White House says Comey's loyal 'only to himself'

White House says Comey's loyal 'only to himself'

President Trump denounced "fake news" about chaos in his administration Wednesday, even as he attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller, telegraphed a military strike on Syria, and threatened Russian Federation if it seeks to shoot down US missiles.

"A short time ago, I ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad", the president said from the White House.

Trump was to confer with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May later in the day on the action the allies might take, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Trump also screeched about how calm things are in the White House, blasting the Michael Cohen raid and the New York Times. "President for life", Trump said of Xi.

"At the President's request, the Vice President will travel in his stead". As the president noted on April 8, the chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime against innocent civilians in Duma, Syria on April 7 was horrifying, and demands an immediate response from the worldwide community."The threat to rain down missiles on Syria is a direct contrast to Trump's promise not to tell America's enemies what he's planning on doing militarily".

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At the House hearing, Democrats grilled Mattis on the wisdom and legality of Trump ordering an attack on Syria without explicit authorization from Congress. Mattis argued it would be justified as an act of self-defense, with 2,000 US ground troops in Syria; he insisted he could not talk about military plans because an attack "is not yet in the offing".

Given the disengagement and Roman sessions, Rosenstein was probably the person who asked judges to allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct a search in the NY office of private counsel to trump Michael Cohen's office and his hotel room. "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!" the president blasted on Twitter amid news that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had seized documents pertaining to his dealings with Cohen.

The raid once again prompted Trump to muse about firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's efforts to swing the 2016 election in Trump's favour. "The investigation is critical to the health of our democracy, and must be allowed to continue". Speaking last month after China removed the two-term limit on its presidency, Trump was full of praise for the idea of a leader continuing indefinitely. "Feels great to have Bolton & Larry K on board" Trump said.

Meanwhile, the West Wing was rocked by another resignation of a senior Trump aide - Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert.