Published: Fri, April 13, 2018

No "final decision" yet on Syria response, White House says


"But then Wednesday morning, Trump upended it all with a tweet - warning Russian Federation, the Syrian government's backer, to "get ready" because American missiles 'will be coming, nice and new and smart!'"

That's after Mr. Trump said earlier this week that he would have a decision in a very short period of time.

The head of the United Nations and a former USA president warned against allowing the war in Syria to spiral out of control, hours after President Donald Trump told Syrian ally Russian Federation to "get ready" for retaliatory missile strikes.

President Donald Trump's comments about sanctuary cities are being scrutinized at a federal appeals court hearing about the legality of his executive order threatening to cut funding to states and cities that limit cooperation with USA immigration authorities.

Sanders added that USA officials are "continuing to assess intelligence" and are "engaged in conversations with our partners and allies".

The Trump administration will try to convince a federal appeals court that the president's executive order threatening to cut funding from states and cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities was narrow and legal.

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump tweeted to describe a "calm and calculated" White House focused with clear priorities: trade, North Korea, and Syria.

Inspectors with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as of Thursday were on their way to Syria, and are scheduled to begin their work Saturday, further complicating the timing for any strike.

Vice President Mike Pence will represent the United States in Lima, his aide Jarrod Agen said, adding that the former lawmaker would also meet Venezuelan dissidents.

Trump had already cut the visit short twice - from five days, to three - and, finally, to none.

"A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!" he blasted on Twitter amid news that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had seized documents pertaining to Trump's dealings.

"This is about getting Donald Trump at all costs even if it means stretching the boundaries of exceptions to attorney-client privilege", said former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Peru in Trump's stead for the Summit of the Americas, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced. Mueller is most conflicted of all (moreover Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter).

The following update comes in after Donald Trump had expressed displeasure over the raid on his lawyer's offices.

Senior members of the US Congress have repeatedly urged Trump not to fire the special counsel.

After months of silence, Trump last week offered a flat "no" when asked if he knew about the payment.

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