AG Sessions: "We will absolutely, resolutely defend the right of all Americans to vote, including our African American brothers and sisters."

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

19 September 2018
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[email protected]: Just returned from Asia after 12 very successful days. Great to be home!
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[email protected]: May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.
US Senate committee holds first meeting in over 40 years to discuss president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike
US Air Force VC-25A 92-9000 and 82-8000 - AirForceOne and Reserve back in US airspace10 month ago
US Air Force VC-25A 92-9000 and 82-8000 - AirForceOne and Reserve back in US airspace
Roy Moore challenged the scope of an Alabama law that protects rape victims while serving as the most senior judge on the state’s highest court, according to a Guardian review of records.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: In a few minutes, the House votes on the 21st Century Flood Reform Act. It would establish a private market for flood insurance to increase access, competition, and consumer choice.
@VP: Saddened to hear of the shooting in N. California, the loss of life and injuries, including innocent children. We commend the effort of courageous law enforcement. We'll continue to monitor the situation and provide federal support, as we pray for comfort and healing for all impacted
@SpeakerRyan: "Going forward, the House will adopt a policy of mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all Members and staff."
Senate Finance recesses for the day. New GOP tax reform bill to be released at time TBA today
Hatch says new GOP tax reform bill will be coming "later today" - Dems ask midnight, 10pm? Hatch says, "later today"
Updated tax schedule per GOP sources/public statements today: *House Rules meets tonight *House floor vote still Thursday *Sen Finance vote by week's end *Full Senate vote *week after T'giving*
@SecondLady: Great to host The Congressional Club at the @VP Residence where we assembled 800 art kits to donate to children's hospitals across US.
The CBO says that the GOP tax bill could trigger $25 billion in Medicare cuts.
Asked what steps he's taken to protect elections, Sessions says, "I have not followed through to see where we are on that."
McConnell: "We're optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful"
GOP will put the repeal of the individual mandate tax penalty in the tax reform bill
Sessions: “I have no basis to dispute” intel community assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell says has "looked at all the options to try to prevent" Roy Moore from becoming a US senator, and will have further discussions on the issue with President Trump and his team upon their return from Asia.
About 15 percent of U.S. federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems - Homeland Security official tells Congress.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell says Roy Moore is not fit to be a member of the US Senate
@SenWarren: Republicans already tried slashing taxes for the rich in Kansas. It killed the state economy and working families paid the price.
@SenWarren: Republicans are relying on a few big lies to sell their awful tax plan. One is that slashing taxes for the rich will help working families.
Sessions said he had an argument with Kislyak about Ukraine when they met last year
Asked about probe into email pseudonym used by AG Loretta Lynch, AG Jeff Sessions says he uses email pseudonym too
AG Sessions downplays GOP call for special counsel probe into Clinton, Uranium One deal
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@SenCapito: The outsized costs of @EPA rules and actions are threatening family businesses, workers and customers. Today I chaired an @EPWGOP subcommittee hearing on bills that would provide them relief.
@VP: Important meeting with @nikkihaley, @MickMulvaneyOMB, @USAIDMarkGreen and former Rep. Frank Wolf about implementing @POTUS' policy to direct much needed RESOURCES and RELIEF to Christians and others persecuted for their faith in the Middle East. Help is on the way.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Carter Page saying he was going to Russia: “Am I supposed to stop him from taking a trip?
Trump is at near-record low approval with @QuinnipiacPoll. 35 Approve 58 Disapprove
"I'm not a fan of Wikileaks," AG Jeff Sessions says, adding he's "not able to make a judgment" on Donald Trump Jr.'s newly-revealed contacts
AG Jeff Sessions: “We have 27 ongoing investigations. Some of those involve leaks before President Trump took office and some after.”10 month ago
AG Jeff Sessions: “We have 27 ongoing investigations. Some of those involve leaks before President Trump took office and some after.”
Asked if military can refuse presidential order to launch nuclear first strike, Ret. Gen. Robert Kehler says, Yes. If there is an illegal order presented to military, the military is obligated to refuse to follow it.”10 month ago
Asked if military can refuse presidential order to launch nuclear first strike, Ret. Gen. Robert Kehler says, "Yes. If there is an illegal order presented to military, the military is obligated to refuse to follow it.”
