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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