US intelligence agencies have made clear their conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election. The U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra and the U.S. Army Chors performed patriotic music for the invited guests two days before Mother's Day.
The Trump administration hunkered down Monday evening following a report that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State during an already controversial Oval Office visit by Russia's foreign minister and its ambassador to the United States.
The Washington Post touched off the controversy by reporting that Trump had disclosed intelligence to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their meeting with Trump last week.
"I think it requires somebody like me, a Republican, to call Comey before the [Senate] Judiciary Committee", the SC senator said.
The latest incident also highlights the ongoing turmoil within the Trump administration, which has experienced a steady progression of crises since Trump was inaugurated.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell corroborated McMaster's version.
Spicer was also asked how a senior official could feel comfortable having a private conversation with the president, knowing any discussion might be recorded. By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group, and make other allies - or even US intelligence officials - wary about sharing future top-secret details with the president.
Trump's friends reportedly believe that if he goes through with a major White House shakeup, the public would get the message: "I get it". However, The Post story and other subsequent reports didn't say that it was sources, methods or military operations discussed, but simply classified information.
The White House declared the allegations, first reported by the Washington Post, incorrect.
One official, who requested anonymity to discuss dealing with the president, said last month: "He has no filter; it's in one ear and out the mouth".
"The president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations to include threats to aviation", said McMaster.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster says, "At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed". "Unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself, we don't have them".
Referring to reports that Trump is considering Sen.
Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend and reprised her role as Sean Spicer, joining Alec Baldwin, who reprised his role as Donald Trump.
"If the report is true, it is very disturbing".
In an interview to Fox News, President Donald said, "Everybody's convinced: They say there is no collusion". John McCain, an Arizona Republican.
The story prompted Sen.
The White House has rebutted the story, saying no intelligence sources or methods were discussed.
Moreover, even before the Post report, there was already loud clamoring for a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign's connections with Russian Federation.
"Congress must be given a full briefing on the extent of the damage President Trump has done in compromising highly classified code-word intelligence to the Russians", the California Democrat said.
Clapper tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he thinks "our institutions are under threat internally".
No US media were allowed into the meeting.
The chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, Republican Bob Corker, said that the White House is spiraling out of control.