Officials at the most senior levels across the U.S. military have been attempting to determine what President Trump may have agreed to on national security issues in his one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Reporter
“Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?”
President Trump
“Thank you very much. No.”
Reporter
“No? You don’t believe that to be the case?”
President Trump
“No.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to rule out the Kremlin’s request to question former ambassador Michael McFaul and other Americans whom Russia suspects of interfering in its affairs.
Jessica Lopez packages wire coil nails at Mid Continent Nail Corp. in Poplar Bluff, Mo. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Jessica Lopez packages wire coil nails at Mid Continent Nail Corp. in Poplar Bluff, Mo. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Ken Henson, a manual machine operator, works inside the machine shop. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Ken Henson, a manual machine operator, works inside the machine shop. (Brad Vest for The Post)
A forklift driver moves pallets of nails inside the warehouse. (Brad Vest for The Post)
A forklift driver moves pallets of nails inside the warehouse. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Nails move through a machine at Mid Continent. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Nails move through a machine at Mid Continent. (Brad Vest for The Post)
Trade restrictions aimed at preventing U.S. jobs from heading elsewhere have instead hampered one Missouri company’s effort to create jobs in the United States. Officials at Mid Continent say that without relief, the nail plant could be out of business by Labor Day — or that remaining production could move to Mexico or another country.
A Democratic senator says Brett Kavanaugh, who served as associate White House counsel, was “not accurate” on the issue in testimony he gave under oath in a 2006 confirmation hearing to be an appeals court judge.
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Ahead of Robert Wilkie’s likely confirmation to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than a dozen career civil servants have been moved from the headquarters' leadership suite and reassigned to lower-profile roles.
Since taking office, President Trump has done little to hide his animosity for the media, which he has called “the enemy of the people” on multiple occasions.
The law’s passage was celebrated as a historic moment by Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies, but Arab officials attacked the law, with one advocate saying it has key elements of apartheid.
Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon’s comments came even as Oprah Winfrey has repeatedly talked down the possibility of running for president.
Rep. Jason Lewis, who represents a Minnesota district that many believe to be in play for Democrats in the midterm elections, made the remarks on a syndicated radio show he hosted in the years before he was elected.
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