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20 July 2018
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[email protected]: Thank you to the great men and women of the United States @SecretService for a job well done!
Sen. John Cornyn, the second-ranking GOP senator, says President Trump's proposal to raise the age limit to 21 to buy a rifle may not save lives and may not pass the Senate
Mueller files new indictment that alleges former Trump campaign manager Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 to lobby for pro-Russia government of Ukraine
Mueller found this out on Manafort-Ukraine
Manafort hit with new (superseding) indictment by Mueller, hours after Gates pleads guilty, charged with secret payments to European politicians.
Special counsel accuses Paul Manafort of secretly paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine
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Trump: Kelly will handle Kushner security clearance
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[email protected]: Today, @FLOTUS Melania and I were honored to welcome Prime Minister @TurnbullMalcolm and Mrs. Turnbull of Australia to the @WhiteHouse!
The white Chevy SUV that crashed into White House barrier has a Tennessee license plate from Rutherford County - WSMV
U.S. Secret Service:: No shots were fired during the vehicle incident near the White House.
Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior U.S. official said
Official: White House on lockdown after vehicle strikes security barrier
Person driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House; "Vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex," Secret Service says.
White House has locked the press office doors, which are typically open all day. A few moments ago, three uniformed Secret Service officers running toward the residence.
Police fire shots at vehicle that crashed into the White House barrier
Paul Manafort says he had "hoped and expected" that Rick Gates would have "the strength" to continue to trial, claims Gates chose to plead guilty for "reasons yet to surface."
Pentagon spokesman confirms McMaster memo to Mattis "We are in receipt of the National Security Advisor's memo."
The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the North
Secret Service tells me the security situation is elevated here at the White House. Uniformed officers are blocking off areas typically accessible to the press. Unclear if there's anything significant going on.
A vehicle has rammed into one of the gate barriers at the White House. USSS deployed.
"He's going to do what's right for the country" @POTUS says of Gen. Kelly "I have no doubt he'll make the right decision" re security clearances
This was Pres Trump's 22nd joint press conference with a foreign leader at home or abroad.
"It's a broken system" @POTUS says of security clearances, but says he will let Chief of Staff Kelly make the call on who gets clearances and who deoesn't
"He works for nothing," @POTUS adds of Jared Kushner, praising his work on Israel-Palestinian conflict "We're actually making great headway"
"Jared's done an outstanding job" says @POTUS when asked about Chief of Staff Kelly ending practice of giving interim security clearances. "I think he's been treated very unfairly. He's a high quality person"
In federal court ex @realDonaldTrump campaign deputy leader Rick Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy and lying charges.
Asked about security clearance for son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner, Pres Trump says he'll let Chief of Staff John Kelly make a decision on that. "He'll do what's right for the country." But lavishes praise on Kushner, calling him "an extraordinary dealmaker."
On Australia banning many classes of firearms previously during Howard era, @TurnbullMalcolm says "we certainly don't presume to provide policy or advice" to US "which has a very different history."
"If we can make a deal [with DPRK] it will be a great thing, and if we can't something will have to happen, so we'll see," says @POTUS
President Trump then adds, of possibly granting security clearance waiver for Jared Kushner, "General Kelly will make that call. I won't make that call."
As for US relationship with China, @POTUS says its "Probably closer than we've ever hadI really respect President Xi"
On whether he would give a security clearance waiver to his son-in-law, President Trump says: "Jared's done an outstanding jobHe works for nothing. Nobody ever reports that. He gets zero. Nor does Ivanka."
"We've developed a great relationship with China other than the fact they've been killing us on trade for the last long period of time" says @POTUS
On security waiver @POTUS replies that @jaredkushner "is a high quality person" and "he's working on peace in the Middle East."
"We're there for one reason. We're there to get ISIS, get rid of ISIS and go home" says @POTUS "We're not there for any other reason and we've largely accomplished our goal" re Syria Iraq
"The only thing that can get in the way" to worsen the relationship between US and China "is trade," asserts @POTUS.
"Ultimately there has to be a political settlement" says Aussie PM @TurnbullMalcolm
Rise of China overall a positive thing, says @TurnbullMalcolm but need the "rules based system" to make sure big countries can't push around little ones, says @TurnbullMalcolm.
Pres remains opposed to the TPP. Says TPP "was not a good deal for us." "I like bilateral deals much more than multilateral," says Trump.
