In an infamous press briefing last week, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that the Trump administration is in the habit of using foreign aid to coerce compliance with U.S. policy. Central America is a case in point.
The biggest problem with Republican critiques of the impeachment inquiry is that Democrats in the House are following a playbook for investigations that was first written by Republicans in large part over the past several years.
Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman says Maria Butina, who returned to Moscow on Saturday after serving a sentence in the United States for being a covert agent, is a victim of entrenched anti-Russian attitudes. "This is what, unfortunately, the previous U.S. administration started ? trying to destroy the bilateral relationship," Maria Zakharova told reporters at Sheremetyevo airport after Butina arrived.
On April 25, 2003 the crew of a Chinese fishing boat noticed a periscope drifting above the surface of the water. The fishermen notified the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) which promptly dispatched two vessels to investigate to find all of the crew members dead.