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It was recently reported that FBI director Chris Wray threatened to resign after being pressured by Sessions (at Trump's urging) to fire Andrew McCabe. Asked by @PeteWilliamsNBC whether this is true, Wray dodged the question, per a transcript NBC just sent out
Jeff Flake has told WaPo that he would support impeachment proceedings against Trump if Trump ends Mueller's investigation "without cause." "To fire Mueller without cause, I don't know if there is any other remedy left to the legislative branch."
Stormy Daniels: Technically I didn't sleep with the POTUS 12 years ago. There was no sleeping (hehe) and he was just a goofy reality TV star. But I digressPeople DO care that he lied about it, had me bullied, broke laws to cover it up, etc. And PSI am NOT going anywhere. xoxoxo
Fox News contributor quits in shame, calls the network a "propaganda machine" for Trump:
: "My priority and the priority of my administration is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States."
: "Democrats' priority is to protect criminals, not to do what's right for our country."
Judge rejects Trump bid to dismiss suit from woman alleging sexual advances
: "Sanctuary cities and states like California put Americans at the mercy of hardened criminals."
: "The president has been very clear about the fact that there was no collusion between his campaign and any other entity."
White House says Trump is not considering or discussing the firing of Special Counsel Mueller
Today's @POTUS-Putin call was "to discuss areas of shared interest" and "that was the point of today's call," says @PressSec.
It's "fair for him to be frustrated," says @PressSec of @POTUS criticism of Mueller, but "we're going to continue to be cooperative" with the special counsel.
: "Sanctuary jurisdictions release thousands of criminal aliens out of our prisons and jails and back into our communities. Such policies threaten the safety and security of our people."
"I certainly don't think we're losing Republicans at all" says @PressSec in response to (Fox New Radio) questions in briefing about warnings from @GOP senators from South Carolina warning @POTUS not to fire the special counsel.
"We disagree with the fact that we shouldn't have conversations with Russia" says @PressSec when pressed on @SenJohnMcCain description of Russian elections as a "sham"
on Russian election violations: "I don't believe it came up" on Trump-Putin call. Does WH see vote as free and fair? "We don't get to dictate how other countries operateWe can only focus on the freeness and fairness of our election." Skripal poisoning wasn't discussed.
White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, confirms Trump did not raise the Salisbury spy attempted murder with Putin when he spoke to him
Q: Does the @WhiteHouse believe the election in Russia was free and fair? @PressSec: "We don't get to dictate how other countries operate."
"We're going to continue to maintain the position that we have and be tough when necessary" on Russia, says @PressSec
"The president, once again, has maintained its important for us to have a dialogue with Russiaat the same we're going to continue to be tough with them," says @PressSec responding to @SenJohnMcCain criticism of @POTUS congratulating Putin for his re-election.
Top law enforcement officials to meet @POTUS this afternoon here at the @WhiteHouse to discuss "lawless sanctuary cities," says @PressSec.
Ex-Playboy model sues for right to break silence on alleged Trump affair
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Full Statement by Senator McCain on President Trump congratulating Putin
U.S. airstrikes killed 15 ISIS-K fighters in northern Afghanistan this week, @USFOR_A says
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John McCain strikes back shortly after White House says Trump congratulated Putin today on his re-election victory
@POTUS: Texas bomber is 'very sick,' says 'we will get to the bottom of it'
: "I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on the victory, his electoral victory We will probably get together in the not-too-distant future."
: "The bombings in Austin are terrible This is obviously a very, very sick individual or maybe individuals."
Trump: We agreed to end the relationship between any state and terrorism
: Our Nation was founded by farmers. Our independence was won by farmers. And our continent was tamed by farmers. Our farmers always lead the way - we are PROUD of them, and we are DELIVERING for them. NationalAgricultureDay
President Trump spoke with President Putin this morning, White House official tells @NBCNews
Trump has openly discussed firing Ty Cobb from legal team: report
STRATCOM's General Hyten says cyber should be treated like space has been treated - talked about/viewed/considered as a warfighting domain
"We need to have specific rules of engagement in cyber that match the other domains" per @US_Stratcom's General Hyten "Then we need to delegate that authority all the way down so we can deal with threats that exist that challenge the United States"
Impact of potentially pulling out of JCPOA on DPRK - "Any action the United States makes sends a message to everybody on the planet" says Gen Hyten "It will sends a message to North Korea. It will send messages to Russia China, our allies everybody is impacted"
"As I sit hear today, Iran is in compliance with JCPOA" says @US_Stratcom Cmdr Gen John Hyten, asked asked about nuclear deal "But it doesn't say anything about Iran as a global sponsor of terrorism or Iran building huge numbers of ballistic missiles"
Paul Ryan: Mueller firing 'not under consideration,' speaker says he has 'received assurances' it will not happen
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"When I have my intel.., translate the Russian for me it is not 'escalate to deescalate,' it is 'escalate to win' and we have to deter that kind of response, That cannot be allowed" @US_Stratcom's General Hyten says of Russian doctrine and threa
U.S. announces $2.5 million in humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelans in Colombia
"Russia's going to have, at least in the unclassified world, at least 11 different delivery platforms for low yield nuclear weapons that they can use in different places at different times - right we have one" says General Hyten on why need sub-launched low field nukes
"Our defense is deterrent capability" says @US_Stratcom's General Hyten, when asked about threat from Russia-China hypersonic missiles "We don't have any defense that could deny the deployment of such a weapon against us"
"The Russian doctrine will be to use a low-yield nuclear weapon on the battlefield in case of a conventional over-match with an adversary" says General Hyten, citing Putin's own words
US needs low yield nuclear weapons, @US_Stratcom Cmdr @usairforce General John Hyten tells SASC hearing - "That capability's a deterrence weapon to respond the threat that Russia in particular is portraying"
: "Sanctuary cities are a dangerous thing When cities start picking and choosing laws that they want to follow, that is a dangerous thing."
