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CNN'' s Blitzer fights back versus president'' s attack

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017|2:35 p.m.

New York City– CNN fought back Monday versus President Donald Trump’s most current attack, with anchor Wolf Blitzer stating that no matter how many insults, “even the loudest critics cannot silence the facts.”

The president over the weekend took a shot at CNN International with a tweet that the network gives fake news and badly represents the United States to the world.

Blitzer told a sector Monday that included four minutes of clips with CNN press reporters on dangerous reporting tasks in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea, Bangladesh and somewhere else.

Blitzer said that regardless of Trump’s criticism, CNN is unwavering in its objective and independence.

UNLV Wind Orchestra Presents “” The President'' s Performance”” Nov. 16

The UNLV Wind Orchestra presents the third yearly “President’s Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Artemus Ham Concert Hall as a special homage to the United States military veterans, UNLV student veterans, Las Vegas initially responders, and the 9 Las Vegans who have been awarded the French Legion of Honor.

The orchestra, led by artistic director and conductor Thomas Leslie, will consist of guest conductors:

Col. John Bourgeois, director emeritus of the U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own”
Lt. Colonel James Bankhead, previous conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band, “America’s Own”
Zane Douglass, UNLV going to trainer of performing. Visitor vocalists consist of baritone soloist Tod Fitzpatrick, sopano musician Lillian Roberts, mezzo-soprano musician Erin Gonzalez, and mezzo soprano soloist Celeste Dixon.

In addition, the Wind Orchestra will carry out a world premiere composition, Pledge of Plenty, by UNLV professor Anthony LaBounty, composed especially for the orchestra.

As part of this special tribute to the service males and females of the United States Army, all profits from the show will be contributed to the UNLV Rebel Vetsfund. Tickets are $10 and can be acquired at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Discounts are offered.

Message from President Len Jessup, Oct. 24, 2017

I’ve invested a great deal of time contemplating and talking with people around campus about the events of October 1st. As you are aware, what took place that night was unprecedented and horrific, not simply for our community, but for any city in the modern history of the U.S. I also understand the profound impact this event had on Las Vegas and the UNLV community, and it is clear we are all still in numerous phases of grieving. While it is tough to take into words the immense grief such a catastrophe produces, I am so extremely happy with the people of Las Vegas and the members of the UNLV community for their empathy and determination to assist complete strangers throughout a terrible and unsure time. From tragedy came love, empathy, unity, and caring. Thank you to everyone who assisted that night and in the days and weeks after.

As the healing process starts and after taking some time to pause and reflect, we felt it was very important to discuss what occurred with students, professors, staff, and other groups, and look at methods to even more boost our processes and readiness.

First and foremost, we acknowledge the significance of interaction and the flow of details and have recognized methods to enhance outreach to our neighborhood. While details was disseminated on the UNLV site, social media, and e-mail, some stakeholders did not see it. For that reason, we are broadening our existing alert of mobile text informs for significant occasions that happen near school, not simply on campus. Further, we are improving our email system to increase awareness among students. We also acknowledge that when we sent information indicating the choice to keep campus open on Monday– a decision shared by CCSD and our sister NSHE organizations– we might have done more to explain that, while it would be far from a regular day, we would be here to invite those who wanted to share in a common profusion of grief which regular activities would be optional. In addition, school police inspected all our campus centers however we might have provided extra peace of mind to our internal community — particularly our trainees in the dormitory — that campus itself was secure.

The occurrence also enhanced that security training is crucial, and we will continue to check out best practices and share that details with essential stakeholder groups. We appreciate the recent work of CSUN for developing a new active shooter training video.

The events of October 1st on the Las Vegas Strip provide us a chance to stop briefly and advise ourselves about exactly what is very important in our lives. It is in that spirit, that we are hosting a UNLV Remembrance Event on Thurs., Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Amphitheater, next to the Student Union.

The entire UNLV family is welcomed, and we are asking professors who teach from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. to please join us, and/or to excuse trainees who participate in. The occasion will be streamed live over the UNLV site for our satellite campuses and for others who are not able to join us personally. In closing, I wish to repeat that each of you– trainees, personnel, and professors– is a valuable member of the UNLV household. We were all terrified that night and many are still harming. This is a time to listen to each other’s thoughts and fears, and to acknowledge that we can gain from catastrophe. My heart heads out to each of you and to all those affected by events that horrible night. As a tip, Trainee Counseling and Psychological Solutions (CAPS) is available to any member of the campus community.

