President Donald Trump raised eyebrows Friday when he suggested cops get rough with suspects, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that he shouldn't be taken literally.
Following a stalled effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the GOP would be moving on "to comprehensive tax reform and to infrastructure".
Trump Jr later sent shockwaves through Washington by releasing a series of emails that detailed how he had attended the meeting after being promised "very high level and sensitive information" that was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr Trump".
"The statement that Don Jr. issued is true", she said.
President Donald Trump is looking for a fresh start with a new White House chief of staff.
The sources said Comey and Kelly are not close friends but that they had a professional relationship and a deep mutual respect for each other.
In his initial July 8 statement to the New York Times, which first broke the news of the meeting, Trump Jr. said only that the issue of adopting Russian children was "primarily discussed" in the "short introductory meeting". "It came from Donald Trump Jr". Trump has called Sessions "weak" and "beleaguered" and expressed disappointment in Sessions' decision to step aside from the federal investigation into ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian government officials.
But a few days later news broke that Trump Jr. arranged the meeting, believing he would obtain harmful information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump dictated statement for son on Russian Federation meeting: report Kate Hudson mocks Scaramucci: "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" Tennessee Republican won't seek reelection to House MORE.
Anthony Scaramucci's profanity-laden tirade last week was the reason.
By all indications, new Trump White House chief of staff, John Kelly, is not afraid to challenge his commander-in-chief. Also unclear is whether a new chief of staff will have any influence over the president's social media histrionics. The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea, following the country's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.
While Trump is trying to refresh his team, he signaled over the weekend that he does not want to give up the fight on health care.