Top White House officials blasts Washington Post over article
The White House has endured a barrage of attacks from the press, inspiring a fierce response from top officials who turned their sights on the Washington Post. One America's Chanel Rion has more details from the White House.
Members of the House and Senate received a briefing from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan about growing tensions with Iran. Behnam Ben Taleblu of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies joined CBSN to discuss the latest. A White House staff member has told House investigators that senior officials have overruled concerns raised about 25 individuals whose security clearances were initially denied over a range of disqualifying issues -- such as fears about foreign influence and potential conflicts-of-interests -- warning of the grave implications to national security, according to a senior Democratic lawmaker. The White House rejected a request by the House Oversight Committee to let senior adviser Stephen Miller testify on its immigration policies. The latest move comes as the Trump administration rebuffs subpoena requests from House Democrats. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli joins CBSN with a look at Thursday's top headlines. U.S. and China appear closer to a deal; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.