As we moved on, we will continue to learn and grow together to enhance our UNLV community.

President lands in Las Vegas to meet with shooting survivors

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Yvonne Gonzalez/ Las Vegas Sun President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump come to McCarran International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, to consult with survivors of Sunday night’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

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President Donald Trump landed at McCarran International Airport today, simply days after the city suffered the most dangerous mass shooting in modern-day U.S. history.

Flying force One landed at 9:37 a.m.

Trump was fulfilled on the tarmac by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Gov. Brian Sandoval and state Chief law officer Adam Laxalt.

Taking a trip with the president were Nevada lawmakers Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei, together with Home Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

Trump is set up to meet survivors of the attack and police authorities.

The gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite opened fire Sunday night from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay on a c and w festival below, leaving 59 individuals dead and 527 hurt. At least 45 clients at 2 health centers remained in crucial condition today.

Prior to leaving Washington, Trump stated authorities are “learning a lot more” about the gunman. He stated those information will be announced at “an appropriate time.”

Trump’s Las Vegas check out comes a day after a drop in Puerto Rico, where locals are dealing with the after-effects of Hurricane Maria.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Message from President Len Jessup

Remarks on the school neighborhood’s action to the Las Vegas shooting.

School News| Oct 3, 2017|By
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UNLV News Centerstudents holding candle lights at vigil A candlelight vigil Oct. 2 helped students deal with the mass shooting that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip less than 24 Hr earlier. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Solutions)

Oct. 3, 2017

Members of our UNLV household came together for a student arranged candlelight vigil last night to honor the victims of Sunday’s tragic shooting. This is a tough and agonizing time for everybody.

Our ideas continue to be with everyone affected by this disaster. We share a deep sense of loss that has actually rippled through our campus, neighborhood, and country.

Having a place where we come together and talk, in classes, during the vigil, and in gathering areas throughout school, offers us all an opportunity to start to recover as a neighborhood.

We are discovering through media reports and through family and friends of UNLV trainees, alumni, and staff members who were directly affected by the shooting. Regional authorities will launch names of victims as their examination enables.

In such tough times, we are heartened by– and grateful for– the numerous ways in which we collaborate to support one another. UNLV Police and Thomas & & Mack Center personnel rapidly set in motion to take in evacuees. Generous people generated blankets, water, food, and offered totally free transport to those in requirement. Our counselors offered support for evacuees, and continue to provide resources for our trainees, faculty, and personnel. CSUN and the Residence Hall Association swiftly organized the candlelight vigil that was gone to by more than 800 hundred people.

UNLV and Las Vegas is our home, and it is made up of exceptional people– individuals who don’t hesitate to come to the help of those in need. We will move forward together, and continue to demonstrate our unwavering strength in this time of hardship.

Thank you for being a part of this university and neighborhood. Together we are #VegasStrong.

Video: President Welcomes Trainees Back to Campus

Len Jessup provides three quick ideas for your success this fall.

Campus News| Aug 28, 2017|By

UNLV News Center

President Len Jessup shared 3 simple ideas to guide students to the numerous resources on campus this fall. Here’s where to find more info on the resources he discussed:

1. Get Included

Through clubs, diversity programs, service activities and far more, the Student Engagement & & Diversity workplace will connect you to fellow Rebels, the campus, and our neighborhood. It lies on the third flooring of the trainee union.

2. Request for Assistance

Don’t know where to start? Attempt The Intersection, UNLV’s comprehensive multicultural center. The center assists students, particularly first-generation and students of color, successfully browse their scholastic professions. Easily located on the first flooring of the Trainee Union, The Crossway is your location to link to the ideal people, information, and services from throughout campus.

Having difficulty in a class? Daunted by picking a significant? The Academic Success Center assists trainees plan their course to graduation through tutoring, advising, coaching, and other support services. It’s located on Alumni Walk throughout from the Trainee Providers Complex.

3. Commemorate!

UNLV has actually come a long method in our 60 years– from a dusty station on the edge of town to a flourishing city research study institution. Sign up with the dozens of events we have actually lined up to celebrate our innovative frontier spirit. Find out more on the 60th Anniversary siteand share your very own experiences all year long in social networks with #UNLV 60.

