‘POTUS went rogue’: Trump’s Syria move blindsides national security leaders

The White House’s announcement that U.S. forces are pulling back from northeastern Syria to allow a Turkish offensive there took the Pentagon and the government’s Syria point man by surprise ⁠— and the decision defied the current thinking of President Donald Trump’s national security leaders. The Sunday night announcement, which followed a call between Trump […]

Manafort trial Day 6: Gates’s not so secret ‘secret life,’ Trump’s name debuts, and ‘WTF?’

Day 6 in the trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort featured a tense cross-examination by the defense of the prosecution’s star witness, former Manafort business partner Rick Gates.┬áThe defense chipped away at Gates’s credibility Tuesday on two fronts, questioning both the morality of his personal life and whether he was testifying on principle […]