Just as hearings to determine his impeachment got underway, US President Donald Trump hosted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The move is controversial in light of Turkey’s recent incursion into northern Syria.
The US Supreme Court sided with lower courts to keep executions of federal inmates temporarily on hold. The decision spoiled the Trump administration's plan to execute five federal inmates in the coming weeks.
Conan was injured as it helped track down "Islamic State" leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria last month. The dog was honored by the US president, his wife Melania and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump at the White House at a time of historic differences between the two NATO allies. Photo-ops and pomp won't fix a host of issues that have damaged relations.
The White House has told the Judiciary Committee that "we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing." However, the Trump administration has not entirely dismissed the prospect of future involvement.
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