Soothing the country? Trump has a hard time like no other president

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ AP President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017|2:35 p.m.

WASHINGTON– For Susan Brother, mother of the woman eliminated at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words.

She states the White Home repeatedly tried to reach out to her on Wednesday, the day of Heather Heyer’s funeral. But she’s because enjoyed President Donald Trump lay blame for the Charlottesville violence on “both sides.”

“You can’t clean this one away by shaking my hand and saying ‘I’m sorry,'” she said in a television interview on Friday.

In minutes like this, of nationwide crisis or tragedy, presidents typically shed their political skin, at least briefly. They use the broad appeal of the presidency to unite and relieve, advising residents to remember their mankind, their typical bonds as Americans.

George W. Bush famously climbed atop a stack of rubble in New york city City to speak through a bullhorn after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Barack Obama sang “Incredible Grace” throughout the eulogy for a black pastor killed in a racially inspired shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

Like no other president in recent history, Trump has dealt with this part of his tasks.

He discusses politics at odd minutes– reminding Kid Scouts and Coast Guard finishes alike that he won the election and the media are out to get him– and has continued talking to his core supporters with less effort to attract the rest of the country. The severe language that shut off those who voted versus him last year hasn’t eased off throughout his 7 months in the White Home, part of the factor his approval score is locked in the 30s.

Trump’s words on Charlottesville “triggered racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn,” the 2012 GOP governmental nominee Mitt Romney composed on Facebook on Friday.

With CEOs fleeing after Trump’s comments, he disbanded White Home service councils. The whole subscription of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Liberal arts resigned. On Friday, numerous charities were following the Cleveland Clinic in pulling organisation from his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. And some Republican lawmakers who had wanted to work with Trump berated him– Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Thursday the president has disappointed he understands “the character of the country.”

With numerous in his party and his White House reeling after the Charlottesville crisis, the president traveled from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club to Camp David for a national security conference on Friday. For a 2nd day, Trump had no public looks planned.

As soon as once again, Trump left it to his Twitter feed to reveal his state of mind: On Thursday, he protected Confederate monuments and provided support to allies in Spain after fear attacks. Then he appeared to restore a grisly, debunked tale about a U.S. general’s brutal killing of Muslims. His Friday messages consisted of the need for strong national security and retweets from a conservative talk program host who reassured him that supporters weren’t deserting him.

Trump has actually expressed no remorses about his Tuesday interview that enraged many Americans and prompted Brother’s comments on Friday. Senior strategist Steve Bannon was among the few to openly support Trump’s comments as politically savvy. A dissentious figure who shares Trump’s “America first” impulses, Bannon lost his job on Friday.

The White House isn’t stating whether Trump plans to travel to Charlottesville at any point.

Some in his Cabinet have actually attempted to step into exactly what are usually presidential shoes. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that bigotry is “wicked” which “hate is not an American value.”

An early example in his presidency demonstrated how divisive he is– and why even in the most somber minutes it can be tough for him to efficiently reach out.

He and his child Ivanka Trump quietly took a trip Feb. 1 to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for the return of the remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen, William “Ryan” Owens. However the mourning family members had actually mixed sensations.

“I told them I didn’t want to make a scene about it, but my conscience would not let me talk with him,” the sailor’s daddy, Expense Owens, later informed The Miami Herald.

However at the end of the month, Ryan Owens’ widow, Carryn, participated in Trump’s address to Congress and wept as the president thanked her and stated, “Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.”

Trump has shown his softer side sometimes. He described that he had purchased a missile strike in Syria in part because of the images– “innocent infants, little infants”– he ‘d seen of the consequences of a chemical attack that the U.S. concluded was the work of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

On Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, Trump tenderly listened as a 6-year-old worn a small replica of a Marine uniform discussed his dad, who had actually died in a training mishap when the boy was an infant.

And Trump has befriended Jamiel Shaw, whose name kid was killed by a guy in the nation unlawfully.

As president-elect, Trump took a trip to Ohio State University 10 days after a male plowed his automobile into a crowd of people and after that began stabbing a few of them. The violence left about 13 individuals injured, and a campus police officer fatally shot the enemy.

Trump fulfilled independently with the officer and a few of the victims. One of them, Marc Coons, who didn’t vote for Trump, was uncertain about going– anxious Trump may concentrate on the opponent, a Somali refugee.

