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Sen. Chuck Schumer says limited strikes "appropriate," but adds "the administration has to be careful about not getting us into a greater and more involved war in Syria."
Mattis: Expect full 'disinformation' campaign from Syria, Russia and/or Iran following US, UK, French strikes
Mattis: 'Not ruling out serin' gas used by Assad government in alleged chemical weapons attack last weekend
Mattis: No additional military strikes against Assad government planned
Mattis: US, UK, French strikes are "one-time shot" in Syria, unless Assad continues to use chemical weapons
Mattis: "Clearly, the Assad government didn't get the message last year."
: "Tonight, I ask all Americans to say a prayer for our noble warriors and our allies as they carry out their missions. We pray that God will bring comfort to those suffering in Syria."
: "The United States will be a partner and a friend, but the fate of the region lies in the hands of its own people."
: "Assad's recent attack and today's response are the direct result of Russia's failure to keep that promise. Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace."
Pentagon: There will be a press briefing at 10 p.m. EDT, tonight, April 13, in the Pentagon Briefing Room on operations in Syria
: "In 2013, President Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons."
: "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian government stops its use of prohibited chemical agents."
: "The combined American, British, and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power, military, economic, and diplomatic."
: "These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead."
: "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible government."
: "A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad."
Special counsel has evidence Michael Cohen traveled to Prague: McClatchy
Tightly held planning under way for Trump-Kim meeting: U.S. official
U.S. does not designate South Korea as currency manipulator=
Asked whether Rosenstein has been fired (as Fox Business is reporting), DOJ spox Sarah Flores tells @NatashaBertrand: "All's quiet over here"
: DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster. He LIED. LIED. LIED. McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey.. No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes.
U.S. still looking into 'exact kind or mix" of the chemical agent used in the attack - State Department
WH: NSC meeting this afternoon is "at the deputies level." - @PressSec
"There is another national security meeting this afternoon on the deputies' level" to discuss Syria, confirms @PressSec.
Media "propped up" @Comey and should be "taking him off the air," says @PressSec.
"The president has a great deal of respect for the rule of law" but not for those who leak classified info and lie to the American people, says @PressSec in response to another question about the @Comey book.
"We have a very high confidence" Syria responsible for the chemical attack in Douma, says @PressSec in response to question about Russia alleging it was staged by UK.
: "One of the [@POTUS'] greatest achievements will go down as firing James Comey."
"Syria had responsibility in this chemical weapons attack" and US also holds Russia responsible for failing to stop it," says @PressSec.
"Friday the 13thyou guys all groan like that's a bad thing," says @PressSec of a questioned prefaced with the phrase "Because it's Friday"
Scooter Libby pardon "was the right thing to do," says @PressSec and not a signal to those who might be convicted in the investigation by Special Counsel Mueller's probe.
"This is nothing more than a poorly-executed PR stunt by" @Comey for a book that belongs in the "bargain bin," says @PressSec of the fired @FBI director.
House speaker Paul Ryan endorses houses republican majority leader McCarthy to be his successor as speaker
: We are bringing back our factories, we are bringing back our jobs, and we are bringing back those four beautiful words: MADE IN THE USA.
US ambassador to the United Nations says President Trump 'has not yet made a decision about possible actions in Syria.'
President Trump's personal attorney is trying to prevent the government from using materials it found in a search of his office and residence. A hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
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President Trump on Twitter calls former @FBI Dir James Comey an"untruthful slime ball" and says "It was my great honor to fire James Comey."
: .untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst "botch jobs" of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey.
: James Comey is a proven LEAKER and LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH. He is a weak and..
: Tremendous pressure is building, like never before, for the Border Wall and an end to crime cradling Sanctuary Cities. Started the Wall in San Diego, where the people were pushing really hard to get it. They will soon be protected.
