Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the FBI planted a 'spy'
"We're in the process of briefings and discussions here," replies @larry_kudlow to question on apparent lack of a pro-active US agenda for G7 Charlevoix
"China has not behaved well," says @larry_kudlow. @POTUS wants to "see if China will play by the rules."
"We are bound by the national interests here more than anything else," says @larry_kudlow in response to my question on whether this administration will respect @wto decisions. "International multi-lateral organizations are not going to determine American policy."
"Don't blame Trump, blame the nations that have broken away from those conditions" set by GATT and @wto," says @larry_kudlow. "It was a good systembut that system has been broken in the last 20 years plus."
"I have no doubt the United States and Canada will remain firm friends and allies," says @larry_kudlow
"We're talking everything through. There may be disagreements. I regard this much like a family quarrel," says @larry_kudlow of upcoming G7 Summit
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he does not expect the dispute with European allies over US import tariffs to damage military and security relations:
"No decision has been reached by both sides as of now" on ZTE, replies @larry_kudlow to reporter's questions. China
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Briefing on G7 summit underway with @larry_kudlow.
Ryan says Trump "obviously" shouldn't pardon himself: "No one is above the law"
Administration official says Gorka is not going to Asia in an official capacity.
Contradicting Trump, @SpeakerRyan tells @mkraju he agrees with Trey Gowdy that the FBI did "exactly" what it was supposed to do in regards to confidential FBI source.
: Many more Republican voters showed up yesterday than the Fake News thought possible. The political pundits just don't get what is going on out there - or they do get it but refuse to report the facts. Remember, Dems are High Tax, High Crime, easy to beat.
: Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting. They never reported the sighting because it would hurt the sick narrative that she was living in a different part of the world, was really ill, or whatever. Fake News is really bad.
: The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well.
: Great night for Republicans. Congratulations to John Cox on a really big number in California. He can win. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible. So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave. Working hard.
US is hoping to come up with a joint document with North Korea, drawing on a statement issued in 2005 at 6-party talks aimed at curbing the North's nuclear ambitions, according to gov't sources. summit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects a "contentious" G7 summit given differences with US President Donald Trump on trade, climate and security
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U.S. officials warn Congress on risks of drones, seek new powers
US military provides new equipment to Philippine marines
AP: Secret Obama-era license would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7B by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after 2015 nuclear deal.
On potential for weakening EU sanctions, "If we don't stand strong and Russia believes we are back to 'business as usual'," says @USAmbNATO Hutchison, Moscow will assume it can get away with taking land from Ukraine, meddling in Georgia, etc
Hutchison: US looking for more NATO support on counterterrorism at upcoming summit. Afghanistan/Iraq are big pillars, she says, but also "hardening our assets on cyber and hybrid as well as any information we can share about potential militants within our borders"
Asked whether US steel tariffs could endanger the unity needed for NATO strength, @USAmbNATO Hutchison says no, that she believes the result will be a "fair" trade relationship
The EU Commission says new duties on U.S. imports should apply from early July
China has warned the U.S. to stop "picking quarrels and provoking troubles" and held the U.S. responsible for the militarization of the South China Sea after the U.S. Air Force flew B-52 bombers over the contested Spratly islands on Tues, according to Chinese Min of Foreign Affairs
"Of course I'm concerned about the disagreements" between US and other allies, says @jensstoltenberg, as the majority of questions in press conference focus on transatlantic tensions, but "I believe it's possible to limit the repercussionswithout weakening NATO."
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Police has taken one person into custody for drunk driving after ramming a car through the front window of the Wendy's on NY Ave. in NE. No injuries reported
Europe seeks U.S. sanction exemptions for its firms in Iran
"These are serious differences between NATO allies," says @jensstoltenberg about steel tariff/Iran deal tensions, but notes (as he has been doing for some time since the list keeps getting longer) that allies can still "unite around NATO's core task" of mutual defense
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I expect we will agree that our new Joint Force Command for the Atlantic will be based at Norfolk in the US and that our new Enabling Command will be based in Ulm, Germany - NATO SG @jensstoltenberg
G7 likely to discuss global economy, concerns about U.S. trade policy: Japan's Suga
China's ZTE signed preliminary agreement to lift U.S. ban: sources
Japan PM seeks Trump's assurances over North Korea in latest two-way chat
Singapore to restrict airspace during U.S.-North Korea summit
: Mitch McConnell announced he will cancel the Senate's August Recess. Great, maybe the Democrats will finally get something done other than their acceptance of High Crime and High Taxes. We need Border Security.
: This is a level of criminality beyond the pale. This is such a grave abuse of power and authority, it's like nothing else we've seen in our history. This makes the Nixon Watergate burglary look like keystone cop stuff
: Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch. "They were running an operation to undermine a candidate for President of the U.S. These are all violations of law. This is intelligence tradecraft to steer an election. There's nothing more grave when it comes to abuse of our intelligence system
: Great interview by @LouDobbs with Chris Farrell of Judicial concerning the governments counter-intelligence operation into the Trump Campaign. SPYGATE at the highest level. Who would believe?
: Wow, Strzok-Page, the incompetent and corrupt FBI lovers, have texts referring to a counter-intelligence operation into the Trump Campaign dating way back to December, 2015. SPYGATE is in full force. Is the Mainstream Media interested yet? Big stuff.
: "We look at ways, every single day, to unify our country. The president has worked actively and tirelessly to be the president of all Americans."
: "Frankly, I think my credibility's probably higher than the media's."
: Imagine how much wasteful spending we'd save if we didn't have Chuck and Nancy standing in our way. For years, Democrats in Congress have depleted our military and busted our budgets on needless spending, and to what end? No more.
: The HISTORIC Rescissions Package we've proposed would cut $15,000,000,000 in Wasteful Spending. We are getting our government back on track.
: "If this wasn't a political stunt [the @Eagles] wouldn't have waited until Monday, well after a thousand of their fans had traveled and taken time out of their schedules, to offer only a tiny handful of representatives to attend the event."
: "We stand together for freedom, we stand together for patriotism and we proudly stand for our glorious nation under God."
: "We stand to honor our military, and to honor our country and to remember the fallen heroes who never made it back home."
: "We love our country, we respect our flag and we always proudly stand for the national anthem."
"We continue to have concerns" about @EPAScottPruitt, says @PressSec ending 19 minutes of @PressSec QandA.
"He's not going to apologize for it," says @PressSec on @POTUS stance of standing for the National Anthem in heated exchange with @AprilDRyan.
On response to @MalcolmJenkins statement, @PressSec: "If this wasn't stunt they (@Eagles) wouldn't have attempted to reschedule an event until the president was out of the country."
Government: Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years earlier than expected, Social Security to follow in 2034 - AP
U.S. judge sets June 15 hearing for former Trump campaign manager Manafort
A federal judge in Washington has given former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort until Friday to respond to allegations that he made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing prosecution.
"Practically it is not possible to continue maximum pressure" on the DPRK during the negotiation process, asserts former US Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun
"I am not convinced that he's fully ready to give up his weapons," @VictorDCha says of Kim Jong Un, adding DPRK doesn't regard 'denuclearization' in the same terms that others do.
Russia hopes for successful Trump-Kim summit: Seoul's nuclear envoy
: Terrific new book out by the wonderful Harris Faulkner, "9 Rules of Engagement." Harris shares lessons from a military family. Enjoy.
: Senator @RogerWicker of Mississippi has done everything necessary to Make America Great Again. Get out and vote for Roger, he has my total support.