Earlier, President Donald Trump said Washington was closely monitoring what he described as a "terrorist" attack unfolding in Manila.
President Obama's former vice president opted not to run for the presidency in 2016.
America is reasserting its role as a dominant, deterring force on the international stage.
Manila has deployed helicopters and commandoes to retake Murawi from jihadists.
"... they were insulted. We have enuf enemies," Trump posted about Obama's decision to not wear a head-scarf during a visit to Saudi Arabia. Melania Trump just did the same thing.
The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators.
The whistleblower's leak had little impact on U.S. security policy and, despite his rhetoric, neither has Trump.
The U.S.-Saudi alliance has experienced turbulence since Riyadh faulted what it saw as Obama's withdrawal from the region.
Trump has made 85 nominations to the Senate. Obama made 212.
It is in the interest of every Western entity to avoid doing business with Iran.
The Republican senator also called for a FBI director without political ties.
Attorney general's memo orders federal prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious offense—which would carry the longest prison sentence.
Both Trump and Netanyahu are already under a cloud of investigations and suspicion.
The Kremlin continues to target former Obama officials with an intelligence-gathering effort, according to a new report.
The Syrian leader pledged to defend the zones and to crush those who try to breach them.
Militants have been touring the southwestern city of Taiz in the build-up to Ramadan.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted in March 2016 after an attack on a care home.