“He didn’t say anything suggest, and I provide him credit for that,” the 30-year-old stated. Coons was slashed near among his shoulders but has actually recuperated. One minute that sticks with him happened as he posed for a picture with Trump. He stated the would-be president asked him whether he ‘d been “carred or knifed.”

“It struck me as a bit insensitive,” Coons stated. “I just neglected it.”

Associated Press scientist news researcher Monika Mathur contributed to this report.

Popularity of France'' s upstart new president fading quickly

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017|4 p.m.

PARIS– Emmanuel Macron’s honeymoon didn’t last long.

Less than three months after his election, France’s energetic and image-conscious president has seen his popularity drop after announcing budget cuts, releasing a dissentious labor reform and participating in a damaging dispute with the military.

A series of opinion surveys recently revealed the portion of French residents who said they were pleased with Macron’s policies and trusted their young leader to handle the country’s issues plunging. The turnaround might not impact the noticeable worldwide profile he has actually cut because taking office, but it might harm Macron’s capability to secure his enthusiastic domestic agenda.

France’s Ifop ballot agency put it candidly: “Apart from Jacques Chirac in July 1995, a newly elected president has actually never ever seen his appeal rate falling as rapidly during the summer after the election.”

Four surveys over the previous week showed Macron’s assistance down dramatically from earlier surveys, though every one determined appeal differently. The polls by Ifop, Harris Interactive, YouGov and Elabe showed in between 36 and 54 percent of respondents with favorable views of Macron’s presidency, a decline from previous evaluates of public opinion that likewise had shown his approval ratings down because he won 66 percent of the vote in the Might election.

His declining approval is striking given that Macron was being credited 2 months back with giving France a boost of much-needed confidence after years of security fears and economic stagnation. Progressively, he rather is portrayed as power-hungry and inexperienced.

The French media have begun calling Macron “Jupiter,” a referral to the mythological king of the Roman gods and exactly what is perceived as the president’s superior attitude after he upended France’s political landscape and shot from relative obscurity to the nation’s leading post at age 39.

While struggling in the house, Macron has actually succeeded in raising France’s diplomatic profile, hosting meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump and Libyan peace talks in Paris.

Jean-Daniel Levy, director of the Policy and Opinion Department at the Harris Interactive polling institute, connects the president’s appeal slide to the government’s plans to lower housing help for trainees and to initiate tax reform. The reform aims to help lower-income employees, but might weigh on retired people.

Macron’s image likewise took a hit during his standoff with the French military chief over spending plan cuts. Gen. Pierre De Villiers resigned and was rapidly replaced, but some saw last month’s public disagreement as proof of the president’s authoritarian tendencies.

Macron has actually assured to improve defense costs to 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2025 as part of France’s dedications to NATO, however the federal government announced a reduction of 870 million euros in military costs for this year.

The government also released the labor reforms that were main to Macron’s campaign promise to enhance France’s lagging economy through pro-free market policies. Modifications would include capping the potential financial penalties for companies demanded shooting workers and providing organisations greater leeway to set workplace guidelines rather of counting on cumulative bargaining contracts.

Labor unions and France’s far-left celebrations are battling the reforms, stating they would damage hard-won worker defenses. Critics likewise resent the method Macron is trying to speed their approval. The government is invoking a special treatment to prevent a lengthy dispute in parliament.

Daniel Fasquelle, a lawmaker from the conservative The Republicans celebration knocked Macron for exactly what he called the “will to weaken all opposition” and for refusing to offer interviews. Except for carefully choreographed photo chances, the president has distanced himself from the media. He canceled the traditional Bastille Day television interview.

“These are excesses the French judge more harshly and they are right,” Fasquelle stated on France’s Info radio. “It simply means the president is not up to the task … He’s spending for his own lack of experience. Perhaps he got too quickly, too soon, high responsibilities that are overwhelming him.”

Macron has consistently alerted that his promised spending cuts and labor reforms would be hard initially and hinted that critics are simply terrified of change. Governmental aides chose not to discuss recently’s poll numbers as they had actually done throughout Macron’s election project.

Federal government spokesperson Christophe Castaner acknowledged that Macron has actually been standoffish with the press, however used an alternative explanation to inexperience or overwhelm.

