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Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey only after advisers explained to him the obvious consequences of letting it invade Syria, report says

President Donald Trump has defended pulling back US forces in Syria, but he was warned Monday that the decision could yet cause further catastrophe.
US President Donald Trump(L) as he departs the White House, in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2019, and former US vice president Joe Biden during the kick off his presidential election campaign in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 18, 2019.

Joe Biden attacked Trump’s ‘weakness’ after the president launched his most brutal attack yet on the Democrat and his son Hunter

On Thursday night Trump insulted Hunter Biden as a "loser," and said his father was "never considered smart" during his vice presidency.
Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas is seen in a 2018 social media post appearing to show him at the White House with U.S. President Donald Trump in a screen capture from his social media account made in 2018 by the Campaign Legal Center and released by them after his arrest on federal campaign finance violation charges in Washington, U.S. October 10, 2019.

Pictures show Trump with Rudy Giuliani’s arrested associates, despite the president saying he doesn’t know them

"Now it's possible I have a picture with them because I have a picture with everybody, I have a picture with everybody here," Trump told reporters.
US President Donald Trump has consistently complained about frequent leaks from the White House.

Trump is reportedly so paranoid about leakers in the White House that he has discussed making his staff take lie-detector tests

"He wanted to polygraph every employee in the building to unearth who it was who spoke to the press," a former White House official told Politico.
US President Donald Trump meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey during the UN General Assembly in New York, US, September 21, 2017.

Trump’s abrupt decision to pull out of Syria was reportedly made ‘instinctively’ at the end of his call with Turkey’s presiden...

President Donald Trump's announcement that he would pull US forces from northern Syria took his own military officials by surprise, reports say.
President Donald Trump alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

GOP lawmakers are reluctant to defend Trump on Ukraine because he’s so erratic

So far Republican support for the president over calls for Ukraine and China to investigate his political opponent, Joe Biden, has been relatively muted.
US President Trump.

A second intelligence official is considering filing a whistleblower complaint about Trump and Ukraine

The official reportedly has more direct knowledge of a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a leading supporter of the impeachment inquiry.

Trump groundlessly claimed that the pharmaceutical industry is behind a conspiracy to impeach him

"I wouldn't be surprised if the hoax didn't come a little bit from some of the people that we're taking on," Trump said in a speech on drug pricing.
Joe Biden, right, and his son Hunter, left, are seen above in April 2016.

Ukrainian prosecutors are reviewing their investigation into Burisma, the energy company where Hunter Biden worked

"We are reviewing all cases that were closed ... to make a decision on whether this was illegal," Ukraine's prosecutor general told reporters Friday.
Gordon Sondland, the United States Ambassador to the European Union, adresses the media during a press conference at the US Embassy to Romania in Bucharest September 5, 2019.

Ukraine’s president complained he didn’t want to be used as a political ‘instrument’ by Trump over his push to investigate Joe...

The text messages, between top diplomats Bill Taylor and Gordon Sondland, revealed anxiety on behalf of the Ukrainian president over Trump's tactics.