National Security

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John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, criticized the expansionist efforts of Russia and China and their “influence across Africa.”
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In Africa, the president’s national security adviser said, the greatest threat is not from poverty or Islamist extremism but from an expansionist China, as well as Russia.
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The White House on Thursday accused China and Russia of using “predatory” practices to exploit Africa, a part of the world that President Trump has largely ignored and frequently mocked. John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor, said China lures African governments into expensive infrastructure...
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The White House on Thursday accused China and Russia of using “predatory” practices to exploit Africa, a part of the world that President Trump has largely ignored and frequently mocked. John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor, said China lures African governments into expensive infrastructure...
 
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National security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Donald Trump's Africa strategy on Thursday, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region, while also making sure US taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly with a reduction in US involvement in United Nations peacekeeping missions.
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This can't have been the president's favorite episode of the show. The case that President Donald Trump was involved in a serious criminal violation of campaign finance laws is so strong that even Fox News' legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano believes he faces real legal peril.And on Thursday morning, he tried to explain why the evidence against Trump is so damning, which the co-hosts on "Fox & Friends" had an apparently hard time believing. The case in question involves crimes to which Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty: the hush money payments during the 2016 campaign on the president's behalf to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.“Donald Trump has said that that was not a campaign violation because it wasn’t involving the campaign," said host Steve Doocy. "It was a damage control payment."But Napolitano pointed out that both Cohen and American Media, Inc., which helped facilitate one of the payments, claim the payments were pr...
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White House national security adviser says U.S. foreign aid will be conditioned on benefits to the United States as well as recipients.
 
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A U.N. survey of governments' investment regulations has found 30 percent of measures adopted in the first ten months of this year were a tightening of regulations, the highest figure since 2010.
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WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, unveiling President Donald Trump’s Africa strategy on Thursday, accused Russia and China of “predatory practices” that interfere with American military operations on the continent and pose a significant threat to America’s homeland security interests.
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"Trump’s chief national security aide was secretly interacting with the representative of a foreign power as that government was mounting information and cyber warfare against the United States.” When Michael Flynn, former national security advisor in the Trump Administration, agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, he admitted to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the late 2016 lame duck session. But according to a new David Corn/Dan Friedman article for Mother Jones, Flynn was in touch with Kislyak not only after the 2016 presidential election, but during the election as well.For the article, published December 13, Mother Jones’ reporters interviewed two Flynn associates who asked for anonymity—and both of them discussed their conversations with Flynn. One of them, according to Corn and Friedman, alleges that Flynn and Kislyak discussed “a grand bargain in which Moscow wo...
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National security adviser John Bolton said those countries "deliberately and aggressively target their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage."
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Butina is at the center of several circles—the Trump campaign, the NRA and Russia. Maria Butina, a central figure in the special counsel probe into whether the Donald Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 campaign, has entered a guilty plea in federal court, admitting she conspired against the United States. From CNN:Butina, 30, was accused of working to infiltrate Republican political circles through groups such as the National Rifle Association to bolster Russian interests.Butina said she acted "under direction of" a Russian official whom CNN has identified as Alexander Torshin. "Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics," the prosecutor said in court.As you can see in the illustration below, Butina is at the center of several circles—the Trump campaign, the NRA and Russia.For a better understanding about why her plea deal is likely causing tremendous heartburn and sleepless night...
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Representative Roger Marshall (R-KS) during Thursday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC said that each day more than 10 terrorists and 40 criminals try to enter the United States. “This border is all about national security. Every day, over 10 terrorists and 40 criminals try to cross that border,” Marshall stated. Host Willie Geist asked Marshall where he got his information from, and the representative explained that the Department of Homeland Security has been relaying statistics with Congress. Marshall’s remarks echo Rep. Steve Scalise’s comments from an appearance on “Life, Liberty and Levin” at the beginning of the week. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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The national security adviser says the new strategy will focus on enhancing trade ties, combating terrorism and cutting back on aid programs the Trump administration deems inefficient
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After spending the morning calling Michael Cohen a liar, President Trump turned his ire Thursday toward ex-national security adviser Mike Flynn, charging that he too was “making up stories” about the president to save his hide. “They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated — the...
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National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the administration’s strategy for Africa on Thursday, and warned that the U.S. would not longer support “unproductive” United Nations peacekeeping missions -- and promising to advance U.S. interests on the continent.
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Former FBI director James Comey admitted in a recent interview that he personally made the decision to send a pair of agents to interview President Trump’s national security adviser Mike Flynn in 2017, and acknowledged the arrangement was not typical for dealing with a White House official. 
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Cherif Chekatt, the suspect in this week's Strasbourg terrorist attack, was on the “Fichier S” watch list following a period in prison in 2015.
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President Trump on Thursday claimed that prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller's office gave his former national security adviser Michael Flynn "a great deal" because they felt badly about how he had been treated...
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National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday there are no plans to reschedule a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
 
