Former President Donald Trump said that he received a letter on July 17 informing him that he is a target of the special counsel investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. Mr. Trump said the letter from special counsel Jack Smith gave him four days to report to a grand jury. In a message posted on his social media platform, Truth Social, on July 18, the former president suggested that the short deadline may mean he would be arrested and indicted.
President Joe Biden and Israeli President Isaac Herzog stressed their countries’ close ties at a White House meeting, despite U.S. tensions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over Jewish settlements and civil rights.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed on July 18 that a U.S. soldier crossed the border into North Korea, saying the individual willfully did so. Earlier in the day, the U.S.-led U.N. Command overseeing the Demilitarized Zone confirmed that a U.S. citizen was on tour around the Korean border village of Panmunjom before that person crossed the border into North Korea without proper authorization. It didn’t specify whether the individual is a soldier, while Pyongyang hasn’t issued a public response.