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25 April 2018
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Memo on changes to security clearance process
Chief of staff John Kelly orders changes to White House security clearance process after allegations against ex-aide.
After U.S. indictments of Russians over alleged election interference, House intel panel Chairman Nunes says 'Putin government presents a pressing threat to American interests'
2 month ago
@kwelkernbc : White House official says Deputy AG Rosenstein briefed President Trump on the indictment, but FBI Director Wray was not present.
Chuck Schumer: The indictments are also a reminder that Russia will continue to try to interfere in our Democracy. The administration needs to be far more vigilant in protecting the 2018 elections, and alert the American public any time the Russians attempt to interfere. 2/2
Chuck Schumer: Special Counsel Mueller's indictments are further proof that Putin directed a campaign to interfere with our elections, with the goal of tipping the outcome. Given these indictments, @realDonaldTrump should implement the sanctions that Congress passed immediately. 1/2
White House statement on Russia indictments: "[President Trump] is glad to see the Special Counsel's investigation further indicates—that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected."
Statement from @PressSec on the Russia indictments.
[email protected] said @POTUS has been "fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the Special Counsel's investigation further indicates—that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected."
2 month ago
[email protected]: Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong - no collusion!
Schumer: "Given these indictments, President Trump should implement the sanctions that Congress has passed immediately."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a statement Friday imploring people to alert law enforcement if they spot warning signs of a possible attack and announced an "immediate review of process" at the @FBI and @TheJusticeDept
"As we heard this week from the nation's top intelligence officials, Russia is still using social media to attack our democratic institutions and sow division amongst Americans," Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says following special counsel indictment
Top House Intel Committee Democrat Schiff on special counsel indictment: "The indictment leaves open the vital question of whether Americans, including any associated with the Trump campaign, knowingly played a role in Russia's active measures campaign."
"The Russians engaged in a sinister and systematic attack on our political system," House Speaker Paul Ryan says in response to special counsel indictment. "We need to follow the facts and work to protect the integrity of future elections."
[email protected] on Florida school shooting: "Once again our nation grieves for the loss of life but once again our nation has been inspired by selfless acts of courage."
Schiff: "The indictment reaffirms what our Intelligence Community concluded, what our Committee's investigation has borne out, and what President Trump denies: that Russia interfered in our election in an effort to assist his presidential campaign and harm Hillary Clinton's campaign"
Rod Rosenstein: "There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election."
[email protected] on Florida school shooting: "When the president meets with our nation's governors in the days ahead he will make school safety a top priority of this administration."
Richard Pinedo, 28, from California pleads guilty to identity fraud in connection with Special Counsel's probe for offering services to circumvent security features of companies such as PayPal
2 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says U.S. election meddling allegations are absurd
Deputy attorney general: Indictment includes no allegation Russian meddling altered outcome of presidential election.
Rod Rosenstein: "After the elections, the defendants allegedly staged rallies to support the President-elect while simultaneously staging rallies to protest his election."
Rod Rosenstein: "The indictment includes 8 criminal counts."
Rod Rosenstein: "The Americans did not know that they were communicating with Russians."
Rod Rosenstein: "They used stolen or fictitious American identities The defendants posed as politically and socially active Americans."
Rod Rosenstein: "The Russians also recruited and paid real Americans to engage in political activities, promote political campaigns, and stage political rallies."
Rod Rosenstein: "2 of the defendants allegedly traveled to the United States in 2014 to collect intelligence."
Rod Rosenstein: "The indictment charges 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system."
Rod Rosenstein: "The stated goal: of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general."
Russian individuals coordinated both pro- and anti-Trump rallies after his November 2016 victory. Considerable evidence here that the bottom line was really to exploit American polarization to further divide the country
Federal grand jury working with special counsel returns indictment "against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes."
The FBI has indicted thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering with U.S. elections.
2 month ago
[email protected]: Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated by the Democratstotally abandoned! Republicans are still working hard.
2 month ago
[email protected]: I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth - but people whose lives have been totally shattered. Am also working with Congress on many fronts.
