Japan says trade talks with U.S. under new framework won't start until June
A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting inside a residence in D.C. last month. Jerome Wilson, 36, of Southeast D.C., was arrested and charged Monday with second-degree murder while armed.
D @VOANews report: 'We're not naïve' about DPRK, says @PressSec.
: Here's a great stat - since January 2017, the number of people forced to use food stamps is down 1.9 million. The American people are finally back to work.
"As we've said, we have no intention of firing the special counsel" @PressSec asked about Trump tweet this weekend saying SpecialCounsel appointed based on "illegal act"
U.S. will not lift sanctions until North Korea takes concrete steps to denuclearize: White House
: "A sovereign nation that cannot defend its borders will no longer be a sovereign nation. The Trump administration is committed to enforcing our immigration laws."
Congress "should get that done and get that done today," says @PressSec of confirming @CIA Director Pompeo as Secretary of State. "The Senate's got some real problemsand they really need to show up and do their job."
"We're reviewing some of the allegations" against @EPAScottPruitt, says @PressSec - adding he's doing "a good job" implementing @POTUS agenda.
"We're not naive in this process," says @PressSec in response to my question about denuclearization hopes in view of DPRK comment that completion of its nuclear arsenal – which it calls its 'powerful treasured sword' - firmly guarantees forever its security and well-being.
We can expect "open and candid conversations" between @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron, says @PressSec with a "very productive and very positive state visit for both countries."
"I'm not going to negotiate with you guys," says @PressSec on what @POTUS sees as complete denuclearization (a question she did answer earlier today).
"We've stated that about 1,000 times," says @PressSec that "the president hasn't done anything wrong," (Q was about @MichaelCohen212 possibly "flipping."
"We certainly expect that will be part of the conversation" between @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron says of Iran JCPOA, says @PressSec.
@POTUS offers condolences to victims and families of @WaffleHouse shooting in Tennessee, says @PressSec.
Pentagon cautious on promises from DPRK North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization: "There has been no change in our posture" says DoD's Col Rob Manning. "Our conditions don't changethe complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula"
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Israeli Prime Minister @netanyahu allegedly spoke on the phone with President @realDonaldTrump about whether or not he wanted peace
@DeptofDefense investigation into Niger raid that left 4 special forces troops dead is complete - Pentagon in process of briefing the families of the fallen soldiers, says Col Rob Manning. Some families have already been briefed
US, Pentagon "strongly condemn" bombing on voter registration center claimed by ISIS in Afghanistan, says DoD spox Colonel Rob Manning. "The UnitedStates along with our int'l partners are committed to destroying ISIS in Afghanistan" added Manning
Iraqi Security Forces prepping for election security seized "truckloads of ammunition and mortar rounds" northeast of Sadr City" says @DeptofDefense spox Col Rob Manning
"This attack (in Kabul) on this polling station reaffirms our commitment, reaffirms our commitment to our Afghan partners" says US Col Manning "reaffirms the reason we have to focus on rooting out violent extremism"
Trump says may tie Mexican immigration control to NAFTA
The @WhiteHouse is getting ready for the arrival today of @EmmanuelMacron who will be making the first state guest visit of the @realDonaldTrump administration
U.S. State Department says it has ordered the departure of U.S. government personnel and family members from Nicaragua following protests in the country
: Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening. Also, we must get Wall funding fast.
: Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive. WALL
: Hard to believe Obstructionists May vote against Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. The Dems will not approve hundreds of good people, including the Ambassador to Germany. They are maxing out the time on approval process for all, never happened before. Need more Republicans.
U.S. may relieve sanctions on Rusal if Oleg Deripaska divests control of the Russian company
"I don't think the president has anything to hide. He's been quite clear on that," replies @PressSec to question about @realDonaldTrump tweet suggesting @MichaelCohen212 could flip
Full denuclearization to @POTUS means "North Korea doesn't have and isn't testing nuclear missiles," says @PressSec.
On DPRK, "the ultimate goal is denuclearization. They've already started making some steps," replies @PressSec to reporter's question.
: "At some points Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president."
: "This is our country's oldest ally and they've been a great partner. The president and President Macron have had a great relationship since the very beginning."
US building drone base in Niger to fight growing threat of extremists in Africa's Sahel region
Trump, Macron to face differences on Iran, trade, as French visit begins
G7 foreign ministers' summit opposes Russia's behaviour - U.S. official