MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:13:59 +0000 Schiff berates Trump for disclosing warzone trip http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/8491d35797724624a0f61ae700ff3ba1 The chairman of the House intelligence committee says that President Donald Trump's decision to reveal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Brussels and Afghanistan is "completely and utterly irresponsible in every way." (Jan. 17) 8491d35797724624a0f61ae700ff3ba1 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:02:29 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - 17 January 20191. Pan of chartered bus that was scheduled to take Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Congressional delegation to airport for overseas trip that President Trump canceled2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California:"We believe this is completely inappropriate by the president. We're not going to allow the President of the United States to tell the Congress it can't fulfill its oversight responsibilities and can't ensure that our troops have what they need, whether our government is open or closed. That work must go on. And I think it's vitally important now in particular that the president has announced withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan, that we understand the situation on the ground. We have anticipated important defense intelligence briefings in Afghanistan. We were looking forward to the opportunity to reassure NATO allies, undoubtedly shaken by reports that the president has questioned his staff or opined about leaving NATO. We are determined to make sure that our NATO allies understand that a very bipartisan basis, our commitment to NATO is strong."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California:"Not going to comment on the Speaker's travel plans, frankly there has been far too much said about that already and I think the president's decision to disclose a trip that the Speaker is making to a war zone as completely and utterly irresponsible in every way and I'm not going to comment on the Speaker's travel plans."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, (R) California, House Minority Leader:"Being Speaker of the House and leaving the country with shut down I don't think that's appropriate. Especially the Speaker thinks we should even have a State of the Union. I think the best thing to happen and everyone could calm a little bit, get in a room together and put the American people first before their travels and solve the problem."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Russ Fulcher, (R) Idaho:"I understand that in terms of a positional conflict, you're going to go back and forth and that's certainly what's happening right now. I just believe that we owe the American public better."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Steny Hoyer, (D) Maryland:"I think the actions of the president were petty, mean spirited and beneath any president of the United States to take. After all, Nancy Pelosi is the third in line to be president of the United States, under our statute and doing this small, petty act is unfortunately all too regular for this president." STORYLINE: The chairman of the House intelligence committee says that President Donald Trump's decision to reveal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Brussels and Afghanistan is "completely and utterly irresponsible in every way." House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says he won't comment on whether the trip is still on. Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he was denying Pelosi an aircraft to visit troops abroad and reassure NATO allies. That move came after Pelosi suggested delaying his State of the Union address. Schiff says Trump is acting "like he's in the fifth grade." The California Democrat said that "we're determined our oversight will continue no matter what the president's action are." Schiff said the congressional delegations had anticipated defense and intelligence briefings in Afghanistan. While Pelosi did not immediately respond to being denied her trip, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, Rep. Steny Hoyer, called Trump's action "petty. It is small. It is vindictive." But Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he saw nothing wrong with the president's actions. "Why would she want to go overseas with the government shutdown?" "If we don't get this back open they can miss their paycheck again by next week, so I think it's appropriate that we would get back together, it would not take long and we could solve this problem." Pelosi has reiterated she is willing to negotiate money for border security once the government is reopened, but she said Democrats remain opposed to Trump's long-promised wall. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The chairman of the House intelligence committee says that President Donald Trump's decision to reveal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Brussels and Afghanistan is "completely and utterly irresponsible in every way." (Jan. 17) Schiff berates Trump for disclosing warzone trip