US could 'go back in' Paris Agreement

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

Trump said the planned USA withdrawal from the Paris climate deal "wasn't a major topic" during their discussions and repeated his claim that the climate agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and signed by countries around the globe "treated the United States very unfairly".

Mr Trump said his primary concern with the Paris climate accord was that it treated the United States unfairly and that if a better deal could be reached, Washington might be persuaded to rejoin.

"When they have no collusion and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview", Mr Trump said during a joint news conference with Norway's leader.

"Any solution has to include the wall because without the wall it all doesn't work", Trump said.

"Listen, I screw up regularly and she doesn't owe me an apology", Grassley said.

"I will say this: there is collusion, but it's really with the Democrats and the Russians far more than it is with Republicans and the Russians", he said.

Still, like other U.S. allies who share a border with Russia, Norway has been a critical USA partner in guarding against Russian aggression, and relations between Norway and Russia have soured in recent years amid Russia's increasingly aggressive posture.

The F-35 fighter has cost $400 billion making it the most expensive weapons program in history
The F-35 fighter has cost $400 billion making it the most expensive weapons program in history

When it was pointed out that Trump often blurs the line between fact and fiction, Solberg declined to criticize him and kept her focus on the media.

"Oh come on", she said.

Wednesday night, the White House released an official statement explicitly saying that a proposed amendment that would weaken the NSA's power would undermine "the useful role FISA's Section 702 authority plays in protecting American lives". Her staff helped conduct the interview with Simpson, who had also asked for the interview to be released.

Trump for America general counsel Kory Langhofer did not explain in the letter how the group was made aware that the GSA memo exists but said "it is our understanding" the document was sent in June by the GSA's top lawyer, Richard Beckler, to Mueller's team. He said he'd be "glad to" speak to Mueller about it. "It's quite a lot of countries, to be honest". I suppose it's also technically possible that the F-52 is such a super-secret new fighter that we've never heard of it before now, although I'm not convinced that Norway would be the number-one market for that kind of tech.

Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ME news. (Both countries are NATO members.) That is where Trump drew flack for his combative speech in which he would not reaffirm the United States' commitment to Article 5, the NATO treaty commitment that an attack on a single alliance nation is an attack on all of them. Norway drew a rebuke from Russia past year after it welcomed several hundred US Marines onto a base about 900 miles from the Russian border.

"For 11 months, we've had this phony cloud over this administration", Trump said.

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