"It is very distracting frequently" for @POTUS and the administration, says Chief of Staff Kelly of the Russia allegations.

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

19 September 2018
10 month ago
[email protected]: .earth shattering. He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled. Fake News weak!
10 month ago
[email protected]: The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm. What he know about Crooked Dems is.
10 month ago
[email protected]: I hope people will start to focus on our Massive Tax Cuts for Business (jobs) and the Middle Class (in addition to Democrat corruption)!
10 month ago
[email protected]: .came to the campaign. Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!
10 month ago
[email protected]: The Fake News is working overtime. As Paul Manaforts lawyer said, there was "no collusion" and events mentioned took place long before he
10 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: “He’s continually making us think about the future.” @foxandfriends
10 month ago
Lavrov says 'not one piece of evidence' Russia interfered in US elections
John Kelly: 'The lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War'
Presidential approval rating of the last 4 presidents in the fall of their first year.10 month ago
Presidential approval rating of the last 4 presidents in the fall of their first year.
On Tuesday, Pres Trump has a tax reform meeting and then meets with Speaker Ryan, a day before the tax bill unveil
10 month ago
John Kelly defends Confederate statues: "History's history", "dangerous" to scrub away the nation's imperfect marks.
10 month ago
NYT: Manafort owes millions to his lawyers, leading some friends and biz partners to distance themselves.
"It is very distracting for the president to be investigated for something." says Kelly
10 month ago
[email protected] is going to take on "agents of the swamp" who are amassing to oppose Tax Reform, says Kelly.
10 month ago
John Kelly on the Civil War: “Men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand.”
10 month ago
"Robert E. Lee was an honorable man," says Kelly when asked by @IngrahamAngle about tearing down of monuments.
10 month ago
Laura Ingraham: “What do you pray for?” John Kelly: “I pray for world peace.”
10 month ago
"She has every right to say what she wants to say," says Kelly of comments made by @RepWilson but he sees no need to apologize to her.
10 month ago
"It was absolutely depressing to me how that was turned into a political event."
10 month ago
During phone call to Army widow @POTUS "did the best he could," Kelly says on @FoxNews.
10 month ago
Kelly on his false account of Rep. Wilson: “I apologize if I need to, but for something like this absolutely not. I stand by my comments."
10 month ago
John Kelly: "If you compare where this administration is on nominees that are confirmed, we’re way way behind.” Then blames Senate Dems.
10 month ago
John Kelly: "There’s an intense vetting process [for nominees]. And people have complicated finances, they have complicated lives.”
10 month ago
John Kelly: China has "a system of government that apparently works for the Chinese people.” Ingraham: “Well, not all of them."
10 month ago
John Kelly: "The great hope we have is that the Chinese exert pressure on North Korea. And we have great hopes for the Russians as well."
10 month ago
Kelly also tells @IngrahamAngle that @POTUS regularly discusses this with him first thing in their morning meetings.
10 month ago
John Kelly on Mueller’s probe: "It should be over soon. It would seem that they’re towards the end of the witness pile.”
"It is very distracting frequently" for @POTUS and the administration, says Chief of Staff Kelly of the Russia allegations.
Graham: If Trump fired Bob Mueller, "there would be holy hell to pay."
10 month ago
There was a 20-minute phone call Monday night Tokyo time between @AbeShinzo and @POTUS, according to prime minister's office.
At @WhiteHouse South Portico @POTUS and @FLOTUS now passing out Halloween2017 treats.10 month ago
At @WhiteHouse South Portico @POTUS and @FLOTUS now passing out Halloween2017 treats.
