President Trump says budget director Mick Mulvaney will serve as acting chief of staff, replacing John Kelly in new year
: ..I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service.
: I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction. Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration..
Mueller court filing: FBI is not to blame for Michael Flynn's false statements to FBI. "A sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lt. General . knows he should not lie to federal agents."
From the special counsel's filing: "A sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents. He does not need to be warned it is a crime."
Robert Mueller says Michael Flynn was "committed to his false story" that he didn't discuss sanctions with the Russian ambassador before he lied to the FBI. First, to the Washington Post, then Pence, Priebus and Spicer, who all repeated the lie on national TV. Then he lied to FBI
"Лідери обговорили двосторонні питання, в тому числі питання безпеки Туреччини і США в Сирії, а також боротьбу з тероризмом", - прес-секретар Білого дому. "Президенти погодилися продовжити координацію для досягнення наших цілей в області безпеки в Сирії"
Trump's inaugural committee, which is under criminal investigation, paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the company's DC hotel, according to interviews, internal emails and receipts reviewed by WNYC and ProPublica.
: Many people have asked how we are doing in our negotiations with North Korea - I always reply by saying we are in no hurry, there is wonderful potential for great economic success for that country..
: ..Kim Jong Un sees it better than anyone and will fully take advantage of it for his people. We are doing just fine.
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Chris Christie says he has asked President Trump to remove him from consideration for the job of White House chief of staff.
: China just announced that their economy is growing much slower than anticipated because of our Trade War with them. They have just suspended U.S. Tariff Hikes. U.S. is doing very well. China wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal. It could happen, and rather soon.
: China just announce the there economy is growing much slower than anticipated because of our Trade War with them. They have just suspended U.S. Tariff Hikes. U.S. is doing very well. China wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal. It could happen, and rather soon.
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Michael Cohen: "Here's the truth: The people of the United States of America, the people of the world, don't believe what he's saying. The man doesn't tell the truth. And it's sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds." ABC.
The meeting of Putin and Trump is necessary for both sides - Peskov
The Justice Department asks the Supreme Court to let the transgender military ban take effect
Jared Kushner is under consideration for White House chief of staff.
: Let's not do a shutdown, Democrats - do what's right for the American People.
US House of Representatives passes resolution labelling Myanmar crimes against Rohingya Muslims a 'genocide'
Multiple bomb threats demanding bitcoin funds reported across the US, authorities say.
: Today, it was my honor to welcome our Nation's newly elected Governors to the @WhiteHouse.
US senate approves resolution calling for ending US military involvement in Saudi Arabia-led military action in Yemen
Bolton: There will be no meeting between Trump and Putin
: Happy 382nd Birthday @USNationalGuard. Our entire Nation is forever grateful for all you do 24/7/365. We love you. Guard382
: Just did an interview with @HARRISFAULKNER on @FoxNews, airing (1pmE.) Enjoy.
: ..She will probably be given a pass, despite their terrible ratings. Congratulations to @RichardGrenell, our great Ambassador to Germany, for having the courage to take this horrible issue on.
: If it was a Conservative that said what "crazed" Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain horrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television..
Accused agent of Russia, Maria Butina, pleads guilty to a conspiracy count as part of a plea agreement with US federal prosecutors.
Chutkan says that she is accepting the plea agreement. Butina won't be charged with other crimes she committed in DC prior to execution of the plea agreement.
In Nov. 2016, Butina was wondering whether to establish a relationship with the President-elect's advisors. The Russian official advising her told her to "Go for it."
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Sen. Flake in farewell address: "I believe that we all know well that this is not a normal time, and that the threats to our democracy from within and without are real, and none of us can say with confidence how the situation that we find ourselves in will turn out."
"In April 2015, Butina traveled to the U.S. to attend a gun rights organization convention where she was introduced to influential members of Political Party 1."
: They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated - the FBI said he didn't lie and they overrode the FBI. They want to scare everybody into making up stories that are not true by catching them in the smallest of misstatements. Sad...
Two Michael Flynn associates tell that Flynn said he was in contact with Amb. Kislyak during the campaign and discussed how Trump and Russia could work together if Trump won—while Moscow was attacking and subverting US election.
The DOJ's inspector general has released its report describing the forensic efforts to recover text messages from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page's FBI-issued phones.
Maria Butina is scheduled to be in court and is expected to plead guilty to acting as an unregistered Russian agent - a sentence that can carry up to five years in jail.
In her signed statement of offense, obtained by NBC News ahead of the hearing, Butina admits that she "sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics" at the direction of the Russian government.
Mueller's "Russia investigation" is set to go global. In court filings due to drop in 2019, prosecutors will unveil Middle Eastern countries' attempts to influence U.S. politics
: ..guilty even on a civil basis. Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me.
: ..guilty even on a civil bases. Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me.
US President Trump denies directing lawyer Cohen to break law
: ..stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance. Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not.
: I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called "advice of counsel," and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly..
: I often stated, "One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall." This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly and anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL.
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for press
Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menéndez requested President Donald Trump to declare "illegitimate" the Government of, Nicholas Maduro, before January 10, when he predictably swears his post until 2025.