McConnell: No concerns about Trump's handling of classified info

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McConnell said he'd read the story first reported in The Washington Post, and also said he'd read a statement from H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, "which tends to rebut the story".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday drew a line in the sand during that could set up a showdown between GOP leadership and President Donald Trump on taxes.

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There was no immediate comment from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met earlier in the day with the new USA ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

Daily sports headlines from across Gwinnett County, including high school, professional and college news. The majority leader deferred to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Trump said that he shared the information intentionally and defended his decision on Twitter Tuesday morning, saying he had the "absolute right" to do so. McConnell told reporters that "I have a lot of confidence in Chairman [Richard] Burr [R-N.C.] and Sen".

Lawmakers from both parties reprimanded Trump for his actions, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Comey's dismissal and an ominous tweet by Trump that warned Comey against leaks to the press because Trump may have "tapes" of their conversations.

"We appreciate the strong relationship we have with Israel", Spicer said in off-camera comments to reporters.

Instead, many seem to be framing this latest installment of White House drama as yet another distraction from an already packed Republican legislative agenda.

"The country would need roughly 4.5 percent sustained growth to pay for the entire tax plan", said the CRFB, adding the tax reform could drive up the federal debt, harming economic growth instead of boosting it, without adequate offsets. I've heard the response. He said that as "an intelligence officer by training, I know firsthand the life and death implications of safeguarding classified information".

Armed Services Chairman John McCain issued a statement calling the reports "deeply disturbing" and said they could impede allies' willingness to share intelligence with the U.S.in future. "Border adjustability is a pretty controversial thing in the Senate", he said, though he added he was working with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Paul Ryan on a way to "go forward".

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the White House to release the transcripts from the Lavrov and Trump meeting to the Congressional intelligence committees.

The developing story is expected to consume Congress's attention, particularly as House members return later Tuesday from a week-long recess.

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