Latest John Kelly News

Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

Nov. 19, 2019 12:42 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024. But even though the former South Carolina governor left the Trump administration on her own...

In memoir, Haley alleges disloyalty among some on Trump team

Nov. 10, 2019 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in opposing some of his policies. In "With All Due Respect," Haley said then-Secretary...

Clinton impeachment figure makes return in Trump sequel

Oct. 30, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment is back, and so is Bob Livingston. The former congressman from Louisiana who abruptly resigned on the same day the House impeached President Bill Clinton made an improbable return Wednesday as a figure in the sequel — the drive to impeach President Donald Trump. The...

Florida child migrant detention facility shuts down

Oct. 28, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it is shutting down one of the largest U.S. facilities for child migrants, which had come under intense criticism because of its regimented conditions and the contractor's ties to a freshly departed White House official. The U.S. Department of...

Former WH chief of staff says he warned Trump on impeachment

Oct. 27, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, John Kelly, says he advised the president not to fill the job with someone who wouldn't be honest with him and provide a check on his impulses because he would end up being impeached. "That was almost 11 months ago, and I have an awful lot...

Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

Oct. 15, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Syria's Kurdish fighters, America's longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash. But in fact, the move had been in the works...

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Oct. 14, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. The United States also...

Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids

Oct. 3, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to...

Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids

Oct. 3, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to...