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Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

News AnalysisAll the warnings were there. But President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move that has emboldened Russia, Iran and the Islamic State. ImageTurkish troops and Turkish-backed Syrian fighters on Saturday near the border town of Ras al-Ain, during their assault on Kurdish-held border…

Former Trump Aide to Testify on Pressure to Oust Ambassador to Ukraine

ImageFiona Hill, President Trump’s former adviser on Russia and Europe, arriving Monday on Capitol Hill.CreditCreditErin Schaff/The New York TimesOct. 14, 2019Updated 10:03 a.m. ETWASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top Russia and Europe adviser, headed to Capitol Hill on Monday morning where she is prepared to testify that she and other officials objected strenuously…

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