: Will soon be heading to Davos, Switzerland, to tell the world how great America is and is doing. Our economy is booming and with all I am doing, will only get betterOur country is finally WINNING again!
President Trump says he doesn't recall asking acting FBI director about voting record.
: It was my great honor to welcome Mayor's from across America to the WH. My Administration will always support local government - and listen to the leaders who know their communities best. Together, we will usher in a bold new era of Peace and Prosperity!
Trump says he would talk to special counsel Mueller under oath
State Dept. says 4 Americans killed in Kabul hotel attack; among the dead: Glenn Selig, spokesman for longtime Manafort associate Rick Gates
Impasse over governorship of Balkh Province "benefits only militants and Afghanistan's adversaries," says @PressSec in statement.
: "I"m going to Davos right to get people to invest in the United States."
: "We've gained in market value in the stock market $8 trillion since Election Day."
: "We are restoring pride in the American worker and faith in the American Dream. People are dreaming again."
: "We've cut more regulations than any administration in history by far."
: "People, they come to me all the time and they say, 'Thank you so much.'"
: "Hispanic American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded."
: "I'm thrilled to welcome dozens of mayors from across the country to the @WhiteHouse. I've worked with so many of you, some in the private sector. Who knew I was going to be here? But it happened."
: "Sanctuary cities are the best friend of gangs and cartels like MS-13."
: "@TheJusticeDept today has announced a critical legal step to hold accountable sanctuary cities that violate federal law and free criminal aliens back into our communities. We can't have that."
Mayors boycotting @WhiteHouse event today are putting the interests of criminal illegal aliens over law-abiding citizens, declares @POTUS.
Trump on @TheJusticeDept crackdown on sanctuary cities "are the best friends of gangs and cartels, like MS-13, you know that."
In remarks to mayors in the @WhiteHouse East Room: @POTUS says "I know so much about being a mayor."
6 month ago
Schiff says that House Intelligence Democrats have drafted their own memo "exposing the misleading character of the Republicans' document so that members of the House are not left with an erroneous impression of the dedicated professionals at the FBI and DOJ."
Brownback - a former Senator - was nominated to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom,
Vice President Pence votes to invoke cloture on the nomination of Kansas Gov Sam Brownback, breaking a 49-49 tie
6 month ago
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have crafted their own classified memo, to counter the Nunes memo that hasn't been released.
: Earlier today, I spoke with @GovMattBevin of Kentucky regarding yesterday's shooting at Marshall County High School. My thoughts and prayers are with Bailey Holt, Preston Cope, their families, and all of the wounded victims who are in recovery. We are with you!
6 month ago
Statement from @PressSec on Immigration Reform.
6 month ago
Asked what WH doing about gun violence, @PressSec cited @ATFHQ review of firearms provisions and policies. She also said Pres directed @TheJusticeDept to make crackdown on crime wave "a major priority." She said crime wave began long before he took office.
6 month ago
Video: @PeterAlexander asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders what the White House is doing to prevent school shootings "Will the president come before the nation and tell Americans how he feels about this issue?"
WH says Pres Trump spoke today with @GovMattBevin of KY to offer "deepest sympathy and condolences" to the victims of school shooting episode yesterday in Benton.
In extended exchange with @PeterAlexander about school shootings @PressSec says he's "accusing the president of being complicit" in such incidents through the way he's phrasing the questions.
White House says recent school shooting 'part of a crime wave'
Senate votes 55-43 to confirm nomination of Alex Azar to be HHS Secretary, succeeding Tom Price who stepped down in September for misuse of Government travel.
"He and his campaign had nothing to do with" Russia collusion, replies @PressSec to question
On opposition to mayors establishing sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, Sanders says WH can't allow people to pick and choose what laws they obey.
ImmigrationReform proposal Monday from @WhiteHouse will also include some physical details about the wall with Mexico, says @PressSec.
: "We certainly believe in a free press but we also believe in a fair and accurate press."
"We certainly believe in a free press, but we also believe in a fair and accurate press," says @PressSec in response to a question on "fake news."
