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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary said today during a press conference that President Donald Trump “weighed in on” Donald Trump Jr.’s reply regarding his son’s meeting with a group of Russians in June, 2016.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that President Trump personally drafted Donald Trump Jr.’s response to the meeting. Donald Trump Jr. had previously characterized the meeting as being centered on the Magnitsky Act and the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families (which Russia has banned since December 2012).
Donald Trump Jr. later released emails which documented Rob Goldstone arranged the meetings in order “to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.”
When asked by a reporter if “the President tried to change the narrative of what went down in Don Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer”, Ms. Sanders replied, “Look, the statement that Don Jr. issued is true. There’s no inaccuracy in the statement. The President weighed in as any father would, based on the limited information that he had. This is all discussion, frankly, of no consequence. There was no follow-up. It was disclosed to the proper parties, which is how the New York Times found out about it to begin with. The Democrats want to continue to use this as a PR stunt and are doing everything they can to keep this story alive and in the papers every single day. The President, the American people –…
On August 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to hear the motions brought by the attorneys general in 'House of Representatives v. Price, et. al', a case which sought to block the federal government's legal responsibility to provide cost-sharing reductions for the low-income insured.
On May 18, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 18 attorneys general from across the States to intervene in an appeal of a suit brought by House Republicans to block the federal government’s legal responsibility to provide cost sharing reductions for the low-income insured.
On August 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed to hear the motions brought by the attorneys general.
The case, House of Representatives v. Price, et. al, sought to block the government’s legal mandate to provide funds to off-set deductibles, co-payments and other out-of-pocket expenses for those individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The suit further alleged that President Obama overstepped his constitutional authority by implementing the federal government’s “transitional policy” and “hardship exemption” – provisions of the law which allowed Americans to purchase healthcare on the exchange through provider plans not in compliance with the ACA.
The House Republicans alleged the Obama administration “implemented a transitional policy that would allow millions of Americans whose insurance companies cancelled their health care coverage to remain in their non-compliant plans.”
The suit further alleged the federal government overstepped their legal mandate by creating a “hardship exemption” for Americans “if the plan options available in the marketplace in .”
In the case of New York, the New York State Department of Health (administrators of the State’s ACA) and…