China's proposed tariffs will affect over 2 million jobs in the US: Brookings Institution
China's global trade balance swings to a rare deficit in March as exports shrank but its surplus with the United States stands at $15.4 billion
Japan and New Zealand react cautiously to Trump's request his administration re-examine a Pacific Rim trade deal he pulled the U.S. out of shortly after taking office
Thirty-two U.S. embassy workers in Cambodia fired over alleged sharing of pornography
Russia's lawmakers propose bans on U.S. imports and investments
South Korea, U.S. in full agreement on efforts to denuclearize North Korea: security adviser
No reward for North Korea without irreversible denuclearization - Pompeo
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that Latin American economies benefited more from trade with the United States than with China and vowed Washington would not cede leadership in the region to “authoritarian countries”.
U.S. demands South Korea share cost of deploying strategic assets around peninsula: official
Trump says U.S. will only join Pacific trade pact if terms are improved
(LEAD) U.S. to defer Global Hawk drone delivery to South Korea
: Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to President Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in TPP, and are working to make a deal with the biggest of those nations, Japan, who has hit us hard on trade for years.
President Trump orders an evaluation of the Postal Service's finances, weeks after accusing Amazon of not paying its fair share - NYT
"President Trump just finished a meeting with his National Security team to discuss the situation in Syria. No final decision has been made. We are continuing to asses intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies," says @PressSec.
: America's greatest treasure is our people – and my Administration HEARS YOUR VOICE and HAS YOUR BACK. We are fighting to give every American a future of dignity, purpose and pride. AMERICAN SPIRIT is back. TaxCuts
: Thank you to all of the American workers who travelled here today. This event is dedicated to YOU: the hardworking Americans who make this nation run. You love your country, you provide for your family, you have PRIDE in your work and you cherish our GREAT AMERICAN FLAG. TaxCuts
President Trump met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today; White House says meeting was about "routine Department business"
: "Today I will sign a presidential memorandum directing the @EPA to cut even more red tape on our manufacturers."
: "I wanted all of you to be the first to hear it - according to the latest survey by the @ShopFloorNAM, projected job growth for American manufacturing has just reached a new all-time high."
: "We're also unleashing American energy and American energy independence. We're an exporter of energy."
Trump: "We're going to have the strongest military that we've ever had, and can you think of a better time to have it? Right? This is when we need it."
: "Something I'm very proud of: unemployment rates for Hispanics and African Americans have reached the lowest levels ever recorded. Ever recorded. Think of that."
: "Chrysler's coming back with auto plants We've created 3 million new jobs since the election. Unemployment claims are at their lowest level in nearly 50 years."
: "Every time you see me hit, you know that I'm draining the swamp."
: "A typical family of 4 earning $75,000 a year will see their tax bill slashed in half."
: "Because of our tax cuts, you can keep more of your hard-earned money."
: "Most especially, I want to thank all of the American workers in the audience This event is dedicated to you, the hardworking Americans who make our nation run."
: "We called it Tax Cuts and Jobs - and guess what, we got it passed."
Trump says he backs 'cooperative' approach to Russia probe
Top security advisers of South Korea, U.S. meet ahead of North Korea summits
Pompeo says Trump has the authority to attack Syria without congressional authorization, pursuant to his inherent constitutional authorities. Murphy presses him on the limiting principle. Pompeo concedes there's no attack or imminent threat thereof on US by Assad government
: Just had an Agricultural Roundtable with memembers of Congress and Governors. I will be making remarks on the large scale TAX CUTS given to American families and workers at 1:45 P.M. from the Rose Garden. Join me live:
The outgoing head of the CIA appeared to confirm Thursday reports that around 200 Russian mercenaries were killed in February during a clash with US-led forces in Syria
Two US senators here at the @WhiteHouse tell reporters that @POTUS has tasked @larry_kudlow and @USTradeRep with trying to get US back into TPP
: I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons.). I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process.
: On Yom HaShoah we remember the six million Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust. With each passing year, our duty to remember this atrocity increases as we pledge NeverAgain. HolocaustRemembranceDay
Trump says meetings being set up with North Korea's Kim
Pompeo in his confirmation hearing agrees with Rubio that: the US has an obligation to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty. Wikileaks is a hostile non-state actor. Russia meddled in 2016 election as part of Putin's broad goal of winning a bloodless geopolitical war against the US