Asked about protecting civilians in Syria, Australia PM @TurnbullMalcolm notes core Aussie effort is in Iraq fighting ISIS, training Iraq's elite forces and armed police
"We have to straighten out the trade imbalance," with China, says @POTUS.
At joint news conf with @TurnbullMalcolm, Pres Turmp says a security guard - like the one who stayed outside during shooting - doesn't love the children, like a specially-trained armed teacher does.
"It's going to make it safer," says @POTUS of arming some teachers/educators "The fact that you have some capability within the school, they're not going to go into the schools," comparing to having air marshals on planes
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[email protected]: "It's very very important that we have offensive capability as well as defensive capability that's within the schools, because when you have a gun-free zone, you're really inviting people to come in."
"We're not going to let this happen again." - White House
Asked for legislation he'll seek to prevent school shootings, Pres says "we'll be very strong on background checks," including mental health. "He was a very sick person," he says of accused gunman. Also says it's "very impotent we have offensive capability."
Armed teachers in classrooms "I think is going to make it safer." - White House
Elizabeth Warren: American consumers deserve a straight answer, so today I asked @MickMulvaneyOMB again: Why are you using the @CFPB to prop up payday lenders?
@POTUS says he spoke today with @SpeakerRyan and @SenateMajLdr.
"We need offensive capability." - white House
"Very rare honor" given to Australia and "an extraordinary statement" by US to name one of its littoral ships for Canberra, says @TurnbullMalcolm.
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[email protected]: "Mr. Prime Minister, I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your immigration reforms and on Australia's commitment to merit-based immigration. Are my friends from Congress listening to that?"
And @TurnbullMalcolm expresses support for the new US sanctions on DPRK shipping and vessels.
"Each of us have no better ally. We are mates. A hundred years of mateship," adds @TurnbullMalcolm.
"The spirit of having a go" is a core Australian and American value, says @TurnbullMalcolm.
Strategic cooperation "is as intense as it has ever been." - @TurnbullMalcolm
Six leaders of Australia states and territories have accompanied @TurnbullMalcolm on this trip.
"We have been inspired, I have to say, by your success" with tax reform, adds @TurnbullMalcolm, praising its economic stimulus.
"You are our most important strategic and economic partnership," replies @TurnbullMalcolm as he begins his prepared remarks.
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[email protected]: "The United States is also by far the largest investor in Australia."
@POTUS notes Australia "merit based immigration" and "we hope to follow in your footprints."
Our "fair and reciprocal trading relationship" is a model for other countries, says @POTUS of US and Australia.
DPRK "a brutal dictatorship" that threatens the world, @POTUS declares.
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[email protected]: "Australia's one of our closest partners in our campaign of maximum pressure to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula."
"There is no closer friendship" than the one between US and Australia. - POTUS
A @USNavy combat ship is to be named USS Canberra, announces @POTUS.
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[email protected]: "Today, I am honored to welcome my friend, Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia."
At the top @POTUS notes he is sending as ambassador to Australia "a great man" - @USNavy Admiral Harry Harris.
US-Baltic Summit will be hosted by the @WhiteHouse on April 3.
Today the @USTreasury announced the largest NK related sanctions tranche to date. Companies who choose to help fund NK's nuclear ambitions will not do business with the U.S.
Special Counsel Mueller files criminal information against Rick Gates in sign he is to plead guilty
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[email protected]: Our nation's motto is IN GOD WE TRUST. This week, our nation lost an incredible leader who devoted his life to helping us understand what those words really mean. We will never forget the historic crowds, the voice, the energy, and the profound faith of Billy Graham! CPAC2018
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[email protected]: After years of rebuilding OTHER nations, we are finally rebuilding OUR nation - and we are restoring our confidence and our pride! CPAC2018
Though nobody asked, @stevenmnuchin1 volunteered "we are working on Russia sanctions." Said he'll be back in the WH briefing room in next several weeks to talk about that.
Adam Schiff: The School Resource Officer in Parkland who stood outside while a mass shooting took place was suspended and resigned. Why should any Member of Congress who stands inside the Capitol and refuses to protect our kids keep their job?
"We do believe the sanctions work," says Mnuchin of steps against North Korea. Cites effect of sanctions to bring Iran to negotiating table on its nuclear program, though Pres Trump highly critical of that deal.
