Tag: U.S. State Department

Trump Withholding Less Money from Terror Sponsor Pakistan than Ally Egypt

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is delaying $195 million and ultimately denying an additional $95.7 million in aid to American ally Egypt over a “lack of progress in key areas, including human rights” and democratic “governance,” the U.S. State Department and White House have confirmed to Breitbart News.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) Razor wire and a guard tower stands at a closed section of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, also known as 'Gitmo' on October 22, 2016 at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The U.S. military's Joint Task Force Guantanamo is holding 60 detainees at the prison, down from a previous total of 780. In 2008 President Obama issued an executive order to close the prison, which has failed because of political opposition in the U.S. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

State Dept. Requests Funds for Office to Close Gitmo

President Donald Trump’s State Department has requested $1.2 million to operate the now vacant office of the agency’s special envoy for shutting down the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, despite the commander-in-chiefs campaign promise to keep the facility running.

On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence conducted a swearing-in of Elaine Chao as the Transportation Secretary, in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

VP Pence on American Pastor Jailed in Turkey: ‘Andrew’s Release’ Is ‘Extremely Important’ to White House

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been imprisoned in Turkey for more than six months after he was detained for what government officials said was his membership in an “armed terrorist organization,” but now Vice President Mike Pence has reached out to Brunson’s wife, Norine, and pledged the U.S. is working on securing her husband’s release.