2 month ago
About 50 high school students sat in view of the White House, as classmates took the megaphone to demand action from Trump and Congress - or else "vote them out."
"For it to be a success denuclearization has to be the end state, it has to be the outcome" of dialogue, according to the US official briefing reporters at the @WhiteHouse.
"We had dialogue just below the president's level," replies official to question of whether @POTUS called @moonriver365 and @AbeShinzo.
"The president wants to give every opportunity to a peaceful resolution of this crisis," says senior @WhiteHouse official. "The president has been willing to keep the door open from the beginning."
"President Trump is willing to pursue diplomacy as far as it can possibly be pursued," adds the WH official responding to my question about a split in the administration between those who favor diplomacy and hardliners who say DPRK can never be trusted to abide by any deal.
"We simply couldn't get them to pick up the phone," says the senior WH official in the briefing room, referring to the North Koreans and describing their "radio silence."
Senior WH official: The US delegation sent to prepare the summit in Singapore "waited and waited But the North Koreans never showed up."
Senior White House official says @realDonaldTrump dictated letter to North Korea's Kim Jong Un himself
Roger Stone asked Assange for damaging information about Clinton during campaign: report
Following the meetings, @RepAdamSchiff says no evidence put forth that the @FBI or any US intelligence service placed a spy in the @realDonaldTrump campaign.
Senior White House official: @POTUS still looks forward to meeting Kim - "someday."
2 month ago
U.S. military says 10 Al-Shabab militants killed in new airstrike outside Mogadishu: statement
Senate passes sexual harassment bill with no roll call vote
: I have decided to terminate the planned Summit in Singapore on June 12th. While many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, I believe that this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and indeed a setback for the world
Sources in Seoul say Blue House caught by surprise and it appears even that ROK President @moonriver365 was not informed by the @WhiteHouse in advance of @POTUS letter calling off the June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un
Parties to DPRK talks will require "nerves of steel," says @antonioguterres and the UN secretary-general urges diplomacy to continue
"Based on the recent statement on North Korea I've decided to terminate the planned summit in Singapore on June 12," @POTUS says on camera
"I hope that Kim Jong Un will ultimately do what is rightfor his people who are suffering greatly and needlessly." says @POTUS
Japan and South Korea ready to respond with US to any "reckless acts by North Korea," adds @POTUS
"If and when Kim Jong Un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and action, I am waiting," says @POTUS, adding until then sanctions and "the maximum pressure campaign will continue."
"Hopefully everything is going to work out well with North Korea," says @POTUS, adding that a summit could happen "at a later date."
"We're working very well and very hard" with China on a trade deal, says @POTUS after US trade negotiators were "missing in action for many decade."
Trump says he believes `Kim Jong Un wants to do what's right,' says it's up to North Korean leader to seize opportunity
"We have a wonderful dialogue" with Kim, replies @POTUS to reporters' question. "I really believe we have a great opportunity."
Moon says denuclearization of Korean Peninsula should not be delayed
President Trump says he's waiting to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again "engage in constructive dialogue.
Moon expresses 'deep regret' over cancellation of U.S.-North Korea summit: Blue House
Moon urges direct talks between leaders of U.S., North Korea: Blue House
South Korea's presidential office says it's trying to figure out Trump's intention
Trump blames North Korean 'anger', 'hostility' for summit cancellation
"You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they never have to be used" - Trump to Kim cancelling the summit
US president Trump says inappropriate at this time to have planned summit, says he looks very much forward to meeting Kim some day
U.S. President Donald Trump says his planned summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on 12 June will not take place but he still looks forward to meeting the North Korean leader some day
@SpeakerRyan says he is attending first classified briefing on Trump-Russia probe
2 month ago
Trump falsely claims ex-intel chief "admitted" spying on campaign
: Not surprisingly, the GREAT Men and Women of the FBI are starting to speak out against Comey, McCabe and all of the political corruption and poor leadership found within the top ranks of the FBI. Comey was a terrible and corrupt leader who inflicted great pain on the FBI. SPYGATE
US Defence Secretary Mattis on DPRK/North Korea and talks:
"I don't think there would have been anything that has come up that has surprised us. Certainly not our intelligence community. And so we’ll watch the diplomats, and our hopes will be with them"
"So long as China continues to militarize features in the South China Sea militarizing them with weapons that just a few years ago they said they would not be putting there, then we have to acknowledge that reality" says SecDef Mattis
Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognize its sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister said
Georgia's PM @KvirikashviliGi: US-Georgia free trade agreement would be good for more than our respective bottom lines. An agreement would benefit America's strategic interests in Eurasia and the security of both countries.
