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
: Thank you to all of the American workers who travelled here today. This event is dedicated to YOU: the hardworking Americans who make this nation run. You love your country, you provide for your family, you have PRIDE in your work and you cherish our GREAT AMERICAN FLAG. TaxCuts
President Trump met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today; White House says meeting was about "routine Department business"
: "Today I will sign a presidential memorandum directing the @EPA to cut even more red tape on our manufacturers."
: "I wanted all of you to be the first to hear it - according to the latest survey by the @ShopFloorNAM, projected job growth for American manufacturing has just reached a new all-time high."
: "We're also unleashing American energy and American energy independence. We're an exporter of energy."
Trump: "We're going to have the strongest military that we've ever had, and can you think of a better time to have it? Right? This is when we need it."
: "Something I'm very proud of: unemployment rates for Hispanics and African Americans have reached the lowest levels ever recorded. Ever recorded. Think of that."
: "Chrysler's coming back with auto plants We've created 3 million new jobs since the election. Unemployment claims are at their lowest level in nearly 50 years."
: "Every time you see me hit, you know that I'm draining the swamp."
: "A typical family of 4 earning $75,000 a year will see their tax bill slashed in half."
: "Because of our tax cuts, you can keep more of your hard-earned money."
: "Most especially, I want to thank all of the American workers in the audience This event is dedicated to you, the hardworking Americans who make our nation run."
: "We called it Tax Cuts and Jobs - and guess what, we got it passed."
Trump says he backs 'cooperative' approach to Russia probe
Top security advisers of South Korea, U.S. meet ahead of North Korea summits
Pompeo says Trump has the authority to attack Syria without congressional authorization, pursuant to his inherent constitutional authorities. Murphy presses him on the limiting principle. Pompeo concedes there's no attack or imminent threat thereof on US by Assad government
: Just had an Agricultural Roundtable with memembers of Congress and Governors. I will be making remarks on the large scale TAX CUTS given to American families and workers at 1:45 P.M. from the Rose Garden. Join me live:
The outgoing head of the CIA appeared to confirm Thursday reports that around 200 Russian mercenaries were killed in February during a clash with US-led forces in Syria
Two US senators here at the @WhiteHouse tell reporters that @POTUS has tasked @larry_kudlow and @USTradeRep with trying to get US back into TPP
: I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons.). I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process.
: On Yom HaShoah we remember the six million Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust. With each passing year, our duty to remember this atrocity increases as we pledge NeverAgain. HolocaustRemembranceDay
Trump says meetings being set up with North Korea's Kim
Pompeo in his confirmation hearing agrees with Rubio that: the US has an obligation to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty. Wikileaks is a hostile non-state actor. Russia meddled in 2016 election as part of Putin's broad goal of winning a bloodless geopolitical war against the US
Mattis: Congress will be notified before any potential U.S. strikes against Assad government in Syria
Mattis tells Congress concerned about civilian deaths in any potential U.S. strike against Assad's forces and "on a strategic level, it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that."