6 month ago
Asked about reports President Trump asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe how he voted, Press Sec. Sanders tells @CeciliaVega, "I wasn't in the room," adding, "the president and Andrew McCabe have had limited and pretty non-substantive conversations."
Date still being finalized for first state visit of Trump administration, but @PressSec confirms it will be to host @EmmanuelMacron of France.
"It's not the leading story that most Americans care about," replies @PressSec to question about whether @POTUS questioned @FBI acting director about how he voted in Election2016.
"The president wants to lead on this issue," says @PressSec on ImmigrationReform.
In addition to DACA, Sanders says the WH immigration framework to be released Monday also includes border security, an end to chain migration and visa lotteries.
Sanders says she doesn't know if Pres Trump ever asked Deputy FBI Dir McCabe if he voted for him. "I don't know," said Sanders. "I know he didn't ask me." She says pres "certainly has 100% confidence" in FBI Dir Chris Wray.
: "We cannot allow people to pick and choose what laws they want to follow. If we have a country with no laws, then nothing matters."
Sanders: "We want to see a legislative package that addresses the four things we've laid out."
: "We don't support sanctuary cities. We support enforcing the law and following the law If mayors have a problem with that they should talk to Congress."
Sanders: "The federal government cannot allow people to act independently and completely ignore the law."
Sanders: "We've taken into account all of the conversations we've had" to compile the proposed Immigration Reform package.
Sanders: "I don't know" if Trump asked McCabe who he voted for. "He certainly didn't ask me."
: "We're making sure that we're focused on the FBI and DOJ is serving all Americans fairly and efficiently."
"A few bad actors" are employed at the @FBI, says @PressSec.
"We believe in free-floating currencywe have a very stable dollar," replies @PressSec on administration policy.
Asked about the details on Dreamers - path to citizenship or not - Sanders did not give specifics
"I'm not going to go any furtherthan laying out the principles we already have" @PressSec on the ImmigrationReform plan.
SH Sanders says White House will release a legislative framework on immigration/DACA/Dreamers on Monday
: "This week is National School Choice week I challenge students to dream big and work hard for the futures they deserve."
: "@POTUS is very much looking forward to delivering the message to the world that America is open for business."
A DoD report obtained by NBC News found 165 defense contractors had initial security clearances revoked last year after further investigation. Elijah Cummings says the report should raise questions about the clearances of Trump aides like Jared Kushner.
USAID suspends cooperation with Tillerson's redesign of the State Dept
"We are sanctioning additional oil, shipping and trading companies that continue to provide a lifeline to North Korea to fuel this government's nuclear ambitions and destabilizing activities," per @USTreasury's Mnuchin
US hits DPRK North Korea with more sanctions - targeting 9 entities, 16 individuals and 6 vessels for ongoing development of WMD and violations of @UN sanctions, per @USTreasury
"We have to work together harder than ever to ensure that nations uphold the rule of law, respect the sovereignty of their neighbors and support the post-WWII, post-Cold War order" per National Security Adviser Gen HR McMaster
6 month ago
Rakhine Advisory Committee member @GovRichardson quits and issues stinging statement saying he's "extremely upset" with Aung San Suu Kyi.
6 month ago
@statedeptspox: The US strongly rejects the call by Venezuela's illegitimate Constituent Assembly for snap presidential elections before April 30. This vote would be neither free nor fair.
Google parent Alphabet Inc. outspent all other companies on lobbying Washington D.C. bureaucrats and politicians in 2017
WH says Pres Trump accepted credentials today from new Ambassadors to the US from: Ethiopia, Kiribati, Ecuador, The Gambia, Argentina, Lebanon, Guinea
Sen. Perdue says he spoke to the president today on immigration. He said: "don't lose the next four days between here and Davos"
The Maine Democratic Party has filed an ethics complaint accusing the state's Republican Party of working hand-in-hand to spread bogus claims through a secretive website masquerading as a news organization.
