The US Capitol dome is seen from the entrance to the House Intelligence Committee's hearing during the closed-door deposition of Mark Sandy. Photo: REUTERS

Trump impeachment investigators question White House budget official over decision to withhold funding from Ukraine

  • Mark Sandy, a little known career official at the Office of Management and Budget, was involved in key meetings about the nearly US$400 million aid package
Topic |   Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

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The US Capitol dome is seen from the entrance to the House Intelligence Committee's hearing during the closed-door deposition of Mark Sandy. Photo: REUTERS
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US President Donald Trump with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, in May 2019. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump reportedly wants Japan to quadruple payment for US troops to US$8 billion

  • The demand was made to Japanese officials during a trip to the region in July by John Bolton, then national security adviser, according to Foreign Policy
  • Trump has also insisted Seoul shoulder more of the cost of the US military presence in South Korea, where it serves as deterrence against North Korea
Topic |   Japan

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US President Donald Trump with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, in May 2019. Photo: Reuters
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