• 2 Dec 2017

    President Trump has tweeted that he fired his former national security adviser General Mike Flynn “because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI”. An interesting move, given he might have tried to keep the media focus today on his tax cutting bill, which was passed late last night by the Senate, despite controversy…

  • 9 Nov 2017

    Terry McAuliffe the Democratic Governor of Virginia talks about this week’s election results, were they victories for the democrats or against Donald Trump?

  • 13 Oct 2017

    Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump’s actions “destabilising and dangerous”, and criticised his 2016 campaign for ‘feeding scapegoats and prejudices’. The 2016 Democrat Presidential candidate, speaking to Channel 4 News, covered a wide range of issues, including her own campaign, Donald Trump and the the recent allegations of rape and sexual harassment against film producer Harvey Weinstein.…

  • 13 Aug 2017

    A Charlottesville eyewitness describes the violence ‘as a deliberate act of domestic terrorism’. This report contains some graphic scenes.

  • 13 Aug 2017

    Former Virginia congressman Tom Perriello, who’s a Democrat, says the violence in Charlottesville is indicative of a ‘national problem’.

  • 13 Aug 2017

    One woman has died and 19 people are injured after a car ploughed into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • 13 Aug 2017

    We are live in Charlottesville, Virginia, after last night’s horrendous violence at a white supremacist rally.

  • 12 Aug 2017

    Dr John Nilsson-Wright, senior research fellow for north east Asia at Chatham House, says the North Koreans will believe Trump is ‘bluffing’ when it comes to seeing through his military threats.

  • 11 Aug 2017

    President Trump has warned – in a tweet – that military solutions are locked and loaded “should North Korea act unwisely”. His latest comment comes ten days before the annual U.S. / South Korean military exercises in the region begin, exercises that always bring strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures.   On the U.S. territory…

  • 25 Jul 2017

    “You’re probably right.” That’s the answer Donald Trump’s new communications chief gave when asked whether the President wants his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. Such is the precariousness of Mr Sessions’ position tonight, with his boss tweeting about how weak he is. The White House dysfunction is distracting lawmakers from another crucial issue –…

  • 19 Jul 2017

    He moved seats during a dinner at the G20 to sit next to Vladimir Putin. But what Donald Trump talked about with the Russian leader in this hitherto undisclosed meeting, we shall probably never know. The only other person present was a Russian translator. Mr Trump called the media speculation about the meeting “sick”.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    In Syria, tensions have once again escalated after American forces brought down a Syrian government jet near the contested city of Raqqa. Moscow, which backs the Assad regime, has retaliated by suspending an agreement with Washington, aimed at avoiding clashes and says it will in future regard US planes as potential targets.

  • 25 May 2017

    Amid leaks of information relating to the Manchester attacks, we discuss what might be done with Michael Scheuer the former chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden tracking unit. And with Hugh Orde, the former President of the Association of Chief Police Officers who spent nearly a decade as Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable.

  • 25 May 2017

    The police themselves have been angered by the behaviour of their US colleagues after yet more information from the Manchester investigation was leaked to the American media. Speaking at the Nato summit in Brussels, President Trump promised to prosecute whoever was responsible. That’s before he chastised an assembled group of Nato leaders for not paying…

  • 16 May 2017

    A defiant Donald Trump has insisted he was perfectly within his rights to share “information pertaining to terror” with the Russians. After aides last night scrambled to deny any classified information had been revealed, today the President declared his meeting with Russia’s foreign minister had been “very, very successful”.