Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel . A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed … Read more

Man dies after crashing car, firing gunshots near U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A 29-year-old Delaware man died in an apparent suicide early on Sunday after crashing his car into a barricade near the US Capitol and firing shots into the air, police said. While the man was getting out of the crashed car, he became engulfed in flames just after 4 am … Read more

U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan with China tensions simmering

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit while there are military tensions between the self-ruled island and China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has … Read more

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, a security ‘nightmare’ that housed classified documents

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The seizure of classified US government documents from Donald Trump’s sprawling Mar-a-Lago retreat spotlights the ongoing national security concerns presented by the former president, and the home he dubbed the Winter White House, some security experts say. Trump is under federal investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act, which … Read more

South Korea, China clash over U.S. missile shield, complicating conciliation

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Picture taken on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, threatening to undermine … Read more

Pelosi: U.S. cannot allow China’s ‘new normal’ over Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the United States could not allow China to normalize the new level of pressure on Taiwan it asserted with days of military drills following her visit to the Chinese-claimed island. “What we saw with China is that they were trying to … Read more

U.S. charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday with plotting to murder John Bolton, a national security adviser to form President Donald Trump. The Justice Department alleged that Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, of Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton … Read more

U.S. House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A US House of Representatives committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting his claims that the request was invalid because it was politically motivated. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against … Read more

Trump solicits donations after FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to turn the news that the FBI had searched his Florida estate to his benefit, citing the investigation in text messages and emails soliciting political donations from his supporters. The unprecedented search marked a significant escalation of the federal investigation into whether … Read more

Biden says he is concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

US President Joe Biden talks to reporters while boarding Air Force One on travel to Eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by devastation from recent flooding, as he departs from Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, US, August 8, 2022. REUTERS /Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more