DC Daily: President Trump continues foreign trip with Israel visit

DC Daily: President Trump continues foreign trip with Israel visit
Posted at 7:04 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 13:30:34-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump said Israel not mentioned in meeting with Russia
-- President Trump said Monday he never mentioned Israel during a meeting with Russian officials earlier this month.

"Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel," the president said in a statement prior to a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The president reportedly shared classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the U.S. during a meeting nearly two weeks ago at the White House.

The accusations, however, never suggested that Trump told his Russian visitors that the information came from Israel. Instead, the information Trump revealed is thought to have been so specific that its origin was clear.

"You have another story wrong," Trump told reporters.

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Flynn to decline Senate panel invite, will plead the 5th
-- Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will decline a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena and likely invoke the Fifth Amendment, according to an Associated Press source.

The committee, which is investigating Russia's possible interference in the 2016 presidential election, had issued a subpoena earlier this month for Flynn to testify, but he never responded.

Flynn initially sought immunity in exchange for testimony.

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Trump lands in Israel, makes historic visit to Western Wall
-- President Trump's overseas trip made its second stop in Israel Monday.

The president arrived in Israel after visiting Saudi Arabia, home to the two holiest sites in Islam, and will next head to the Vatican, home of the Catholic Church.

On Monday afternoon, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

The president is set to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later Monday.

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Billy Bush speaks on Trump tape
-- Former TV show host Billy Bush broke his silence about the infamous Donald Trump "Access Hollywood" tape that had Trump making vulgar comments about women, and eventually led to Bush losing his job on "Today."

Bush told The Hollywood Reporter: "I put together an apology right away... I told people that I was ashamed and embarrassed. And I was. So in the beginning, I thought, 'OK, we'll go and own up to this moment.' Then I got home, and it started to become apparent that [I] would not be returning [to "Today"]. It hurt a lot, and I fell apart."

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CNN contributed to this report