The president was specifically referring to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries and a proposal to restore protections to them. "The president fully supports the 702 and was to see happy that it passed the House, but he does have some overall concern with the FISA program", she said.
A former senior White House official backed up Huckabee Sanders' claim telling ABC that banning certain electronics in the West Wing has been discussed since the early days of the Trump administration.
He later added, "I nearly have to think back to the day when we were at Trump Tower, when the president was commenting on Charlottesville, and he was saying that there were "very fine people on both sides, ' saying that there were 'very fine people" among the white supremacists and the Nazis, is that the president of the United States just seems to have a problem here, Wolf, in this area".
The passing controversy over Trump's FISA tweet is a case in point. "So do I actually".
Just as the House was voting, National Intelligence Director Coats issued his own guidance on how redacted names of Americans in intelligence reports can be requested and disclosed. "I am in a constant state of shock and horror", the email reads.
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Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing several of the women, said neither she nor her clients had been contacted. Burke is known for launching the "me too" movement against sexual harassment and assault.
But the tweet and its follow up continued to reverberate across Washington in the hours before the vote. The Trump administration has repeatedly called for Congress to re-authorize the program, and on Wednesday the White House came out with a statement in opposition to an amendment proposed by Representative Justin Amash, which would have curtailed law enforcement's authority under the law.
Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, asked Ryan to pull the bill from consideration, according to a senior Democratic aide.
"The president said", Jim Acosta reported on "The Situation Room" on Thursday, "'Why are we having all of these people from, ' - and I apologize for using this word here, but this is a quote from the president - 'why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?'"
The notification is meant to give White House chief of staff John Kelly an idea of the number of staffers intending to leave so the departures can be staggered, thus avoiding the impression of a rush to leave the embattled administration. A retired Marine general who has insisted that Trump's tweets don't have the potential to derail the administration's agenda, he denied again on Thursday that the President's dispatches were harmful. "It's a juggling act".