The Latest: Trump denies feuding with US intelligence

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

4:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump is accusing a news media of fibbing about a distance of a throng that attended his inauguration.

Addressing employees during CIA domicile in Virginia, Trump poorly pronounced a throng had stretched all a proceed to a Washington Monument in a center of a National Mall.

Photos taken of a Mall on Friday showed vast swaths of dull space compared to Barack Obama’s coronation 8 years ago.

Trump says a coronation throng looked to be about a million and a half people.

He says a news media will compensate a “big price” for what he claims was dishonesty.


3:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump is revelation CIA employees whose work he has publicly doubted that no one feels stronger about a comprehension village than he does.

Trump is addressing about 400 CIA employees during their domicile in Langley, Virginia, on his initial full day in office.

Trump told a workers that they are unequivocally special and extraordinary people and that “I am so behind you.”

The assembly follows Trump’s steady and pointy open critique of U.S. comprehension agencies before and after a election. He challenged and during times belittled their conclusions that Russia attempted to change a choosing to assistance him win a White House.


2:45 p.m.

An online petition seeking a recover of President Donald Trump’s full taxation earnings has garnered some-more than adequate signatures to consequence a White House response.

The petition was combined on Inauguration Day and had some-more than 135,000 signatures by midday Saturday. Under manners determined by former President Barack Obama, a petition needs 100,000 signatures within 30 days to get a response. It’s misleading either Trump’s White House will respond.

The petition says a open contingency be wakeful of “unprecedented mercantile conflicts” by a administration, including support associated to unfamiliar influences and financial interests that could put Trump in defilement of tools of a Constitution.

Trump has refused to recover a taxation earnings until a IRS completes an audit. He also says reporters are a usually people meddlesome in saying them.


2 p.m.

President Donald Trump has arrived during CIA domicile in Virginia, where he’ll pronounce to comprehension organisation workers.

The revisit from a new boss could be awkward.

During a discuss and after he was elected, Trump regularly uttered doubt about commentary by U.S. comprehension agencies — including conclusions that Russia attempted to change a choosing to assistance him win a White House.

Trump is approaching to residence a organisation of about 300 people during a domicile in Langley, Virginia.


1:10 p.m.

Israel’s boss has congratulated President Donald Trump on his coronation and invited him to Jerusalem.

Reuven Rivlin sent a minute Saturday, during a finish of a Jewish Sabbath, and thanked Trump for being “a longstanding friend” of Israel.

Israel done good efforts to refrain from holding sides in a election. But after steady clashes with ex-President Barack Obama, Israel’s jingoist right has high expectations for Trump.

Trump’s selected attach� to Israel has tighten ties to Jewish West Bank settlements, as does a substructure run by a family of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Tax annals uncover Trump himself also donated income to a Jewish seminary located in a settlement.


12:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump has had some difficulty with his spelling.

Trump tweeted Saturday that “I am honered to offer you, a good American People, as your 45th President of a United States!” He misspelled “honored” by swapping in an “e’’ for an “o.”

The boss posted a wrongly spelled twitter during 11:57 a.m. Twelve mins later, it was deleted and a summary was re-posted, this time with a scold spelling.

Trump posted a improper twitter from his strange @realdonaldtrump account, not his new @POTUS handle. He afterwards posted a same message, with a photo, from a new account.

The deletion raises questions about either a deleted Trump twitter would run afoul of a Presidential Records Act, that requires a refuge of presidential communications.


11:25 a.m.

The State Department says a American attach� to Kazakhstan will paint a United States during general talks on Syria set for Monday in a Kazakh capital.

The talks are being sponsored by Russia and Turkey. The invitation for a U.S. to be an spectator came from Russia’s attach� in Washington in a write call with Michael Flynn, a new White House inhabitant confidence adviser.

That call took place on Dec. 29 — a same day a Obama administration levied sanctions on Russia in propinquity for election-related hacking in a 2016 White House campaign.

The talks are seen as a preface to a new turn of U.N.-led negotiations in Geneva subsequent month between a Syrian supervision and a opposition.