"Physically a phase-in may be necessary for DPRK denuclearization," repeats @POTUS in interview with @kilmeade recorded yesterday for @foxandfriends
The @FBI a fantastic institution, "but some of the people at the top were rotten apples" says @POTUS and @Comey "was one of them."
"We're going to change the system" of immigration for the good of the country," adds @POTUS in interview recorded for @foxandfriends
"There'll be no approvals from me" of any immigration bill unless it includes funding for a wall and strong border security, @POTUS tells @FoxNews
A spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said that China has indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea islands and its adjacent waters, and the US decision to "disinvite" China to participate in this year's Rim of the Pacific exercises is unconstructive
US Task Force Southwest confirms a strike against a command and control node for high-level Taliban leaders in Musa Qala of Helmand province.
U.S. Justice Department opens criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin
China says it had not found any clues to what had happened after a US citizen working at a US consulate in China reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury
: "The Democrats are sticking up for MS-13These are stone cold killers." TUNE IN: @POTUS talks exclusively to Brian @Kilmeade. @foxandfriends at 6a ET on Fox News Channel.
Rusal says CEO, top directors resign over US sanctions
China says it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade.
2 month ago
Two teens are under arrest for the murder of a teenager in Northeast D.C., police said. On May 1, Tyshon Perry was stabbed to death near the Gallaudet metro station. The 16-year-old was a 10th-grade honor student at the KIPP DC College Preparatory School.
2 month ago
U.S. expels 2 Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat
: Will be interviewed on @foxandfriends tomorrow morning at 6:00 A.M. Enjoy.
: Great to be in New York for the day. Heading back to the @WhiteHouse now, lots of work to be done.
: Thank you to all of the incredible law enforcement officers and firefighters in Bethpage, New York. Keep up the great work.
: Crippling loopholes in our laws have enabled MS-13 gang members and other criminals to infiltrate our communities - and Democrats in Congress REFUSE to close these loopholes, including the disgraceful practice known as Catch-and-Release. Democrats must abandon their resistance
: Today on Long Island, we were all moved to be joined by families who have suffered unthinkable heartbreak at the hands of MS-13. I was truly honored to be joined again by the courageous families who were my guests at the State of the Union
Trump says U.S. is working on plan to deduct aid from countries that do not do enough to stop illegal immigrants from entering U.S.
DOJ says Trump will NOT be stopped from blocking twitter users
Ukraine Presidential Administration denied BBC report that any money was paid to arrange meeting between Poroshenko and Trump
Deputy Director @ICEgov Thomas Homan tells @POTUS: "We have doubled arrests of MS-13 under your command."
Iran supreme leader says U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal shows that Iran cannot have dealings with U.S.; says Trump, like his predecessors, will vanish from history
Trump says will know next week if North Korea summit still on
Federal judge rules President Trump cannot block Twitter users from viewing his feed, says it violates the First Amendment
Pompeo says precision-guided missiles, as in Yemen, cut risks to civilians
Trump: "You go into the FBI and, a lot of those great people working in the FBI, they will tell you I did a great service to this country by firing James Comey."
