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The Early Edition: February 24, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The TRUMP CABINET’S RELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA

A request from the White House to dispute media reports that Trump campaign officials had regular contacts with Russian intelligence officials during the election campaign was rejected by the FBI, Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz, Manu Raju and Pamela Brown report at CNN.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 23, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Mexico yesterday as two threats put pressure on its relationship with the US: the new immigration orders, and another order requiring US officials to evaluate all American aid to Mexico with a view to possibly using it to pay for a border wall instead, Gardiner Harris and Kirk Semple report at the New York Times.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 22, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

“Toxic” fearmongering by Trump and other anti-establishment politicians worldwide is contributing to a global pushback against human rights, according to Amnesty International’s annual report “The State of the World’s Human Rights.”

Vice President Pence tried to convey the message that the established order the US has led since World War II remains in place on his first trip to Europe, in contrast to his campaign trail rhetoric attributing Donald Trump’s popularity to a popular revolt against the established order, observes Matthew Nussbaum at POLITICO.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 21, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster was appointed as national security adviser Monday, Peter Baker and Michael R.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 17, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The TRUMP CABINET’S RELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied he had discussed US sanctions with the Russian ambassador in an interview by FBI agents last month, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications, report Sari Horwitz and Adam Entous at the Washington Post.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 16, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-NETANYAHU MEETING

Trump’s declaration that the US would no longer insist on a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict at a news conference following his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday cast aside decades of US diplomacy in an instant, write Peter Baker and Mark Lander at the New York Times.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 15, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

MICHAEL FLYNN RESIGNS

Members of President Trump’s campaign and other associates had repeated contact with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year leading up to the election, phone records and intercepted calls reveal, according to current and former US officials.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 14, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

MICHAEL FLYNN RESIGNS

Acting attorney general Sally Q. Yates informed the White House late last month that she believed former national security adviser Mike Flynn had misled senior administration officials about his communications with the Russian ambassador and warned it that he was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, US officials told Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashime and Philip Rucker at the Washington Post.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 13, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are unlikely to agree completely on all issues, Netanyahu suggested yesterday ahead of his trip to Washington today where he is due to meet Trump for the first time Wednesday, a meeting that is expected to set the tone for the American-Israeli relationship, writes Ian Fisher at the New York Times.…   continue »

The Early Edition: February 10, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

National security adviser Michael Flynn – inappropriately and potentially illegally – privately discussed US sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador to the US in the month before President Trump took office – contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, Greg Miller, Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima report at the Washington Post, citing current and former US officials.…   continue »