First Family poses with Drumstick (or Wishbone) - following first exercise of poultry clemency by President Trump.

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19 September 2018
Mueller probing Kushner's contacts with foreign leaders, inlcuding dec. U.N. dispute: WSJ
In addition to foreign entanglements, SpecialCounsel Mueller probing Kushner’s role in @Comey firing via @WSJ
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[email protected]: Today, we continued a wonderful American Tradition at the White House. Drumstick and Wishbone will live out their days in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Gobbler’s Rest
Secretary Tillerson: With the resignation of Robert Mugabe, today marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe. We congratulate all Zimbabweans who raised their voices and stated peacefully and clearly that the time for change was overdue.
Washington post, after Trump statement: "Sexual harassment is not a dealbreaker in today’s Republican Party"
House Ethics Committee says it has begun an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers
[email protected]: "We are continuing to look at ways to get the military more money to meet some of the needs created bysequester cuts."
[email protected]: "We've been very straightforward we do believe that the growth that will come from this will help pay for this."
House Ethics Committee begins investigation of Rep. John Conyers over accusations of sexual harassment.
@KellyannePolls: What @POTUS says below = what I said yesterday on @foxandfriends. I addressed Doug Jones. I did not address Roy Moore. Let Alabama choose its representatives. Let taxpayers know who uses our money to settle sexual harassment suits and why.
@VP: Great to meet with David Rubenstein and David Skorton, leaders of an American treasure — the @smithsonian. Productive conversation about the Smithsonian's education initiatives and the revitalization of the @airandspace Museum.
Today @POTUS signed into law five bills, according to the @WhiteHouse.
[email protected] on tax vote: "[Senators] are going to vote on the substance of the matter, not on their relationship with the president."
First Family en route to Mar-a-Lago on Air Force One for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Rep. Frederica Wilson on recovery of additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson in Niger: "Why doesn't the White House just give us a full report?How much can a Gold Star family take?"
Should Franken resign? @POTUS: “I don’t want to speak for Al Franken.”
As President Trump accused Northam, a veteran, of being "weak" on veteran issues, here he calls former prosecutor Doug Jones "soft on crime."
Should congress release the names of lawmakers who settled sex abuse claims? @POTUS: "I do, I really do."
Trump says it's a good thing and he's very happy that women are speaking out about misconduct against them. Asked if @SenFranken should resign, he said "he's going to have to speak for himself."
[email protected]: "You have to look at the methodology, you can't simply look at one report and then dismiss the plan."
@SenWarren: We don’t know who is going to have the next big idea in this country, but they’re probably going to need to get online to do it. The decision made today by @realDonaldTrump’s @FCC only tilts the playing field to favor the rich and powerful who have already made it.
On proposed ATandT/Time Warner merger, @POTUS remarked “I’ve always felt that was a deal that’s not good... I think your pricing’s going to go out. I’m not going to get involved. It’s litigation.”
Second judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis says active duty transgender service members are “already suffering harmful consequences”
Trump does not rule out campaigning for Roy Moore as he leaves WH for FL: "I'll be letting you know next week."
@POTUS: "As far as Franken is concerned, he's going to have to speak for himself."
President Trump on recent spate of sexual misconduct allegations: "Women are very specialI'm very happy a lot of these things are coming out"
Stan Cooke: "This is an effort by these people - the liberal media, the Republican establishment - to malign the good name of Judge Moore."
Pres says Roy Moore “totally denies” sexual misconduct allegations. Urges voters not to support Democratic candidate Doug Jones, citing him as bad on crime and the border.
Trump departing White House says AT&T + Time Warner merger “not good for the country”
Departing WH, President Trump comments on Roy Moore Senate race: Says “we don’t need a liberal Democrat in that seat.”
WH says Trump and Putin reaffirmed importance of fighting terrorism together throughout the Middle East and Central Asia and agreed to cooperate further in fight against ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other terrorist organizations.
@SenSanders: Trump's sanctuary cities policy is federal coercion to enforce the president’s racist, anti-immigrant policies. This is a check on an out-of-control executive branch and a victory for the rule of law.
President Trump spoke with Putin for more than one hour, readout contains no mention of electoral interference.
Federal judge says Trump admin can't stop funding sex-reassignment surgery for military members.
@statedeptspox: With profound sadness, @StateDept announces the death of our retired ambassador, Howard Schaffer.
