Spicer: Just the 'beginning phase' of investigating whether Trump Tower was surveilled
And he said Paul Manafort, who ran Trump's campaign for months, "played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time".
That depends on what he means by the word "limited".
Manafort, of course, ran Trump's campaign for several months a year ago after original campaign manager Corey Lewandowski resigned amid controversy over his manhandling of a female Breitbart writer. And when campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was sacked in June, Manafort - who butted heads with Lewandowski - was widely seen as the campaign's top official.
On Sunday, the White House released another late-day account of the president's day, including a call with the president of Chile. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Manafort was targeted for blackmail by Ukrainians who claimed to have proof that he received $12.7 million in cash payments from an organization supporting pro-Russian former Ukraine Pres. Viktor Yanukovych. The fact that the president golfs is less important than the fact that he routinely promised voters before the election that he'd do the opposite.
A report from The New York Times tonight looks at how people on Capitol Hill and in the White House view President Trump's tweeting habits, considering how the Federal Bureau of Investigation director had to rebut Trump's wiretapping tweets during today's big hearing.
During a congressional hearing Monday examining Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible connections between Moscow and Trump's aides, FBI Director James Comey was asked about various campaign advisers and staffers, including Carter Page, whom Trump once named as one of his foreign policy advisers.
"Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the US, President Obama spent the day playing golf", Trump tweeted in October 2014.
But pressed on his initial comment about Manafort, Spicer later said that he was not trying to demote the former campaign chairman but rather note he was not with the campaign at the end.
"Very little", Trump told reporters traveling with him Sunday on Air Force One back to Washington, recounting what he said had been a busy weekend of meetings to sell the health care bill and strategize about the nuclear threat from North Korea.
"By the middle of August", Spicer said of Manafort, "he was no longer with the campaign, meaning that for the final stretch of the general election he was not involved".
In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee, Page, who has emerged as a key figure in the controversy surrounding Trump associates' connections to Russian Federation, cast himself as a regular presence in Trump Tower, where the campaign was headquartered. "Have been told that the president took meetings and phone calls at the club and may have stepped out to hit a few balls".
Spicer said Flynn was only a volunteer on the campaign.
Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate ( two independents side with Democrats). "I didn't believe that", Graham said. Trump's nomination of Gorsuch will need support from some Democrats to reach the 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster.
Keef Morris has missed the last two games for the Wizards with an illness and his status for tonight is also unknown. Washington 2-1 Both teams have held serve thus far as they get set for the final game in the season series tonight.
Still at number three is Lucio Tan with a $3.7 billion total net worth, $3 million lower than previous year . David Thomson and family, whose estimated fortune of $27.2 billion United States put them at 24th position.
As Scott Ryder (you can also play twin sister Sara if you like) in the year 2163, you meet chief engineer on the Tempest - Gil. A few days ahead of Mass Effect: Andromeda's official release, EA launches the companion app for its upcoming game.
Simon, 82, the co-founder of Simon Property Group, has a net worth estimated at $2.8 billion, the same as past year , Forbes said. Much of Trump's slide, the publication said, is linked to a drop in the value of real estate in midtown Manhattan.
Forbes said the $1bn dip in Trump's wealth was due to his huge investment in the Manhattan real estate market. Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires was released Monday, and it includes several MA connections.
And instead of trying to make Julia conform to the other three, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Big Bird join in on the fun Julia's having. With Julia's introduction we wanted to promote a better understanding and reduce the stigma often found around these children.
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Alice Bryant adapted the information for Learning English. "This emergency will pass, but we must be prudent", he wrote . Covered in mud and enveloped in debris , she managed to reach solid ground with bystanders cheering her on.
When the company announced February 24 it would close 130-140 stores, it had more than 1,000 locations in the US and Puerto Rico. Another national retailer is going to close some stores, but the list does not include any in the Quad Cities.
State senator to run for governor
In one, the senator juggled flaming sticks as he talked about ways to shore up the state's finances. Biss is the fifth Democratic candidate to publicly challenge Rauner in his re-election campaign.
French candidates face off in first debate
Le Pen came under fire from Fillon who said a so-called "Frexit" would create economic and social chaos. The TV debate was the top trending topic on Twitter in France on Monday before it even started.
House GOP Considers Changes to Health-Care Bill
Chris Collins told CNN the change would help bring along other members of his state's delegation who are now wavering on the bill. Republicans leaders want to push their bill repealing and replacing much of the 2010 health care law through Congress by April.
Did Trump golf this weekend? The White House won't say
Trump said while campaigning for president that if he won, he would probably be too busy doing the people's business to golf. During his first two months in office, Donald Trump has spent seven consecutive weekends at properties that bear his name.
Yaya Toure could move to Manchester United !
Seluk said he expected Toure to leave in the summer and suggested he could cross Manchester to play for City's closest rivals. I love this football club, ' Toure replied when asked if he wanted to stay on at City.
Reward: Uttar Pradesh's new leader
The first involved "love jihad" where he exhorted Hindu men to marry 100 Muslim women if one Hindu woman was forcibly converted. But he is also a highly controversial politician, known his for virulent anti-Muslim comments.