@POTUS and @JustinTrudeau have phone call
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, we are facing the threat of a nuclear conflict, says UN chief @antonioguterres. The central question remains of denuclearization, and that includes the US and North Korea2 month ago
"For the first time since the end of the Cold War, we are facing the threat of a nuclear conflict," says UN chief @antonioguterres. "The central question remains of denuclearization," and that includes the US and North Korea
2 month ago
U.S Secretary of Tillerson says it is not helpful to go back and discuss the point of crises of the past, there is a lot work to be done. We will chart the way forward together. We are going to act together and move forward
2 month ago
Tillerson says has serious concerns about local employees at diplomatic mission in Turkey, calls upon Turkey to release U.S pastor and other citizens
Tillerson says we take it seriously when our NATO ally says it has security concerns, we have been always clear to Turkey that our support to SDF will be limited2 month ago
Tillerson says "we take it seriously when our NATO ally says it has security concerns, we have been always clear to Turkey that our support to SDF will be limited"
2 month ago
Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu says first meeting for those mechanisms between Turkey and U.S will be held in March, hopes trust will be restored between two allies
Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu says Turkey and U.S reached understanding to normalize relations, there are steps that need to be taken, Turkey and U.S decided to form new mechanisms to deal with issues2 month ago
Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu says Turkey and U.S reached understanding to normalize relations, there are steps that need to be taken, Turkey and U.S decided to form new mechanisms to deal with issues
2 month ago
Turkish FM says Tillerson's visit is important and helpful. Turkey and U.S relations are at a critical stage
2 month ago
LIVE Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu and U.S Secretary of State Tillerson's joint presser about to begin after tough talks in Ankara
White House statement on Russian cyberattack: "In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history." This was "a reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attack that will be met with international consequences."
Senate blocks President Trump's immigration plan focused on Dreamers, border wall, visa lottery program.
Grassley: "This is it. This is your last chance to vote for a path to citizenship"
Grassley: "I hope my minute won't start until everybody shuts up"
Heinrich and Udall just voted 'no' on the Rounds-King cloture vote, so it's definitely short of 60
2 month ago
[email protected]: Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida:
2 month ago
Stabenow, Manchin, McCaskill, Donnelly all vote for Toomey sanctuary city bill. Tester a no.
2 month ago
@NancyPelosi: Earlier today, the House passed the shameful HR620, which undermines the Americans with Disabilities Act and denies discrimination victims access to federal courts. Beyond all doubt, it's an insult to the 55 million Americans living with a disability.
2 month ago
A White House official says the House is close to passing the Goodlatte bill DACADeal
Senate voting on whether to shut off debate on Toomey amendment dealing with sanctuary cities; 60 needed
Jared Kushner's temporary security clearance should be revoked, according to a complaint filed today with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly by @CREWcrew
2 month ago
DACA/Dreamers - The Senate voting on whether to end debate on the Coons-McCain immigration plan; 60 votes needed
Trump Campaign postpones Feb 21 rally scheduled for Ambridge, PA next Wednesday, "out of respect and sympathy for the victims and survivors of the high school shooting attack in Parkland, Florida, and their family members."
2 month ago
@LindseyGrahamSC: An overwhelming majority of Americans are sympathetic to the DREAMERS cause but do not view it as an entitlement.
2 month ago
@LindseyGrahamSC: Everyone is saying, 'Don't do comprehensive immigration reform' except when it comes to the issues they want addressed. This attitude of 'I must get everything in Round One' has doomed the effort to failure.
2 month ago
[email protected]: Lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
2 month ago
[email protected]: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be "the end of immigration enforcement in America." It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn't build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa
2 month ago
Sen Ted Cruz R-TX on DACA plans in Senate: "It may be that nothing gets 60 votes"
The US will achieve denuclearization of DPRK "one way or another" even though it prefers a diplomatic solution, a top U.S. diplomat said Thursday.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on gun control debate after Parkland school shooting: "I'm trying to be clear and honest here, someone who has decided to commit this crime, they will find a way to get the gun to do it."
White House official declines to say what kind of message Trump was sending by attaching his tweet this morning on shooting to DACA tweet.
Rep. Adam Schiff says Steve Bannon would only answer questions "that had been literally scripted for him by the White House." "I think the next step for the Congress to take is to initiate contempt proceedings."
2 month ago
White House holds a briefing with reporters to blast immigration proposals but refuse to make the comments on the record.
A White House official and an administration official just concluded a background briefing with reporters attacking @LindseyGrahamSC. They refused multiple requests to put their names behind those attacks.
2 month ago
"The bill is so spectacularly poorly drafted we are officially asking the sponsors of the bill to withdraw their sponsorship" as it "would put innocent lives at risk." - White House
2 month ago
"That bill is officially, if it wasn't already obvious, DOA," says a senior administration official in background call with reporters referencing the bipartisan ImmigrationReform proposed legislation.