FBI is scrutinizing dozens of payments from the Russian foreign ministry to its embassies totaling more than $300,000 and itemized as "to finance election campaign of 2016"
By a vote of 366-30, the House has passed a resolution declaring the U.S. military’s role in Yemen’s civil war unauthorized.
On Sessions' "I don't recall" answers, @RepJeffries asks: "Do you still believe the intentional failure to remember can constitute a criminal act?" "If it's an act to deceive, yes," Sessions says.
Cardin to reporters: “President Trump is so unpredictable it doesn’t give you a lot of confidence that he wouldn’t make a decision [about using nuclear weapons] without consultation.“
AG Jeff Sessions: “We are setting a tone of professionalism every day in what we do.”10 month ago
AG Jeff Sessions: “We are setting a tone of professionalism every day in what we do.”
.@RepJeffries: In your testimony today, you have stated 'I don't recall' at least 20 times, is that fair to say?  Sessions: I have no idea.10 month ago
[email protected]: "In your testimony today, you have stated 'I don't recall' at least 20 times, is that fair to say?" Sessions: "I have no idea."
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Flake to reporters: If the choice is between a Democrat and Roy Moore, I choose a Democrat. Q: If Roy Moore wins, would you be open to voting to expel him from the Senate? Flake: Yes, I would.
President Trump's Asia swing was his 4th foreign trip as president; brings his number of days on foreign trips to 29, and number of foreign destinations to 14:
Attorney General Sessions says he does not have a senior staff member, at this time, that's an African-American.10 month ago
Attorney General Sessions says he does not have "a senior staff member, at this time, that's an African-American.
[email protected] to Sessions: "When you answer the way you have, it suggests that the rule of law is crumbling at our feet."
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[email protected]: THANK YOU ASIA! USA
AG Sessions: "I'm aware that there are groups that do have an extraordinary commitment to their racial identity and some have transformed themselves even into violent activists."
Deutch: Does the president have the power to pardon George Papadopoulos? Sessions: "It would be premature for me to comment on that, I believe."
In speech to East Asia Summit, Pres Trump also raised concerns about China's efforts "to build and militarize outposts in the South China Sea." He said the US supports "the peaceful resolution of all territorial disputes."
AG Sessions on answer to @SenFranken, when asked about his contact with Russian officials during the campaign: I certainly didn't mean I've never met a Russian in the history of my life.10 month ago
AG Sessions on answer to @SenFranken, when asked about his contact with Russian officials during the campaign: "I certainly didn't mean I've never met a Russian in the history of my life."
Pres Trump shared his copy of his speech to the East Asia Summit - which was closed to press. In it, he renewed call on all nations to join the US "in ensuring the complete, verifiable, and TOTAL (his caps) denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
“No matter what @POTUS says, we’re StillIn and here to fight for climate action!” @keithellison
Chris Murphy: "We are concerned that the President of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile that he will order a nuclear weapons strike" that isn't warranted.
AG Sessions: We've got at least 4 indictments this year of leaks of classified information and we will continue to press those cases.10 month ago
AG Sessions: "We've got at least 4 indictments this year of leaks of classified information and we will continue to press those cases."
US advisors NOT present when Syrian Democratic Forces collected biometric data from potential ISIS fighters, per Colonel Dillion - this is consistent with what I've been told. Coalition partners across Syria Iraq are given tools, training-but on their own for collection
AG Sessions: "Investigations have to be conducted by the appropriate law enforcement officers without fear and favor, without politics or bias."
Jeff Sessions, in testy exchange with GOP lawmaker: "'Looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel"
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Sessions to Jordan: "You can you have your idea, but sometime we have to study what the facts are"
President Trump also said his trip has "been really good in terms of North Korea and getting everybody together. I think their acts are all together." He said China, Japan and South Korea "have been excellentthat's a very important part of the trip."
AG Sessions: "I'm a member of the executive branch and I work for the American people."
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President Trump on the arrest of three UCLA basketball players in China: "Hopefully everything is going to work out President Xi has been terrific"
AG Sessions: "Do we want a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest? Or do we want an open border?"
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3200 block of 12th Pl SE: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 11th St NW and Monroe St NW: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 600 block of 44th St NE: no casualities
"Can't say with certainty that every single fighter was identified coming out of Raqqa" per @OIRspox "And that’s either leading up to this agreement or prior to with other civilians who were able to break out and get free”
Have been 4-5 ISIS fighters, even emirs, per week that were captured or surrendered during op to retake Raqqa - pre agreement. Another hundred surrendered after deal was made, per @CJTFOIR's Colonel Dillon
AG Sessions on what it would take to form a special counsel to investigate the Uranium One deal: "It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel."