“Nobody can blame him (Macron) for rarely speaking,” Castaner informed press reporters. “I understand it can aggravate a bit. I understand it can be questioned. But I think you and I should get utilized to it due to the fact that the president has actually chosen not to be an analyst (of the news), but an actor.”

Macron is expected to return from his August vacation to a hard September, with unions and far-left parties requiring street demonstrations against his proposed labor reforms.

Cardona Called 2017 President'' s Classified Employee of the Year

Flor Cardona, a public service intern I with the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach, was called the 2017 President’s Classified Employee of the year Tuesday.

Private short articles on each of the winners will appear online in the UNLV News Center in coming weeks, as will a story on Barbara Roberts, who was called this spring as the 2017 Administrative Employee of the Year.

Twenty-Five Year Awards

Steven Hunter, Custodial Providers

Gwen Jones, Auxiliary Financial Solutions

Susie Lafrentz, Political Science

Elaine Rojas, Controller’s Office

Kelvin Woods, Thomas & & Mack Center

Twenty-Year Awards

Maria Calderon, Registrar

Jeffrey LaGesse, Parking and Transportation Solutions

Robert Lucas, Custodial Providers

Shyama Malwane, School of Life Sciences

Debra McCracken, University Libraries

Jason Nibert, Custodial Services

Debbi Vaughan, Registrar

Pamela Walker, Facilities Management

Sandra Ziegler, Parking and Transport Solutions

Fifteen-Year Awards Dawn Adams, Mail Providers Giorgina Agrellas, Harrah College of Hotel Administration Ramiro

Arevalo Tobar, Thomas & Mack Center Patricia Butler, Lee Company School Ronald Castillo, Custodial Solutions Connie

Dye, College of Liberal Arts Ruth

Flores, Thomas & Mack Center Gerald

Green, Student Union & Event Providers

Maria Ines Rojas, Geoscience Anthony Jackson,

Campus Life Facilities & Operations Dedric Jenerett, Thomas & Mack Center Walter Jenson, Thomas & Mack Center Isabelle Johnson, Integrated & Marketing &

Branding Eugene Kahaunaele & Jr., Facilities

Management Jason Kono, Thomas & Mack Center

Natasa Korceba, College of Sciences Thomas Labar, Office

of Information Technology Xin Mai, William S. Boyd School

of Law Jamille Malone &, Student Wellness

Patrick McGhee, Thomas & Mack Center Soila

McKay, Authorities Providers Joyce Moore, University

Libraries Valerie Nehmer, Workplace of Online Education John Padilla, Parking and Transport Providers Emilio Ramirez &, Custodial Solutions Christine Rich, Academic Enrichment

and Outreach Jerry Robinson, Continuing Education Maricarmen Rodriguez, Thomas & Mack Center Marice

Seda, University Libraries Scott Taylor, Police Solutions Christopher West, Facilities Upkeep

Services Ten-Year Awards Ana Aguilar, School of Dental

Medicine Yusuf Alliyani, Police Solutions

Elaine Anderson, Faculty & Affairs Violetta

Aromin, UNLV Structure Miguel

Avila, School of Dental

Medicine Tiawanda Azouma, Custodial Solutions

Jesus Baldonado, Custodial Solutions Betty Baugh, Custodial Solutions Angelita Bialoglovski, School of Dental

Medicine Kelly Boan, William S. Boyd School

of Law Ellen Bolt, Trainee Wellness

Henry Bullard, Custodial Solutions Blanca Burch

, Custodial Providers

Valerie Calbert, Harrah College of Hotel Administration Maria Campos, William S. Boyd School of Law Carmen Chang, William S. Boyd School of Law

Claudia Corlett, Auxiliary Financial Providers

Joe Cothrun, Facilities Upkeep

Services Sara Covert, School of Dental

Medicine Jennifer Cozzolino, Student Accounts and Cashiering Jonathan Culver, Cops Solutions Adrian Dalalo

, School of Dental Medicine Sara Duarte

, Student Union & Event Providers Richard

Ensigne, Custodial Providers

Kimberly Ensigne, Harrah College of Hotel Administration Victor Espejel, Student Union & Event Solutions Theresa Farmer, Workplace of Decision Assistance Joseph Fernane, Custodial Services