"We're going to make America great again and I will never, ever, ever let you down" @POTUS promises as he wraps up speech at CPAC2018
"North Korea, we imposed today the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country before" @POTUS says at CPAC2018 "Frankly, hopefully something positive can come out of it. We will see" re DPRK
"The era of economic surrender is over" per @POTUS "We're renegotiating trade deals that are so badWe can't continuously have other nations taking advantage of the United States"
Only at the very end of his 1 hr 16 min speech, did Pres Trump very briefly mention heaviest sanctions ever imposed on North Korea. Hopes something positive can happen from it.4 month ago
Only at the very end of his 1 hr 16 min speech, did Pres Trump very briefly mention "heaviest sanctions ever imposed" on North Korea. Hopes something positive can happen" from it.
"We're significantly increasing gun prosecutions by tremendous percentages and we're working to get violent offenders off our streets and behind barsor get them the hell out of our country" says @POTUS
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Trump saved the mention of the North Korean sanctions to the very end, without any elaboration and has finished the remarks to CPAC2018 after speaking for 74 minutes.
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[email protected]: "I love you. I respect you. I appreciate everything you've done for the country." CPAC2018.
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"We really have to strengthen up background checks," @POTUS says of gun sales, addressing @NRA members, calling them patriots "We don't want people who are mentally ill having any form of weapon"
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[email protected]: "We're even the right thing for them - they just don't know it yet." CPAC2018.
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"The media will absolutely support me prior to the (re) election." - POTUS
A teacher would have shot the hell out oh him [Parkland shooter] before he knew what happened, says @POTUS We need offensive capability4 month ago
"A teacher would have shot the hell out oh him [Parkland shooter] before he knew what happened," says @POTUS "We need offensive capability"
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[email protected]: "The last administration was a disaster." CPAC2018.
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[email protected]: "The era of economic surrender is over." CPAC2018.
"I'm not talking about teachers" per @POTUS "I don't want a person that's never handled a gun, that wouldn't know what a gun looks like to be armed. But out of your teaching population you have 10%, 20% of very gun-adept ppl"
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We have to fight @NancyPelosi. They want to give your money away." CPAC2018.
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Wages are rising for the first time in many, many years." CPAC2018.
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[email protected]: "Our economy is blazing. Jobs are at a record level. Jobs are so good. 2.7 [million] jobs created since the election. Unemployment claims have reached a 45-year low." CPAC2018.
"Well-trained, gun-adapted teachers and coachespeople who are adept, adept with weaponry and with guns, they teach" says @POTUS "I don't want to have 100 guards standing with rifles all over the school. We do a concealed carry permit"
4 month ago
[email protected]: Nobody ever talks about the injured in terror attacks. CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "I don't want people who drive a car at 100 MPH down the West Side Highway and kill 8 innocent victims and destroy the lives of 14 more. Nobody talks about that." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "I don't people coming into this country with a lottery. I want people coming into this country based on merit. Based on merit." CPAC2018
"They turn out to be horrendous" Trump says of legal immigrants
4 month ago
[email protected]: "@TheDemocrats voted in favor of sanctuary cities, in other words, they voted to protect criminal aliens instead of voting to protect the American citizens." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "You meet with Democrats and they're always fighting for the criminal. They're not fighting for law-abiding citizens." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "With our foreign partners we've helped charge or arrest nearly 4,000 members of the savage gang MS-13." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We're significantly increasing gun prosecutions." CPAC2018
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[email protected]: "Every child deserves to grow up in a safe community." CPAC2018
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[email protected]: "In addition to securing our schools, we're also implementing a strategy to secure our streets." CPAC2018
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[email protected]: "We also need to create a culture in this country that cherishes life." CPAC2018
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[email protected]: "We want to make our military stronger and better than it's ever been before." CPAC2018
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[email protected]: "There's nobody that loves the Second Amendment more than I do but we really do have to strengthen up, really strengthen up, background checks." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "These teachers love their students and these teachers are talented with weaponry and with guns I'd rather have somebody that loves their students and wants to protect their students than somebody standing outside and doesn't know anybody and doesn't know the students."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "[Scot Peterson] was not a credit to law enforcement, that I can tell you." CPAC2018
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[email protected]: "If this guy thought that other people would've been shooting bullets back at him, he wouldn't have gone to that school It's a gun free zone." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "When we declare our schools to be gun-free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We want to hear ideas from Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs about how we can improve security at our schools, tackle the issue of mental health." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "People that treat us badly, we treat them much worse than they can ever imagine. That's the way it has to be." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We turn to prayer for solace and for comfort." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "[@BillyGraham's] belief in the power of God's word gave hope to millions and millions who listened to him with his very beautiful but very simple message: 'God loves you.'" CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Our nation's motto is 'In God We Trust.'" CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "In America, we don't worship government. We worship God." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We salute our great American flag. We put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance, and we all proudly stand for the National Anthem." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "You have to get out and you have to fight for '18." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We need more Republicans." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Don't worry, you're getting the wall." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We know that a strong nation must have strong borders. We celebrate our history and our heroes, and we believe that young Americans should be taught to love their country and to respect its traditions." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We defend our Constitution and we believe in the wisdom of our founders. We support the incredible men and women of law enforcement."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "After years of rebuilding other nations we're finally rebuilding our nation." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We better take care of our military. These are the greatest people, and we're going to take care of our veterans." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We officially Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We have to treat people that treat us well, we treat them well. People that treat us badly, we treat them much worse than they can ever imagine." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Kerry may be the worst negotiator I've ever seen." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "$700 billion got approved for our military. Our military was going to hell. We declined to certify the terrible one-sided Iran nuclear deal." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We're fighting a lot of forces. They're forces that are doing the wrong thing." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The popular vote would actually be so much easier." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "When I was here in 2011, I made a speech, and I was received with such warmth I would say that might have been the first real political speech that I made." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We've got 7 years to go, folks. We've got a long time to go." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The stock market since Election Day is up 37 percent." CPAC2018
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[email protected]: "Companies are pouring back into this country." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "You don't mind if I go off script a little bit? Because you know, it's sort of boring." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We couldn't build. We couldn't farm. If you had a puddle on your land they called it a lake for the purposes of [environmentalism]." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Virtually as soon as I got into office we approved the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline and we announced our withdrawal from the totally disastrous, job-killing, wealth-knocking-out Paris Climate Accord." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "West Virginia is doing great." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Our miners have been mistreated and they're not being mistreated anymore." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We've ended the war on American energy and we've ended the war on beautiful clean coal, one of our great natural resources. And very important for our defense." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "In the history of presidents, no president - and I'm saying no president has ever cut so many regulations in their entire term." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We've eliminated a record number of job-killing regulation and people are going back to work." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We have a very, very crooked media." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "If they get in, they will repeal your tax cuts. They will put judges in that you wouldn't believe. They'll take away your Second Amendment which we would never allow to happen." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "People get complacent Don't be complacent." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We probably have some Democrats that want to come over." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The beautiful thing about the tax cuts is nobody thought we could do it." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "My administration, I think, has had the most successful first year in the history of the presidency." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: We've created 2.7 million jobs. CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We passed the biggest tax cuts in the history of our country." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks, I work hard at it." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "For the last year, with your help, we have put more great conservative ideas into use than perhaps ever before in American history." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "I think we've proved that I'm a conservative." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We've all come a long way together I'm thrilled to be back at CPAC." CPAC2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Schools have to have some form of protection. They can't just be open-ended gun-free. Gun-free is an invitation for these crazy people to just come in and shoot."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "You have to have a certain degree of offensive power within the schools."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The @NRA is composed of people that I know really well. These are good people. In many cases great people. They're patriots. They love our country. The NRA wants to do the right thing."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "When it came time to get in there and do something, [Scot Peterson] didn't have the courage, or something happened. He certainly did a poor job."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We certainly have to strengthen background checks. Everybody agrees with that. We're going to be making background checks very, very strong."
U.S. embassy to move to Jerusalem on May 14th, Israeli and U.S. officials says
Treasury Department. "will soon take new action to further cut off sources of revenue and fuel that the government uses to fund its nuclear program and sustain its military by targeting 56 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses that are assisting North Korea in evading sanctions."
President Trump says he is launching 'largest ever' set of new sanctions against North Korea
An administration official says the US is imposing penalties on more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program
Trump criticizes Florida deputy who didn't confront school shooter: `He certainly did a poor job'
4 month ago
President Moon says joint efforts of South Korea, U.S. to denuclearize North Korea have failed so far
4 month ago
[email protected]: For those of you who are still interested, the Democrats have totally forgotten about DACA. Not a lot of interest on this subject from them!
4 month ago
[email protected]: My daughter, Ivanka, just arrived in South Korea. We cannot have a better, or smarter, person representing our country.
@USAmbManila summoned by Philippines president's office
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[email protected]: CPAC Today!