New U.S. sanctions relating to North Korea cover nine entities, 16 individuals, six ships over Pyongyang's weapons programs
Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone strikes a home near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, killing two militants from the Haqqani network, officials in Islamabad say
U.S. CFTC charges two individuals and My Big Coin Pay with fraud and misappropriation in ongoing virtual currency scam
: Tremendous investment by companies from all over the world being made in America. There has never been anything like it. Disney, J.P. Morgan Chase and many others. Massive Regulation Reduction and Tax Cuts are making us a powerhouse again. Long way to go! Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
CIA Director Pompeo has been interviewed as part of U.S. Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe: report
South Korea asks U.S. for talks soon on washer, solar tariffs: trade ministry
Biden talking about his negotiations with Kyiv: "I said: I'll be in 6 hours, if your prosecutor general does not dismissed, you will not have out a penny"
: Cryin' Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!
: Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!
6 month ago
Mueller interviewed James Comey, asked about interactions with Trump: report
: "You can't fix the problem if you just tinker with immigration in a small way."
: "If we focus on what we agree on, a lot more than what we disagree on, we can have a lot of progress and hopefully get to something that helps everybody and solves a big problem."
"We have 100 percent confidence in Director Wray" at the @FBI, says @PressSec.
"We would like to see an end to chain migrationbut I'm not going to debate or negotiate" with reporters, says @PressSec.
"We want to see this come to a complete and full conclusion" by the special counsel and firing him "would not be helpful to the process," replies @PressSec on whether @POTUS shouldn't just fire Mueller.
Back on ImmigrationReform, @RepGoodlatte bill is "something we would support," says @PressSec.
"Not at all," replies @PressSec on whether DACA recipients being used as a bargaining chip.
@PressSec: "At this point the president is willing to sign something to find a permanent solution for DACA."
@POTUS will continue speaking to Democrats and Republicans from both the House and Senate in push to achieve an agreement, adds @PressSec.
"I don't think they're that far apart," says @PressSec of bipartisan effort to quickly reach ImmigrationReform deal.
Republican Rep. Pat Meehan says he developed a deep "affection" for an aide decades younger than him, told her they were 'soul mates' as they talked over ice cream one night, reacted "selfishly" when he found out she had a boyfriend, but denies harassment.
6 month ago
Sen. Tammy Duckworth's office announces she is pregnant with her second child, "will become the first Senator to give birth while in office."
"There are some new discussions that we're starting to work on," replies Cohn about possible bilateral trade agreements.
"We do have a special relationship" with UK not only in words as interests overlap in almost every area, says McMaster.
McMaster, back at @WhiteHouse briefing room lectern, says @POTUS wants relations with African countries to benefit both them and the US.
"The U.S. is pulling back from nothing," replies Cohn to question about Washington pulling out of international agreements on trade, environment, etc.
Presence of @POTUS in Davos intended "to sell his accomplishment, to remind the world we're open for business."
"Treat each other equally" is our trade policy, according to Cohn.
6 month ago
Asked about authoritarian governments who appear to have taken up President Trump's "fake news" rhetoric, McMaster pushes back against "demonstrably false" argument that the president has not spoken up about human rights issues.
Tariffs today imposed by @POTUS on Chinese solar panel makers and South Korean washing machines "will make the US competitive and help grow our economy," says Cohn.
"The cells can be imported, we're protecting our panel makers," adds Cohn on the China solar industry tariff.
Cohn: "We need to see wage growth in this country, something we haven't seen in almost a decade."
Cohn: "We need to create more jobs."
"The president is going to Davos to speak to world leaders about investing in the United States," says Cohn, adding "he's the best salesperson the United States has."
6 month ago
Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn: "America first is not America alonewe're part of a world economy, and the president believes that."
"I have a job and it's my intention to go as long and hard as I can," says McMaster.
6 month ago
National Security Advisor McMaster, says Pres Trump will also meet Thursday in Davos with Israeli PM @netanyahu to discuss Iran threat and pursuit of lasting Mideast peace, though his Jerusalem/Embassy decision outraged Palestinians.
