What to watch for in President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia

What to watch for in President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia

White House officials have said they consider Trump's visit, and his keynote address, a counterweight to President Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz greeted him on a red carpet as he stepped off Air Force One, shaking the hand of his wife, Melania, and riding in the US presidential limousine.

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

He travels to Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday and Tuesday, and then to the Vatican and to Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings. Trump can expect a warm welcome in the oil-rich kingdom where he is to hold talks with Saudi King Salman and other senior royals - a mood in sharp contrast to Washington where pressure is building after fresh claims over his team's alleged links to Moscow.

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Reuters was not immediately able to verify the accuracy of that account.Comey, who has not spoken publicly in the 10 days since he was sacked, will testify in an open session of a U.S. White House press secretary Sean Spicer commented on the Times report , reiterating the president's recent characterization of Comey as a "grandstander." "And there is no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign - but I can always speak for myself - and the Russians", he added.

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However, he made clear he did not intend for Mr Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Mr Comey, which is what they have done. It came two days after Mr Rosenstein named Mr Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election.

In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles

In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles

The rules, however, apparently won't apply to model-turned-FLOTUS Melania Trump. President Donald Trump is arriving for his official welcome to Saudi Arabia. Back then, Trump issued sharp criticism of Mrs. Obama, writing on Twitter that she'd "insulted" Saudi citizens. Saudi Arabia adheres to an ultraconservative interpretation of Islamic Shariah law where unrelated men and women are segregated in most public places.

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The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. In 2011, Valdez recieved the International Press Freddom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists , because of his reports on organized crime and drug trafficking.