Did the White House intentionally edit out a key question from President Trump's joint news conference earlier this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin?
As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepared to face questions about last week's Trump-Putin meeting from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the White House said Trump had opted against trying to meet with Putin this fall, as had been announced, and would instead wait until 2019.
The White House also issued a declaration Wednesday ruling out the possibility of the USA recognizing Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.
The statement called on Russian Federation "to respect the principles to which it has long claimed to adhere and to end its occupation of Crimea".
The ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, spoke after a media report said Putin had called for a referendum to be held with the help of the global community in Ukraine's breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, which Russia-backed separatists control.
There probably is no way to end these questions from lawmakers - and perhaps more important, concern by the American public - as long as Trump continues to speak and behave in the friendly way that he has toward Putin and in the adversarial manner he has displayed toward special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and those who want the Russian president held accountable for his actions.
Trump later walked back his pro-Putin remarks, but he has not disclosed what he and Putin discussed during their controversial, closed-door tete-a-tete.
She said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran and the Paris agreement for slowing climate change "were also official USA policy not long ago" because Trump's predecessor Barack Obama "personally decided so".
Republican committee chairman Bob Corker opened the hearing by saying Pompeo was appearing before senators who have "serious doubts" of Trump and his foreign policy. On Monday, officials said another Russian agent had been arrested for seeking to influence United States politics. "But from where we sit, it appears that in a 'ready, fire, aim" fashion, the White House is waking up every morning and making it up as they go".
Trump House Allies Move to Impeach Rosenstein
"It's time to find a new deputy attorney general who is serious about accountability and transparency", Meadows said . Democrats have argued the focus on Rosenstein is an attempt to broadly undermine the Mueller investigation.
He blasted a lack of information from the Trump administration and said many lawmakers have left their meetings at the White House without a clear sense that there is a coherent strategy in place.
We have made very clear that the entirety of the North Korean CBW programme is contained in the United States understanding of denuclearisation and I am confident that the North Koreans understand clearly America's definition and they have agreed to denuclearize, he asserted.
Pompeo also had a couple of heated exchanges with Sen.
Menendez asked whether Trump discussed relaxing tough economic sanctions on Russian Federation and whether he confronted Putin about its aggression in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, among other topics.
In response to questions from Maryland Democratic Sen.
Responding to questions from angry lawmakers on the recent Trump-Putin meeting, Pompeo said there has been no change in sanctions policy with regard to Russian Federation.
On the North Korea front, Pompeo also struck a resolute tone, warning that Washington will not let nuclear negotiations drag on with no success, amid criticism that Trump's June Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un has so far yielded few results. Afterward, both men signed a vaguely worded document in which the North Korean leader affirmed his commitment to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".
Trump and Putin in front of US and Russian flags.
Pompeo responded by accusing Menendez of delivering "a political soliloquy".
He said the "question for Parliament" was whether the law governing "entitlement to divorce" remained "satisfactory". Another said Parliament had "decreed" that being in a "wretchedly unhappy marriage" was not grounds for divorce.
At that time, Earth blocks most of the sunlight that would usually hit the moon, so that much of the moon is in Earth's shadow. While the partial lunar eclipse is expected to end by 3.49 am, and the penumbral eclipse would end by about 4.58 am.
Having arrived at Hockenheim eight points behind his rival, he travels to the Hungarian Grand Prix with an advantage of 17 points. You would think that Lewis Hamilton couldn't be much happier right now.
Calderwood later had a message for her niece, telling WOI-TV, " We miss you, we're looking for you and we will never stop ". Tibbetts is described as 5-foot-3-inches tall, weighing about 120 lbs., with long brown hair and brown eyes.
The other recordings are of conversations in which Cohen mentions the president to someone else, Giuliani said. Rudy Giuliani told Fox News' Hannity that this payment was reimbursed and that President Trump knew about it.
"I think that many people in the European Union are thinking that they just have to wait long enough and Britain will blink". Raab is expected on Thursday in Brussels for further talks and pledged to strain "every sinew" to get "the best deal".
Bales of hay blocked the road 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) into the 218-kilometer stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon. Police we seen chasing away herds of sheep from the route and also confronting the protesters.
Trump has threatened to ratchet that up to more than $500 billion, a move that has left financial markets uneasy. He warned U.S. trade partners that he will impose more sanctions unless they negotiate a "fair deal".
EPA chief: USA needs a single standard for fuel efficiency
The proposed regulations revamp will also stop the current federal rules aiming to boost fuel efficiency into the next decade. California officials have long said they will sue if the Environmental Protection Agency makes good on the threat.
Facebook stock plunges more than 20 percent
Facebook's disappointing second-quarter performance marks the first full quarter since one of its biggest scandals to date. The company is grappling with new data laws in Europe, criticism over its content policies and privacy issues.
First half of the week brings more afternoon rain & storms
Like Monday , storms will take advantage of plentiful tropical moisture and produce rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Highs will tumble into the rain-cooled 80s behind the front Thursday and stay there through this weekend.
Schumer chides Trump for heated rhetoric on Iran
Separately, Iran's parliamentary speaker on Tuesday described Trump's comments as "the words of a troublemaker". However, National Security Advisor John Bolton echoed the president's tough rhetoric in a statement Monday.
Former Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne has died
Fiat Chrysler rushed to name a new CEO last weekend after it became clear that Marchionne would not be able to return to work. EXOR NV, the holding company of Fiat's founding Agnelli family, confirmed the news in a brief statement .
Iranian President Threatens U.S. With Mother Of All Wars
So the only way he figures that he's going to get reelected - as sure as you're sitting there - is to start a war with Iran. The analyst added that "neither Iran, nor any other country is interested in escalating tensions in the region".