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What Trump got right and wrong about his new border barrier

President Donald Trump toured a section of newly-upgraded border barrier along the California-Mexico border on Wednesday, boasting about giving the nation the strong, impressive wall he promised during his 2016 campaign. "For many years, people have wanted a proper wall, ”Trump told reporters, predicting he’d finish building 500 miles by the end of next year. "We're building it at a …

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Trump's communication with foreign leaders is part of the whistleblower complaint that aroused opposition between the spy chief and Congress, say former officials

The whistleblower clock that has triggered an effort between the US intelligence community and Congress involves President Trump's communication with a foreign leader, according to two former US officials familiar with the matter. Trump's interaction with the foreign leader included a "pledge" which was considered so disturbing that it caused a US intelligence community official to file a formal complaint …

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This image tells you everything you need to know about impeachment

The supporting role 5. Committee staff A very small army of professional staff is behind elected officials in every congressional proceeding. In this case, a mix of Democratic and Republican aides who specialize in investigations and committee regulations provides advice to lawmakers on the finer points of their debate. Pressed against their breasts or tightly rolled into their hands are …

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Acting spy chief agrees to testify on whistleblower complaint before House intel panel

The committee's chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, announced Wednesday that Maguire will appear at 9 a.m. on September 26. The California Democrat also announced that the intelligence community inspector general will brief the House committee Thursday behind closed doors on how it handled the whistleblower complaint. In a subpoena issued last week, Schiff said he would force the acting intelligence chief …

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Trump visits border barriers near San Diego: 'This wall can't be climbed'

President Trump touted the effectiveness of newly constructed barriers as he toured the US-Mexico border near San Diego on Wednesday, insisting, "This wall can't be climbed." "It's a very powerful – very powerful – wall, "the president, accompanied by border officials, said as he toured the Otay Mesa area. Last month, the administration completed 14 miles of steel bollards up …

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The investigation continues in two grizzly bear attacks in SW Montana

BIG FALLS – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is continuing to investigate separate grizzly bear attacks that occurred Monday in the western Gravelly Mountains and injured three people. The three people sustained moderate to severe injuries. Two hunters were injured in an attack that occurred in the morning, and another hunter was injured in an attack later that night less …

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Fox News Poll: Biden at new low in Democratic primary race

It's increasingly more important for Democratic primary voters to beat President Donald Trump than support their favorite candidate – and former Vice President Joe Biden is widely considered the candidate most likely to give them the White House. That's a major source of strength for Biden, who continues to lead the Democratic field, albeit at a new low. Biden captures …

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Trump defends the plan to kill California's auto emissions authority

WASHINGTON – President Trump on Wednesday posted on Twitter an aggressive defense of his outstanding commitment to abolish California's legal power to set its own standards for climate-warming car emissions. Mr. Trump was in Los Angeles for a fundraiser when he laughed at the move, which California officials and environmental advocates have attacked as an illegal attack on states' rights …

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A Trump friend, under the scrutiny of prosecutors, appears on California collectors

When President Trump attended a gathering at a private home in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night, there was a familiar face in the crowd: Thomas J. Barrack Jr., the billionaire investor and old friend of the president who has come under federal scrutiny prosecutors investigating possible foreign influence over Trump's 2016 campaign. Mr. Barrack was among Trump's relatives, party and …

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