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Intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson to appear in closed-door briefing on whistleblower complaint Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.25pm BST Donald Trump said the White House is not ready to propose gun control legislation after a series of mass shootings in August that revived efforts to push for action in Congress. “We’re not moving on anything,” Trump told Fox News’ Ed Henry in an interview at the US-Mexico border. “We’re going very slowly in one way cause we want to make sure it’s right. We’re doing a very careful job.”In @FoxNews interview taped aired this morning, @POTUS said he’s not ready to make a decision on new background checks for gun sales. Says he’s going slowly because “we want to make sure it’s right.” Also said @BetoORourke making some lawmakers fearful of “a slippery slope.”Trump on whether he’s moving on gun control legislation: “No. We’re not moving on anything. We’re going very slowly.”

He then tries to blame Beto O’Rourke for making people fear a “slippery slope.” pic.twitter.com/rMdoQF18L6The media needs to stop fear-mongering. The only guns you will have to sell back are weapons of war, designed to kill as efficiently and effectively as possible. The American people are with me on this: AR-15s and AK-47s belong on the battlefield, not in our communities. pic.twitter.com/SJDG0oPA49 1.55pm BST Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of politics. The temperature has finally dropped in Washington but expect a lot of heated exchanges on Capitol Hill where Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, Eugene Scalia, the son of the late supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, appears today for his confirmation hearing. And that’s far from the only thing we’re watching today. Here’s what to expect. Related: Trump’s promise to foreign leader prompts whistleblower complaint – report Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-09-19 13:33:40

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