"As North Korea continues to threaten international peace and security, we are steadfast in our determination to maximize economic pressure to isolate it from outside sources of trade and revenue while exposing its evasive tactics." - @USTreasury Secretary Mnuchin
[email protected] calls for ethics investigation into alleged Conyers sexual harassment
Department of State:This afternoon, Secretary Tillerson welcomed Peru’s Foreign Minister Victor Ricardo Luna Mendoza to the @StateDept.
Treasury sanctions trading, labor, and shipping companies and vessels to further isolate North Korea and disrupt illicit funding of its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Targets include one individual, 13 entities, and 20 vessels
US announces new sanctions on North Korean shipping firms, China trading companies, in push to isolate North Korea
Rep. John Conyers confirms settlement with staffer who accused him of sexual harassment, but he denies wrongdoing
@VP: @sendavidperdue is right: "Today’s corporate tax structure is penalizing our workers. We have to reduce the tax burden before it cripples our workforce further." @POTUS' plan will make sure that American biz can compete with biz around the world to create good jobs and raise wages.
@NancyPelosi: We must protect the freedom of the internet from the latest @FCC's move to dismantle net neutrality– an attack on America’s entrepreneurship, innovation, and competition of the internet.
10 month ago
Kremlin statement says Presidents Trump and Putin used phone call today to discuss situation in Syria. Statement says Putin "stressed readiness to actively promote a long-term political settlement" in Syria, in accord with UN Security Council resolution.
60% of U.S. voters, including 33% of Republicans, believe Roy Moore should be expelled if elected to the Senate, via @QuinnipiacPoll.
12% of Democrats would consider voting for candidate accused by multiple people of sexual harassment, via @QuinnipiacPoll. 43% of Republicans world.
@USArmy Here's the full statement from @DeptofDefense on Niger operation
@PressSec: We had a surprise visitor in my office today and got to live a real life version of an episode of the “West Wing”.
10 month ago
[email protected]: President Donald J. Trump and @FLOTUS Melania Participate in the Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House.
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[email protected]: "Drumstick, you are hereby pardoned!"
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[email protected]: "This Thursday as we give thanks for our cherished love ones, let us also renew our bonds of trust, loyalty and affection between our fellow citizens as members of a proud national family of Americans."
First Family poses with Drumstick (or Wishbone) - following first exercise of poultry clemency by President Trump.
"Wow!" exclaimed the pres. "Big bird," he said of the turkey. "How heavy is that bird?" he asked. He was told 36 pounds. Although that's the weight of Wishbone. Drumstick's records say he's 47 pounds. Perhaps he pardoned the wrong bird. A special counsel may be needed.
“Are you going to pardon any people?!” a reporter shouted twice. No response from @POTUS.
"Drumstick, you are hereby pardoned," announces President Trump, while petting the bird. The applause startles the turkey.
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[email protected]: "Thanks to the finest and bravest people in the entire world, our great men and women in uniform, the military, law enforcement, first responders."
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[email protected]: "Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their days at Gobblers Rest beautiful place."
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[email protected]: "We have yet to receive any visitors quite like our magnificent guest of honor today, Drumstick."
President Trump: "I'm pleased to report that, unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of the year, Drumstick has a very, very bright future ahead of him."
Turkeys pardoned by @BarackObama not being overturned after consultation with @WhiteHouse counsel, jokes @POTUS.
Joined by @FLOTUS and son Barron, Pres Trump says he'll be nicer than Harry Truman, who didn't pardon the WH turkey.
Senator John McCain : This demonstrates yet again @POTUS mistakenly believes the US and Russia share interests - and it's further evidence we desperately need a strategy for Syria
[email protected]: The way we show that gratitude to those who have served is to make sure they get the care they need when the time comes.
Turkey pardon event draws extended members of the First Family - including grandkids. @IvankaTrump takes her kids for a close-up look.
Turkey pardon event in the Rose Garden looks like the hottest ticket in DC today.
@SenSanders: Republicans' tax bill would throw 13 million Americans off of health insurance.
Telephone call between @POTUS and Putin lasted about an hour and covered Syria, Ukraine, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan, according to @WhiteHouse official.
Rex Tillerson is being accused by a dozen folks in his own @StateDept of enabling countries that use child soldiers.
Chair of the Young Republican Federation of Alabama, Jackie Curtiss, on why she can't vote for Roy Moore: "At some point, decency comes before politics."