Cherisha Gaitor, School Life Trainee Union & Occasion

Providers Mary Ganny, College & of Education John Gaudet, Thomas & Mack Center Ana Hacsi, College

of Education Dinora Hernandez, Custodial Services May Herschaft, School of Dental Medicine Gilda Holliday &, Facilities Management Darrell Johnson, Authorities Solutions Laura-Georgiana

Jule, Admissions and Recruitment Jonathan Keanini, Parking and Transport Solutions

Vincent King, Custodial Services Amy Kluesner, Custodial Providers Nora Langendorf, Center for Health Info Analysis Candia Little, William S. Boyd School

of Law Stephani Loffredo, Police Providers Carol Lopez, School of Dental Medication Tyrone Love, Custodial Services Lisa Lozon, UNLV Structure Vanessa Mann, Thomas & Mack Center

Maria Margarita Flores, Academic Enrichment and Outreach Maria Martinez, School of Dental Medicine

Leslie Matys, Landscape Grounds &

Arboretum Sandra Moore, Intercollegiate Sports Sandra Obenour-Dowd, Landscape Grounds & Arboretum Francisco Orozco Maciel, Payroll Paul Orr,

Custodial Services Patricia Pablo, College

of Sciences Tiffani Peoples, School

of Dental Medication Christopher Rapanos, Facilities Maintenance Services

Janeen Reza, College of Education Mark Sakurada, Authorities

Solutions Cristina Scoble, English Language Center

Donald Sims, Authorities Services Elizabeth Smith, Geoscience Joann Stevens, Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Brian Townsend, Controller’s Office & Rachelle Weigel

, University Libraries Eileen Wells,

Police Services

Michael West, Police Services Maritza White, Black Mountain Institute Amanda White, Custodial Services Alcinia Whiters, Brand Marketing and Interaction Five-Year Awards Mark Ashabranner, Facilities Management Christopher Barragato, University

Libraries Joan Beneduce, Trainee Wellness Imelda Benito-Manzao, School of Dental

Medicine Elsida Brito, School of Dental Medication Flor Cardona, Academic Enrichment and Outreach Katherine Caroon, School of Dental Medication Johnnie Davis, Facilities Management Orlakdy Douangprachanh, Facilities Management Darlene Girouard, College of Hotel

Administration Marjorie Guerra, School of

Dental Medication Craig Hall Jr., Academic

Enrichment and Outreach James Hamilton Jr., Facilities

Management Cheryl Kelton,

College of Hotel Administration Jose Lopez,

Shipping & Receiving Sheryl Magsino, School of Dental Medication Jaclyn Matta, Trainee Wellness

Jared Nitz, School of Dental Medication

Mirely Ramirez, School of Dental Medicine

Elaine Reff, Human Resources Gaelinn Tino, School

of Dental Medicine April Vomvas, College of Liberal Arts Randy Wallingford, Facilities Management

Keith Widmann, College of Find Arts Retirees

Edith Caldwell, College of Engineering Advising Center

Joan Carter, Rish Management & Safety Romeo Castillo, Facilities Maintenance Providers Max

Hardy, Reprographics Kim Hobbs

, Theatre (posthumous) Karen Kita, Music

Martha Koch, Educational Psychology & Greater

Education Mark Miyamoto, Chemistry and Biochemistry Marlana Peacock, Workplace of the President John Pekarek, Landscape Grounds & Arboretum James Rudnik, Police Providers Nancy Rutherford

, Facilities Upkeep Solutions Ann Sattler, Facilities Upkeep Providers Carol Smith, Custodial Providers Rookie

of the Year Nominees Remedios Almazan, Journalism

and Media Studies Irene Arakaki, School of Dental Medication

Marie Arroyo, Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology Theresa Boucher, Lee Service School Laura Callihan, Department of Educational & Medical Studies Michelle Fearnley

, Alumni Engagement Susan Gearling, Department of Film Susan Hall

, Lee Company School Amanda Kehrer, Philanthrophy & Alumni Engagement Marcela Kofford, Lee Organisation School Kristina Mejia

, College of Education Yahaira Mendez, Federal government Affairs & Natasha Tocco,

Psychology Breann Wickerson, Marketing & International Company Tanya Williams, Philanthrophy & Alumni

Engagement Abby Wood, Student Affairs Upkeep

Worker of the Year Candidates Elaine

Anderson, Vice Provost Faculty

Affairs Patricia Butler, Lee Service School Maria Caleron

, Office of the Registrar Anna Drury, Lee Organisation School Shannon Farrell, Summer Term Haik Gooroyan, School

of Music Ellen King-McDaniel, Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement Lisa Lozon

, Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement

Ruth McKoin, Elder Vice Provost

for Academic Affairs Jared Nitz, School

of Dental Medication Jim Stinar, Student Affairs Upkeep Mary Wahl, Physical Therapy Ivona Zakarian, Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Trump attorney states president not under investigation

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Andrew Harnik/ AP Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and White House Senior citizen Consultant Jared Kushner listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White Home in Washington.