SH Sanders: "In short, it's totally unacceptable to the President, and should be declared dead on arrival"
"The danger is growing" from the "grave threat" posed by the DPRK, says McMaster.
"Campaign of maximum pressure" by US and allies "has made a significant difference" on the Korean Peninsula, says McMaster.
President leaves for Davos Wednesday evening. Meets Thursday with CEOs and some foreign leaders including PM @theresa may. Will discuss North Korea situation and Iran threat and flaws in Iran nuke deal. Will address @wef Friday.
: "@jpmorgan announced this morning that because of the Trump tax cuts, they will raise wages for 22,000 of their employees, create thousands of new jobs, and increase small business by lending four billion dollars."
6 month ago
"Economic security is national security," says HR McMaster.
@POTUS At Davos, @POTUS will meet with heads of select CEOs who have businesses in the United States, says Cohn.
Trade "needs to be fair and reciprocal," adds Cohn, announcing @POTUS will arrive Thursday morning in Switzerland.
6 month ago
At WH Briefing, economic advisor Gary Cohn says Pres Trump going to @wef in Davos this week to "tell the world that America is open for business." Says Pres wants the world to invest in America.
: The Flake, Graham and Durbin agreement is "totally unacceptable to the president and should be declared dead on arrival."
Press Sec. Sanders: "President Trump will reiterate that a prosperous America benefits the world. When America grows, so does the world."
6 month ago
"America is open for business" will be US government delegation's message in Davos, says Gary Cohn.
"A couple of special guests" to preview @POTUS trip to WEF2018 in Davos.
On ImmigrationReform: "The Flake-Graham-Durbin agreement" does not meet administration's "benchmarks" and "should be declared dead on arrival," says @PressSec.
"An ally has a specific legal definition" per the official "When you're dealing with any partner, if your interests and their diverge then you're going to have to mitigate that. We're going to continue to operate according to US interests first" re Kurds Syria
@RepMeehan says he developed "affection" for younger aide, saw her as a "soul mate" but denies harassment. Says he's still running
More on US-Kurds/YPG: "Our objectives in Syria are driven by the US national security interests" per 2nd sr admin official "Our action on the ground are always going to be as a result of where our interests lie"
"They can range that area" US official says of Syria air defenses "We think the implication there is that the agreement made with Turkey was to guarantee that the Syrian government would not prevent Turkish aircraft from flying missions"
6 month ago
Dem Ranking Members of the Judiciary, Oversight, and Intelligence Committees on the new FBI text messages: "These Republican attacks show their desperation at the fact that Mueller already has obtained two guilty pleas, two indictments, and at least two cooperating witnesses."
@RandPaul: I'm introducing a bill to mandate that spending go through a normal appropriations process so we vote on spending individually. I call my bill the Government Shutdown Prevention Act and I'm introducing it this week in the Senate because Americans deserve real spending reform.
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on immigration debate: "If we couple border security with the DACA kids, I think you can meet the needs of both."
6 month ago
Early today, a man with guns and ammo was arrested near the @WhiteHouse, according to the @SecretService which has just provided this statement to @VOANews.
US senior administration official says US and Turkey "still share a desire for the same end states in Syria"
US message to Turkey - "We urge them to limit the incursion as much as possibleto ensure that its operations are limited in scope and duration," per official "We want to ensure no party allows Assad's brutal government back into Afrin Syria
Chief of Staff Kelly, Secretary Tillerson, National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn and other senior @WhiteHouse staff will travel to WEF2018 in Davos, according to @PressSec.
"There's been rhetoric from President Erdogan and there's been some more private messaging,' per official "We're waiting to see how things develop on the ground" re Turkey Afrin Syria
"We're engaging with a number of different Turkish interlocutors on the military and the political side, and the MFA and then in and around president Erdogan and all of their messages aren't the same" per sr administration official Turkey Afrin Syria
Minority Leader @SenSchumer says offer to @POTUS to fund his border wall was "part of a package" deal and is "now off the table."