The calls were orchestrated after unsuccessful attempts by the White House to get senior FBI officials to speak with news organizations and dispute the accuracy of reports of alleged contacts between members of Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives.
The next leader, who will be elected Saturday, will take over a party susceptible to new divisions and financially drained — but also cheered by protests galvanized on a near-daily basis by an unpopular Republican president.
Press secretary Sean Spicer banned reporters from CNN, the New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from attending a “gaggle,” a non-televised briefing, but gave access to a number of other reporters, including those representing conservative outlets.
Kim was rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother and stuck in a shadowy exile. His assassination is a blow for the United States and South Korea, which lost a potential source of intelligence on the world’s most secretive regime.
Across the state, progressive activists have been frustrated by the refusal of some Republican representatives to hold town hall meetings. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate is offering to give them an audience instead.
Both officers were wearing body cameras and police said they were reviewing the recordings. It is up to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, in consultations with the police and prosecutors, whether to make the video public.
Victories in Saturday’s semifinal and Sunday’s final would give the Gallaudet Bison their first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. “I think it’s certainly big for our community,” the team’s coach said.
The city’s top police officer gave a sharp response to the president: “We’ve made requests to the White House and the Justice Department for them to support our work. ... We are hopeful the administration will finally respond.”