After the alleged payment to Cohen for White House talks, Ukraine's Anti Corruption Bureau drops Paul Manafort investigation
Cohen received at least $400,000 to fix talks between Ukraine's Poroshenko and President Trump – intelligence sources
BBC: Trump lawyer Michael Cohen "paid by Ukraine" to arrange White House talks in June 2017
China "disinivited" from RIMPAC exercises "As an initial response to China's continued militarization of the South China Sea" says @DeptofDefense spox Lt.Colonel Christopher Logan
Iran Supreme leader Khamenei presides over emergency meeting of 220 top military, security and political officials to harmonize response to 12-point plan unveiled by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Response to come in mass rallies on 4 June anniversary of Khomeini's death
Pompeo on the DPRK plan: "A rapid denuclearisation, total and complete that won't be extended over time." NOT one that "takes place in exchanges that worked along the way, a slow years-long process where in exchange for act X, the US sends a cheque."
2 month ago
We'll do anything needed to stay in the Iran nuclear deal and we wants Iran to stay, says German Foreign Minister Maas after his meeting with US National Security Adviser Bolton
Senate may pass sexual harassment bill this week, says Sen. Cornyn
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Sec James Mattis arrives at @usairforce academy to deliver commencement address to Class of 2018
Pompeo, asked about Crimea: The last trip I took in my previous role was actually to the Donbas [eastern Ukraine] this [Crimea annexation] is a very serious matter. The Russians annexed 1/5 of that country. We should never forget that that's the case.
Pompeo says "bad deal" with North Korea "not an option" for U.S.
Kremlin says no preparations for possible Trump-Putin summit since March 20
Pompeo says US won't tolerate Russian interference in 2018 US elections, will counter `continued' efforts to do so
: There will be big news coming soon for our great American Autoworkers. After many decades of losing your jobs to other countries, you have waited long enough.
China says hopes U.S.-North Korea summit can proceed smoothly
: Big legislation will be signed by me shortly. After many years, RIGHT TO TRY and big changes to DODD FRANK.
: Our Trade Deal with China is moving along nicely, but in the end we will probably have to use a different structure in that this will be too hard to get done and to verify results after completion.
: "Trump should be happy that the FBI was SPYING on his campaign" No, James Clapper, I am not happy. Spying on a campaign would be illegal, and a scandal to boot.
: Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman. @foxandfriends
: SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history.
: "It's clear that they had eyes and ears all over the Trump Campaign" Judge Andrew Napolitano
: Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before. What goes around, comes around.
2 month ago
Police say a man was stabbed early Wednesday morning near D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood and outside of one of the District's most famous museums. The stabbing was reported at 1:30 a.m. along 7th Street outside of the National Portrait Gallery and across from the Capital One Arena.
A three-star general who leads the Joint Special Operations Command overseeing some of the most sensitive U.S. commando missions has been picked to lead the nearly 17-year-old Afghan war, five U.S. officials told Reuters
Police have shut down a portion of 7th St. in front of Capital One Arena to investigate a stabbing that occurred at 7th and G Sts. around 1:30am
Iran's Zarif calls Pompeo's comments 'untrue,' based on 'old illusions'
Security situation in Afghanistan remains volatile: US
Trump says he will propose new tax cuts prior to November
US stance on Iran risks putting Middle East in 'further danger': France
: If the person placed very early into my campaign wasn't a SPY put there by the previous Administration for political purposes, how come such a seemingly massive amount of money was paid for services rendered - many times higher than normal
: Follow the money. The spy was there early in the campaign and yet never reported Collusion with Russia, because there was no Collusion. He was only there to spy for political reasons and to help Crooked Hillary win - just like they did to Bernie Sanders, who got duped.
: "When a child says 'mommy' or 'daddy' for the first time, there's nothing like it anywhere in the world, no matter that you do, there is nothing like it."
: "While Democrats in Washington are resisting progress, my administration is delivering progress for hardworking Americans each and every day."
: "So today, we have kept another promise. My administration has proposed a new rule to prohibit Title X funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions."
: "For the first time since Roe v. Wade, America has a pro-life president, a pro-life vice president, a pro-life House of Representatives and 25 pro-life Republican state capitals."
: "Every day between and November we must work together to elect more lawmakers who share our values, cherish our heritage and proudly stand for life."