"We would have provided strikes" says @OIRSpox, if there had been opportunities to strike ISIS fighters trying to escape Raqqa "It [the opportunity] did not present itselfthere were many civilians that were part of that convoy"
With @BBC reports on the Raqqa deal-what about the weapons/ammo ISIS took with them? "We are not aware of and certainly cannot corroborate the amount that was described" per @OIRSpox
AG Sessions to Jordan on Uranium One: "I would say, 'looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel"
Rep. Jordan: "What's it going to take to actually get a special counsel" on FBI/DOJ handling of Clinton probe? Jeff Sessions: "It would take a factual basis."
"It's been a really great 12 days," Pres Trump told press pool on Air Force One about his Asia trip. "We made a lot of great friends." Sold $300-billion worth of US products, says @POTUS. "And I think that number is going to be quadrupled very quickly."
AG Sessions: "We will absolutely, resolutely defend the right of all Americans to vote, including our African American brothers and sisters."
"Of the 3,500 civilians that came out of Raqqa at that time, approximately less than 300 were identified and screened as potential ISIS fighters" per Colonel Dillon
"Did the FBI pay Christopher Steele, author of the dossier?" "Those are matters you'll have to direct to, I think, maybe the special counsel,” Jeff Sessions says. "I'm not able to reveal internal investigatory matters."
"In the course of that [biometric] screening there were 4 foreignfighters who were identified and detained," says @OIRSpox re ISIS - Raqqa deal
Roy Moore speaking at a Baptist church tonight in Jackson
"Sole purpose" of the deal was to save civilians, per @OIRSpox Col Ryan Dillon "As they were coming out there was an agreement that was made the ISIS-aged males and civilians that came out would be screened and also we would take biometrical data"
"This was not a secret," @OIRSpox says of deal to allow some ISIS fighters, families to leave Raqqa
"We do not know where [ISIS leader] Baghdadi is. We're looking for him and if we find him we'll be after him" per @OIRSpox
[email protected]: We are concerned President Trump "is so unstable, is so volatile” that he might order nuclear strike that is "wildly out of step" with US national security interests.
"Militants groups seize on opportunities to launch attacks" when resources diverted due to Baghdad-Irbil differences, per @OIRSpox
@RandPaul: This will help ensure House acceptance of the Senate plan as leaders there have stated they will not accept a plan with no state and local deductibility. Repeal the mandate fix problems with Senate bill through more tax cuts for all and help ensure House and Senate plans agree.
"We reiterate the importance of continued dialogue" between Baghdad and Irbil, @OIRSpox tells Pentagon reporters from Baghdad
@RandPaul: My amendment will fix a problem in the Senate bill where many taxpayers would see a tax increase because of the loss of state and local deductions. I will introduce a similar deduction as the House plan, making the tax reform plan more fair for everyone.
@SenSanders: We are the wealthiest country in the history of the world. How is it possible that 2 months after Hurricane Maria half the people of Puerto Rico don't have electricity?
@RandPaul: Today I am announcing my intention to amend the Senate tax bill to repeal the individual mandate and provide bigger tax cuts for middle income taxpayers. The mandate repeal is a promise we all made and we should keep. It also allows an additional $300 billion+ in tax cuts.
AG Jeff Sessions says he does not believe he was aware of Michael Flynn's ties to the Turkish government
Asked about accusations against Roy Moore, AG Jeff Sessions says, "I have no reason to doubt these young woman"
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AG Jeff Sessions says he does not believe he discussed meeting Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak with Michael Flynn
@keithellison: Despite what Trump says, his decision to decertify the Iran deal isn’t about making people safer — it’s about playing politics with national security. We must remain committed to peace and diplomacy.
Sessions: I have 'always told the truth' in testimony; says he does not recall conversation with Carter Page
AG Sessions says he cannot answer whether or not he is recused from any investigations involving Hillary Clinton.
Sessions on the Trump campaign foreign affairs advisory group he ran: "We were not a very effective group, really."
AG Sessions: "A president cannot improperly influence an investigation. And I have not been improperly influenced."
