Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are expected to visit Mexico to meet with high-ranking Mexican officials, including President Enrique Pena Nieto himself, to discuss a host of important issues including trade, border security and law enforcement.
The meeting will take place against the background of the somewhat strained relations between the two countries. One of US President Donald Trump's campaign pledges was to build a wall between the US and Mexico to stem the tide of illegal migrants trying to get into the United States, and have Mexico cover the construction costs.
The future of press freedom has become a topic of conversation since the US Department of Justice announced Wednesday that not only would WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange face 17 additional criminal offenses, but he would also be prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act.
Wednesday afternoon, US President Donald Trump called a press conference to blast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, who met earlier that morning for a series of presentations concerning the president and his alleged “cover-up.”
Following the US government accusing Chinese tech giant Huawei of spying on behalf of Beijing and placing it on an "Entity List", a number of prominent corporations have moved to sever their ties with the company.
Citing Trump administration officials, a Monday article in the New York Times claimed that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had presented US President Donald Trump with a military plan revised by National Security Adviser John Bolton which called for the deployment of 120,000 troops in response to nuclear provocation or attacks by Iran.
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