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05/30/17 White House Press Briefing
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Trump to pull US out of Paris climate deal
President Trump will pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, according to several reports Wednesday.
Axios first reported that Trump is working with a group led by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on the exact mechanism of pulling out before announcing his final decision. CBS News also reported that Trump is telling allies about his decision.
The move marks a dramatic departure from the Obama administration, which was instrumental in crafting the deal. It also makes the U.S. an outlier among the world’s nations, nearly all of whom support the climate change accord.
But Trump’s decision fulfills an original campaign promise he made just over a year ago to “cancel” the accord.
Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he “will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days.”
Flynn to provide some documents in response to Senate subpoenas
Michael Flynn has now agreed to provide some documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.
The decision by President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser comes after initially refusing last week to comply with an initial subpoena.
Flynn informed the committee in a letter Tuesday he will provide some documents related to his two businesses, along with some personal materials, according to a source close to Flynn who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Flynn is expected to begin providing documents on a rolling basis by June 6, the source said.
Trump may roll back Obama opening with Cuba
Havana, Cuba (CNN) President Donald Trump is expected to roll back portions of the Obama opening with Cuba as early as June, according to a US government official involved in the review of current US policy toward the communist-run island.
The official and other current and former administration officials and Cuba experts expect that as early as June, Trump could announce that the United States would no longer make unilateral concessions to Cuba — as critics accused the Obama administration of doing.
They also expect that Trump will demand US fugitives of justice, such as Assata Shakur, who received political asylum on the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper and escaping from US prison, be extradited. And they believe the President will bar American companies from making deals with the Cuban military, which controls much of the state-run tourism industry.
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