Chuck Schumer: Congressional negotiators are making good headway on a budget deal that would meet our commitments to our military and urgent priorities here at home. I hope this progress continues but it's in stark contrast to @POTUS who again said yesterday: "a shutdown could happen."

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24 June 2018
The Justice Department has formally launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices and the sale of fetal tissue
Now House Ethics Committee says it is taking a look at Rep. Trent Franks
6 month ago
Congressional leaders today at the @White House "agreed on the need for eliminating the defense sequester to deal with the grave national security threats we face," says @PressSec.
Kaspersky shutting its DC office because it can no longer get federal biznes
New court filling: Manafort suggests special counsel is trying to limit his 1st amendment rights by trying to stop him from publishing an op-ed in Ukraine, and argues that the op-ed wasn't an effort to influence his case.
Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign - likely tied to unspecified allegations of inappropriate behavior.
House passes temporary funding bill to prevent shutdown this weekend, keep government running through Dec. 22.
6 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "We have someone in the White House who is taking it to the mat to the average, everyday American." @TeamCavuto
In response to Reps. Lewis and Thompson skipping civil rights museum opening @PressSec: "We think it's unfortunate that these members of Congress wouldn't join the President in honoring the incredible sacrifice civil rights leaders made to right the injustices in our history."
[email protected]: "The President hopes others will join him in recognizing that the movement was about removing barriers and unifying Americans of all backgrounds."
6 month ago
[email protected]: Across the battlefields, oceans, and harrowing skies of Europe and the Pacific throughout the war, one great battle cry could be heard by America's friends and foes alike: "REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR."
NRSC Chair Cory Gardner: "Roy Moore will never have the support of the senatorial committee. We will never endorse him. We won't support him. I won't let that happen. Nothing will change."
[email protected]: "If he had pro-Clinton or anti-Trump bias, what the hell was he doing interviewing @HillaryClinton?"
6 month ago
"The President's meeting with Congressional leadership moved from the Oval Office to the Situation Room where they are all receiving an update on our military by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis," says @PressSec.
6 month ago
[email protected]: Today, as we Remember Pearl Harbor, it was an incredible honor to be joined with surviving Veterans of the attack on 12/7/1941. They are HEROES, and they are living witnesses to American History. All American hearts are filled with gratitude for their service and their sacrifice.
[email protected]: "There are some important issues that we share with you…opioid crisis in our country. We want to address that. We want to help our veterans, s-chip, children's health insurance. Again, all things that have bipartisan support in the congress."
[email protected] at congressional meeting: " I'm more confident than everthat with your leadership and with the good faith of all the people in this room that before this Christmas we'll produce real results for the American people that will make America stronger and more prosperous."
The @POTUS meeting with Congressional Leaders began in the Oval Office, but then moved to the Situation Room for a military updated from DefSec Mattis.
6 month ago
"The American vice president is not welcome in Palestine" Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, told AFP.
"We're here in the spirit of 'let's get it done,'" says @SenSchumer at start of congressional leaders meeting with @POTUS on keeping government funded. "We're here to reach a bipartisan agreement to finish out the year," says @SenateMajLdr
Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis says he won't share stage with Trump to open Mississippi civil rights museum.
"We're all here as a very friendly, well-unified group," said @POTUS, at start of meeting with Congressional Leaders of both parties. "We hope that we're gonna make some great progress for our country. I think that will happen."
@statedeptspox: We are extremely concerned about the increase in violence in Yemen. We call on all parties to reject the use of violence against their political opponentsA political solution is the only way to advance long-term stability in Yemen.
After brief comments in the Oval Office with congressional leaders @POTUS declines to answer any questions from the press pool.
And @VP expresses hope that "before this Christmas we'll produce real results for the American people,"
"Glad we're here to resume conversations," says @SpeakerRyan.
Schumer: "We're in the spirit of let's get it done."
In Oval Office, @SenSchumer says "we hope we can come to an agreement" to fund the governmentwe're here in the spirit of 'let's get it done.'"
6 month ago
[email protected]: Today, the U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the @WhiteHouse, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Here's info on the PearlHarbor survivors @POTUS has escorted into the Oval Office.
