Mr. Nader has been granted immunity in a deal for his cooperation with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III
Attorney for AG Jeff Sessions says he has been told by the Special Counsel (Robert Mueller) that Sessions is not under investigation for false statements or perjury tied to his testimony in front of Congress.
McCabe had authorized criminal investigation of Sessions for lying to Congress on Russian contacts.
Treasury's Mnuchin says has worked on options for Trump to impose investment restrictions on China as part of intellectual property investigation
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Photos obtained by @ABC show EPA head Scott Pruitt deplaning a plane chartered from the military at JFK last June. Pruitt flew the government aircraft from Cincinnati, where he attended an event with President Trump.
Attorney General Sessions fired FBI official who authorized investigation against him for lying to Congress
Facebook COO Sandberg says 'I deeply regret that we didn't do enough' on Cambridge Analytica
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UN Secretary General @antonioguterres says he's "encouraged by the diplomatic advances made recently" regarding the DPRK
Facebook's Zuckerberg says Aleksandr Kogan's personality quiz app was installed by around 300,000 people who shared their data and some of their friends' data
Facebook's Zuckerberg says will conduct full audit of any app with 'suspicious activity,' will further restrict developer access to user data
Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the company has "made mistakes" over its protection of user data and outlined steps to improve its policies
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg shares update on Cambridge Analytica situation, says company 'made mistakes'
Russia leak angers Trump, frustrates chief of staff: sources
Trump, Macron: Need action on Russia in UK poison case
Fed's Powell: prospect of trade war 'more prominent risk' to outlook
: I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong. Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.
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In phone call, Presidents Trump, Macron reiterated support for UK following nerve agent attack. The White House said the topic did not come up in Trump's call with Putin yesterday.
U.S. Justice Department says Attorney General Sessions issues memo to U.S. attorneys on the use of capital punishment in drug-related prosecutions
US says Pakistan needs to do more to crack down on terror groups on its soil."Pakistan has takeen some positive steps in the right direction, but a lot more needs to be done, in terms of Pakistan cracking down not just on the Taliban, but the HQN and other terror networks as well."
"It needs to be very clear that there are consequences when countries meddle in our affairs," says @DHSgov Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, agreeing with former DHS Secretary Johnson on the need for a US cyber doctrine
Lighthizer says China high tech products in focus for tariffs, Korea is a particular problem in the area of steel
"We have a much clearer picture of the full extent of what the Russian government was doing" says former DHS Secretary Johnson, 2 years on "There could have been additional [US/DHS] efforts made, but I'm satisfied at the time this was a front burner item I was repeatedly making public statements"
Russia's Vladimir Putin himself directed cyber attacks on US in order to influence Election2016 "plain and simple," says former @DHSgov Secretary Jeh Johnson "The key question for our leaders at the national and state level is, what are we going to do about it"
More than half of US states signed up for @DHSgov cyber hygiene scanning service - which helps find vulnerabilities, says Secretary Nielsen. DHS also increasing availability of on-site assessments
"In a democracy, citizens must have faith that their vote counts and is counted correctly," says @DHSgov Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at SSCI "In 2016, we know that Russia|n actors targeted state election systems" "We have no evidence that votes were changed as a result"
"This issue is urgent" Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chair @SenatorBurr says of US election vulnerabilities/Russia "If we start to fix these issues tomorrow we still may not be i time to save the system for 2018 and 2020"
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies on Russia threats to U.S. election
President Trump was fuming Tuesday night, asking outside advisers who they thought had leaked information about the direct instruction by his national security advisers not to congratulate Russian President Putin on his recent election victory
The son of an American detained for nearly a year in North Korea hopes a planned summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un will help win his father's freedom
An Iranian who chairs a Maltese bank has been arrested on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the U.S. financial system, federal prosecutors said
US missile defence system mars Moscow's ties with Tokyo, Russian Foreign Minister tells Japan
EU proposes new tax targeting tech giants: commissioner
U.S. "took out 1,600 ISIS fighters" in Afghanistan last year, @StateDept official tells
Washington blames Russia for supporting Taliban and sabotaging Afghan peace process. Moscow blames US for supporting ISIS's growth in Afghanistan
Two Koreas, U.S. end semiofficial talks in Finland
North Korean, South Korean, U.S. delegates had constructive meeting, host Finland says
: "Special Council is told to find crimes, whether a crime exists or not. I was opposed to the selection of Mueller to be Special Council. I am still opposed to it. I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because..
