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President Trump welcomed to the White House Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who was scheduled to speak with Vice President Mike Pence Monday morning in a closed-door meeting.

According to a readout of the meeting released by the White House, Pence "emphasized the importance of Georgia's significant contributions to global security" and "reaffirmed U.S. support for Georgia's decision to pursue integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions, including NATO."

He also reiterated the Trump administration's commitment to Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the readout stated.

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  • On the media
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  • Russia
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  • Obama

Ahead of a Senate hearing on Russia’s role in the 2016 election, President Trump sought to distance himself from the troubles of former aide Michael Flynn, citing the decision by the Defense Intelligence Agency to extend Flynn’s security clearance after he retired in 2014.

Trump's comment came as it emerged that President Obama had warned him two days after the election in November against picking Flynn as his national security advisor.

Former acting Atty. Gen. Sally Yates, who was to testify at the Senate hearing, said she warned White House lawyers in January that Flynn “could be blackmailed” by Moscow, may have violated criminal statutes and had misled Vice President Pence about his dealings with Russian officials.

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  • His schedule
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President Trump congratulated professional golfer John Daly, who won the Insperity Invitational on Sunday for his first title on the PGA Tour Champions.

Minutes earlier, the president retweeted a message from the office of the prime minister of Israel.

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President Trump returned to Washington on Sunday after spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf course.
President Trump returned to Washington on Sunday after spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf course. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

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President Trump tweeted about a company that last year announced it would close a plant in Indianapolis and shift its operations to Mexico.

In October, Rexnord Corp., which makes industrial bearings at an Indianapolis factory, notified the United Steelworkers Union Local 1999 that it had “tentatively decided” to move its operations there to an existing company facility in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a notice from the company posted on the union’s website.

The move was to "allow Rexnord to operate in a more cost-effective manner, while continuing to produce high-quality products in a competitive environment at the right price to our customers,” the notice said.

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  • Healthcare
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  • Domestic policy
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Facing a wave of criticism over the GOP healthcare bill, the White House said Sunday it’s now up to the Senate to address any problems with the measure.

President Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said in an interview that aired Sunday that “I’m excited where we’re at” on healthcare, adding that by pushing the bill through the House last week, “the president achieved something that no one thought he would.”  

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Priebus said the ball was now in the court of the Senate, which is considered unlikely to pass the measure in its present form.

  • Foreign policy
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President Trump tweeted his congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his win in France's presidential election on Sunday. 

Trump also said he looks forward to working with France's new leader. He didn't immediately extend an invitation for Macron to visit the White House. 

Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to win Sunday's election. 

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President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize the scope and nature of investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election — on the eve of a much-anticipated Senate hearing that is to feature the testimony of an Obama-era U.S. deputy attorney general whom the president fired.

Trump also retweeted a message from Fox News consisting of a quote from his interview with "The Fox News Specialists" host Eric Bolling, which aired on the show's May 1 premiere.

Trump’s early-morning tweets did not mention former Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates by name or refer to her scheduled testimony on Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Men play golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. President Trump was planning to spend the weekend there.
Men play golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. President Trump was planning to spend the weekend there. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

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President Trump defended his decision to spend the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club and estate in Bedminster, N.J., where he headed after a reception in New York City on Thursday night.

White House officials and residents of Bedminster are beginning to refer to the estate as the "summer White House." Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is closed for the season.

Trump first tweeted on Friday morning that he'd decided to go to Bedminster rather than his midtown home in Trump Tower, where security costs are estimated at more than $300,000 a day when the president is there.