Mattis doubts about the Washington Post report that said President Trump will not push back against Russia speak
Pentagon-Secretary of state James Mattis did not borrow his boss’s favorite phrase, a Washington Post report that President Trump does not want to hear about Russia from his intel chief, but he might as well have called it fake news.
The former Marine Corps general told reporters on Friday that, unlike the newspaper comprehensive report, not a consultation of the presidents reason seems to be the theme of Moscow and the national safety avoid.
“I have not seen these scouring about in the White house and in the Situation Room.”
Secretary Of Defense James Mattis
“I have no reservations, nor the President had any pushback, as I did to Russia in a national security context, and obviously this will come whether it’s in Syria or with the NATO and all other places where you have heard, to talk to me about it,” Mattis. “I have not seen these scouring about in the White house and in the Situation Room.”
The Post reported that Trump is so eager to improve relations with Russia, he has not kept the Kremlin-the invoice for the allegedly interfering in the US election. Although the U.S. intelligence services agree that the interference occurred, President Trump has not expressed such safety. Mattis, for his part, agreed with the intel community.
“Yes, I think you have,” said Mattis.
There are only a few of the floor Matthis were covered in an 18-minute, impromptu Q&A with reporters in the Pentagon briefing area.
The decorated military legend said, North Korea has not yet shown that it can hit the U.S. mainland with an Intercontinental ballistic missile, although a test in the last month, the hermit Kingdom claimed, showed it was able to. That Moscow-15 rocket rose approximately 2,800 miles and spent almost an hour in the air. But North Korea is the requirement of the re-entry into the atmosphere has been in doubt since then the serious.
“So it was not reached re-entry?” Mattis Reporter asked rhetorically. “It hasn’t shown up yet, as capable of the threat against us now.”
Mattis also said that the plan, the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “has not been proven to” bring the U.S. troops or citizens in the Middle East, no greater danger, and expressed concern about the two Reuters journalists were imprisoned in Burma, where they are for the plight of the Rohingya genocide.
Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report