10 month ago
"They are with the Niger troops to train and advise" says SecDef Mattis of US forces in Niger
No congressional authorization for strike vs DPRK but @POTUS has constitutional authority, SecDef Mattis and Sec Tillerson agree
10 month ago
"These are not traditional threats. This is a fight against a transnational enemy, one that does not respect int'l borders" per Mattis
10 month ago
Also, any new AUMF “must not be geographically constrained” SecDef Mattis tells lawmakers
10 month ago
SecDef Jim Mattis tells SFRC any new AUMF “must not be time restricted” as war is “fundamentally unpredictable”
Repealing AUMFs “could only signal to our enemies and our friends that we are backing away from this fight” per SecDef Mattis10 month ago
Repealing AUMFs “could only signal to our enemies and our friends that we are backing away from this fight” per SecDef Mattis
10 month ago
SecDef Mattis: don’t repeal 2001 and 2002 AUMFs-“would only cause unnecessary policy and legal uncertainty”
10 month ago
But “Any new congressional expression of unitywould present a strong statement to the world of America’s determination” per SecDef Mattis
“Though a statement of continued congressional support would be welcome, a new AUMF is not legally required” to fight ISIS AQ per Mattis10 month ago
“Though a statement of continued congressional support would be welcome, a new AUMF is not legally required” to fight ISIS AQ per Mattis
10 month ago
"Firmly within any president’s constitutional authority and responsibility to designate who presents a threat to our country” per Mattis
10 month ago
2001 and 2002 AUMFs "remain a sound basis for ongoing US military operations against a mutating threat” per SecDef Jim Mattis
SecDef tells SFRC “Traditional campaigns to protect our people must adapt to non-traditional, transnational character of this fight.”10 month ago
SecDef tells SFRC “Traditional campaigns to protect our people must adapt to non-traditional, transnational character of this fight.”
US does not need a new AUMF-president has all legal authority needed, per State Dept Sec Rex Tillerson10 month ago
US does not need a new AUMF-president has all legal authority needed, per State Dept Sec Rex Tillerson
"I do not think the American people want the United States conducting a global, endless shadow warbeyond scrutiny" per Sen. Cardin
There's need to be more public discussion and light on these activities re Niger, other CT missions per ranking member @SenatorCardin10 month ago
"There's need to be more public discussion and light on these activities" re Niger, other CT missions per ranking member @SenatorCardin
10 month ago
"We should update the AUMF to reflect the current conflict cannot risk undermining the legal foundation" for the fight, per @SenBobCorker
Deadly ambush in Niger proved US forces "can find themselves in combat at any moment" per Corker
Sen. Corker opens SFRC on authorizations to use military force, SecDef Jim Mattis, @StateDept Sec Rex Tillerson to testify
10 month ago
Asked about today's indictments during book signing in Chicago, Hillary Clinton says, "I have a great chapter about Russia" in her book.
CNBC has detailed chart of Manafort's transactions involving money allegedly laundered.
Along with indictments of Manafort and Gates, Mueller today unveiled his first guilty plea
10 month ago
WH: Mueller investigation didn't come up during Trump-Sessions lunch
On day of indictments and pleas, McConnell has criticized former President Obama and Sen. Grassley has criticized Sen. Feinstein.
Sen Jim Inhofe R-OK reserves comment on Manafort. "In the meantime, don't forget we still have all the Hillary activity"
President says al-Imam will be tried in the US for his alleged role in deaths of Amb Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods.
Paul Manafort leaves District courthouse, dodging cameras and questions.
Global real estate investment firm @ColonyNorthStar says severing ties with ex Trump aide Rick Gates.
Feinstein: "I'll continue to support Bob Mueller as he follows the facts—his independence must remain sacrosanct."
McConnell hasn't commented on day's developments yet. Has a presser in 20 minutes.
"Pres Trump was correct. There is no evidence that Mr. Manafortcolluded with the Russian Government." said Manafort atty Kevin Downing.
Manafort's attorney says his client's actions in Ukraine were "seeking to further democracy."
10 month ago
[email protected]: Indictments by Mueller Have Nothing to Do With Trump Campaign
Sen Susan Collins tells Bloomberg the Senate's probe into possible Russia-Trump campaign collusion all but certain to extend into 2018
Paul Manafort, Rick Gates placed under house arrest
Part of indictment against @PaulManafort "ridiculous," says his attorney, adding no evidence of collusion with Russia.
Statement by @USTreasury and Qatar following mtg between Sec Mnuchin and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani re "shared understanding"
@LCILP bio of alleged middleman between Trump campaign policy advisor Papadopoulos and Russia removed.
Gates' bail at $5 million. Both he and @PaulManafort to be under house arrest.
Bail for @PaulManafort set at $10 million.
Rick Gates spokesman: "This fight is just beginning."
Manafort associate Rick Gates "welcomes the opportunity to confront these charges in court," spokesperson says.
"It's important to let our legal system run its course," says Senate Judiciary Chairman @ChuckGrassley in reaction to the indictments.
Schiff: Congress "must make clear that we as an institution will do everything in our power to protect the Special Counsel’s independence."
U.S. District Court for D.C. has four sealed cases in its docket with case numbers between Papadopoulos' (182) and Manafort's (201).