US House now debating a 2 week temporary federal funding extension to December 22
[email protected] and @keithellison: "Democrats can win if we're united, and we know that can only happen by healing divisions that still linger from last year's bruising presidential nominating contest."
"I didn't hear it, sorry," says @POTUS when asked about @alfranken resignation speech as he walks out to take PearlHarbor survivors into the Oval Office.
We'll do it for another seven years and you all have to promise you're going to be around," says @POTUS of the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day proclamation he's now signing.
"Remember Pearl Harbor," says @POTUS. "Have you heard that a couple of times before?" That prompts one of the survivors to break out in song.
6 month ago
[email protected]: "They fought, they bled, they sacrificed and they triumphed."
"We are building up the military beyond what you ever thought," @POTUS tells PearlHarbor survivors. "We'll do it in your honor."
[email protected]: "As a woman myself, I've never felt anything but treated with the highest level of respectThat's what I've seen the president do day in and day out since we've been here and during the campaign. I think that's a pretty good start and a pretty good example."
Press Sec. Sanders says President Trump will have a full physical at Walter Reed Medical Center early next year, and "those records will be released by the doctor following that."
On Trump's slurred speech yesterday: @PressSec says "the president's throat was dry - nothing more than that." She also says @POTUS has a full medical checkup scheduled at @WRBethesda "the first part of next year" and a medical report will be issued afterward.
Results of @POTUS medical examination will be released after his physical at @WalterReedArmy "next year," adds @PressSec.
[email protected] says she's not aware of any other countries currently intending to follow President Trump's lead on changes in Jerusalem policies.
Sanders: "The president's throat was dry, nothing more than that."
6 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec @alfranken @realDonaldTrump "The president's throat was dry, nothing more than that," says @PressSec of slurred words at end of Jerusalem announcement yesterday.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that since all presidents' taxes are audited, President Trump cannot release them. But…
6 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec @alfranken @realDonaldTrump No official US decision yet on participation in WinterOlympics2018 amid Korean peninsula security concerns, says @PressSec.
[email protected] says @POTUS doesn't disagree with Chris Wray about the FBI (even though he tweeted a few days ago that the agency was in tatters)
@PressSec: "I believe there are actions taking place for a port to open" to bring in humanitarian aid to Yemen after @WhiteHouse yesterday called on Saudi Arabia to help open the way for relief.
6 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec @alfranken @realDonaldTrump "I'm not aware of any countries" following suit and planning to move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, says @PressSec.
6 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec "The president addressed the comments back during the campaign," says @PressSec on @alfranken remarks about @realDonaldTrump in his resignation speech.
[email protected] met with his friend John Bolton today, according to @PressSec
6 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec "We're committed to getting the lowest corporate rate we can," says @PressSec on TaxReform.
6 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec "We expect a clean CR to pass with Democrat support, says @PressSec about question on possible government shutdown.
6 month ago
At @WhiteHouse today @POTUS to meet with Pearl Harbor attack survivors, says @PressSec.
The federal government is asking a judge to delay a requirement that it begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military on January 1.
@keithellison: I commend the brave women who have come forward in recent weeks to share their experience of sexual harassment and assault. Their courage is immense, and has sparked a long overdue national reckoning with persistent inequities and injustices in our society. (1/4)
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: To all the people in Southern California: we are thinking of you and we are here to help. To all of the firefighters: we are so grateful to you and are praying for you.
"There's always going to be someone who doesn't like what we do," says @FBI Director Wray.
DOD: If there is a Government Shutdown no US troops get paid until the shutdown is over, even those on the frontlines. Also no death benefits will be paid.
Ex Congressman @HFord2 fired for misconduct by @MorganStanley, reports @HuffPostPo.
Bernie Sanders: Republican plan: 1. Run up the deficit with tax breaks for the wealthy 2. Freak out about the deficit 3. Cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to bring down the deficit
Rep Ron DeSantis R-FL blasts FBI Director on lack of answers: "I think you're walking into Contempt of Congress"
US senator Tammy Duckworth on North Korea: "Most Americans don't realize how close we are to this war"
Tim Kaine is requesting information from the Senate Office of Compliance on the number of sexual harassment claims filed against Senators, members of their personal staff, and committee staff, along with the amount of monetary settlements that were reached in harassment cases.
