U.S. President Donald Trump announces new sanctions against Iran in response to the attack.
Sources: USA Today
Sources: USA Today
The United States Senate votes 81–13 to override President Donald Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. This is the first successful veto override of the Trump presidency.
The United States Senate approves the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA) by 84 votes to 13, which would be sufficient to override a possible presidential veto. President Donald Trump objects to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that currently provides legal immunity to social media companies, and also to a provision in the NDAA that will prohibit military bases to be named for Confederate generals.
U.S. President Donald Trump fires National Security Council advisor Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and E.U. ambassador Gordon Sondland, who both testified as witnesses at the impeachment inquiry against him. Vindman's twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, an Army JAG officer also part of the National Security Council staff, is also fired.
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee releases a 300-page report of its impeachment inquiry saying there is "overwhelming" evidence of misconduct and obstruction of Congress by U.S. President Donald Trump. It is sent to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee for review.
Following a phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the White House says that Turkish Armed Forces will launch an incursion into Syrian Democratic Forces-held northern Syria, and that United States Armed Forces will be withdrawing from the region to avoid clashing with its NATO ally.
The United States government avoids another government shutdown when President Trump signs the 1.3 Trillion dollar omnibus spending bill into law. This bill ensures no more shutdown threats until October 1, 2018.