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John Bolton's notes on '5,000 troops to Colombia' spark speculation about military intervention in Venezuela

John Bolton's notes on '5,000 troops to Colombia' spark speculation about military intervention in VenezuelaNational Security Adviser John Bolton set Twitter alight Monday after he appeared at a briefing holding a yellow notepad with the line "5,000 troops to Colombia" scribbled on it.



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Make John McCain proud of the Senate. Demand promises from William Barr on Robert Mueller.

Make John McCain proud of the Senate. Demand promises from William Barr on Robert Mueller.Look to Watergate for the impact a confirmation hearing can have. Elliot Richardson's commitments led him to resign rather than bow to Nixon's demands.



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Trump's border wall 'not really a wall', says outgoing chief of staff John Kelly

Trump's border wall 'not really a wall', says outgoing chief of staff John KellyDonald Trump's outgoing chief of staff on Sunday admitted the president's planned wall along the US and Mexico border would be more like a fence, as he gave his final interview before leaving office. General John Kelly, who leaves the administration on Wednesday after a rocky 18-month tenure, broke with the president on key areas during an intriguing exit interview with The Los Angeles Times newspaper. The two men have had a strained relationship in recent months. In September Gen. Kelly denied claims made in Bob Woodward's bombshell book, Fear, that he called the US leader an "idiot". On Sunday, it emerged that he fundamentally disagreed with the president's characterisation of illegal immigrants as criminals who are invading America. “We do have an immigration problem," the former Marine said while describing his role spending 15 hour days alongside Mr Trump as "bone-crushing". But he added: “Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people,” describing many migrants as victims of traffickers. “I have nothing but compassion for them, the young kids." Speaking of the wall, Gen. Kelly said that after consultation with border patrol agents it became clear that a continuous, opaque structure would not be suitable for stemming the flow of illegal immigrants. For a start, agents need to be able to see through any barrier to allow them to view those approaching from Mexico. “To be honest, it’s not a wall,” he said. “The president still says ‘wall’ – oftentimes frankly he’ll say ‘barrier’ or ‘fencing,’ now he’s tended toward steel slats. But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.” “They said, ‘Well we need a physical barrier in certain places, we need technology across the board, and we need more people.’” The US president's vision of what he called "a big beautiful wall" that "Mexico is going to pay for" became a rallying cry to his supporters during the 2016 election campaign. But halfway through his four-year term, he is still trying to secure most of the estimated $ 18 billion (£14.2bn) needed to fund it. The stalemate between Republicans and Democrats is at the heart of the current government shutdown now entering its tenth day.



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John Kelly blames Jeff Sessions for 'zero tolerance,' family separations along border

John Kelly blames Jeff Sessions for 'zero tolerance,' family separations along borderThe "zero tolerance" immigration policy that led to separation of children from their parents was the brainchild of Jeff Sessions, John Kelly says.



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John Kelly: judge me on what Trump didn't do while I was chief of staff

John Kelly: judge me on what Trump didn't do while I was chief of staffAs Donald Trump attracted criticism for blaming the deaths of children in US custody on Democrats opposed to his demands for a border wall, outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly said he had “nothing but compassion” for migrants attempting to enter the US without documentation. “Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people,” Kelly said, describing many migrants as victims misled by traffickers. Kelly, a retired Marines general, spoke in an interview with the Los Angeles Times conducted by phone on Friday and published on Sunday morning.



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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John Kelly

Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John KellyDonald Trump has named Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief of staff, after scrambling and struggling to find a replacement for the outgoing John Kelly. The president had believed that after he announced last week the former Marine Corps general would leave the White House by the end of the year – there had been speculation about the 68-year-old for months – the job would be filled by Nick Ayers. Reports suggested former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who was once close to Mr Trump but later sidelined after the 2016 election, was also being considered.



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A Look Back At John Kelly's Turbulent Time In The White House

A Look Back At John Kelly's Turbulent Time In The White HouseJohn Kelly will leave his post as White House chief of staff by the end of the



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John Chau, latest in long line of American Christian missionaries

John Chau, latest in long line of American Christian missionariesJohn Chau, killed by members of the Sentinelese tribe on an island in the Andaman Sea, is the latest in a long line of American missionaries who voyaged to the world’s most isolated regions to spread Christianity. The first Christian missionaries set sail from the United States for Asia more than 200 years ago, according to Dr Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. Adoniram Judson and his wife, Ann, left Salem, Massachusetts, in February 1812 for India but eventually ended up in Burma, where Adoniram spent most of the next four decades.



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Fishermen Arrested As Indian Authorities Struggle To Retrieve John Allen Chau From Remote Island

Fishermen Arrested As Indian Authorities Struggle To Retrieve John Allen Chau From Remote IslandIndian authorities are trying to work out how to retrieve John Allen Chau, 27, a U.S. missionary, who was reportedly killed by a remote tribe on the North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal. John Allen Chau has not been seen since he traveled to the remote island inhabited by a tribe of people who are known to be openly hostile to foreigners. Fishermen who have ventured close to the island have reported seeing Chau’s body and authorities have since been trying to work out how to retrieve the missing missionary, according to CNN.



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John Kasich Says He's 'Very Seriously' Considering Challenging Trump In 2020

John Kasich Says He's 'Very Seriously' Considering Challenging Trump In 2020Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Sunday acknowledged he's "very seriously"



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