Mattis tells Congress: No decision has been made about launching strikes in Syria against the Assad government
A new NAFTA deal is getting close, @POTUS tells pool reporters, and it could occur in weeks or months
US farmers are going to fantastically well, according to @POTUS, but they've been hurt by bad trade deals
Comments from Xi, according to @POTUS indicate that China will take down a lot of trade barriers, maybe all of them
China has consistently treated US agriculture unfairly, says @POTUS but adds that due to his discussions with Xi Jinping the Chinese are buying a lot of American beef
Asked about Niger, where US special forces were ambushed/killed, "The French are leading the effort [in the Sahel]" says SecDef Mattis "Africa|n nations are gathered around France. We support France and the African nations"
The defense secretary adds that the US is looking to avoid the Syria crisis from getting "out of control" while American military action is being considered
"We have a global campaign planned" says @thejointstaff chief General Dunford on China, with @PacificCommand leading the effort
Pompeo says he will work to fill State Department posts left vacant under Tillerson
War "must be the last resort," says US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo at hearing on Capitol Hill
US SecDef Mattis says his transgender recommendation "was the best military advice I could draw from civilian overseers and military personnel"
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Asked about transgender policy, "I'm prepared to defend it," says US SecDef Mattis "Out of respect for the courts I do not intrude into something that it would be inappropriate for me to say something that would somehow impact a court case that is going on"
"We are committed to ending that war [in Syria] through the Geneva process, the @UN orchestrated effort" says US SecDef Mattis "It has been unfulfilled again because Russia has continually blocked the efforts. That doesn`t mean we give up"
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"There's a tactical concernthat we don't add to any civilians deaths" Mattis tells HASC on Syria "We're trying to stop the murder of innocent people. But on a strategic level its how we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that"
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Mike Pompeo says State Dept. employees have told him "how demoralizing it is to have so many vacanciesI'll do my part to end those vacancies."
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"The President will meet with governors and congressional leaders tomorrow to discuss issues impacting the agricultural community including trade," according to @LWalters45
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Bob Dole voices his endorsement of ex-CIA director Mike Pompeo during Senate confirmation hearing: "What we would like to urge is a quick confirmation, because he is needed by the president, and the rest of us who live on this wonderful country."
"There will be notification to leadership, of course, prior to the attack" adds US Defence Secretary Mattis re possible Syria strike
"We will report to Congress. We will keep open lines of communication" @DeptofDefense Secretary Mattis says when asked if lawmakers will be notified of potential US action in Syria
Deputy National Security Adviser Rick Waddell will be leaving the White House, a senior White House official tells NBC News
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"There are several adaptations, one of them is the return possibly of nuclear cruise missiles to the Navy ships" per SecDef Mattis "A 2nd one is to put a small number of low yield weapons on Navy submarines"
Mattis tells Congress: "I'd love to see the [defense] budget go down [but] in the world that we're looking at out there, I don't think that's going to be the case."
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Protester momentarily interrupts Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State. Officer quickly escorts a woman out of the room after she began shouting
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This was the Director General of GCHQ James Fleming on Russia again
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Putin: Russia won't end space cooperation with U.S. over political tensions. "We aren't going to break off anything here or leave these programs," Putin says. "We have partners for the moon and for the study of Mars, the U.S., Canada, Japan and the European Union"
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Police say a man who was naked when he assaulted two passengers while on board a D.C. Metro train has been taken into custody The incident allegedly occurred Thursday morning on a railcar that left the Gallery Place Metro station.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday sanctions-hit Russian companies that have fallen into difficulties should receive support from the state to help them retain staff
On North Korea, Pompeo will tell confirmation hearing "There is no higher diplomatic task for the State Dept team than solving this decades-in-the-making threat to our nation." Will say he's aware of past missteps and is confident Admin "wont repeat the mistakes of the past."
The Palestine Liberation Organization PLO: We call upon the Arab states to sever diplomatic relations with any state that moves its embassy to Jerusalem
WTO warns protectionism threatens strong growth forecast
U.S. has warned Pakistan of possible cuts in civilian aid if it fails to do more to combat human trafficking - U.S. officials
: Good luck to Mike Pompeo during his Confirmation Hearing today. He will be a great Secretary of State.
: Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all. In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our "Thank you America?"
: California Governor Jerry Brown is doing the right thing and sending the National Guard to the Border. Thank you Jerry, good move for the safety of our Country.
: If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him. Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper.
IMF director Lagarde warns China to avoid waste in giant infrastructure plan
German Transatlantic Coodinator Peter Beyer tells that significant US military action in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack would be a last resort. That said, the attack in Douma "needs an answer," he added.
South Korea, U.S. closely coordinating for summits with North Korea
As Pompeo signals hard Russia line, lawmakers want him to stand on his own