Reporters say @VP at @DeptofDefense for lunch with Secretary Mattis. The meeting was not listed on the vice president's daily schedule that was released to the media earlier today.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, on Mueller team: "We can't manage to find prosecutors who haven't donated to presidential candidates… We can't find a dozen that haven't donated to major political candidates." Worth noting: as a prosecutor, Trey Gowdy donated to major political candidates.
Bernie Sanders: We have a president who acknowledged on tape that he assaulted women. I would hope that he pays attention to what's going on and think about resigning.
MN Gov. Mark Dayton on Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement: "I have not yet decided on my appointment to fill this upcoming vacancy. I expect to make and announce my decision in the next couple of days."
Only one Republican senator attended Al Franken's resignation speech: Jeff Flake.
Sen.Franken: "For a decade now, every time I would get tired or discouraged or frustrated, I would think about the people I was doing this for, and it would get me back up on my feet I would do it all over again in a heartbeat."
Franken: "Let me be clear, I may be resigning my seat but I am not giving up my voice. I will continue to stand up for the things I believe in as a citizen and as an activist."
@alfranken: "Even on the worst day of my political life I feel like it's all been worth it….I would do it all over again in a heartbeat."
6 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3647 6th St SE: 2 injured
@DonaldJTrumpJr: Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and God-darnit people like me. Franken
Franken: "Even when you win, progress is far from inevitable."
Sen. Al Franken: "There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office."
"I did not grow up wanting to be a politician," adds @alfranken. "It wasn't easy and it always wasn't fun."
Senator Al Franken, in essence: I admit to nothing. I champion women. I will not be silent. But I am resigning. And oh the irony that Trump remains in power.
6 month ago
"The future belongs to those who are passionate, and who work hard," @SenFranken quotes Paul Wellstone in his resignation speech
Sen. Al Franken has announced his resignation from the Senate in the coming weeks.
Franken on allegations of sexual misconduct: "I was shocked. I was upset. But in responding to their claims, I wanted to be respectful of that broader conversation because all women deserve to be heard and their experience taken seriously."
@alfranken: "There is a big part of me that will always regret walking away from this job with so much work yet to be done."
@alfranken: "I know who I really am."
Franken says "in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate"
"Nevertheless, today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate." — Al Franken
"I am proud that during my time in the senate I have used my power to be a champion of women." — Al Franken
@alfranken: "Some of the allegations against me are simply not true, others I remember very differently."
Sen. Franken to make an announcement amid sexual harassment allegations
FBI Director Wray told lawmakers the bureau is negotiating with the intel committees about whether to provide info about FISA applications in Russia probe. First official confirmation they exist.
Senator John McCain : Thank you @SenatorStrange for your important contributions to the Senate Armed Services Committee, your unwavering commitment to our men and women in uniform and your outstanding service in the U.S. Senate for the people of Alabama.
Media reports minutes ahead of his remarks say @alfranken is resigning.
6 month ago
[email protected]: Today, our entire nation pauses to REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR—and the brave warriors who on that day stood tall and fought for America. God Bless our HEROES who wear the uniform, and God Bless the United States of America. PearlHarborRemembranceDay
FBI chief rejects Trump's claim of agency 'in tatters'
Chuck Schumer: On the DreamAct, as @SenatorDurbin said yday, we are making progress in talks with the GOP and I hope we can reach an agreement soon. Democrats support real border security and will happily join with Republicans to pass legislation to secure our border in exchange for the Dream Act.
Chuck Schumer: Our veterans deserve better. People seeking recovery from opioid addiction deserve better. Hard-working pensioners deserve better. We must do both of these things - support the military and programs that create jobs and economic growth here at home - in equal measure.
"There is no finer institution than the FBI," says Director Wray when asked about @POTUS criticism of the bureau.