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) says he’s worried congressional offices will hire fewer women to avoid issue of sexual harassment.
AG Jeff Sessions: "The Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents. That would be wrong."
There are currently at least 2 members of Congress, both a Dem and a Republican, who are sexual harassers, says Rep. Jackie Speier
[email protected], leaving hearing on presidential control of nuclear capabilities - asked if Hillary Clinton were president would they hold this hearing? “I don’t know.”
Conyers: Are you recused from investigations that involve Hillary Clinton? Sessions: "To announce recusal in any investigation would reveal the existence of that investigation."
US Attorney General Sessions vows quick decision on special prosecutor for Clinton
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: 'I've always told the truth' about Trump campaign, Russia
Sessions says the Trump campaign "was a form of chaos every day from day one."
Conyers begins his questioning with images of Trump tweets.
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AG Jeff Sessions: “I will not accept — and reject — accusations that I have ever lied. That is a lie.”
"I would gladly have reported it had I remembered it, because I pushed back against his suggestion" that he represent campaign to Russian government, Sessions adds.
House Republican leaders say vote count looks good for Thursday vote on tax reform bill
AG Jeff Sessions: “It Is Our Mission To Restore The American People’s Confidence In The Department Of Justice By Defending The Rule Of Law.”
Jeff Sessions says he doesn't recall conversation with ex-Trump aide, Carter Page, who says he told Sessions he was visiting Russia.
AG Jeff Sessions: “We stand with our law enforcement partners 100 percent. They are the solution to crime, not the problem.”
AG Jeff Sessions: "My answers have not changed. I've always told the truth."
Sessions on Russia testimony to Congress: "My story has never changed. I have always told the truth"
AG Sessions says he has directed senior prosecutors to determine whether special counsel is warranted in "any matters under consideration": "We will make such decisions without regard—hear me—without regard for politics, ideology or bias."
Paul Ryan on Roy Moore: “He should step aside. These allegations are credible.”
AG Jeff Sessions says he has "no clear recollection" about meeting involving Russia re: George Papadopoulos
Rep. John Conyers, referencing Nixon: “We must all remember our common responsibility to prevent that kind of abuse from happening again.”
Speaker Ryan on Roy Moore: "If he cares about the values and the people he claims to care about, then he should step aside"
Rep. Conyers says DOJ "weathering near-daily attacks on its independence by President Trump," wants Sessions to assure Committee "no office of the Department is being used to pressure the president's political enemies."
Rep. Barbara Comstock says she heard of a female staffer who was told to go to a member’s house. The member was there, in a towel, and exposed himself.
Rep. Goodlatte: As no second special counsel was appointed, Committee "had no choice but to open our own joint investigation" into DOJ, FBI handling of Clinton probe.
Rep. Goodlatte says he looks forward to hear from AG Sessions "what steps you are taking to remove politics from law enforcement."
Rep. Goodlatte to AG Sessions: "While I understand your decision to recuse yourself was an effort to do the right thing, I believe you, as a person of integrity, would have been impartial and fair."
AG Sessions testifies before House committee; To face questions on Russia, Clinton Foundation and Uranium One
House GOP clearly has the votes to pass its tax bill, Rep Tom Cole tells @elwasson. ``I don't have any doubt about it."
Rep. Goodlatte starts off Sessions' testimony by bashing Loretta Lynch, expects Sessions to be more candid.
The Trump judicial nominee who has never tried a case, is married to a W.H. lawyer, and was dubbed as ‘unqualified’ by the American Bar Association was also a paranormal investigator.
The Senate will explore the unchecked presidential war-making authorities and the use of America's nuclear arsenal
New US sanctions against Moscow will derail ties for decades - Russian PM
10 month ago
[email protected]: THANK YOU to the amazing staff and their families of the United States Embassy in the Philippines. Keep up the GREAT WORK!
10 month ago
[email protected]: One of the most accurate polls last time around. But FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
10 month ago
[email protected]: I will be making a major statement from the @WhiteHouse upon my return to D.C. Time and date to be set.
10 month ago
[email protected]: Just arrived at ASEAN50 in the Philippines for my final stop with World Leaders. Will lead to FAIR TRADE DEALS, unlike the horror shows from past Administrations. Will then be leaving for D.C. Made many good friends!
10 month ago
[email protected]: After my tour of Asia, all Countries dealing with us on TRADE know that the rules have changed. The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion. The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!