2 month ago
In a direct attack on @LindseyGrahamSC the @GOP senator is declared by the @WhiteHouse an "obstacle to reforms" and to what "rank and file law enforcement officers need."
"We want to pass the bill this week..we want to see the Grassley bill get 60 votes" which has "a generous DACA provision," official adds. The other proposed immigration bills are "totally and completely unserious," according to the @WhiteHouse.
2 month ago
U.S. agencies, including @TheJusticeDept, "stunned beyond words" by the proposed bipartisan ImmigrationReform legislation. Another official says it contains "a really an unbelievable future amnesty provision."
2 month ago
Q: What happens on March 5 for DACA recipients if nothing is passed? Admin. official: @TheJusticeDept has already made an emergency appeal to SCOTUS to uphold the March 5 deadline. But falling out of status would not necessarily make them "an enforcement priority."
"We do not believe we have the authority to extend the deadline" because the attorney general has stated administration believes DACA is unconstitutional," says a second @WhiteHouse official.
2 month ago
Statements made by @LindseyGrahamSC about @DHSgov are"false and unfair and out of place," says the first administration official.
2 month ago
Back to question about what happens if DACA recipients begin to lose status en masse, administration official clarifies US immigration enforcement "won't ignore other illegal aliens that we come into contact with."
2 month ago
"Putting out a veto threat is about as explicit as the president can be" concerning @WhiteHouse stance on the bipartisan ImmigrationReform bill, adds administration official who declines to be named on the record.
The President will no longer be traveling to Orlando, Florida tomorrow.
2 month ago
President Ghani and US NSA McMaster discussed terrorism in a phone call, both sides also discussed upcoming Kabul process conference
Public Citizen announces that the Secret Service has agreed to settle a lawsuit over visitor logs for 4 agencies in the White House complex: "The settlement will lead to the logs being posted online for the public to see."
Sec. Tillerson: This trip is an important opportunity to reaffirm the strong bonds between our countries. U.S. stands firmly with the Lebanese people and Lebanon's legitimate state institutions as Lebanon faces formidable challenges and threats in the region.
2 month ago
[email protected]: In times of tragedy, the bonds that sustain us are those of family, faith, community, and country. These bonds are stronger than the forces of hatred and evil - and these bonds grow even stronger in the hours of our greatest need.
Democratic Rep. John Larson asks Steve Mnuchin to carry a message of action to Trump on gun reform: What are we, as a body or an institution, if we're not going to stand up for our children?2 month ago
Democratic Rep. John Larson asks Steve Mnuchin to carry a message of action to Trump on gun reform: "What are we, as a body or an institution, if we're not going to stand up for our children?"
Trump tells nation's children they 'are never alone' in wake of school shooting
There was supposed to be a moment of silence in the House, but with legislative business over, it hasn't happened
WH issues veto threat against bipartisan immigration proposal that it says would weaken border security and undercut existing immigration law. Also says Schumer-Rounds-Collins measure would encourage millions of additional minors to be smuggled into the US.
White House threatens to veto bipartisan Senate immigration proposal to protect `Dreamers'
Democrats in stereo on the House and Senate floors right - "How many more times do we have to do this?"
A fresh ImmigrationReform legislation statement from the @WhiteHouse.2 month ago
A fresh ImmigrationReform legislation statement from the @WhiteHouse.
Nelson: "An AR-15 is not for hunting, it is for killing"
2 month ago
Sen Bill Nelson D-FL: "At some point, we have got to say enough is enough"
2 month ago
At almost the same moment, Rep Mike Thompson D-CA asked in the House, "Can you tell us when the House may muster the courage to address gun violence?"
2 month ago
Trump didn't use the word "gun" once during his remarks addressing the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Trump: "Answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness. We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life that creates deep + meaningful human connections + that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors."
"Mr. President, why does this keep happening to America? Will you do something about guns?" President Trump was asked as he left following his statement.
President Trump makes appeal to kids after shooting "you have people who care about you, who love you" vows to tackle issue of mental health, says nothing about weapons
2 month ago
Trump: "I will be meeting with the nation's governors and attorney generals, where making our schools and our children safer will be our top priority. It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. We must actually make that difference"
President Trump did not mention gun control in his address, but announced he's planning to visit Parkland
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Let us hold our loved ones close. Let us pray for healing and for peace. And let us come together as one nation to wipe away the tears and strive for a much better tomorrow. Thank you, and God bless you all."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "We're making our schools and our children top priority. It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we're making a difference. We must actually make that difference."