The new sanctions pertain to DPRK vessels and maritime shipping, according to @CNN
Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and the Chief of Staff John Kelly may leave over tensions with Trump: sources
4 month ago
Taiwan sends US experts to diplomatic front line to ward off hostile Beijing
White House claims weakening Daesh in Afghanistan
4 month ago
At dinner with @moonriver365 in ROK, @IvankaTrump says she's there to "reaffirm our commitment to our maximum pressure campaign to ensure that the Korean Peninsula is denuclearized"
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Ivanka Trump says is in Seoul to reaffirm commitment to maximum pressure on North Korea
4 month ago
[email protected]: MS-13 gang members are being removed by our Great ICE and Border Patrol Agents by the thousands, but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water. El Salvador just takes our money, and Mexico must help MORE with this problem. We need The Wall!
The Trump administration has hailed India’s role in Afghanistan’s development and pledging additional uplift assistance to in the impoverished country
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque: Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea further directed our embassy officials and staff in the U.S. to provide the latter accurate information on the realities happening on the ground in the Philippines
Swedish PM to hold joint press conference with Donald Trump
Defence Attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector of AJ&K4 month ago
Defence Attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector of AJ&K
U.S. Embassy in Philippines: Ambassador Sung Kim met with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to discuss the recently released Worldwide Threat Assessment Report published by the Director of National Intelligence.
Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea; South Korea preps for talks with North
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The sanctuary city situation The protection of these horrible criminals in California, that if we ever pulled our ICE out in 2 months they'd be begging for us to come back. They would be begging. And you know what? I'm thinking about doing it."
4 month ago
U.S. tells India to cut tariffs as trade friction heats up
4 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "This is a man who is always listening. He has listened to the Angel Moms and Dads. He's listened to the Obamacare victims. He's listened to the coal miners." Hannity
4 month ago
[email protected]: "School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question." @TuckerCarlson. Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That's why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse.
[email protected]ngtonpost got an intelligence report that suggests deadly Feb 7 incident between US forces and Russian mercenaries in Syria was planned and coordinated by Prigozhin and high-ranking Syrian and Russian officials.
Rick Gates has fired his lawyer, Tom Green
[email protected]: "President Trump today renewed his attacks on California with more insults and threats. The president's obsession with our state is growing more outrageous by the day."
Manafort, Gates face total of 32 counts. Laundered more than $30 million.
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New special council indictment alleges @PaulManafort laundered more $30+ million in income, with assistance of Rick Gates, and includes charges of bank and tax fraud.
Indictment says Manafort laundered more than $30 million in income, with Gates' assistance
Cyprus in The new Gates and Manafort indictments.
Special Counsel Mueller files superseding indictment against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates, includes tax and bank fraud charges
At @CPAC today, @SecondLady introduced her husband by listing 5 facts you dont know about the @VP. Includes: -on Friday nights, he insists on supreme thin crust pizza with an O'Doul's -if he could buy anything - it would be a horse.
Scott Pruitt and the EPA appear to be violating federal records laws by systematically failing to create and maintain documents of essential EPA activities, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by CREW and PEER.
Over at CPAC2018 right now, reporters say, the crowd is chanting "Lock her up! Lock her up!" after @benshapiro notes that the greatest accomplishment yet is denying the presidency to @HillaryClinton.
Sen. Roberts: " I think we're ready as a Congress to actually pass something and I think it's going to be better background checks. Certainly nobody under 21 should have an AR-15,"
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will remove the phrase "nation of immigrants" from its mission statement, The Intercept reports.
[email protected]: We condemn in the strongest possible terms the terror attack on a school earlier this week in northeastern Nigeria. The choice of targets reflect the brutality of terrorist organizations. We continue to support Nigerian efforts to counter the terrorist groups.
[email protected] provides an update on Deputy Secretary Sullivan's travel to Ukraine and Latvia. In Kyiv, he discussed the United States' support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and in Riga, he reiterated the United States' commitment to @NATO's Article 5.
[email protected]: We received reports that a Ukrainian medic was killed while trying to aid civilians near the contact line, reminding us that the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to rage on. U.S. calls on Russia to order its proxy forces to implement a complete ceasefire.
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Pres Trump's concerns about "active shooter drills," has to do with the name. Thinks it can be frightening to young children, says @RajShah45. Calling them "safety drills" might be more appropriate, he says.
