The whistleblower's complaint cited a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Joe Biden , one of the leading Democratic candidates seeking to challenge him in 2020, and his son Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company.
Bolton, who began his speech by noting his new freedom to speak in "unvarnished terms", said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons - which Trump has insisted he will as part of their one-on-one negotiations.
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move welcomed by the United Nations envoy, who hoped it would lead to further progress on an agreed prisoner exchange deal. In the past, the Houthis have claimed that they occupied Saudi villages after cross-border attacks, but often they enter a village, raise a banner, then pull out.
But unsafe swells from the storm are "spreading across much of the North Atlantic basin", the National Hurricane Center said Monday afternoon. The Miami-based weather forecaster NHC said early on Monday that Lorenzo was now a category 2 hurricane, moving north at 13 miles per hour (20 kph), with its eye expected to pass near the Azores early on Wednesday.
The letter specifically mentions Mr Trump's call last week for the whistleblower to be identified, as well as the person that supplied the whistleblower with information about the call. On Wednesday, three House committees - Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight - are due to get a deposition from former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who Trump labeled "bad news" during his call with Zelenskiy.
SITE Intelligence, which monitors jihadist activities worldwide, said Al-Shabaab had claimed responsibility for both attacks. The US military carried out two airstrikes and exchanged small arms fire with al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia after a base used by US personnel was attacked by a vehicle-borne bomb Monday, US Africa Command said in a statement to CNN.