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Recent articles by Vivian:

Trump Risks Further Isolation as Macron Relationship Sours

The deterioration of President Trump’s relationship with his French counterpart risks leaving the U.S. leader further isolated. → Read More

Trump Signs Bill Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

President Trump signed a bill designed to show solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. He previously expressed reservations over its potential to complicate U.S.-China trade talks. → Read More

Trump Hails Military Dog Conan Injured in Baghdadi Raid

President Trump at the White House honored the military canine injured in the raid that killed Islamic State’s leader, hailing the Belgian Malinois as “incredible.” → Read More

David Holmes Says U.S. Officials Understood Trump Was Pressing for Biden Investigation

A career diplomat told House impeachment investigators that he believed there was a clear understanding among U.S. officials in Kyiv by midsummer that President Trump had been pressing to get the Ukrainian government to announce investigations into matters that would benefit him politically → Read More

Fiona Hill Pushes Back on Theory of Ukraine Election Interference

A former White House national-security official warned lawmakers against promoting a “fictional narrative” that Ukraine interfered in U.S. elections and called such a theory Russian propaganda, marking a sharp disagreement with President Trump. → Read More

First Trump-Zelensky Call Shows None of the Pressure of the Second

A rough transcript of President Trump’s first phone call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky shows mostly pleasantries between the two leaders whose communications are a central piece of evidence in the House impeachment inquiry. → Read More

U.S. Threatens Egypt With Sanctions Over Russian Arms Deal

The U.S. has warned Egypt of possible sanctions over Cairo’s decision to proceed with a purchase of Russian warplanes, a new source of friction with a country whose leader has been lauded by President Trump. → Read More

First Trump-Zelensky Call Barely Resembled Second

President Trump’s first call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was brief and aimed mostly at offering introductory pleasantries, a contrast to the two leaders’ second call. → Read More

Vindman’s Identical Twin May Be Called to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

House committees have reached out to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s brother after Col. Vindman allegedly testified that his identical twin witnessed the decision to move the Trump-Zelensky call’s transcript to a top secret server. → Read More

Official to Testify Pompeo Blocked Show of Support for Ousted Ambassador

A senior official was set to tell House impeachment investigators that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials stymied a show of solidarity for the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, according to a person familiar with his closed-door testimony. → Read More

State Department’s Philip Reeker Testifies Top Officials Blocked Show of Support for Ousted Ambassador

A senior State Department official went before House impeachment investigators Saturday and said that top officials stymied a show of solidarity for the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine after President Trump had her removed, according to a person familiar with his closed-door testimony. → Read More

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Files Lawsuit Over Impeachment Inquiry Subpoena

President Trump’s former deputy national security adviser filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to rule on whether he must testify in the House impeachment inquiry after the White House claimed immunity for the president’s closest advisers. → Read More

U.S. Delegation Visits Greenland

Months after President Trump expressed an interest in buying Greenland, a U.S. delegation was there for meetings with high-level government officials and civic leaders. → Read More

Trump Backtracks on Decision to Host G-7 Meeting at His National Doral Resort

President Trump reversed a decision he had made days earlier to hold next year’s Group of Seven summit at his luxury golf resort near Miami, citing scrutiny by Democrats and the media. → Read More

Trump to Meet Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to Discuss Secretary Job

President Trump was scheduled to meet with Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette Friday to discuss having him succeed outgoing Secretary Rick Perry, according to a person familiar with the meeting. → Read More

U.S. to Host 2020 G-7 Summit at Trump’s Doral Resort Near Miami

The White House said the U.S. will host the 2020 Group of Seven summit at President Trump’s luxury golf resort near Miami, bucking criticism that Mr. Trump is looking to personally profit from the presidency. → Read More

In Letter, Trump Urged Erdogan to Make a Deal

President Trump pressed his Turkish counterpart in a letter last week to “make a great deal” with Kurdish fighters following the launch of Turkey’s military offensive in Syria, warning him: “Don’t be a fool.” → Read More

U.S. Threatens Turkey With Sanctions

President Trump plans to sign an executive order that lets the U.S. impose new sanctions on Turkey following its decision to launch military operations this week against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Syria. → Read More

Trump Sends Regards to Departed ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ Bolton

President Trump said Wednesday he is looking at five potential candidates to replace his ousted national security adviser, John Bolton, and wished Mr. Bolton well—but only after slamming his views on a range of foreign-policy issues. → Read More

Trump's Lead Negotiator on Arab-Israeli Peace Plan to Leave White House

President Trump’s lead negotiator on his highly anticipated Arab-Israeli peace plan will be leaving the White House soon, throwing further into question the administration’s efforts to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. → Read More