Even if @NRA against raising age on gun purchases, Pres willing to do what's right to ensure safe schools, says @RajShah45. Says Pres proposal to raise age to 21 would apply to purchases of semi-automatic weapons.4 month ago
Even if @NRA against raising age on gun purchases, Pres "willing to do what's right to ensure safe schools," says @RajShah45. Says Pres proposal to raise age to 21 would apply to purchases of semi-automatic weapons.
.@statedeptspox: @USEmbassyMNE has no indication the attack is part of an ongoing threat. U.S. expresses its gratitude for the close cooperation with our ally and longstanding partner, the Government of Montenegro. We thank local law enforcement officials for their quick response.4 month ago
[email protected]: @USEmbassyMNE has no indication the attack is part of an ongoing threat. U.S. expresses its gratitude for the close cooperation with our ally and longstanding partner, the Government of Montenegro. We thank local law enforcement officials for their quick response.
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[email protected]: Today, it was my great honor to host a School Safety Roundtable at the @WhiteHouse with State and local leaders, law enforcement officers, and education officials. There is nothing more important than protecting our children. They deserve to be safe, and we will deliver!
US Readout on cyber security after meeting with @DHSgov Sec Kirstjen Nielsen, @NSAGov Dir Adm Mike Rogers and Australia PM Malcom Turnbull - "shared goal of improving deterrence and holding malicious cyber actors accountable"
4 month ago
@RajShah45 asked if POTUS believes Israeli PM Netanyahu is innocent of bribery allegations. "That's an internal Israeli matter," declined comment.
4 month ago
Sen Dianne Feinstein: We've seen in mass shooting after mass shooting that family members have seen the warning signs. The problem is these families often have no legal avenue to bar their loved ones from obtaining guns. Our bill changes that.
"I would say that Bashar al-Assad has already committed war crimes," @RajShah45 replies to question about Syria.
4 month ago
Sen Dianne Feinstein: The gun lobby says that we need to take guns away from those who exhibit 'red flags.' You can only do that through a legal process and only a handful of states have one in place. If the gun lobby is serious, it'll support our Gun Violence Restraining Order Act.
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"We've talked to teachers" and a lot of them would be willing to be trained to carry firearms in schools, according to @RajShah45 "and that would certainly deter potential attackers."
Kevin Hassett, Council of Economic Advisers Chair: "Stock market volatility is something that's to be expectedI don't think that it's anything unusual or something for people to be concerned about."
Kevin Hassett: The stock markets up probably about 35% since the president was electedand that's pretty consistent with what you would expect given all the positive policy changes that we've made. In particular, cutting the statutory corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.4 month ago
Kevin Hassett: "The stock markets up probably about 35% since the president was electedand that's pretty consistent with what you would expect given all the positive policy changes that we've made. In particular, cutting the statutory corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%."
Kevin Hassett: We think that we can get the 3% economic growth that we've forecast without a big pickup in inflation.4 month ago
Kevin Hassett: "We think that we can get the 3% economic growth that we've forecast without a big pickup in inflation."
"Unless you have offensive capability, you're wasting your time," says Pres of arming trained teachers to prevent school shootings. "Unless you have offensive capability, it's going to happen again and again and again." Says "all of a sudden, this horrible plague will stop."
.@POTUS on preventing school shootings: Unless you are going to have offensive capabilities, you are wasting your time.4 month ago
[email protected] on preventing school shootings: "Unless you are going to have offensive capabilities, you are wasting your time."
President Trump on NRA: "I've spoken to them often in the last two days. It's not a battle — I think the NRA wants to do the right thing."
[email protected]: "We have to look at the internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds We have to do something on maybe what they're seeing and how they're seeing it."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to @POTUS: We think we can help you develop the kind of policies that will make America safer.4 month ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to @POTUS: "We think we can help you develop the kind of policies that will make America safer."
.@POTUS: We're literally getting MS-13 out by the thousands.4 month ago
[email protected]: "We're literally getting MS-13 out by the thousands."
.@POTUS on gun free zones: We have to harden our schools, not soften them up.4 month ago
[email protected] on gun free zones: "We have to harden our schools, not soften them up."
Trump on raising purchase age to 21 of long guns - "How does that make sense?" Says the NRA will back the change
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[email protected]: "If you hardened the sites, you're not going to have this problem."
Pres says arming specially trained teachers to carry a gun would be much less expensive and much better optics than filling a school with security guards.
Per pool: "POTUS fired back as DeVos talked of active shooter drills. Trump: 'Active shooter drills is a very negative thing. I don't like it. I'd much rather have a hardened school I think it's crazy. I think it's very hard on children.'"
