: On behalf of @FLOTUS Melania and the entire Trump family, I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. May this Christmas Season bring peace to your hearts, warmth to your homes, cheer to your spirits and JOY TO THE WORLD. NCTL2018
Mattis: "Russia cannot be counted on right to keep its word," defense secretary tells Pentagon reporters after Russian forces fired shots, commandeered Ukrainian vessels, and seized 24 sailors
MATTIS: 'No smoking gun' Saudi crown prince involved in Khashoggi murder, defense secretary says he has reviewed all intelligence and read translation of tapes 'twice'
President Trump told Robert Mueller that he wasn't told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting and that former adviser Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks - CNN
Trump expresses "deep concern" over Russian seizure of Ukrainian ships
Today @POTUS and @RT_Erdogan in phone call "expressed deep concern about the incident in the Kerch Strait and the continued detainment of Ukraine's vessels and crew members," says @PressSec.
Mattis tells U.S. Senate: "Pulling back our limited U.S. military support, our weapons sales to our partners, and our protection of the Saudi and Emirati populations would be misguided on the eve of the promising initial negotiations," in prepared remarks
: Steel Dynamics announced that it will build a brand new 3 million ton steel mill in the Southwest that will create 600 good-paying U.S. JOBS. Steel JOBS are coming back to America, just like I predicted. Congratulations to Steel Dynamics.
Pompeo: Trump Administration will consider imposing further punitive measures if additional facts emerge regarding Khashoggi's murder
: ..and G.M. would not be closing their plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Get smart Congress. Also, the countries that send us cars have taken advantage of the U.S. for decades. The President has great power on this issue - Because of the G.M. event, it is being studied now.
: The reason that the small truck business in the U.S. is such a go to favorite is that, for many years, Tariffs of 25% have been put on small trucks coming into our country. It is called the "chicken tax." If we did that with cars coming in, many more cars would be built here..
: While the disgusting Fake News is doing everything within their power not to report it that way, at least 3 major players are intimating that the Angry Mueller Gang of Dems is viciously telling witnesses to lie about facts and they will get relief. This is our Joseph McCarthy Era.
: Congratulations to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on your big WIN in the Great State of Mississippi. We are all very proud of you.
: Brenda Snipes, in charge of voting in Broward County, Florida, was just spotted wearing a beautiful dress with 300 I VOTED signs on it. Just kidding, she is a fine, very honorable and highly respected voting tactician.
: The Mueller Witch Hunt is a total disgrace. They are looking at supposedly stolen Crooked Hillary Clinton Emails (even though they don't want to look at the DNC Server), but have no interest in the Emails that Hillary DELETED and acid washed AFTER getting a Congressional Subpoena.
The @statedept has approved two possible foreign military sales to Egypt, including 10 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters (estimated cost of $1 billion) and 46,000 M831A1 and M865 tank rounds and 10,000 APFSDS-T tank rounds (estimated cost of $201 million)
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Mueller has emails from Stone pal Corsi about WikiLeaks Dem email dump
Nauert: US continues to support Ukraine's territorial integrity. Sec. spoke with Poroshenko yesterday, offering our support. Sec. is heading to NATO in coming days, imagine will be topic of conversation
State's Heather Nauert confirms that Secretaries Pompeo and Mattis will give all Senators briefing in classified setting tomorrow at 11am.
Manafort:"This story is totally false and deliberately libelous. I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to Wikileaks either directly or indirectly. I have never reached out to Assange or Wikileaks on any matter"
The White House is barring Gina Haspel from briefing the Senate in advance of a vote to cut off US support for Saudi's intervention in Yemen's civil war.
In tweets, President Trump threatens the possibility of cutting all subsidies for GM after the company announced a major restructure, including closure of several plants.
"No definitive evidence" ties the Saudi crown prince to the killing of @JKhashoggi, says @PressSec.
So far Sanders has dodged or declined to answer every question at this briefing except whether the administration actually wants to see children and women tear gassed. (It doesn't.)
"Those conversations continue" on RemainInMexico, but no final decision until new government there takes over, says @PressSec.
Sanders: "I'm not aware of any conversations about any pardons. The president has had Mueller doing his job for the last 2 yearsHe has no intent to do anything."
Back on the podium @PressSec says she's not aware of any discussions of pardons for @PaulManafort or anyone else.
: Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico and China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get. We are looking at cutting all @GM subsidies, including.
: .for electric cars. General Motors made a big China bet years ago when they built plants there (and in Mexico) - don't think that bet is going to pay off. I am here to protect America's Workers.
Bolton says Trump has no plans to meet with the Saudi Crown Prince at the G20 summit in Argentina this week.
At G20Argentina, @POTUS will have "a working dinner" with China President Xi, says @PressSec at first briefing of November.