The U.S. attach� in Kazakhstan is George Krol, a career unfamiliar use officer.

The State Department’s behaving spokesman, Mark Toner, says a U.S. commission isn’t attending since of a presidential coronation and a “immediate demands” of a transition between a Obama and Trump administrations.


10:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump is opening his initial full day in business by attending a request use during a Washington National Cathedral.

Trump entered a cathedral holding hands with his wife, Melania, and took his place in a initial bank alongside Vice President Mike Pence. Trump smiled and nodded to those who upheld him during a procession.

The cathedral has for years hosted a request use for a new president. But gripping a tradition has sparked discuss this year among Episcopalians against to Trump’s policies.

Bishop Mariann Budde of a Episcopal Diocese of Washington wrote in a blog post that she common “a clarity of snub during some of a president-elect’s difference and actions” though also felt an requirement to acquire all people.


10:40 a.m.

The Justice Department says sovereign anti-nepotism laws do not forestall President Donald Trump from appointing his son-in-law to his administration.

The preference clears a proceed for Jared Kushner to take a post as a comparison adviser.

Kushner is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka and became one of his closest advisers after in a campaign.

The Justice Department expelled a memo to a White House warn Friday final that a president’s “special employing authority” allows him to make a appointment to a West Wing staff.

Federal anti-nepotism laws forestall kin from being allocated to supervision positions. The Trump transition group argued a laws request to sovereign agencies, not White House posts.


10:10 a.m.

The Interior Department has dangling a Twitter activity.

This, after a business of a dialect — a National Park Service — retweeted a span of posts Friday that seemed unpleasant to President Donald Trump.

The initial remarkable that a throng for Trump was distant smaller than a one that incited out for Barack Obama’s coronation in 2009.

The second forked out that webpages about some issues, including meridian change, had been private from a White House site.

A orator for a National Park Service, Tom Crosson, pronounced Saturday a retweets “were unsuitable with a agency’s proceed to enchanting a public.”

The orator says a Interior Department’s comment will resume tweeting over a weekend.


8:30 a.m.

Britain’s primary apportion says she’s assured President Donald Trump understands a vital value of a NATO alliance.

Theresa May tells a Financial Times that Trump “recognized a stress and stress of NATO.”

The new U.S. boss has dumbfounded European allies by suggesting NATO might be obsolete. He’s pronounced fondness members contingency compensate some-more for their invulnerability and not rest so most on U.S. troops contributions.

May also says she believes Britain can work out a new trade understanding with a U.S.

The primary apportion expects to accommodate Trump in Washington soon.


7:35 a.m.

It’s a initial full day in business for President Donald Trump — after his initial night in a White House.

And initial adult on his schedule: a request use during Washington National Cathedral.

For years, a cathedral has hosted such a use for a new president. But this year, some in a mostly magnanimous assemblage have objected to hosting it this year.

Bishop Mariann Budde of a Episcopal Diocese of Washington has created in blog post that she shares “a clarity of snub during some of a president-elect’s difference and actions” — though that she feels an requirement to acquire all people though qualification.

Later Saturday, Trump is approaching to revisit a CIA. Trump has been vicious of comprehension officials for their assertions about Russian choosing hacking and about leaks about his briefings in a weeks before he was sworn in.


6:10 a.m.

The Kremlin is anticipating for a constructive discourse with President Donald Trump’s administration, though also warning that differences will remain.

President Vladimir Putin’s orator tells Russian state radio that it would be an “illusion” to design that U.S.-Russian family would be giveaway of disagreements.

Dmitry Peskov records a meandering of chief arms control and a complexity of a conditions in Syria among other challenges.

Trump’s feat has ecstatic Russian domestic elites amid sour tensions with Washington over a Ukrainian crisis, a fight in Syria and allegations of Russian nosiness in a U.S. elections.

Peskov says “successful growth of shared ties will count on the ability to solve these differences by dialogue.”

He says Putin will call Trump shortly to honour him.

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