: "The Democrats would much rather use DACA recipients as pawns instead of actually putting real solutions forward."
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"Hope we will not have to react" to US steel tariffs Merkel says after meeting Irish PM ahead of EU summit. Working on "compromise": EU trade commissioner @MalmstromEU and German trade Minister @Altmaier in Washington along with German and other G20 finance ministers
General Dunford, chairman of @thejointstaff, is visiting Afghanistan to get an assessment of the campaign plan from U.S. and Afghan leaders
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President @ashrafghani received General Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in ARG today. They discussed commitments for implementation of South Asia strategy, reforms in ANDSF, ensuring security for upcoming elections and Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process
After meeting with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, German Economy Minister @PeterAltmaier said both sides had the "impression" it was possible to find a "solution" this week to avoid a serious trade conflict between the US and the EU. "It's not certain, but I see a chance."
China's premier pledges further market opening as talk of trade war mounts
In New Year's greeting to Iranians, Trump slams Tehran government
: The Democrats do not want to help DACA. Would be so easy to make a deal.
Trump: The Iranian government is plundering the wealth of the Iranian people and ill-treating them
House Democrats call for the bombings in Austin that have killed two to be treated as terrorist attacks.
Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee, asks panel chairman Chuck Grassley to hold hearings on Facebook data use reports $FB
Trump: Getting tough on drug dealers "includes the death penalty"
Trump's lawyers have turned over documents to Special Counsel Bob Mueller with hopes of limiting interview scope for @realDonaldTrump
Bermuda police confirm they have found the body of missing US student Mark Dombroski, no cause of death announced
Facebook has announced that they've hired a forensics firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica.
: "Together, we will end the scourge of drug addiction in America once and for all. We will win, we will beat it. We'll be tough, we'll be smart, we'll be kind, we'll be loving. We'll do whatever we have to do."
: "We want every American to be able to reach their full, God-given potentialThe brave families here today remind us that the strength of America is found in the heart of our people."
: "We pay, as a country, so much more for drugs because of the drug lobbies and other reasonsIf you compare our drug prices to other countries in the world, in some cases it's many times higher for the exact same pill"
: "Ending sanctuary cities is crucial to stopping the drug addiction crisis."
: "We're also taking action to prevent addiction by addressing the problem of overprescribing."
Trump: "90% of the heroin in America comes from our southern border, where eventually the Democrats will agree with us and build the wall to keep damn drugs out."
Trump: "If we don't get tough on the drug dealers, we're wasting our time And that toughness includes the death penalty."
: Trump's election consultants Cambridge Analytica secretly filmed offering to use Ukrainian sex workers to entrap politicians
Russian-american Data Scientist Who Harvested Facebook Data At Cambridge Analytica Says He Is Ready To Testify At Congress
Trump is not moving to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but is frustrated by ongoing investigation - White House
White House on Russian election: "We're not surprised by the outcome."
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Joint statement by Germany's Economy Minister Altmaier and US Secretary of Commerce Ross on their talks about the planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports
US held private talks with Pakistan on sanctuaries: General Nicholson
"Chris is widely respected across the administration and is highly qualified to oversee and coordinate our policy process. We look forward to having him in this new role," says @WhiteHouse statement attributed to Chief of Staff John Kelly
"Christopher Liddell has been named Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination, under Chief of Staff John Kelly, and will work closely with Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Joe Hagin," says @PressSec in statement.
Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says
Republican Senator John Kennedy joins Democrat Klobuchar in asking for tech CEO hearing after news of alleged misuse of Facebook data