Papadopoulos has to stay within US, has surrendered his passport, is prohibited from contacting certain US individuals per court papers
WH said Papadopoulos acted alone on Russia. He says a campaign boss told him: "I would encourage you" to "make the trip.. if it is feasible"
Rick Gates was represented by a public defender before federal magistrate judge. Manafort repped by Kevin Downing.
Paul Manafort and Richard Gates enter pleas of "not guilty" to all counts during initial court appearance today.
@RepAdamSchiff: Today’s indictments of Manafort and Gates, and Papadopoulos’ guilty plea are key developments in Russia probe. Here’s why:
On tax cuts, Sanders says the president's plan doesn't call for a phase-in of the reduction of the corporate tax rate.
10 month ago
[email protected]: "I think that any time there is leaking of sensitive information, it should be looked into."
@RepAdamSchiff: Trump campaign was notified Russians had stolen emails as early as April 2016. May explain why they were eager to take Trump Tower meeting.
[email protected] says they are not asking for a leak investigation but the White House always wants leaks to be looked into Mueller Indictment
10 month ago
[email protected]: "The president hired Paul Manafort to handle the delegate process and he was dismissed not too long after that."
10 month ago
Reporters referred to @TheJusticeDept for any reaction on transgender court ruling, says @PressSec.
[email protected] says White House is not worried about indictments distracting from agenda "because it doesn't have anything to do with us."
Sanders says the activities in the Manafort/Gates indictment took place “outside the scope" of the Trump campaign.
10 month ago
Manafort was dismissed after handling "the delegate process," says @PressSec.
10 month ago
There are indications Mueller investigation will conclude soon, says @PressSec without disclosing where this info comes from.
[email protected] says "last known conversation" between President Trump and Paul Manafort was in February.
"What the Clinton campaign did, what the DNC did was actual exchange of money" for false information, responds @PressSec.
Even though Pres Trump cited Papadopoulos as an advisor and "excellent guy," Sanders says it's wrong to portray him as a having a sr. role.
Papadapoulous repeatedly reached out "and was repeatedly denied" and "any actions he took were on his own."
"There are enough reports of enough information out there to suggest it might not be a bad idea" for Congress to investigate @HillaryClinton
10 month ago
Papadapoulous "was the member of a volunteer advisory council that met one time over a year," asserts @PressSec.
Sanders says she's had no discussions with Pres Trump about pardons for any target of Mueller investigations. Says process should play out.
"We're not worried about it distracting because it has nothing to do with us," says @PressSec of indictments.
Pressed by @jonkarl, Sanders says Papadopoulos' guilty plea had to with false statements, "doesn't have anything to do with the campaign."
[email protected] hasn’t spoken to Manafort in months, @PressSec says
"I haven't any conversations with him about" pardons, replies @PressSec.
"I think we should let the process play through before we [consider] those steps," @PressSec says when asked about pardons.
[email protected] tells @jonkarl indictments have "nothing to do with the president," claiming "real collusion scandal" involved Clinton campaign.
Sanders won't definitively rule out Trump firing Mueller: "There's no intention or plan to make any changes in regards to special counsel."
[email protected] on inquiry: “we still expect this to conclude soon.”
Some initial @WhiteHouse contact with Rick Gates "after the president was sworn in," acknowledges @PressSec.
Sanders reiterates no plans or intentions by the president to fire Mueller or interfere with his investigation.
10 month ago
[email protected]: "Today's announcement has nothing to do with the president or campaign activity."
Most of Manafort activities took place well before @realDonaldTrump campaign ever existed, declares @PressSec.
[email protected] says indictments are not about campaign activities
SH Sanders says George Papadopoulos had an 'extremely limited' role in the Trump campaign, called him a 'volunteer'
Campaign of @HillaryClinton colluded with @Russia to smear @realDonaldTrump, alleges @PressSec.
"This is a silly story of course," @PressSec acknowledges about story she told about TaxReform and reporters drinking beer.
[email protected]: "I'd like to start the briefing today by addressing a topic I know all of you are preparing to ask me abouttax reform."
Federal judge issues preliminary injunction halting president's directive prohibiting transgender persons from serving in military.
US court bars Trump from changing military policy on service by transgender people.
Fox News is now running a segment targeting Robert Mueller.
[email protected]: Manafort's tax evasion and money laundering charges a reminder President Trump "still has not released his own taxes.”
Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort arrives at D.C. courthouse for initial court appearance.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty 25 days ago. Unsealing the court documents today, as Manafort is indicted
What Papadopoulos did after FBI interview: Deleted his FB account with Russian messages. Stop using his cell. Went to Dulles, and got arrested
Trump is having lunch with Jeff Sessions and Pence today, according to the W.H. schedule.
WH official confirms Pres Trump to announced Fed Chair nomination on Thursday.
Senate Intel RM Mark Warner calls on Congress to "take action now to protect the independence of the Special Counsel".
Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos met with professor linked to Russian officials, was told Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton - docs
Ryan quickly veered into tax reform, saying nothing is going to derail GOP push. House bill to be unveiled Nov 1
In Wisconsin radio interview, Speaker Paul Ryan says only about Manafort, "I really don't have anything to add"
@SenSanders: Russia’s attack on our democracy is of enormous consequence. Trump must not, in any way, try to derail or obstruct Mueller's investigation.
Statement says Papadopoulos informed the campaign and then-candidate Trump of Russian connection.
"People want a president that's going to be focused on them - not his political and legal survival." @RepSteveIsrael
Statement says Russian figure was initially uninterested in Papadopoulos, changed mind when learning he was part of Trump campaign.
George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with an influential Russian. This is how it relates to the campaign.
10 month ago
[email protected]: .Also, there is NO COLLUSION!
10 month ago
[email protected]: Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren't Crooked Hillary and the Dems the focus?????
Papadopolous pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI about his contacts with foreign nationals with ties to senior Russian officials
Early Trump adviser George Papadopolous charged with making false statements to FBI
@NancyPelosi: The indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates underscore need for an outside indpt commission to FollowTheFacts.
[email protected] isn’t mentioned in the Manafort/Gates indictment; Manafort was reportedly under investigation before working as Trump campaign Chair
Schumer: "The President must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel's work in any way."
Trump White House: President's campaign chair bad behavior "not related to campaign."
@SenCapito: Our current tax code makes it hard for middle-class Americans to support their families. Taxreform can change this:
Pelosi: "We still need an outside, fully independent investigation to expose Russia's meddling and the involvement of Trump officials."
No mention in indictment of @realDonaldTrump or his presidential campaign. Russia ties here through work for pro-Moscow Ukraine parties.
State Dept. says U.S. will pledge up to $60 million for multi-nation counterterrorism force in Sahel region, area that includes Niger.
From 2006 to 2017 (pre-and post-campaign) Manafort "knowingly and intentionally conspired to defraud the U.S.," according to the indictment.
WH lawyers are discussing Manafort and Gates developments with POTUS this morning @jeffzeleny reports
According to the indictment, about Manafort laundered $18,000,000:
Indictment alleges $75 mil.+ flowed through their accounts and @PaulManafort laundered $18 mil.+.
Paul Manafort arrives at FBI Field Office this morning with attorney. Questioned by CBS' @kylieatwood, declined to make any statement.
Charges also include conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of foreign principal, false statements.
Manafort charges in the indictment cover the years 2008-17.
Manafort indictment alleges the duo made tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine activities.
Charges against Manafort and Gates include: Conspiracy against the United States; Conspiracy to launder money; False statements
From Special Counsel's office: Manafort and Gates are charged with 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States.
Indictment details 12 counts against Manafort and Gates relating to fraud and money laundering between 2007-2018 involving work in Ukraine
Manafort indictment: alleged money laundering, being an unregistered foreign agent, also in indictment. This goes beyond just tax charges.
Manafort indictment: money laundering during work for Yanukovych
10 month ago
Ukraine chief anticorruption prosecutor says Manafort charges "interesting" but unclear if leads to fresh Kyiv probe. He was surprised
Paul Manafort has arrived at FBI HQ. Again, the specific charges have not yet been unveiled.
Manafort left his home in Virginia a short time ago. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Paul Manafort is turning himself in to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, a source says
Paul Manafort (Former Trump campaign manager) and Rick Gates told to surrender to federal authorities, the first charges in a special counsel investigation
10 month ago
[email protected]: Great job by MichaelCaputo on @foxandfriends.
10 month ago
[email protected]: Report out that Obama Campaign paid $972,000 to Fusion GPS. The firm also got $12,400,000 (really?) from DNC. Nobody knows who OK'd!
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