources told Reuters.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Stephanie Grisham, Donald Trump, Leah Millis, Matt Pottinger, Ryan Tully, Joe Biden, “ It’s, Mick Mulvaney, , , Trump, Robert O’Brien, Trump’s, O’Brien, Pottinger, Melania, ” Grisham, Grisham, Rickie Niceta, Sarah Matthews, ramped, Marco Rubio, Tucker Carlson Organizations: WASHINGTON, Capitol, White House Press, White, REUTERS, Reuters, National Security Council, Trump’s, Trump, U.S, White House, CNBC, NSC, State Department, Department of Defense, Treasury, Biden, Wall Street, Marines, House, Fox News Locations: Georgia, Washington , U.S, China, United States, Northern Ireland, Washington, Beijing
Deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger, a leading figure in the development of Trump’s China policy, resigned abruptly on Wednesday, said a senior administration official who declined to be named. He was followed by Ryan Tully, senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, a second senior official said, on condition of anonymity. The images filled television screens in the United States and around the world, forever marking Trump’s presidency and legacy. Chao, a labor secretary and deputy transportation secretary under previous Republican presidents, has led the department for four years. It coordinates U.S. foreign policy among federal agencies and maintains close contacts with foreign governments, so the loss of key staff could raise questions about national security as the new administration takes over.
Persons: Elaine Chao, Donald Trump’s, Chao, Mitch McConnell, , , Matt Pottinger, Ryan Tully, Democrat Joe Biden, “ It’s, Pete Buttigieg, Mick Mulvaney Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Transportation, Republican, U.S, Capitol, National Security Council, Democrat, Reuters, Trump’s, White House, CNBC, NSC Locations: China, United States, Northern Ireland
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