FBI Director Christopher Wray denies he has taken a loyalty oath to President Trump. Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, facing questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
The government will remain open after a short-term spending bill was pushed through Congress. A short-term spending bill was passed through the House with an overwhelming majority on Thursday, and moved on to the Senate where Democrat votes were needed to reach the 60 vote threshold. Meanwhile, President Trump met with congressional leaders from both parties to negotiate a long-term spending deal.
Another success for President Trump’s economic policies as job creation and wages soar in November. According to the Automatic Data Processing payrolls report, the manufacturing sector added 40,000 jobs, making it the most in 15 years.
The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem bars American diplomats from leisure travel through the Old City and the West Bank. This comes as the State Department expects a rise in Islamic unrest over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The House overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by Democrat Representative Al Green to impeach the president. On Wednesday, 364 lawmakers immediately voted to kill Green’s impeachment measure with only 58 Democrats voting to move ahead. The resolution was expected to fail as it was widely opposed by Republicans and most Democrats.
The Republican National Committee donates $170,000 to Roy Moore’s Senate campaign. The RNC transferred funds to the Alabama Republican Party on the candidate’s behalf on Tuesday. anwhile, White House aide Kellyanne Conway defended the president’s support of Roy Moore.
President Trump is reportedly weighing a proposal to establish a private intelligence agency to counter ‘deep state’ opposition to his presidency. The proposed network will have global outreach, including countries such as Iran and North Korea, and would operate unofficially.
The Department of Agriculture is considering possible changes to the country’s food stamp program. In a letter released Tuesday, the USDA acting Deputy Undersecretary Brandon Lipps called to give states ‘”greater flexibility” in how each oversees the program.
President Trump praises Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore while meeting with GOP senators at the White House on Tuesday. The president made the comments while sitting next to retiring Senator Jeff Flake, who has been a vocal critic of Moore amid the allegations against the judge.