TRUNEWS correspondent Edward Szall was reporting live from the event, and spoke to a few rally attendees about what brought them to see the 45th commander-in-chief.
That same year, Donald Trump sued TrumpNation author Timothy L. O'Brien, claiming the book "had damaged his business prospects in Russian Federation and elsewhere". Trump has made light of the need for the president to be aware of the contents of the daily intelligence briefings. This is not normal. Flynn resigned on Tuesday - stepping down for having spoken to Russian officials about removing sanctions before Trump entered office as well as for lying to other members of the administration about what he discussed with the Russians. "Trump demanded to face the media to reject the narrative that his administration is sinking into chaos".
"I have nothing to do with Putin".
Separately, The New York Times and other news outlets reported last week that Trump campaign advisers and other associates of Mr. Trump's had repeated contacts past year with Russian intelligence officials.
Presidents Putin and Trump spoke on the telephone once, on January 28, for about 45 minutes, reported Reuters.
Even before the president's national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced out, Gallup had President Trump with the worst ratings of his presidency so far - 55 percent disapproval to 40 percent approval.
During his presidential campaign Trump cast doubt on NATO's Article 5, which speaks of the necessity of collectively protecting one alliance member in the event it is attacked.
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Despite this patchwork of statutes that make many leaks unlawful, leaking "happens all the time and is largely tolerated", said David Pozen, a law professor at Columbia University and an expert in national security and information law.
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So, after The Washington Post's excellent columnist David Ignatius first reported that Flynn had called Russia's ambassador, Flynn reflexively began telling his top Trump teammates he'd only passed holiday greetings to the ambassador. He was allowed to say adamantly to the world that Flynn had done no wrong.
At the same time, Trump's congressional defenders are pushing back against his opponents within the intelligence apparatus.
So how does Trump compare to his recent predecessors in the White House. More alternative facts or did they keep Conway in the dark?
His reluctant First lady, Melania, is holed up in Trump Tower in NY most of the time and doesn't want to seem to come out and leading politicians reckon he needs a psychiatrist on stand-by 24/7 as he's mentally unstable and could suffer a meltdown.
In a damning interview, Lewandowski has blamed Trump's inner circle of advisers, including Kellyanne Conway, Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon for the problems coming from the White House.
"In the House of Representatives, we're going to do our job", Hurd said. He said next to nothing about a plan to replace Obamacare, his promised tax reform, his new immigration order expected Tuesday, the fight against ISIS or his willingness to consider a "one-state solution" for the Middle East. This is what Benen refers to as the "Never-Mind-What-Trump-Said" policy.
Deborah Watts supports President Trump.
Other former intelligence officials indicated that they could not be sure one way or another about the fate of any Israeli intelligence given to Flynn, with one official saying, "He was a United States general, I hope he was not a traitor".