At one point, he accused Axios of insulting the Chinese Communist Party.
Zach BasuThis whole @jonathanvswan interview with China's Ambassador Cui Tiankai is really worth watching. At one point Cui tells Swan to "show more respect" for the Communist Party after a series of tough questions holding them to account.
Richard Spencer reportedly made a private proposal to the White House involving Gallagher's case.
Zach BasuNEW: Spencer writes in a resignation letter, "I cannot in good conscience obey an order that I believe violates the sacred oath I took in the presence of my family, my flag and my faith to support and defend the Constitution of the United States."
George Kent will testify in open session next week as part of the impeachment inquiry's first public hearings.
Zach BasuNEW: George Kent testifies that according to Gordon Sondland, Trump wanted "nothing less" than for Zelensky to "go to a microphone" and mention three words: investigations, Biden, and Clinton.
"Never have I seen a president treat so disrespectfully a co-equal branch of the government of the United States."
Zach BasuAccording to a Dem source, Trump began the meeting bragging about his "nasty" letter to Erdogan.
When asked about his plan for Syria, Trump said: "Our plan is to keep the American people safe."
Pelosi responded: "That's not a plan. That's a goal."
On May 1, Biden said in a speech: "China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man."
Zach BasuBiden on May 1: "China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man...They’re not competition for us."
Biden today: "We are in a competition with China.
We need to get tough with China. They are a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat."
He held an emergency meeting and a call with Pompeo
Zach BasuPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with top intelligence and military brass that Israel would make every effort not to get dragged into the escalation in the Gulf, @BarakRavid reports.
But only if Maduro helps return Venezuela to democracy.
Zach BasuNEW: Juan Guiado, now recognized as Venezuela's interim president by the Trump administration and others, says he would consider granting amnesty to Nicolas Maduro if he helps return the country to democracy.
"They asked us to open the gates for them in Washington."
Zach BasuIncredible scoop from @BarakRavid: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a Russian peace plan three months ago that included freezing sanctions on Iran in exchange for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria.
Despite speculation that the special counsel would file it under seal.
Zach BasuDue this week in the Mueller investigation.
- Tuesday: A sentencing memo on Michael Flynn
- Friday: A sentencing memo on Michael Cohen
- Also Friday: A sentencing memo on Paul Manafort, which will be public.
Leaders acknowledged the current system is "falling short of its objectives."
Zach BasuIn a joint declaration, G20 nations agreed to reform the WTO and remain committed to the Paris climate agreement — with the exception, of course, of the U.S.
Read the full communique @axios.
Rudy Giuliani says Trump's answers align with Michael Cohen's admissions in court.
Zach BasuNEW: In his written responses to Robert Mueller, Trump acknowledged that he discussed plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow with Michael Cohen before the deal fell through, Rudy Giuliani tells the NYTimes.