Getting the ducks, in a row. Putting people on notice, as the North Korean situation is escalated by their leader. If, anything, such as an attack on America takes place, congress will know what must be done. Expect some senators to blow things out of proportion, one way or the other. What remains important is that the senate is briefed, directly from the president’s administration.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will meet with senators at the White House on Wednesday to bring them up to speed on North Korea and U.S. policy toward the isolated nation.
The briefing had been originally scheduled to occur at the Senate, but instead senators must go to the White House, according to a notice sent to Capitol Hill.
No congressional staffers will be allowed in the members’ briefing.
In addition to discussing North Korea’s belligerent behavior, lawmakers are also likely to question the administration on its response.
White House officials had said…
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