Chuck Schumer: Nobody wants to see a shutdown. But without an agreement that covers defense AND economic development, programs to combat the opioid crisis, shore up pension plans, support veteran's health care, relieve student loan debt, and build rural infrastructure could see a cut.
FBI Director Wray deflects questions about Hillary Clinton/FBI email probe, saying it's being investigated by DOJ IG
Chuck Schumer: Congressional negotiators are making good headway on a budget deal that would meet our commitments to our military and urgent priorities here at home. I hope this progress continues but it's in stark contrast to @POTUS who again said yesterday: "a shutdown could happen."
At House hearing, first subject brought up by GOP to FBI Director Wray is the Hillary Clinton email investigation
6 month ago
[email protected]: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - "A day that will live in infamy!" December 7, 1941
Pres Trump to hear complaints about the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires addition of ethanol or other renewables in transportation fuels. Some states seeking waivers. Senators taking part in @POTUS meeting:
Kentucky Republicans claim the statehouse speaker got campaign donors to pay his sexual harassment settlement
Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are demanding Rex Tillerson end a hiring freeze at the State Department and explain to Congress his plan to restructure the agency.
Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide election in Tennessee, joins race to succeed GOP Sen. Bob Corker.
6 month ago
[email protected]: Go get the new book on Andrew Jackson by Brian KilmeadeReally good. @foxandfriends
IMF and World Bank say Ukraine corruption fight is threatened
6 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "His demeanor in the presidency is a deterrent for [Russia and China] he's a bold leader and he speaks his mind." @IngrahamAngle
6 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "The idea that the behavior or positions being taken by [Trump] are ruining our image around the world I think is a massive overstatement." @IngrahamAngle
Trump Jr. claims he didn't speak directly with Trump on misleading Trump Tower meeting statement: report
U.S. House approves GOP bill making it easier for gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines
Congressional investigators are scrutinizing trips to Europe taken last year by several Trump associates, amid concern they may have met with Kremlin-linked operatives.
6 month ago
[email protected]: I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
6 month ago
Sen. Warren joins in on Franken: "I think he should resign"
I firmly believe that some people will be captured in this that aren't guilty of something because the way the stampede starts per Senator Burr6 month ago
"I firmly believe that some people will be captured in this that aren't guilty of something because the way the stampede starts" per Senator Burr
6 month ago
"Look at what we're going through right now with members of Congress on sexual harassment, many of which probably have every reason to be concerned and should rethink their profession" per @SenatorBurr
6 month ago
Reaction to Jerusalem recognition from German Chancellor AngelaMerkel: The German govt. does not support this, because the status of Jerusalem should be negotiated as part of a 2 state solution
UK PM @theresa_may says Great Britain disagrees w Trump's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the Holy City as Israel capital before a final status agreement w the Palestinians, calling it unhelpful, @number10press6 month ago
UK PM @theresa_may says Great Britain disagrees w Trump's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the Holy City as Israel capital before a final status agreement w the Palestinians, calling it "unhelpful", @number10press
House Intel Commitee releases the testimony of Erik Prince. Schiff says of the Seychelles trip: "Prince also could not adequately explain why he traveled halfway around the world to meet with UAE officials and, ultimately, the head of the Russian fund."
@keithellison: This White House continues to play politics with issues of national security and international peace, and its reckless decision making should concern us all.
Bernie Sanders: It needs to be an ongoing movement of women and men that includes a national discussion about sexism, sexual harassment, objectification, inequality and abuse of power.
Bernie Sanders: We are now at a crossroads in American culture. And it is an important one. The way we treat women in our country has been abysmal in almost every way.
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein will testify about the special counsel's investigation before the House Judiciary Committee on December 13.
Bernie Sanders: Sen. Franken has said that he will be making an announcement about his political future tomorrow. The right thing is for him to resign.
Secretary Tillerson: @POTUS decided today, as Congress first urged in the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995, and has reaffirmed regularly since, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach President Trump
"For the foreseeable future, cyber will continue to be the thing I most fear" warns @SenatorBurr
6 month ago
"I may be more concerned today about a potential North Korean action" but @SenatorBurr says when he lays his head down on his pillow, "Cyber's the greatest threat"
House now voting to table consideration of impeachment articles offered by Rep Al Green D-TX against President Trump
Pledges Israel "will always ensure freedom of worship for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike." And thanks @POTUS "for today's historic decision."