: "Special Council is told to find crimes, wether crimes exist or not. I was opposed the the selection of Mueller to be Special Council, I still am opposed to it. I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because..
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EU should defend its interests but avoid escalation in tariff row with U.S. said BusinessEurope director Markus Breyer. "Take them to the WTO" and threaten to apply safeguards
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Two Al-Shabab fighters killed three injured in a fresh U.S. airstrike near Mubarak village, Lower Shabelle region on Monday: @USAfricaCommand
South Korean President Moon hints at three-way U.S., North Korea talks
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Two people have been displaced after a fire broke out at a row house in Northwest, D.C. Monday night, DC Fire and EMS said. The fire happened in the 200 block of Ingraham St. The fire started on the rear deck and then extended into the two-story row house, officials said.
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It was recently reported that FBI director Chris Wray threatened to resign after being pressured by Sessions (at Trump's urging) to fire Andrew McCabe. Asked by @PeteWilliamsNBC whether this is true, Wray dodged the question, per a transcript NBC just sent out
Jeff Flake has told WaPo that he would support impeachment proceedings against Trump if Trump ends Mueller's investigation "without cause." "To fire Mueller without cause, I don't know if there is any other remedy left to the legislative branch."
Stormy Daniels: Technically I didn't sleep with the POTUS 12 years ago. There was no sleeping (hehe) and he was just a goofy reality TV star. But I digressPeople DO care that he lied about it, had me bullied, broke laws to cover it up, etc. And PSI am NOT going anywhere. xoxoxo
Fox News contributor quits in shame, calls the network a "propaganda machine" for Trump:
: "My priority and the priority of my administration is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States."
: "Democrats' priority is to protect criminals, not to do what's right for our country."
Judge rejects Trump bid to dismiss suit from woman alleging sexual advances
: "Sanctuary cities and states like California put Americans at the mercy of hardened criminals."
: "The president has been very clear about the fact that there was no collusion between his campaign and any other entity."
White House says Trump is not considering or discussing the firing of Special Counsel Mueller
Today's @POTUS-Putin call was "to discuss areas of shared interest" and "that was the point of today's call," says @PressSec.
It's "fair for him to be frustrated," says @PressSec of @POTUS criticism of Mueller, but "we're going to continue to be cooperative" with the special counsel.
: "Sanctuary jurisdictions release thousands of criminal aliens out of our prisons and jails and back into our communities. Such policies threaten the safety and security of our people."
"I certainly don't think we're losing Republicans at all" says @PressSec in response to (Fox New Radio) questions in briefing about warnings from @GOP senators from South Carolina warning @POTUS not to fire the special counsel.
"We disagree with the fact that we shouldn't have conversations with Russia" says @PressSec when pressed on @SenJohnMcCain description of Russian elections as a "sham"
on Russian election violations: "I don't believe it came up" on Trump-Putin call. Does WH see vote as free and fair? "We don't get to dictate how other countries operateWe can only focus on the freeness and fairness of our election." Skripal poisoning wasn't discussed.
White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, confirms Trump did not raise the Salisbury spy attempted murder with Putin when he spoke to him
Q: Does the @WhiteHouse believe the election in Russia was free and fair? @PressSec: "We don't get to dictate how other countries operate."
"We're going to continue to maintain the position that we have and be tough when necessary" on Russia, says @PressSec
"The president, once again, has maintained its important for us to have a dialogue with Russiaat the same we're going to continue to be tough with them," says @PressSec responding to @SenJohnMcCain criticism of @POTUS congratulating Putin for his re-election.
Top law enforcement officials to meet @POTUS this afternoon here at the @WhiteHouse to discuss "lawless sanctuary cities," says @PressSec.