Sunday, June 18, 2017|4 p.m.

WASHINGTON– A member of the president’s outdoors legal group said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal examination, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a “witch hunt.”

Appearing on a series of morning news programs, lawyer Jay Sekulow consistently stressed that “the president has not been and is not under investigation.” He stated a Friday tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the broadening probe into Russia’s election meddling.

As proof, Sekulow stated that Trump has not been informed of any investigation. He likewise mentioned the testimony from former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate intelligence committee, in which Comey stated he had informed Trump he was not under examination in the months preceeding his May 9 shooting.

Inquired about the possibility that an examination has actually considering that established and the president just does unknown, Sekulow said: “I can’t read people’s minds, however I can tell you this, we have not been alerted that there’s an examination to the president of the United States. So that– absolutely nothing has altered in that regard considering that James Comey’s testimony.”

The Post reported last week that Robert Mueller– the special counsel designated to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election– was checking out whether Trump obstructed justice. Mueller was selected by Deputy Attorney general of the United States Rod Rosenstein and has extensive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation.

The president composed on Twitter Friday: “I am being investigated for shooting the FBI Director by the guy who informed me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”

“Witch hunt” has ended up being Trump’s favored expression to dismiss the probe into Russian election interference. The message apparently referred to Rosenstein, whose role leading the federal examination has actually ended up being increasingly made complex. The White House used a memo he wrote to justify Trump’s choice to fire Comey, but Trump’s firing of the FBI director may now become part of the probe.

The president has actually denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russia and has likewise contested that he’s tried to obstruct the investigation into his project’s possible role in Russia’s election-related hacking.

The president has directed a few of his disappointment at Rosenstein and Mueller. Sen. Marco Rubio stated Sunday that he does not anticipate Trump to seek to fire them.

“I don’t believe it’s going to take place,” stated Rubio on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The best thing that could take place for the president, and the country, is a full and trustworthy examination.”

Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private discussions with Comey. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the Home intelligence committee, stated that the panel– overseeing among several congressional examinations– is looking forward to getting an action from the White House on whether recordings exist.

The president suggested on Twitter that he might have taped those conversations. Schiff said he desires the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and “it was an idle threat.”

The committee sent out a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn looking for a response by this Friday. It also sent out a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos. Schiff stated if the panel can’t get a response then he believes a subpoena will be required.

Schiff also said he believes recent congressional testimony from Comey and Chief law officer Jeff Sessions points to indications of possible blockage by Trump that warrant further investigation. Schiff cited that the president at one meeting “cleared the space” of advisors and asked to speak with Comey alone. Comey testified to Congress that Trump then asked him to back off the examination into his fired nationwide security consultant, Michael Flynn.

“That signifies this president knew all too well that it was improper,” Schiff stated.

And Senate intelligence committee member Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine, worried that the probe will likely last for a very long time. King stated the “collusion, the cooperation aspect of the examination is not over.” He included: “A great deal of people have stated, ‘When do you think you’ll be done?’ Perhaps completion of the year. This is a very intricate matter, involving thousands of pages of intelligence files, great deals of witnesses. There’s a great deal of details yet to go.”

While aides have actually encouraged Trump to stay off Twitter, the president continued to weigh in Sunday as he invested the weekend at Camp David, the government-owned presidential retreat in Maryland.

In a two-part tweet posted prior to 7 a.m., Trump composed: “The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN program is doing effectively despite the diversion of the Witch Hunt.”

Sekulow appeared on NBC’s “Fulfill journalism,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” CBS’s “Face the Country” and “Fox News Sunday” on Fox. Rubio spoke on NBC, CNN and CBS. Schiff spoke on ABC’s “Today”and King spoke on NBC.