Trump: We need hardened schools, you come into our schools, you're going to be dead, and it's going to be fast"
President says teachers who served in the Marines or other Armed Services would be right to carry a gun in school. Says school shooters are cowards and won't attack a school if 20% of trained teachers are carrying a gun. "Makes schools into hardened targets."
President Trump talks about giving financial bonuses to teachers who carry concealed weapons (During the tax bill debate, teachers had to fight to keep a $250 deduction that they can take for spending their own money on classroom supplies)4 month ago
President Trump talks about giving financial bonuses to teachers who carry concealed weapons (During the tax bill debate, teachers had to fight to keep a $250 deduction that they can take for spending their own money on classroom supplies)
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[email protected]: "The sanctuary city situation The protection of these horrible criminals in California, that if we ever pulled our ICE out in 2 months they'd be begging for us to come back. They would be begging. And you know what? I'm thinking about doing it."
Chuck Schumer: We have sixty days in the Senate – yes, 60- to bring up our bill by @SenMarkey to SavetheInternet. Right now, we have all 49 Dems and one Republican. We need OneMoreVote to pass it and send a message to @HouseGOP that our internet freedoms matter. No small task, but we're up to it.
Chuck Schumer: If the GOPTaxScam is any guide for who they'll stand with on NetNeutrality, Republicans will probably choose their wealthy donors. But that's where you come in
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[email protected]: "The time for political correctness is over."
The time for political correctness is over, Pres tells state and local officials in the Roosevelt Room. We have to get this problem solved, he says of school shootings.4 month ago
"The time for political correctness is over," Pres tells state and local officials in the Roosevelt Room. "We have to get this problem solved," he says of school shootings.
Pres Trump also raises concerns about the impact on of violent movies. Says some movies "disgustingly" violent. Tells Florida @AGPamBondi "we may have to talk about that."
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Trump said he's considering pulling ICE out of California: "We're getting no help from the state of California. Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California you would have a crime nest like you would never seen in California."
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President Trump on gun reform: "We're going to do strong background checks. We're going to work on getting the age up to 21 instead of 18. We're getting rid of the bump stocks, and we're going to be focusing very strongly on mental health."
Answering question that many teachers say they don't want to carry guns in the classroom @POTUS replies: "These are experts. These would be people that actually would want them. And it would be a small percentage but it would be a lot of people."
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[email protected]: "There's nothing more important than protecting our children."
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[email protected]: 'We will work together to create a culture of our country that cherishes life and forces real human connections."
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[email protected]: "We will take action, unlike for many years where people in my position did not take action."
Bolton calls for retaliating on Russian election meddling: "i think it should be decidedly disproportionate"
"Unless we have an offensive capability, it's going to happen again and again," says Pres Trump of school shootings, defending the use of armed teachers and security guards in schools.
Any evidence Syria/Assad government using chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta? "We are looking for it" says @ChiefPentSpox Dana White
[email protected] calls John Kelly a "tough cookie" and said if Kelly were his teacher he'd want Kelly to have a gun.
When @BetsyDeVosED mentioned active shooter drills, @POTUS made clear his opposition. "Active shooter drills are a very negative thing. I don't like it. I'd much rather have a hardened school I think it's crazy. I think it's very hard on children."
[email protected]: "Active shooter drills is a very negative thing. I don't like it. I'd much rather have a hardened school I think it's crazy. I think it's very hard on children."
"Bullets went right through those steel doors like they were butter," @POTUS says of Parkland School Shooting.
"Anything that is not directed at the fight against ISIS is a distraction" says @ChiefPentSpox
Pentagon spox calls India "important part" of US South Asia approach/strategy
"We will keep having those conversations because it's in everyone's interest to defeat terrorism," adds Pentagon's Dana White
"Pakistan has an opportunity to do more with respect to the regional security" per @ChiefPentSpox "It's in its interests to do more we would welcome Pakistan's involvement"
Trump says he's considering withdrawing federal law enforcement from California, doubles down on idea of arming teachers, saying they should get a bonus for carrying in class.
"You got to focus on mental illness." - POTUS
"This is a very complicated battle space" says Pentagon's Dana White "It is important that all parties understand that the common threat is ISIS and that fight is not over" re Turkey
Pentagon still working with @TheJusticeDept on US citizen/ISIS fighter detained currently in Middle east
"There hasn't been a consolidated recommendation put in front of the secretary yet" on detainee policy, says @ChiefPentSpox
President reaffirms plan to give concealed gun permits to some teachers. "I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry." Suggests 10%-40% pay bonus for trained teachers who are armed. Also says, "you can't hire enough security guards."
