Today’s Latest News on Trump Administration
CBS News poll
CBS News releases new poll on U.S. action in Syria by President Trump. Fifty-seven percent of Americans approve of the airstrike against Syrian military targets -- calling immoral the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons that led to the strike -- but most are leery of any military involvement beyond airstrikes, a CBS News poll shows.
Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice
In remarks before Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath to Gorsuch, Mr. Trump nodded to the idea some hold that “the most important thing a president does is appoint great people to the Supreme Court,” adding, “And I got it done in the first 100 days.”
What happened to Russia’s agreement to eradicate Syria’s chemical weapons?
Long before last week’s deadly chemical attack in Syria, the U.S. and Russia brokered a deal -- in 2013 -- requiring Syria to destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles. Last year, the organization overseeing the elimination process declared the job complete.
McCain wants Tillerson to challenge Putin’s Syria involvement on first trip to Moscow
Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., suggested that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his first diplomatic trip to Moscow should question Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Kremlin’s political alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Recent Trump Administration News:
McFarland to leave White House, become U.S. ambassador to Singapore
President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser, K.T. McFarland, is leaving the White House and will be nominated to become U.S. ambassador to Singapore, according to a source close to the situation.
Haley: “In no way do we see peace” with Assad in power
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said peace is “in no way” possible with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power, after last week’s deadly chemical attack that prompted a U.S. strike on a Syrian air base.
John Dickerson’s notebook: Partisanship claims another institution
Veterans of the United States Senate I talked to this week describe the decline of the institution like the slow fade of a neighborhood restaurant. First the owner died, then the food got bland, and then they stopped serving brunch. By the time the place closed, no one was surprised.
Tillerson blames Russia’s “failure” in Syria for killings
The U.S. has no evidence that Russia was involved in last week’s fatal sarin gas attack in Syria, but Russia’s “failure” allowed the deaths of innocent people, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, ahead of his visit to Moscow.
McCain says administration rhetoric “partially to blame” for chemical attack in Syria
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said comments made by people in President Trump’s administration are “partially to blame” for encouraging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s apparent use of chemical weapons on his people last week.