6 month ago
@SenatorBurr says Senate Intelligence Comm has interviews well over 100 people in Russia investigation, has gotten unprecedented access to individuals and intelligence
Netanyahu says he shares @POTUS commitment "to advancing peace between Israel and all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians." And reiterates pledge "there will be no change whatsoever to the status quo at the holy sites" in Jerusalem.
"I responded, when we had interviewed everyone who needs to be interviewed," says @SenatorBurr of what he told @POTUS about wrapping up Russia investigation
Re @POTUS remarks to him about wrapping up Russia investigation, That was in a telephone conversation that the president and I had last May… the subject of the telephone call had nothing to do with the investigation per @SenatorBurr6 month ago
Re @POTUS remarks to him about wrapping up Russia investigation, "That was in a telephone conversation that the president and I had last May… the subject of the telephone call had nothing to do with the investigation" per @SenatorBurr
"The President's decision is an important step towards peace," says @netanyahu, "for there is no peace that doesn't include Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."
6 month ago
For Election2018 and possible Russia meddling, "All of my colleagues are worried about it or should be worried about it" warns Senate Intel Comm Chair @SenatorBurr
6 month ago
[email protected]: "I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem."
[email protected] is now calling for @SenFranken to resign. He said otherwise about an hour ago
"There's no change of vote totals but there were attempts to get Ito voter files for reasons that we don't know" per @SenatorBurr re Russia election meddling Election2016
No hesitation on part of WH in acknowledging that Jerusalem announcement by Pres Trump fulfills "a major campaign promise of his and many previous Presidential candidates."
@ChuckGrassley: Americans shld see politically biased texts by demoted FBI official working Clinton email AND Trump campaign investigations. DOJ shld cough up all related docs andmake Strzok come to Judic cmte as I asked in OCTOBER! TRANSPARENCY BRINGS ACCOUNTABILITY
Here's the full Elijah Cummings letter detailing a whistleblower's account that Michael Flynn told an associate that Russia sanctions would be "ripped up" early in the Trump presidency
@LindseyGrahamSC: Why did the Trump Administration decide to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel? Because it always has been and always will be.
@ChuckGrassley: Reporters say FBI official who watered down Comey stmt on Clinton emails AND started Russia 'collusion' probe on Trump Campaign was fired frm Mueller team after DOJ watchdog found evidence of political bias. THIS IS WHY DOJ/FBI NEEDS OVERSIGHT Why don't dems agree?
@LindseyGrahamSC: Finally, the decision announced today does not take other options off the table regarding a two-state solution.
@LindseyGrahamSC:I fully support the Trump Administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because this statement reflects the reality on the ground for the last 3,000 years.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: It's clear the American people don't look lightly on these kinds of actions, no matter who they're committed by, and the number of complaints against Senator Franken is a concern. I think resignation is the right thing for him to do.
6 month ago
[email protected]: "Israel is a sovereign nation with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital."
@POTUS signing Jerusalem announcement
6 month ago
Still, @SenatorBurr warns not to underestimate North Korea's ability to innovate - which means sanctions may be having less of an impact
@POTUS concludes speech with asking God to bless the Israelis, the Palestinians and the United States."
President Trump on changes in Jerusalem policies: "This decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement."
6 month ago
"Would it surprise me that Russia might attempt to provide products [to DPRK]? No, that wouldn't surprise me" says @SenatorBurr
US media: Tillerson and Mattis were both opposed to Trump's Jerusalem announcement due to security concerns; Kushner and Greenblatt were in favour
Trump announces he's dispatching VP Pence to the Middle East to reaffirm US commitment to work with its partners to defeat radicalism and expel extremists.
6 month ago
"I don't think that we've kept Russia… we don't keep them focused as a threat," per @SenatorBurr. Notes 70 percent of intel folks used to be educated in Russian language but not anymore
@POTUS: "Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it. So today we calm, for moderation."