"Currently we haven't been given any tasker" in respect to issues stemming from Parkland shooting" per White
"I don't want teachers to have guns." But then @POTUS says he can see 20 to 40 percent of teachers carrying guns and should give them pay bonuses for having them.
"We have to harden our schools, not soften them up," says @POTUS.
"This is a complex issue" per Pentagon's Dana White "The secretary is taking his time to consider the information he's been given. I'm confident the president will give him the time necessary"
On gang situation, Pres says if he pulled @ICEgov out of California, "in two months they would be begging for us to come back." "And you know what? I'm thinking about doing it."
"Currently there are o plans to move anyone to Guantanamo" @ChiefPentSpox Dana White says of ISIS fighters being held by Syrian Democratic Forces
President attaboy to Atty Gen Sessions on gangs. "We are literally getting MS-13 out by the thousands." Calls them "animals." But slams California officials for providing no help. Also decries sanctuary cities: "It's a disgrace."
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Parkland Mayor Christine Hunnschofsky speaking as we slowly go around the table with 16 guests. She tells @POTUS: "If it can happen here it can happen anywhere."
SecDef Jim Mattis set to provide his recommendation to @POTUS on transgender troops "this week" per @ChiefPentSpox "and the president will announce his decision"
[email protected] warned about childrens' exposure to violence in videogames, movies and on the internet. "We have to do something about maybe what they're seeing and how they're seeing it. We may have to talk about that also."
Today @POTUS compliments Jeff Sessions, saying "You're doing a great job on the gangs."
[email protected] attacked California on sanctuary cities. "Frankly it's a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation."
President reiterates raising age for firearm purchases: "Working on getting the age up to 21 instead of 18." Also mentions serious consideration of opening mental institutions and in some cases reopening them.
@POTUS threat to pull @ICEgov and other federal authorities out of California to teach them a lessson
[email protected] says he's called many lawmakers in recent days. "They're into doing background checks that maybe they wouldn't be thinking about" a few weeks ago
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[email protected]: On behalf of an entire Nation, CONGRATULATIONS to the U.S. Women's Hockey Team on winning the GOLD! GoTeamUSA Olympics
FCC officially repeals net neutrality
Metro says person struck by train at Metro Center station; expect delays in both directions on the Red Line.
NRA chief lists names of some mass-shooters said all passed a background check. Says not enough states turning over data. No mention from LaPierre about possibility of changing age limit to purchase AR-15 rifle.
A police officer has been injured after being shot in Northwest D.C. It happened on the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue around 7 a.m. A U.S. Park Police officer was shot in the lower body. A law enforcement source told WTOP that the officer’s weapon accidentally discharged during the execution of a search warrant.
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[email protected]: Will be meeting with Lawmakers today at 11:30 A.M. to discuss School Safety. Next week it will be with our Nation's Governors. It's been many years of all talk, no action. We'll get it done!
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[email protected]: What many people don't understand, or don't want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots. They love our Country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
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[email protected]: I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!
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[email protected]: .If a potential "sicko shooter" knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will NEVER attack that school. Cowards won't go thereproblem solved. Must be offensive, defense alone won't work!
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[email protected]: .History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes. It takes police and first responders approximately 5 to 8 minutes to get to site of crime. Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive. GREAT DETERRENT!
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[email protected]: .immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A "gun free" school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END!
Trump says he did not call for giving teachers guns, says he wants to 'look at the possibility' of 'giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers' - Tweet
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[email protected]: I never said "give teachers guns" like was stated on Fake News @CNN and @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving "concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would be able to
North Korea slams U.S.-Japan joint drill
Philippines' Duterte suggests news site Rappler linked to U.S. spies
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Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan announces the Baltic Summit, which will take place in Washington on April 3 to celebrate the centenaries of the Baltic States
SC Justice counters Duterte: Militarization in South China Sea for Philippines, not U.S.
Trump-Russia probe counsel to interview ex-Trump aide Nunberg: sources
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[email protected]: I will always remember the time I spent today with courageous students, teachers and families. So much love in the midst of so much pain. We must not let them down. We must keep our children safe!! Full Listening Session:
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