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at N St NW: 1 injured
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 1 block of Hanover Pl NW: no casualities
The Trump administration is planning to redirect Justice Department resources to investigate and potentially sue colleges that use ‘intentional race-based discrimination’ in admissions.
One of the turkeys gets a look behind the lectern in the WH Briefing Room, much to the delight of @PressSec's son Huck, who wanted to try out the lectern too, until mom grabbed him. The turkey carried out in his cage for the pardon ceremony.
Rick Gates' attorney is asking a judge today to grant him temporary release from house arrest so he can go celebrate Thanksgiving with his wife and kids
Quite the new ad from Doug Jones—cites Ivanka, Sessions and Richard Shelby criticizing Roy Moore, ends with the line: “Conservative voices putting children and women over party. Doing what’s right.”
10 month ago
[email protected] on @Lavarbigballer Not Thanking @POTUS: 'A Sad Commentary on What's Happened to America'
Two House Democrats are pressing the House Appropriations Committee to allot $400 million for states to upgrade outdated voting equipment and secure their election systems.
Trump’s Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law after his decision to exclude Iraq, Myanmar and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.
5 House Democrats write: “Sufficient facts exist in the public record to warrant the start of impeachment proceedings in Congress. Given the magnitude of the constitutional crisis engendered by Trump’s actions, we see no reason for delay.”
Trump’s lawyers are scrambling to keep him calm over Russia, VF reports, apparently “to prevent Trump from flying into a rage and firing Mueller if it appears Mueller is expanding the scope of his investigation into the president’s finances.”
Scathing resignation letter from the treasurer of the MAGA Coalition, a pro-Trump super PAC founded by PIzzagate truthers, and which formerly employed Seb Gorka
2 Trump Administration officials confirm that @POTUS and Russia’s Putin will speak this morning. Syria’s Assad met with Putin yesterday.
State Department revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers
10 month ago
Robert Mueller's team has raised concerns that a defense lawyer for ex-Manafort business partner Rick Gates could have a conflict of interest that prevents him from defending Gates in his money laundering case.
DOJ lawsuit argues AT&T would hinder rivals by 'forcing them to pay hundreds of millions of dollars more per year for Time Warner's networks'
.@FLOTUS welcomes @WhiteHouse Christmas Tree10 month ago
[email protected] welcomes @WhiteHouse Christmas Tree
Sexual harassment process on Capitol Hill:10 month ago
Sexual harassment process on Capitol Hill:
@SenSanders: Ridiculous. The idea of “clean coal” is pure fiction. It's a concept intended to keep us tied to fossil fuels when we should be embracing sustainable sources of energy.
Meanwhile, Drumstick and Wishbone await their Thanksgiving pardons from President Trump at the WH tomorrow.10 month ago
Meanwhile, Drumstick and Wishbone await their Thanksgiving pardons from President Trump at the WH tomorrow.
“If you can’t go to a mall in Alabama, maybe you shouldn’t go to the Senate.” - Lindsey Graham
The First Lady and Barron took a walk around the tree to see from all angles and spoke with the horsemen.
Per tradition, WH Christmas Tree arrives on horse-drawn carriage.
AP: Trump’s HHS nominee Alex Azar built a financial portfolio now worth $20,600,000 during his time as a top pharmaceutical executive.
10 month ago
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page held high-level foreign policy meetings with Hungarian officials ahead of the 2016 election, @ABC has learned.
10 month ago
Wisconsin Farm Wins Contest to Present White House Christmas Tree
.@PressSec: Frankly, I don't know why Democrats wouldn't want to support tax cuts for the middle classSeems like something they should be running to cast their votes for.10 month ago
[email protected]: "Frankly, I don't know why Democrats wouldn't want to support tax cuts for the middle classSeems like something they should be running to cast their votes for."
Reporter: “Does he believe that he really should have left those players in jail?" Sanders: “No, I think if that’s the case he wouldn’t have taken the action that he did” in order to help the players
Chaffetz's campaign gave $26,300 to his JFC (transfers usually go the other way). On the same day, the JFC paid the same amount to the US Treasury
[email protected]: President Trump's tweet that he should have left UCLA players in jail "was a rhetorical response to a criticism by the fatherthe president was happy to see the release of these individuals."
.@PressSec shares what she is thankful for: I'm certainly thankful for the incredible privilege of serving this president and the American people.10 month ago
[email protected] shares what she is thankful for: "I'm certainly thankful for the incredible privilege of serving this president and the American people."
