DC Daily: President Trump slams Hillary Clinton in tweets, set for key meetings with world leaders

DC Daily: Trump takes on Clinton in tweets
DC Daily: Trump takes on Clinton in tweets
Posted at 8:49 AM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 13:48:47-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump's morning tweet(s):
-- President Trump targeted his opponent in the 2016 presidential election and addressed his own wiretapping claims in a series of tweets early Monday morning. Trump tweeted:

Senate Dems have votes to filibuster SCOTUS nominee
-- Senate Democrats have 41 votes -- enough needed to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but Republicans may likely change Senate rules to confirm him.

Senators Chris Coons, Dianne Feinstein, Mark Warner and Patrick Leahy said they opposed President Trump's nominee, leading to the filibuster.

However, Republicans will likely use the so-called "nuclear option" as a way to move Gorsuch through the Senate Judiciary Committee and into a full Senate vote.

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Trump meeting with key world leaders this week
-- President Trump is meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House Monday -- the first of three meetings this week with key world leaders in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, Trump will meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan in a meeting expected to include discussions on ISIS.

To end the week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Trump on Friday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

"China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't," Trump said in an interview with the Financial Times published Sunday. "And if they do that will be very good for China, and if they don't it won't be good for anyone."

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Judge in lawsuit: It's plausible Trump incited violence
-- A lawsuit against President Trump and two of his supporters can go forward, a federal judge ruled.

Three people who attended a March 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky, claim two Trump supporters attacked them at the event.

While U.S. District Judge David Hale ruled out the notion that the attackers were Trump's agents, he said it's plausible the would-be president incited a riot. He denied the defendant's motions to dismiss or strike portions of the complaint.

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