POTUS, Pentagon Weigh Options on Venezuela
As protests continue in Venezuela, the Trump Administration and the military are reportedly weighing options on how to deal with the uprising.
ABC News reports the White House is discussing what to do in the South American country to support opposition leader Juan Guaido in his campaign to replace socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Supporters of both sides have taken to the streets this week to demonstrate, with the two groups clashing on a number of occasions. It has not been clear how many have turned out for either side.
Senior officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, and National Security Advisor John Bolton were scheduled to meet Wednesday.
"We'll be looking at a range of different possibilities," said Mr. Bolton. "People know [Maduro's] regime has failed. It's going to fall. The question is whether we can get a transfer to an interim president who can conduct elections."
[Source: ABC News]