Ex-Playboy model sues for right to break silence on alleged Trump affair
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Full Statement by Senator McCain on President Trump congratulating Putin
U.S. airstrikes killed 15 ISIS-K fighters in northern Afghanistan this week, @USFOR_A says
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John McCain strikes back shortly after White House says Trump congratulated Putin today on his re-election victory
@POTUS: Texas bomber is 'very sick,' says 'we will get to the bottom of it'
: "I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on the victory, his electoral victory We will probably get together in the not-too-distant future."
: "The bombings in Austin are terrible This is obviously a very, very sick individual or maybe individuals."
Trump: We agreed to end the relationship between any state and terrorism
: Our Nation was founded by farmers. Our independence was won by farmers. And our continent was tamed by farmers. Our farmers always lead the way - we are PROUD of them, and we are DELIVERING for them. NationalAgricultureDay
President Trump spoke with President Putin this morning, White House official tells @NBCNews
Trump has openly discussed firing Ty Cobb from legal team: report
STRATCOM's General Hyten says cyber should be treated like space has been treated - talked about/viewed/considered as a warfighting domain
"We need to have specific rules of engagement in cyber that match the other domains" per @US_Stratcom's General Hyten "Then we need to delegate that authority all the way down so we can deal with threats that exist that challenge the United States"
Impact of potentially pulling out of JCPOA on DPRK - "Any action the United States makes sends a message to everybody on the planet" says Gen Hyten "It will sends a message to North Korea. It will send messages to Russia China, our allies everybody is impacted"
"As I sit hear today, Iran is in compliance with JCPOA" says @US_Stratcom Cmdr Gen John Hyten, asked asked about nuclear deal "But it doesn't say anything about Iran as a global sponsor of terrorism or Iran building huge numbers of ballistic missiles"
Paul Ryan: Mueller firing 'not under consideration,' speaker says he has 'received assurances' it will not happen
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"When I have my intel.., translate the Russian for me it is not 'escalate to deescalate,' it is 'escalate to win' and we have to deter that kind of response, That cannot be allowed" @US_Stratcom's General Hyten says of Russian doctrine and threa
U.S. announces $2.5 million in humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelans in Colombia
"Russia's going to have, at least in the unclassified world, at least 11 different delivery platforms for low yield nuclear weapons that they can use in different places at different times - right we have one" says General Hyten on why need sub-launched low field nukes
"Our defense is deterrent capability" says @US_Stratcom's General Hyten, when asked about threat from Russia-China hypersonic missiles "We don't have any defense that could deny the deployment of such a weapon against us"
"The Russian doctrine will be to use a low-yield nuclear weapon on the battlefield in case of a conventional over-match with an adversary" says General Hyten, citing Putin's own words
US needs low yield nuclear weapons, @US_Stratcom Cmdr @usairforce General John Hyten tells SASC hearing - "That capability's a deterrence weapon to respond the threat that Russia in particular is portraying"
: "Sanctuary cities are a dangerous thing When cities start picking and choosing laws that they want to follow, that is a dangerous thing."
: "The Democrats would much rather use DACA recipients as pawns instead of actually putting real solutions forward."
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"Hope we will not have to react" to US steel tariffs Merkel says after meeting Irish PM ahead of EU summit. Working on "compromise": EU trade commissioner @MalmstromEU and German trade Minister @Altmaier in Washington along with German and other G20 finance ministers
General Dunford, chairman of @thejointstaff, is visiting Afghanistan to get an assessment of the campaign plan from U.S. and Afghan leaders
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President @ashrafghani received General Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in ARG today. They discussed commitments for implementation of South Asia strategy, reforms in ANDSF, ensuring security for upcoming elections and Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process
After meeting with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, German Economy Minister @PeterAltmaier said both sides had the "impression" it was possible to find a "solution" this week to avoid a serious trade conflict between the US and the EU. "It's not certain, but I see a chance."
China's premier pledges further market opening as talk of trade war mounts
In New Year's greeting to Iranians, Trump slams Tehran government
: The Democrats do not want to help DACA. Would be so easy to make a deal.
Trump: The Iranian government is plundering the wealth of the Iranian people and ill-treating them