Trump has not yet made 'final decision' on Syria: WH


"Rosenstein will be forced to choose between turning over material that they'll share with Trump to help him get his story straight or being fired for refusing to help them undermine the rule of law", said Walter Shaub, the former head of the White House's internal ethics watchdog.

Trump pledged "major decisions" on Syria - he is expected to decide by the end of Tuesday whether to launch military strikes in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack blamed on Damascus and its allies.

U.S. President Donald Trump has not yet made his "final decision" on how to respond to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, the White House said Thursday after he met with his top national security advisors. At the time, the Pentagon reportedly had no advance warning the tweet was coming and it took until March for Pentagon officials to come up with a formal policy.Trump's desires for a military parade and a "space force" also caught the Pentagon by surprise after Trump mused about them in public.

On Tuesday, Trump lashed out at reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid centering on his longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday, telling reporters at the White House that it was a "disgraceful situation" and "an attack on our country" and "what we all stand for".

Trump tweeted that the "bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama".

But Trump also called out embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions, is under consideration by the President to be fired in a potential effort to put greater limits on Mueller.

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"Until we have a more long-term strategy, until we have some idea where we're going in Syria and the Middle East, it seems unwise, to me, to start launching missiles", said Smith, D-Wash. Trump said of Russian Federation.

Trump's tweets come following a slew of updates to Mueller's case. "No Collusion, so they go insane!"

Whatever you think of the Trump administration, that's an astonishing paragraph.

Democrats wanted to go one step further and pass legislation protecting the Republican former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Trump was appearing on the White House lawn to tout the benefits of recently passed tax cuts when he slipped into a claim about his administration's effectiveness at cutting regulations.

Lawmakers Devin Nunes, Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte demanded Rosenstein produce memos from former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, which may prove an impossible request.