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Tom Howell Jr.

Tom Howell Jr. covers politics and the White House for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during the NATO summit at The Grove, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Watford, England. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump derides impeachment findings as 'joke'

President Trump on Wednesday derided House impeachment findings as a "joke" and questioned whether Democrats who drafted a report on his Ukraine dealings love their country or not. Published December 4, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive for a round table meeting during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says Trudeau is nice but 'two-faced' amid hot-mic flap

President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "two-faced" Wednesday after a hot-mic video appeared to show Mr. Trudeau joking with other leaders about Mr. Trump's tendency to hold impromptu press conferences during bilateral meetings. Published December 4, 2019

From left, French President Emmanuel Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose during a group photo for a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Wednesday French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from brain death, and insisted that the organization is adapting to modern challenges. (Peter Nicholls, Pool Photo via AP)

Trump discusses NATO commitments with Erdogan

President Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for about 30 minutes early Wednesday and discussed "the importance of Turkey fulfilling its alliance commitments," the White House said, as Ankara faces criticism for purchasing a Russian air-defense system that's incompatible with its membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Published December 4, 2019

First lady Melania Trump poses with a children choir after joining local students and U.S. Marines stationed at the U.S. Embassy, wrapping holiday presents to be donated to the Salvation Army, at the Salvation Army Clapton Center in London, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

Melania Trump spreads holiday cheer in London

First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday visited a Salvation Army center in London to donate toys stamped with her "Be Best" slogan, design Christmas ornaments and decorate wreaths. Published December 4, 2019

President Donald meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Winfield House, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump: 2020 G-7 will be at Camp David

President Trump said Tuesday he's landed on a site for the 2020 Group of Seven nations summit in the U.S., after widespread condemnation forced him to retreat from a plan to hold it at Mr. Trump's own Florida resort. Published December 3, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. US President Donald Trump will join other NATO heads of state at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday to mark the NATO Alliance's 70th birthday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump scolds Macron for 'nasty statement' on NATO

President Trump kicked off the NATO summit in London with a bang Tuesday, scolding the French president for "insulting" the alliance and calling out Germany and other countries as delinquents who must step up their defense spending or be "dealt with." Published December 3, 2019

In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee committee member Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asks questions during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Democrats don't budge as clock ticks down on Trump's 'new NAFTA'

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Monday Congress won't be able to ratify President Trump's rewrite of the North American trade deal this year unless House Democrats agree to act on it this week. Published December 2, 2019

In this Nov. 26, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) ** FILE **

Trump campaign cracks down on Bloomberg over hands-off news policy

The Trump campaign on Monday said Bloomberg News' decision not to investigate owner Michael R. Bloomberg nor his Democratic primary rivals during the 2020 presidential race is simply wrong and that it can no longer credential the company's reporters for rallies and other campaign events. Published December 2, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., gives final remarks during a hearing where former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Bill O'Leary/Pool Photo via AP)

Adam Schiff to be first witness called by Judiciary GOP, top Republican says

A top House Republican said Sunday that he will demand testimony from House intelligence committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff as the impeachment inquiry heads toward its next phase, keeping Republicans' focus squarely on a process they dismiss as a partisan attack on President Trump. Published December 1, 2019

President Donald Trump points while eating during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump surprises U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, announces new talks with Taliban

President Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to serve Thanksgiving turkey to U.S. troops and meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. During the visit, his first to Afghanistan, Mr. Trump announced that he has restarted peace talks with the Taliban and would like to slash the number of American troops there from roughly 14,000 to 8,600. Published November 28, 2019