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Trump reportedly considering major overhaul of

Trump reportedly considering major overhaul of

In his first briefing since President Trump returned from his nine-day global trip, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was looking to highlight the trip's successes. "We have back-channel communications with a number, any number of countries, no I would not be concerned about it", said McMaster. Last week reports claimed Mr Kushner had discussed setting up private back channels to the Kremlin with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak .



Russia's Putin ridicules claims of meddling in US vote

Putin expressed scorn at the focus on Kislyak's contacts with Trump's team, saying it was normal for a diplomat to establish contacts. The Syrian President, Bashar Assad , " might have made mistakes ", but the groups he's fighting within the country " are no angels either ", Putin said, adding that the latest chemical attack in Syria was a provocation against the government.



Dem Rep. Himes: Comey Testimony Could Reveal 'Obstruction of Justice'

The president could invoke something called executive privilege . Comey is set to testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee. Conway indicated that the President would allow Comey to testify when she said "we'll be watching with the rest of the world when Director Comey testifies", during an interview with ABC News .


Trump climate deal: USA can fulfil pledges, says Michael Bloomberg

Trump climate deal: USA can fulfil pledges, says Michael Bloomberg

Climate issues are expected to dominate discussions between Keqiang, who is leading a large delegation of ministers to Brussels on Friday, and EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Earlier on Friday Baker - who didn't support Trump during last year's campaign and didn't vote for him - said he didn't think Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement was the right thing for the country or the world.



U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord will have sweeping impacts, experts suggest

Referring to Trump's idea of redrawing the 2015 accord, he said , in the French version, "we will not in any way renegotiate an agreement that is less ambitious" than the present one. West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton said US withdrawal from the Paris accord would build confidence in USA mining and industry even if it wouldn't make major changes on the ground.


Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

In a fierce rejoinder from across the globe, leaders of other nations and scientists pointed to jobs that could be created in green technology and the edge China could be given as a result. The official, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the decision before the official announcement, said the president and his were finalizing the details of a pullout.