Monday, 12 November, 2018

White House flags back up after McCain death

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Alonzo Parks | 28 August, 2018, 13:10

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump went against the advice of senior aides to issue an official White House statement praising McCain for his heroism and decades of service, telling aides he instead wanted to post a brief tweet.

Finally, I have asked General John Kelly, Secretary James Mattis, and Ambassador John Bolton to represent my Administration at his services.

According to McCain's family, "friends, congressional colleagues and staff, as well as US and global leaders, have been invited to attend and participate in the service".

Marc Short, Trump's former legislative director, said the president faced "a little bit of a situation of a Catch 22" when deciding how to respond to McCain's death.

Sen. Lindsey Graham acknowledged Monday night that he's shed tears over the death of his longtime friend, Sen.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

The flags will be lowered beginning Wednesday with a public viewing in Arizona, until Sunday when he will be laid to rest following a private service in Maryland. Vice President Mike Pence is likely to attend, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions.

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Miller, on the other hand, is now being held in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from Mueller and his team. And Michael Cohen , Trump's long-time attorney and fixer, pleaded guilty to eight criminal offences relating to fraud.

After Democratic Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House flown at half-staff for five days.

Trump, of course, really didn't like McCain and there was reporting this weekend that he had originally nixed a White House statement on him. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after his death.

His family shared Friday that McCain wouldn't continue with treatment for his brain cancer, and the senator died the next day.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who lost his son Beau to glioblastoma and was helping the McCain family through the senator's illness, said McCain's "impact on America hasn't ended - not even close". Some believe that as a tribute, flags should remain at half-staff until the deceased is interred. Chuck Schumer's spokesperson, Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also requested the Department of Defense to "provide necessary support so that USA flags on all government buildings remain at half mast through sunset" on the day of McCain's interment.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called McCain "an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions".

Among the pallbearers will be Democratic former vice president Joe Biden, ex-senator Russ Feingold, former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor Warren Beatty.

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