Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria.In an interview on Sunday, Pompeo described the removal as a “tactical change” and reasserted U.S. efforts remain the same.
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Senator Lindsey Graham says President Trump is “not going to give in” on the shutdown fight over border security funding.During an interview Sunday, Graham said the President should open the government for a short period of time before he pulls the plug on solving the funding issue through Congress.
President Trump blasts the New York Times following their recent report that the FBI investigated if he was working on behalf of Russia.In a phone interview Saturday night, the President was asked if he ever worked for Russia after the Times reported the FBI started the probe following the firing of James Comey.
Newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump are expected to meet on border security, to help end the partial government shutdown. The two will meet Friday at the White House joined by other congressional leaders, after House Democrats passed a provisional spending package which did not include funding for the border wall.
President Trump is urging his Senate Majority Leader to “go nuclear.” In an early morning tweet, the President said, “Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our country is counting on you!”