Trump to Dems threatening investigation: 'Two can play that game!'

Frederick Owens
November 10, 2018

But so was a corresponding surge in Republican enthusiasm that allowed the president's party to counter the Democrats' new House majority with big wins in top contests for the Senate and governorships this week.

Even as Trump mused about working with Democrats, he was quick to promise a "warlike posture" if the Democratic controlled House opens investigations into his administration.

Germany's foreign minister says the outcome of the USA midterm elections means foreign policy will depend more on whether Republicans and Democrats can work together, but doesn't alter the changes in trans-Atlantic relations under President Donald Trump.

Sanders accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern" and of preventing other reporters from asking questions at the news conference.

It was not clear what Trump meant by his reference to trade deals. AP VoteCast also showed a majority of voters considered Trump a factor in their votes.

That muted some of the opposition to him and the Democratic Party's ambivalence towards illegal immigration as a caravan of several thousands of Central Americans marching under the flags Guatemala and Honduras marched towards the United States roused Trump's base.

"There's only been five times in the last 105 years that an incumbent president has won seats in the Senate in the off year election".

More women ran in congressional primaries this year than ever before, mostly as Democrats. But Democratic leaders also play down Republican predictions that they're out to impeach the president.

"As for the market impact, a split Congress has historically been bullish for equities and we expect to see the same pattern again".

The confrontational tone on both sides may preview what is in store for the next two years of Trump's presidency.

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"We're going to do the same thing, and government comes to a halt, and I would blame them", Trump said at a news conference.

Foreign policy has been an area that Trump has approached in a very personal way, sometimes antagonizing allies such as Canada while making what critics see as unduly warm overtures to traditional rivals or foes.

The Kremlin said on Wednesday it saw no prospects for an improvement in relations following the elections.

"It'd be hard to make (the relationship) even worse", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday. What Putin would not favor would be investigations or sanctions that would further damage the well-connected Russian oligarchs believed to have links to Trump, or to have helped fund US meddling efforts. Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter. In fact, the only vote that was held throughout the country was for the House of Representatives and all its 435 seats. The Republicans maintained control of the Senate with 51 to 45 seats. Doug Jones' seat. Jones, who won a special election previous year against an extremely flawed GOP candidate, will have to choose whether to seek a full term in a state Trump carried with 62 percent of the vote in 2016.

Those gains are sure to bolster Republicans' efforts to get conservative federal judges through confirmation proceedings during a "lame duck" session that starts next week, as well as from January when the new Congress convenes.

The Republican-led Intelligence Committee closed its probe into Russian meddling, saying it had found no evidence of collusion.

On a political level, however, it's possible that the loss of the House might actually work in Donald Trump's favour - especially as he looks forward to his re-election campaign in 2020. Candidates like Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton in Virginia, Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, and Angie Craig in Minnesota helped the party win Republican-held seats in the suburbs.

Relatives of the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress are cheering in the Michigan Democrat's ancestral West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Foqa.

And a rising star Beto O'Rouke was defeated in his race against Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

"Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well", he also tweeted, writing out of his history book Kris Kobach's lost bid to become governor in Kansas. In the three races he targeted in the final day, Trump's picks all won Tuesday night, with Republican Mike Braun defeating Democratic Sen.

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