White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway insisted on Monday that President Donald Trump was “focused on other things” on the same day that his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was reportedly indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
During an interview on Fox & Friends, Conway was asked about the news that Mueller had issued indictments in the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
“As the president has said, everyone is fully cooperating with these investigations,” Conway insisted. “But the president has also made clear as recently as this weekend that he considers this a hoax and that people should be looking into campaign coordination, if not collusion, between the Clinton campaign, the DNC, this Russian dossier.”
After a two-minute rant about the former Democratic nominee, Conway announced: “We would be glad to stop talking about Hillary Clinton and the campaign, we dispensed with her a year ago. But she just won’t go away.”
According to Conway, the Russia investigation is not even on the president’s mind — even though he tweeted about it six times in a row on Monday.
“The president is very focused on other things,” she opined. “What he said yesterday in his tweets is no different than what he said all along.”
“I just want to tell you that the president continues to focus on what matters to people,” Conway added.
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Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier
Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.
The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier," Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection, told AFP.
The organisation which helped organise Sunday's march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.
UAW strike ‘threatens to upend the economy in Michigan’ — and could destroy Trump’s re-election: report
At the end of the first week of a major strike by the United Auto Workers, the employment standoff threatens to upend President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election map, the Chicago Times reported Saturday.
Approximately 46,000 workers have been striking against General Motors.
There are two major threats to Trump's campaign from the strike.
The first is that the strike could cause regional recessions -- threatening Trump's political standing in key Rust Belt states.
Security forces fired live rounds at protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian president: report
Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.
A heavy security presence was also maintained in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's 2011 revolution, after protests in several cities called for the removal of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.