10 month ago
[email protected]: Great to see @RandPaul looking well and back on the Senate floor. He will help us with TAX CUTS and REFORM!
From @VP office tonight: “The Vice President was never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with WikiLeaks. He first learned of this news from a published report earlier tonight."
Donald Jr correspondence timeline with "non-state hostile intelligence service"
Donald Trump Jr releases messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during 2016 US presidential campaign
Justice Department Confirms Prosecutors Are "Evaluating" Claims Raised Against Hillary Clinton
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[email protected]: Excited to be heading home to see the House pass a GREAT Tax Bill with the middle class getting big TAX CUTS! MakeAmericaGreatAgain
[email protected]: Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic! 1/3
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Wikileaks asked Don Jr to leak his dad's tax returns to them to help appearance of impartiality
President Trump will attend House Republicans' conference meeting Thursday morning to rally support behind the GOP tax plan.
The remaining endorsers of Roy Moore: Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
@JohnCornyn is withdrawing his endorsement of Roy Moore
DOJ statement on RT's foreign agent registration
Senator Rob Portman: An independent Ukraine is critical not just to Eastern Europe, but it also impacts broader U.S. interests in the region and beyond. It is time to supply lethal defensive aid
NRSC Chairman Cory Gardner: “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”
[email protected] on getting involved in Doug Jones campaign amid Moore allegations: "It's an Alabama race. They're running itif they ask us for things, we're gonna try to help them."
Moore accuser Beverly Young-Nelson: "My husband and I supported Donald Trump for president. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the Republicans or the Democrats. It has everything to do with Mr. Moore's sexual assault when I was a teenager."
Latest Roy Moore fundraising email, "McConnell's dirty plot to destroy me"
"He said 'You're just a child.' And he said, 'I am the District Attorney of Etowah County. And if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you," accuser Beverly Young-Nelson says Roy Moore told her after the alleged sexual assault.
Sen. Bob Menendez speaks after the hung jury is dismissed until Tuesday morning: “Clearly, there are jurors who believe in my innocence. I want to thank them for that”
"Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me, him putting his hands on my breast," Beverly Young-Nelson says, describing an alleged assault in Roy Moore's car.
New accuser alleges that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and 16 years old.
15 senators are urging the FEC to take "immediate action to improve transparency for political advertisements online."
The Senate is back in session at 4 pm. Two votes at 5:30 pm. There will be more quotes about Moore today
Mitch McConnell​: A write-in challenge to GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is "an option we're looking at."
@SenatorCollins: I have now read Mr. Moore’s statement and listened to his radio interview in which he denies the charges. I did not find his denials to be convincing and believe that he should withdraw from the Senate race in Alabama
Pelosi on HHS nominee Alex Azar: “House Democrats will hold Mr. Azar accountable for putting the health of the American people before the profits of his Big Pharma friends.”
Admin official says VP Pence has known Alex Azar for years, and is very supportive of @POTUS decision to nominate him as HHS Secy. @LillyPad based in Indiana of which Pence was Governor.
Adam Schiff to MSNBC on Trump’s Putin remarks: “That’s a horrible message that nobody within the IC believes or accepts, but it denigrates the agencies nonetheless. You know this is just how he operates, there’s a constant motif: everything that came before me was awful and bad.”
Biden: “I was for Hillary. I did 83 campaign events for Hillary. I think I can say I did more events and worked harder for Hillary, as hard for Hillary, as anyone else."
AG Jeff Sessions release of FBI's 2016 hate crime statistics: DOJ "is committed to ensuring that individuals can live without fear of being a victim of violent crime based on who they are, what they believe, or how they worship."
Schumer on HHS nominee Alex Azar: "This confirmation process will be a referendum on the Trump administration's repeated efforts to sabotage our health care system."
Republican Rep. Tom Cole on Roy Moore to MSNBC: "The best thing to do would be for him to step aside.”
Russia Today: RT filed for registration as ‘foreign agent’ in US facing ultimatum from Washington
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Alex Azar is an experienced and highly capable leader who knows what it takes to tackle big challenges in health care. The Senate should swiftly confirm him as our next @HHSGov secretary.
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Ex-Acting CIA Director Michael Morell: "The president is gullible to being manipulated by Putin."
Senate reaches tentative deal to ease post-crisis bank rules - sources: Dow Jones
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