Former US secretary of defence James Mattis at a gala charity dinner in New York. Photo: AP

James Mattis hits back at Donald Trump: ‘honoured to be most overrated general’

  • ‘I earned my spurs on the battlefield … and Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor’, the ex-defence secretary said
  • Trump called Mattis ‘the world’s most overrated general’ during a meeting with Democrats over Syria policy
Topic |   United States

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Former US secretary of defence James Mattis at a gala charity dinner in New York. Photo: AP
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies before a committee on Capitol Hill in May. Photo: AP

Donald Trump confirms US Energy Secretary Rick Perry stepping down as impeachment probe deadline looms

  • Investigators have asked Perry to turn over documents for Ukraine inquiry by Friday
  • Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says Trump directed Perry to work on Ukraine policy with Rudy Giuliani
Topic |   Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies before a committee on Capitol Hill in May. Photo: AP
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