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Trump's tweets on London terror attack strike a combative tone

Los Angeles Times

President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests President Trump struck a discordant note Sunday in his response to the terrorist attack in central London that killed seven people and injured scores more. In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Trump disdained the gun debate in the United States, slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan and lambasted "politically correct" attitudes as an impediment to security. Most world leaders had confined their messages to solemn expressions of sympathy and support for the victims, the British people and the government of Prime Minister Theresa May. As the attack was unfolding Saturday night, the president tweeted an unconfirmed account of events and renewed his call for his travel ban – rejected by lower courts and now under appeal to the Supreme Court – to be reinstated. Trump's initial tweet Sunday implied that safety considerations were being overridden by too-careful sensitivities for issues like ethnicity and religion – although May responded to the attack with a call Sunday for tougher measures to fight Islamic extremism.


Trump assails Justice Department court strategy on travel ban

Los Angeles Times

President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests President Trump on Monday lashed out at his own Justice Department for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March. In a series of early morning tweets, Trump urged the Justice Department to ask for an "expedited hearing" before the high court and to seek a "much tougher version" of the order temporarily blocking entry to the U.S. from several majority-Muslim countries. He called the courts, which have blocked two versions of the travel ban, "slow and political." It's unclear whether the president has conveyed his requests to the Justice Department, which he oversees, in a forum other than Twitter. The president renewed his call for the travel ban following the vehicle-and-knife attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens injured.


Watch live: Press briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer and EPA chief Scott Pruitt

Los Angeles Times

Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests


Watch live: White House news briefing with Sarah Sanders, principal deputy press secretary

Los Angeles Times

President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests


Special counsel investigation includes Manafort case, may expand to attorney general

Los Angeles Times

Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests The Associated Press has learned that the special counsel running the U.S. investigation into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia's government has assumed oversight of an ongoing investigation involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller may also expand to look into the roles of Atty. The Justice Department's criminal investigation into Manafort, who was forced to resign in August amid questions over his past business dealings in Ukraine, predated the election and the counterintelligence probe investigating possible collusion between Moscow and associates of Trump. The move to consolidate the matters indicates that Mueller is assuming a broad mandate in his new role.