By Michael R. Gordon Michael R. Gordon The Wall Street Journal BiographyMichael R. Gordon [email protected] July 22, 2018 3:39 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS ASPEN, Colo.—Stern warnings about Russian meddling in U.S. elections that were issued by top U.S. law-enforcement and intelligence officials at a policy conference here differed so sharply from the White House’s tamer statements that veteran security officials said they appeared to be coming from two parallel administrations. “We almost have two governments,” John McLaughlin, who served as deputy CIA director in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, told the Aspen Security Forum, which concluded four days of meetings on Saturday. “We have the president’s brain and thumb, with his tweets. Then we have the professionals in the government.” As the administration prepares for another summit meeting with President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the broader … [Read more...] about Officials’ Stark Warnings on Russia Diverge From White House View
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SOMETHING TO WATCH … THE NEXT BIG THING: NYT’S MAGGIE HABERMAN had an exchange with SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS at yesterday’s press briefing on a topic that is going to get a lot of attention going forward. HABERMAN: “Russian authorities yesterday named several Americans who they want to question, who they claim were involved in Bill Browder’s ‘crimes,’ in their terms, including a former ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul. Does President Trump support that idea? Is he open to having U.S. officials questioned by Russia?”Story Continued Below SANDERS: “The president is going to meet with his team, and we’ll let you know when we have an announcement on that.” HABERMAN: “[I]s that a topic that came up in their conversation? Did President Putin raise this with President Trump?” SANDERS: “There was some conversation about it, but there wasn’t a commitment made on behalf of the United States. And the … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: Will the White House hand over a former U.S. ambassador to Putin?
WASHINGTON –Rep. Peter Roskam R-Ill. is meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, a day after chewing him out for not confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin at their press conference in Finland. That prompted Democratic rival Sean Casten to demand that Roskam “stand up” to Trump and call him out to his face. Trump is a defining factor in the battle for the suburban sixth congressional district seat, a contest that is drawing national attention as Republicans fight to retain control of the House. “Today at the White House Peter Roskam should demand President Trump renounce his support of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and put America first,” said Casten in a statement. “Peter Roskam cannot just tweet about his dissatisfaction — he should take this moment to support America’s intelligence community and request Trump reject Putin’s attack on Illinois and America.” The White House meeting is to … [Read more...] about Roskam huddles with Trump at White House, a move with risk as Dem rival pounces
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 16, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT PUTIN OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Presidential Palace Helsinki, Finland 5:10 P.M. EEST PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen: Negotiations with the President of the United States Donald Trump took place in a frank and businesslike atmosphere. I think we can call it a success and a very fruitful round of negotiations. We carefully analyzed the current status — the present and the future of the Russia-United States relationship; key issues of the global agenda. It’s quite clear to everyone that the bilateral relationship are going through a … [Read more...] about White House transcript: Trump-Putin press conference in Helsinki
Science Transforming Life We are missing something if we don't realize how profoundly technology has changed our world and continues to reshape it,”— Llewellyn King, Host "White House Chronicle"WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Llewellyn King, executive producer and host of "White House Chronicle," a weekly news and public affairs program on PBS and other broadcast outlets, announced today six areas in which the program will be making mini-series through the end of the year. These are: 1. The future of electricity and grid security. 2. The future of electrified surface transportation. 3. The future of air transportation, emphasizing electric and unmanned aircraft. 4. The future of work, automation and the gig economy. 5. The future of block chain, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. 6. The future of additive manufacturing (3D printing) and how it will change manufacturing and affect jobs. "Our interest in these subjects reflects our … [Read more...] about Nexus of Technology & Policy Drive Programming at PBS’ White House Chronicle