@POTUS: "There will, of course, be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement."
As for Senate Intelligence Committee, "Our review of that information will be as thorough as it possibly can be" @SenatorBurr says re Russia probe
"We are not taking a position of any final status issues," such as contested borders between Israel and the Palestinians. There must be a peace agreement "that is acceptable to both sides," adds @POTUS. "The United States would support a two-state solution."
6 month ago
On @POTUS Russia - "It important to understand that if we were talking a year and a half ago, there's nobody in this room that would have believed anyone in his campaign was capable of collusion" per @SenatorBurr
President Trump: "I've judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians."
@POTUS: @StateDept to immediately begin planning for a "magnificent" embassy to be built in Jerusalem.
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. Old challenges demand new approaches."
6 month ago
As for @POTUS' tweets, @SenatorBurr says he does not read tweets - "I don't read them, whether its my wife's of the president's"
@POTUS: "Today Jerusalem is the seat of the modern Israeli government," as well as the Knesset, the Supreme Court and the home of the prime minister and president.
@POTUS: "Jerusalem is not just the heart of three great religions" but also of "one of the most successfull democracies in the world."
6 month ago
"That's his art of negotiating" per Sen. Burr "It is uncomfortable sometimes to members of congress, It is uncomfortable sometimes to the American people" re @POTUS approach to public negotiations/diplomacy, Russia
This is the best interest of the US and to advance the peace process, declares @POTUS.
Why won't @POTUS talk about Russia? "When you get to the content of what he does… subject experts don't have too much criticism" says @SenatorBurr
@POTUS: "It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."
@POTUS: "After more than two decades of waivers we're no closer to a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians."
6 month ago
[email protected]: Join me live from the @WhiteHouse via Periscope
6 month ago
Russia, China, others - "Their level of innovation will be on the same pace as ours if not more" says @SenatorBurr
@PressSec: Speech excerpts as prepared for delivery by @POTUS:
"Companies have to take some responsibility," per @SenatorBurr on cyber and security issues "Do you really want to leave technology decisions to the group that I serve with?"
6 month ago
"I want to limit through policy the tools that they [Russia] can use" says @SenatorBurr
The "Secretary of State will restrict entry into the United States of those individuals involved in undermining democracy in Cambodia."
Michael Flynn told an associate that Russia sanctions would be "ripped up" early in the Trump presidency, a whistleblower told Congress
"To believe that Russia has changed since the Cold War is just an absolute myth" per Senate Intelligence Comm Chair @SenatorBurr
[email protected] says US intel saw Russia disinfo effort in real-time, and both intel community and lawmakers were "anxious" to see leadership from Obama administration that didn't come
6 month ago
"This is not limited just to elections. This is not limited to Russia" per @SenatorBurr "Others will exploit the ability to create chaos in our society. Might even be the tool of nation states tat want to buy interest in US companies," drive stock prices down
On Russia and Election2016, "I don't see this as an intelligence failure… the intelligence we had on an ongoing basis should have prompted us to ask more questions" per @SenatorBurr
6 month ago
@SenatorBurr then raises concerns that innocent people could suffer - draws link to wave of sexual harassment allegations
Trump to deliver his statement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the Diplomatic Reception Room, under famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of GW.
My concern long term is that if we get too accustomed to unnamed sources, that will be the predominance of what's out there… says  @SenatorBurr at CFR, talking about unnamed sources in media on Russia investigation6 month ago
"My concern long term is that if we get too accustomed to unnamed sources, that will be the predominance of what's out there…" says @SenatorBurr at CFR, talking about unnamed sources in media on Russia investigation
More than 3.6 million people have signed up for Obamacare plans during the first month of open enrollment, according to new numbers released by CMS.
With funding running out for the Government on Friday, Pres Trump said a shutdown "could happen." Said it would be Democrats fault for insisting on "illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bring with them crime, tremendous amounts of drugs. We don't want to have that. "
@NancyPelosi: President Trump is the only person talking about a government shutdown. Democrats are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.
