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The Petraeus Sex Scandal: Timeline of Gen. David Petraeus' Affair
Details of the ex-CIA Director's extra-marital affair; three big mysteries unfold.
Inside Syria's multiple fighting factions
In the tense days after U.S. airstrikes on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, Russia’s ally, the U.S. and Russia have traded accusations about siding with terrorists. "Russia has really aligned itself with the Assad regime, the Iranians and Hezbollah ," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
President Trump's budget faces blowback for slashing State Department funds
The full details of President Trump’s budget aren’t even out yet, and already the blowback against the White House is, in a word, tremendous. Former top military leaders who served on the frontlines and congressional leaders in the president’s party are all speaking out, trying to stop the
President Trump weighs options for next national security adviser
Less than a week after the dramatic resignation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump is continuing to weigh his options for the crucial position of national security adviser. The president is wrapping up his extended weekend at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, White House deputy press secretary
The Note: Media Gets the Trump Treatment
Trump’s First 100 Days with SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 29 THE BIG STORY: The president’s first solo press conference yesterday was an almost 80-minute look inside the president’s mind four weeks into his term. President Trump relished in unleashing on the press and stressed that his administration
Robert Harward turns down national security adviser position
Retired admiral and former Navy SEAL Robert Harward was offered the job of national security adviser to President Donald Trump , but has turned down the position for personal reasons, a senior administration official tells ABC News. Harward, 60, had been the leading candidate to replace Gen.
The Note: Farewell to Flynn
Trump’s First 100 Days with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 26 THE BIG STORY: The exit of Gen. Michael Flynn from the Trump White House stands as evidence that, for as much as President Trump is defying norms and conventions, there are political laws that still apply to him and his
Harward, Petraeus under consideration to replace Flynn as national security adviser
In the immediate aftermath of national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, ABC News has learned that retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward and former CIA Director David Petraeus are two of the potential candidates to replace him. Flynn resigned in the wake of allegations that he spoke
Iraq War Vet Congressman: Americans See That Trump's Order is Really 'a Muslim Ban'
Congressman and Iraq War veteran Seth Moulton, D-Mass., said that President Donald Trump 's executive order on immigration and refugees amounts to "a Muslim ban," despite the administration's assertions that the order aims solely to keep the country safe. "What he's doing with this Muslim ban just
James Mattis Says He Has the 'Highest Confidence' in US Intelligence Agencies
James Mattis, the retired Marine general who is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the next defense secretary, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Russia continues to be “an adversary in key areas” and the country must honor what he called the "imperfect" arms control agreement