Sen. Ron Johnson tells he's getting closer to yes on the tax bill
Press Sec. Sanders tells @White House believes Alabama voters should make decision on Roy Moore, despite Kellyanne Conway's comments today.
10 month ago
On Zimbabwe question, @PressSec says “I don’t have any announcements.”
@POTUS “was happy to intervene” to free @UCLAMBB players arrested for shoplifting in China, say @PressSec.
Asked by @PressSec what she's thankful for, @CeciliaVega says, "I am thankful for the First Amendment."
10 month ago
Responding to my question @PressSec confirms fate of @POTUS weekly radio address, which has not been made for more than a month, under review.
10 month ago
The Justice Department is poised to sue to block ATandT’s takeover of Time Warner, a person familiar with the matter tells Bloomberg.
[email protected]: "I'm thankful to be able to talk to you and question you every single day." @PressSec: "I feel the gratefulness there."
DOJ to make anti-trust announcement today re AT&T
Tillerson: “We still hope for diplomacy” with North Korea
Sarah Sanders says that reporters who are called on must say what they're thankful for before they can ask a question.
“This will be the last press briefing” before Thanksgiving holiday, announces @PressSec who is now listing what she is thankful for.
Sec. Tillerson says assassination of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother in Malaysia "was a significant event that caused us to really begin to look carefully" at what else North Korea might have been doing.
TPC, in static analysis of Senate bill: 9% of taxpayers see tax hike in year 2, 50% in year 10
Tillerson says no comment when asked if the U.S. believes Russia has committed acts of terrorism by using chemical weapons for assassinations on foreign soil.
“People of North Korea already live under enormously difficult conditions.” - Tilllerson
US not running out of diplomatic options in regards to DPRK, according to Tilllerson.
Tillerson agrees the designation of NK as state sponsor of terrorism is "very symbolic" but underscores NK as a "rogue" and "brutal" government. Says it makes a strong statement but that the "practical effects may be limited."
10 month ago
“They’ll make their people pay.” - Tillerson on NK
Indications that fuel supplies in DPRK “are quite tight.” - Tillerson
DPRK puts little value on human life, says Tillerson.
More DPRK entitles to be sanctioned by @USTreasury tomorrow, confirms Tillerson.
China has assured the US that it’s observing all sanctions on DPRK, according to Tillerson.
Sec. Tillerson on lack of missile tests by Kim Jong Un and North Korea. "We're hopeful that he continues this quiet period."
“This willl close a few additional loopholes off.” - Tillerson
"We still hope for diplomacy," Sec. Tillerson says of North Korea after President Trump's re-designation of nation as state sponsor of terror.
“It is having a significant effect on North Korea.” - Tillerson
“This is a process that started actually several months ago.” -Tillerson on NK
Tillerson acknowledges that North Korea had previously been designated a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1998, but that was lifted in 2008 as as part of effort to negotiate an end to its nuclear program. “That obviously failed," he conceded."
“Peaceful pressure campaign” on DPRK as Tillerson calls it, is same as what @POTUS calls “maximum pressure campaign.”
Yellen's resignation gives Pres Trump yet another vacancy to fill on the Fed Board of Governors. There are currently 3 vacancies including Vice Chair.
In her letter of resignation to Pres Trump, who chose not to name her to another term, Yellen, 71, writes "I am gratified that the financial system is much stronger than a decade ago" She says she will do her "utmost to ensure a smooth transition" to her successor.
@lisamurkowski: I am proud to cosponsor the Fix NICS Act, a bipartisan bill that will enforce our federal criminal history reporting procedures and keep weapons from falling into dangerous hands. Thanks to @johncornyn for his leadership on this legislation.
10 month ago
More than 156,000 Puerto Ricans have moved to Florida since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. That influx could swing the critical swing state to Democrats in 2018, 2020 and beyond.
Janet Yellen submits resignation as Member of the Federal Reserve Board, effective upon swearing-in of her successor as Fed Chair.
Mitch McConnell is reportedly set to deliver a memo to the White House that spells out ways the Alabama special election could be delayed, including by applying pressure to Gov. Kay Ivey.
Delay announcement: @PressSec will now appear at 15:00 EST.
Sputnik is now in FARA, with very little information listed
Donald Trump Jr. met with Alexander Torshin, a man with close ties to the Kremlin, at a May 2016 NRA event during the presidential campaign
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