U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration is committed to tackling issue of mental health following shooting at a school in Florida
2 month ago
[email protected]: "We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life."
2 month ago
Trump: "We are committed to working with state and local leaders to secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "In these moments of heartache and darkness, we hold onto God's word in Scripture: 'I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.'"
[email protected]: "Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. We comfort the grieving and the wounded."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "I'm making plans to visit Parkland to meet with families and local officials and continue coordinating the federal response."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "To law enforcement, first responders, and teachers who responded so bravely in the face of danger, we thank you for your courage."
Saying he's speaking directly to children who might be scared, @POTUS adds "you are never alone and you never will be" and they can turn to teachers, police officers, faith leaders. "Answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness."
Trump says he is making plans to meet with victims and local officials in Florida in wake of school shooting
Trump: Mass shooting turned Florida school into `scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil'
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. We comfort the grieving and the wounded. And we hurt for the entire community of Parkland, Florida, that is in shock and pain and searching for answers."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "No parent should every have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning."
2 month ago
Trump: "No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "We are all joined together as one American family."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Our entire nation with one heavy heart is praying for the victims and their families."
2 month ago
[email protected]: "Today I speak to a nation in grief."
"We are all joined together as one American family and your suffering is our burden also," @POTUS tells grieving families
The Trump administration just backed down and settled FOIA lawsuit to obtain the White House visitor logs they were trying to keep secret. The public will have access to these records in the coming months.
Mnuchin calls for Congress to look into gun laws after school shooting
2 month ago
[email protected]: While the Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working hard to come up with a solution to DACA, they should be strongly considering a system of Merit Based Immigration so that we will have the people ready, willing and able to help all of those companies moving into the USA!
[email protected]: Wrapped up another successful DefMin. NATO Allies moving forward on greater defense spending (but more needs to be done), modernizing command structure and increasing military readiness. SecDef Mattis: "NATO stands firm as an island of stability in a turbulent sea"
Lebanese presidency denies U.S. Secretary of State kept waiting at palace
President Trump issues proclamation honoring victims of Florida school shooting; will address nation at 11 a.m.
President Trump orders all American flags in the US and around the world to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Florida school mass shooting victims.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Florida school massacre should not lead to taking away citizens' rights to own guns
Afghan @afgexecutive Dr. Abdullah discusses the Kabul  Process Conference and Peace with Ales Wells US Deputy Assistant Secretary2 month ago
Afghan @afgexecutive Dr. Abdullah discusses the Kabul Process Conference and Peace with Ales Wells US Deputy Assistant Secretary
Tillerson says Hezbollah actions threaten Lebanon, region
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Hezbollah should end its activities abroad, referring to Syria, to lower tensions
2 month ago
President Trump: "So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!"
2 month ago
[email protected]: So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
Lebanon tells U.S. committed to calm at southern border
2 month ago
Koreas president Moon calls for international support for North Korea-U.S. dialogue
Bloomberg is reporting that the IRS has issued subpoenas for investors and lenders in Kushner family real estate projects.
EU agrees common defence is NATO 'mission alone': Mattis
On "the 2%", US Defence Secretary Mattis, saying he's confident Germany will continue moving in "right direction" in funding. Says EU defense cooperation must and will make clear that common defense is a "NATO mission and a NATO mission alone."
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says NATO and America stand with Turkey on legitimate security concerns; says Syrian crisis must be resolved within the UN framework
Turkey "has an insurgency inside its own borders" and US stands with Turkey, says US Defence Secretary Mattis, and says "we are finding common ground" in northern Syria. Says it's among most complicated fight he's ever seen, but communications are marked by honesty, transparency
Trump-Russia probe muddies House hearing on U.S. threat assessment: sources
US Defence Secretary Mattis says Iran is present "every time there's a problem in the Middle East"
US Secretery of Defence Mattis: It has been excellent two days; a lot of work has gone into this DefMin. We're making progress. It's an ongoing effort, but it's going in the right trajectory
US Defence Secretary Mattis: We are committing more funds, cooperating more closely, and implementing a culture of readiness. Combined, this makes us strong
US Defence Secretary Mattis: Our collective dedication to NATO creates collective strength as we fight threats from the east and the south, and defend our values
"The American people have demonstrated their commitment," says US Defence Secretary Mattis, emphasizing the Trump Admin expects more from European
Taliban's letter indicates their loss, says Afghan envoy to US
Japan's Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on North Korea
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