Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed White House overtures to represent President Trump in the Russian Federation investigations, in part over concerns that the president would be unwilling to listen to their advice, according to five sources familiar with discussions about the matter. “There’s just no gain in doing it”.
DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: Trump today revealed his pick to be the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
Trump’s tweets are like a direct link to what he’s thinking.
“The concerns were, ‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen, ‘” said one of Isikoff’s sources, who is described as a “lawyer close to the White House”.
Consider Trump’s personal attack on London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Saturday night’s deadly terrorist attack in the British capital.
Trump called the order “a travel ban” five times in a 24-hour stretch between Sunday and Monday, potentially complicating efforts from Justice Department lawyers to litigate the measure.
He had tweeted that the USA needs “the travel ban as an extra level safety” a few days before. The media would love for Trump to stop tweeting!, Trump’s advisers insist.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at an Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative event in the East Room at the White House, Monday, June 5, 2017, in Washington.
“That’s not true”, Conway said, though Trump has not given any interviews since early May. What if Trump’s Twitter account is hacked or compromised.
Ryan. Republicans in Congress. Conway.
Tuesday, Spicer called Trump’s penchant for tweeting an example of his messaging prowess.
The truth is no one – up to and including Trump – may know the answers to any (or all) of those questions.
‘The president is the most effective messenger on his agenda, ‘ Spicer contended. “There’s a method to the madness”.
Sean Spicer has carved out a niche as the combative mouthpiece for US President Donald Trump but it appears he might have stepped aside as main press briefer amid speculation of a rift between the pair. “There’s nothing wrong with the tweeting”, he said, but a backstop would be smart.
The White House has accused Democrats of being “OBSTRUCTIONISTS!” Trump learned about the recusal when he was at an event and felt “blindsided” by the decision, the article reports. “It’s not policy. It’s social media”. James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee and rumor has it that Trump is planning to. can you guess?
Administration officials felt they had ended last week on a high note after Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate accord.
Trump had other ideas. He also sought a “much tougher version” of the order and tweeted, “In any event, we are extreme vetting people coming into the United States in order to help keep our country safe”.
And on Tuesday morning, he had a message for the hectoring media.
“I have not had a discussion with him about that”, Spicer said.