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House back in session at 657pm to approval bill to end Government shutdown, already passed by the Senate.
Mike Pompeo appoints Elliott Abrams as special envoy on Venezuela.
@NBCNews : President Trump: "We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government."
President Trump and congressional leaders reach deal to temporarily reopen government
THE PRESIDENT is expected to make an announcement about the government shutdown early this afternoon, per multiple capitol hill and administration sources
Roger Stone will be released on a $250,000 personal assurance bond after his arrest; he will have travel restrictions that'll only allow him to travel to court appearances in Florida, D.C. or New York, NBC News is reporting.
: Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country. NO COLLUSION. Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there
"The President has been briefed and we are monitoring the ongoing delays at some airports. We are in regular contact with officials at the Department of Transportation and the FAA," says @PressSec in statement. aviation GovernmentShutdown
"The president did nothing wrong," says @PressSec.
"The charges brought against Roger Stone have nothing to do with the president and nothing to do with the White House," says @PressSec on @CNN.
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Moments of Roger Stone's arrest by the FBI: CNN
Special counsel's office: Trump associate Roger Stone arrested in Florida, charged with witness tampering, other crimes.
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Roger Stone has been arrested following an indictment by Robert Mueller
US Special Counsel's office: Trump ally Roger Stone arrested in Florida: statememt
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After Maduro announced that his country's embassies in the United States would be closed, the "out-of-service" statement was hung on the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington.
: A third rate conman who interviewed me many years ago for just a short period of time has been playing his biggest con of all on Fake News CNN. Michael D'Antonio, a broken down hack who knows nothing about me, goes on night after night telling made up Trump stories. Disgraceful.
: Great earnings coming out of Stock Market. Too bad Media doesn't devote much time to this.
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orders departure of all non-emergency gov't employees from Venezuela. Adding "U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Venezuela should strongly consider departing."
"Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Chuck Schumer are meeting to see whether or not they can work out of the deadlock. As was made clear to Senator Lindsay Graham, the 3 week CR would only work if there is a large down payment on the wall," says @PressSec
U.S. Senate rejects Republican draft resolution to re-open government includes budget to build wall with Mexico
says U.S. has presented Moscow with a plan for a "verifiable" test of the the 9M729's range. Moscow has countered with an unacceptable proposal. "They would have controlled the environment," she said on the Russian plan
Michael Cohen has been subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Intel Cmte., a source close to Cohen tells @NBCNews.
: Nancy just said she "just doesn't understand why" Very simply, without a Wall it all doesn't work. Our Country has a chance to greatly reduce Crime, Human Trafficking, Gangs and Drugs. Should have been done for decades. We will not Cave.
House passes bill to temporarily fund Homeland Security during shutdown
: Without a Wall there cannot be safety and security at the Border or for the U.S.A. BUILD THE WALL AND CRIME WILL FALL.
: .back home where they belong, no more Rockets or M's being fired over Japan or anywhere else and, most importantly, no Nuclear Testing. This is more than has ever been accomplished with North Korea, and the Fake News knows it. I expect another good meeting soon, much potential.
: So interesting that bad lawyer Michael Cohen, who sadly will not be testifying before Congress, is using the lawyer of Crooked Hillary Clinton to represent him - Gee, how did that happen Remember July 4th weekend when Crooked went before FBI and wasn't sworn in, no tape, nothing
: The economy is doing great. More people working in U.S.A. today than at any time in our HISTORY. Media barely covers. @foxandfriends
: "This is everything FDR dreamed about, the New Deal to put America back to work. Think of LBJ, he gave people food stamps and welfare. Donald Trump's giving them a job. He's got a lot of good things to talk about. News stories do not accurately cover him, should correct." @DougWead
: A great new book just out, "Game of Thorns," by Doug Wead, Presidential Historian and best selling author. The book covers the campaign of 2016, and what could be more exciting than that
Trump backs down and says he will wait to give his State of the Union after the shutdown is over, as Pelosi insisted.
: ..alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a "great" State of the Union Address in the near future.
: As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative - I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an..
WH confirms Pres Trump has responded to letter he received last week from NK's Kim Jong Un. That letter was hand delivered last week by NK Vice Chair Kim Yong. No word on letter contents or size of the envelope. Pres planning for 2nd summit with Kim at end of February.
Pompeo just now: "We call on the Venezuelan military and security forces to continue protecting the welfare and well-being of all Venezuelan citizens, as well as U.S. and other foreign citizens in Venezuela."