The comment in a press conference at The White House on Monday afternoon came after the Pentagon earlier in the day denied a Russian government claim that it had collaborated with the United States on a combat mission in northwestern Syria.

White House Open to Cooperation with Russia in Syria, Press Secretary Says

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Donald J. Trump tweeted this morning that "THE WORK BEGINS!"—yet many of his top foreign policy positions have yet to be confirmed by the Senate, including CIA Director and Secretary of State.

7 Major Foreign Policy Challenges Facing President Donald Trump

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The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tells ABC News' Jonathan Karl he believes that his job is to be honest with the public but said "sometimes we can disagree with the facts but our intention is never to lie."

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Says 'Our Intention Is Never to Lie'

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Senator Chuck Schumer on the floor of the United States Senate: “Facts aren’t partisan; they don’t have alternatives. The alternative to fact is fiction.” abcn.ws/2jRLA6v
Neither Pres. Donald J. Trump nor his company has indicated how they intend to resolve the matter.

Democrats Challenge Trump’s Right to Lease DC Hotel Building

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she plans to discuss the importance of NATO when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with Pres. Donald J. Trump on Friday.

British Leader to Meet With Trump to Discuss Trade, NATO

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Gov. Greg Abbott says his office cut funding to a Texas county whose sheriff announced her agency will be scaling back its cooperation with federal immigration agents. "Stiffer penalties coming," he tweeted.

Texas Gov. Abbott Threatens Funding Cut Over Sanctuary Cities

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Such a move, which Pres. Donald J. Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail, may please many Israelis but anger Palestinians as well as officials in Arab nations, who could see it as directly provocative and a hindrance to future peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

Behind Trump's Plan to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

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Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he's hoping to pitch Pres. Donald J. Trump on the issue.

Actor Matt Damon Says He'll Pitch Clean Water Programs to Pres. Trump

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NEW: The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations votes 11-10 to report Pres. Donald J. Trump's pick for secretary of State Rex Tillerson favorably out of the committee, clearing the way for a full Senate vote.

The Democratic National Committee was quick to respond: "The Kremlin could not have asked for a better Secretary of State.”

The Latest: Committee OKs Tillerson for Secretary of State

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Lobbyists, consultants and ex-government officials who make their living selling their influence aren't dissuaded by Pres. Donald J. Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp."

Trump White House Ringed by 'Swamp' Denizens Despite Pledge

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ABC News is LIVE as the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations votes on former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Pres. Donald J. Trump’s secretary of State nominee, following a committee hearing in which he was pressed on Russia, human rights in Syria, and more. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
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As Donald J. Trump remains a brand overseas, criminal gangs or militants could target buildings bearing his name in gold, abduct workers associated with his enterprises for ransom or worse, they say.

Trump Properties Face Global Terror Risk With Presidency

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "Obamacare came into this world on a party-line vote and a flurry of executive action, and it can leave the same way." [ Abcn.ws Link ]
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ANALYSIS: Look for Pres. Donald J. Trump to get tested—early and perhaps often—by friends and foes alike.

The Note: President Trump's First Monday at the Office

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LIVE: The United States Senate begins debate on Rep. Mike Pompeo, Donald J. Trump’s nominee to lead the US Central Intelligence Agency, following weeks of feuding between the new president and the intelligence community. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
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The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday's Women's March on Washington against Pres. Donald J. Trump: Pres. Trump has "healthy respect for the First Amendment" abcn.ws/2k4YRqn
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At one point during the former president's stay, doctors inserted a breathing tube and a ventilator was employed to assist his breathing. The tube was removed Friday, the doctors said, adding that Bush is sitting up and watching television.

Ex-President George H.W. Bush Moved Out of ICU; Barbara Bush Sent Home

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The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to ABC News Jonathan Karl during first press briefing: "We have to be honest with the American people...Our intention is never to lie to you." [ Abcn.ws Link ]
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The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer: Pres. Donald J. Trump "has made it very clear he's a pro-life president" abcn.ws/2jT8GtW