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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday he had great "frustration" over the fact that the conflict in Western Sahara has not been resolved.
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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday he had great "frustration" over the fact that the conflict in Western Sahara has not been resolved.
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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday he had great "frustration" over the fact that the conflict in Western Sahara has not been resolved.
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There will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors seized near Crimea, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday.
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There will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors seized near Crimea, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday.
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The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks on Thursday by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.
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The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks on Thursday by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.
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The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks on Thursday by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.
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What the Russian spy’s guilty plea tells us about Trump’s chances of surviving Mueller’s investigation. A report this week by NBC News that suspected Russian spy Maria Butina will plead guilty to violating laws regarding government agents operating within the United States is the worst news Donald Trump has faced in months, but not for the reason many think.Butina will reportedly admit to conspiring with a Russian official believed to be Alexander Torshin "to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics . . . for the benefit of the Russian Federation" (Torshin recently retired from being a deputy director of the Russian central bank). She will also admit to attempting to influence the National Rifle Association and “Political Party 1,” believed to be the Republican Party. Butina will admit to setting up a meeting between senior officials of the NRA and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in December 2015,...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team is preparing a new series of legal filings tying the White House to Middle East influence. According to a report at the Daily Beast, special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team is preparing a new series of legal filings tying the White House to Middle East influence.The Beast notes that the new filings are expected to drop in 2019, based on investigations looking into “how Middle Eastern countries pushed cash to Washington politicos in an attempt to sway policy under President Trump’s administration.”According to the report, “witnesses affiliated with the Trump campaign have been questioned about their conversations with deeply connected individuals from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, according to people familiar with the probe.”Sources say that Mueller’s legal team have been spending months debating whether to make this part of the investigation public.“If this is going to be unveiled, this wo...
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Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter joins the 'Squawk Box' team to discuss U.S. China relations and the role of technology in national security.
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CNBC's Eunice Yoon joins the 'Squawk Box' team to report on the latest developments in the U.S.-China trade deal.
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Two Canadian men have been detained in China on suspicion of "endangering national security," the country's foreign ministry said Thursday. Spokesman Lu Kang confirmed that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday.
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Foreign Ministry says Canadian entrepreneur and a former diplomat held on suspicion of "activities that endanger the national security" of China
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The president's former personal lawyer is going to prison. A Russian woman is set to plead guilty to being as a foreign agent. A former Trump national security adviser will soon learn his fate too.
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Allowing Chinese firm Huawei Technologies to help build Canada's 5G wireless networks could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians, security analysts warn.
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China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of “endangering national security.”
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China has confirmed it detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security."
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Chinese authorities have detained another Canadian citizen this week, allegedly for harming national security. The detentions appear to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Huawei executive.
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China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were detained on suspicion of “endangering national security”.
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BEIJING (AP) — China confirms detentions of 2 Canadian men on suspicion of ‘endangering national security’ .
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A second Canadian citizen is reportedly being investigated by China on suspicion of endangering national security, adding to tensions after Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecom executive on a US request.
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China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that two Canadian nationals detained in China are suspected of engaging in activities endangering national security, and that both cases are under investigation.
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China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that two Canadian nationals detained in China are suspected of engaging in activities endangering national security, and that both cases are under investigation.
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China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that two Canadian nationals detained in China are suspected of engaging in activities endangering national security, and that both cases are under investigation.
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The Chinese government confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor was under investigation by the Dandong Bureau of Chinese State Security for "suspicion of jeopardizing China's national security," Chinese newspaper Global Times reported.
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Canadian businessman Michael Spavor under investigation on suspicion of harming China's national security.
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One day after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's legal team made the bombshell allegations that the FBI had pushed him not to bring a lawyer to his fateful 2017 interview with agents at the White House, the federal judge overseeing Flynn's criminal case late Wednesday ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over highly secret documents related to the questioning.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China’s growing influence on the continent National security adviser John Bolton is expected to lay out priorities Thursday for what the administration calls “the continent of the future” […]
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A second Canadian citizen has been detained in China, heightening fears that Beijing is retaliating against Ottawa for the arrest of Chinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou.  Entrepreneur Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues and one of the few Westerners to have met Kim Jong-un, disappeared in China on Monday, the same day that Beijing detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig.  Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian foreign minister, on Wednesday had revealed that Canada had lost contact with a second unnamed citizen in China after he contacted diplomats to report being questioned by the authorities.  “We have also raised this case with the Chinese authorities,” she said during a press briefing on the first arrest of Mr Kovrig, adding that it was a “delicate situation” and that she wanted to protect the privacy of the individual’s family.  Beijing has not explicitly made the link between the detention of the two men and Ms Meng, 46, the...
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Chinese government website says entrepreneur Michael Spavor is being investigated on suspicion of 'harming national security'
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The arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada this month has quickly become a focal point in a wider battle between the U.S. and China over trade, national security and trust in the age of globalization.
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The arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada this month has quickly become a focal point in a wider battle between the U.S. and China over trade, national security and trust in the age of globalization. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, was charged with helping the company...
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The arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada this month has quickly become a focal point in a wider battle between the U.S. and China over trade, national security and trust in the age of globalization. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, was charged with helping the company...
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WASHINGTON, DC — China is by far the most active economic espionage offender in the United States today, often pilfering or attempting to steal U.S. firepower and the fruits of American brainpower, experts and national security officials told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
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Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his ...
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