Tag Archives: Obama administration

07Mar/17

McCain calls on Trump to back up wire-tapping claim

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NBC) – U.S. Senator John McCain on Tuesday (March 7) called for President Donald Trump to release any evidence supporting his claim the Obama administration wiretapped him while probing Russia’s influence in the 2016 election.
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09Jan/17

WH declines to comment on Kushner appointment, points to own ethical standards

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says Obama administration officials went through great lengths to comply with strict ethical requirements of working in the White House. Continue reading

31Aug/15

Republican presidential hopefuls Trump, Cruz and Bush appear on a talk show hosted by Sarah Palin

Donald Trump talks about his showdown with a Univision reporter, Ted Cruz lashes out at Planned Parenthood and the Obama administration’s Iran policy and Jeb Bush chides Hillary Clinton over emails as all three Republican presidential hopefuls appear on a talk show hosted by Sarah Palin.

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24Jun/15

Obama says U.S. will not prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas.

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26May/15

White House: Iraqi lack of will to fight ‘a problem’ in past

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iraqi troops’ lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. In the wide-ranging briefing, Earnest also tells reporters the Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

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