Pres welcomes Kirstjen Nielsen (far right) to her first Cabinet meeting as Homeland Security Secretary. She won Senate confirmation yesterday by vote of 62-37. Succeeds Gen John Kelly in the job. He stepped down July 28 to become WH Chief of Staff.
Sen. Gillibrand speaks after calling for Sen. Franken to step aside: "We as elected leaders should absolutely be held to a higher standard, not a lower standard, and we should fundamentally be valuing women."
Pres Trump hails 3.3% GDP. If it weren't for the hurricanes, he says GDP might have hit 4%. Says each point means adds $2.5-trilliion dollars to the economy and means 10-million jobs. Sees no reason why GDP can't hit 4, 5 and even 6%.
[email protected]: "We want to have a great beautiful, crime-free country. And we want people to come into our country but we want the to come on our basis."
Second male senator, Joe Donnelly, now calling on Franken to resign. At least the 9th senator overall.
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We're on the verge of a historic victory that cuts taxes, for the middle class, for businesses."
@TomPerez: Sen. Al Franken should step down. Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace, and that includes our party.
President tells Cabinet he's thrilled by Senate passage of the tax cut bill. Tells press they covered it accurately "for the most part." Says the tax cut bill will produce a lot of new jobs.
6 month ago
[email protected]: "Many of our brave troops will be spending Christmas overseas. We're thinking about them."
Asked if the government would shut down because of congressional gridlock on the budget, @POTUS replied that it "could happen."
[Putin] would like a weak United States that's unwilling and unable to push back against Russia" per @EvelynNFarkas
Of his "big announcement" on Jerusalem at 1pm, Pres Trump says "I think it's long overdue." He says other presidents had promised action, but didn't follow through.
"The Democrats maybe want to shut down the country" because they want immigrants flowing in, adds @POTUS and then mentions "radical Islamic terrorism."
Sen. Bob Casey becomes first male senator to call for Franken to step down. Total count is eight.
"He's knocked the hell out of 'em…of course I've made it possible," says @POTUS of SecDef Mattis leadership in combatting ISIS. "We don't want 'em going into our country."
@POTUS: "We're in a great period in this country."
@POTUS: "I don't want to go beyond that because I'll be criticized if we don't hit that."
GDP growth of six percent possible, declares @POTUS in Cabinet meeting.
POTUS asked if we're going to have a shutdown: "It could happen. The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous to our country. They are looking at shutting down they want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country."
@POTUS: "I cannot wait to sign these giant tax cuts and reforms…it will be the largest tax cut, by far, in the history of our country."
POTUS: US military "was very depleted when I got here."
"It will be handled and will be handled properly," says @POTUS of DPRK.
In Cabinet meeting @POTUS says "we face many serious threats."
@VP: The people of California in the path of these wildfires are in our hearts, and we're praying for you and the heroic first responders working to keep all safe. Like @POTUS said, please listen to local and state officials. We are with you all!
Sen Kamala Harris D-CA calls for Franken to resign
@SenKamalaHarris: Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down.
Democratic Sens. Gillibrand, Hirono, McCaskill, and Hassan have all called on Franken to step aside in the last 10 minutes
@SenWarren: The federal government will run out of money on Friday unless Congress passes a new spending bill. This isn't just about keeping the lights on - it's about our values
"The Russian government is not likely to respond to a soft request for negotiation" on Moscow's influence campaigns/cyber, per @EvelynNFarkas "we essentially have to force them to recognize that the price is too high"
6 month ago
"This problem comes down to leadership….what do we want? What do we want our world to be like?" says @selectedwisdom on countering not just Russia, but others, even domestic political campaigns on socialmedia
There is a danger, says @selectedwisdom - "We're much closer to real breaks in the United States than people really understand at this point"
6 month ago
"Declaring a source now, it's way too late" per @selectedwisdom "As long as it [the content from @RT or @SputnikInt] appeals to their preferences, they're going to consume it"
Making @RT and @SputnikInt register as foreign agents - "It's great that they did that It won't affect anything" says @selectedwisdom at @CFR_org Election Security symposium
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