National security adviser John Bolton extended the invitation, for which “discussions are already underway,” the White House said. But Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats was clearly surprised when he was told about the news.
The House speaker hasn’t made concrete progress on his key legislative priorities and has shied away from publicly confronting President Trump. Instead, Ryan has been spending his final months in office trying to help Republicans keep their majority.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for Monday on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation as the Veterans Affairs secretary. The rapidly scheduled vote came after revelations of a politically motivated purge of employees by the interim leadership.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a local news station that he has plenty of questions about the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee, and that it might have been an “inside job,” followed by a years-long coverup.
In his campaign for governor, former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett is being helped by voters who have changed their views on some tax hikes. “The whole city has been transformed,” said one resident, who lauded the public projects paid for by taxpayers.
Stewart said in a statement that “the fake news media will stop at nothing to destroy Republicans.” A spokeswoman for the Times said a houseguest answered the door and the journalist left a note without entering the premises.
The person died from an infection involving Vibrio, a waterborne bacteria that eats flesh. So far this year, 23 people in the state have contracted illnesses tied to Vibrio, according to health officials, which is up slightly from last year.