J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Trump administration closes PLO office in Washington

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/11/18, 08:59 am

National security adviser John Bolton announced Monday that the Trump administration has ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. He cited the Palestine Liberation Organization’s refusal to engage in direct peace talks with Israel and efforts to prompt the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel as reasons for the move.

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Records detail FBI snooping on Trump aide

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/23/18, 12:40 pm

Top-secret government documents released over the weekend show the FBI requested permission in October 2016 to wiretap a former aide to then-candidate Donald Trump. Despite major redactions, the records show the FBI believed at the time that Carter Page had “been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.” Page told CNN on Sunday he did not know the Russians named in the secret application for the wiretapping warrant, which was approved under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. The wiretapping has been the subject of partisan clashes for months.

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Round two

Courts | A look at the short list of who might be Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee
by Emily Belz & J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/05/18, 01:16 pm

Rumors continue to ebb and flow about President Donald Trump’s pick to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Lists change by the minute, and so far the White House says the president has interviewed seven potential nominees. Here we’ve gathered the consensus short list—a few names from Trump’s first short list of nominees, and a few new names.

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