White House will not meet next week's deadline for sending 2020 budget proposal and is working on new timetable
2 month ago
Dem leader Schumer: Stacey Abrams, who ran for Georgia governor, to deliver Democratic response to State of the Union
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says he would support bipartisan legislation to make government shutdowns more difficult, adds that he wants to avoid Trump declaring a national emergency to build border wall
Bolton: We denounce the illegitimate former Venezuelan Attorney General's threats against President Juan Guaido. Let me reiterate - there will be serious consequences for those who attempt to subvert democracy and harm Guaido.
"We know Russia has violated the terms of that [INF] treaty and has that capability" per @ODNIgov Coats "Whether we withdraw or not, they're still going to have that capability re: intermediate range nukes
Asked about what was discussed between Trump and Putin in their private meetings, DNI Coats said the topic was "clearly a sensitive issue", best discussed in a closed setting later this afternoon.
Roger Stone pleads not guilty to charges of lying to Congress, obstruction in Russia probe
"Russia's taking steps to influence Ukraine's elections, applying a range of tools to exploit Kyiv's fragile economy, widespread corruption, cyber vulnerabilities, public discontent in hopes of ousting Poroshenko and bringing to power a less anti-Russia parliament"- Dan Coats
2 month ago
Infowars has arrived at the Roger Stone hearing. The guy they're interviewing just keeps saying "this is so weird."
Acting SecDef @DepSecDef Shanahan says he has recommended that Space Force be located under @usairforce , as @USMC is located under the @USNavy , with "as small as possible footprint"
"We remain concerned about Pakistan's continued development and control of nuclear weapons" per DNI Coats
Senate Judiciary panel postpones AG nominee Bill Barr's confirmation vote amid Democrats' concerns he will limit the Mueller probe.
DC Mayor: Hypothermia Alert Activated. On Tuesday, 1/29: An arctic blast will dangerously drop temperatures.
"Iran maintains the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the MiddleEast" per DNI Coats, "While we do not believe Iran is currently undertaking activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device." Tehran threatening to push the JCPOA restrictions
Iran - "The Iranian regime will continue pursuing regional ambitions and improved military capabilities even as its own economy is weakening by the day" per @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats, - "regime hardliners will be more emboldened.We expect more unrest"
2 month ago
Roger Stone hearing, where Stone's associates / Proud Boys are getting in arguments with cameramen over their giant "Free Roger" sign
Several thousand US troops to be sent to border with Mexico, according to @DeptofDefense.
Acting SecDef: "I haven't discussed" sending 5,000 troops to Colombia with John Bolton, refuses to comment further
Pentagon's Acting SecDef Shanahan to restrict own travel, breaking from decades of practice. He'd already ordered last year senior DOD to limit travel and public appearances at policy conferences.
2 month ago
US facing a "toxic mix" of threats from state and non-state actors using variety of means, including cyber, @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats warns Senate Intelligence Committee
: A low level staffer that I hardly knew named Cliff Sims wrote yet another boring book based on made up stories and fiction. He pretended to be an insider when in fact he was nothing more than a gofer. He signed a non-disclosure agreement. He is a mess.
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"5000 troops to Colombia": US's Bolton's notes. Map behind the Bolton shows countries who supports Venezuela
: How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam. An embarrassment to our Country.
: In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can't last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming Please come back fast, we need you.
Judge in Virginia CANCELS Feb. 8th sentencing for Paul Manafort. "Bc it appears that resolution of the current dispute in defendant's prosecution in DC may have some effect on the sentencing decision in this case, it is prudent and appropriate to delay sentencing."
2 month ago
Speaker Pelosi has invited President Trump to give SOTU address on February 5, 2019 in the House Chamber.
"They're a totally separate process" says @PressSec in response to my question of criminal actions about to be announced by US on @huawei and this week's trade talks with China.
"Never thought I'd be shutting down one reporter to call on Jim Acosta," says @PressSec momentarily declining to engage another question on Roger Stone.
"Conservatives that actually have influence have supported the president throughout this process," says @PressSec on GovernmentShutdown and debate over funding border wall.
Certainly not the policy" of the Trump administration to get number of refugees to US down to zero, says @PressSec.
Bolton at White House: "The United States will hold Venezuelan security forces responsible for the safety of all U.S. diplomatic personnel, the National Assembly and President Guaidó."
US Treasury says the sanctions on PDVSA can be eased by the "expeditious transfer of control" of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company to Interim President Guaido or a subsequent, democratically elected government.
Senators Grassley and Blumenthal have introduced the "Special Counsel Transparency Act", which would require the Special Counsel to release his report directly to Congress and the public at the end of his investigation, or if he is fired or transferred.
Dem Sen Richard Blumenthal and GOP Sen Chuck Grassley just dropped a bill that requires Bob Mueller's report be made public