White House says court decision on McGahn 'not final'

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Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway told reporters that President Donald Trump was not surprised by Monday's decision by a federal judge that former White House counsel Don McGahn must appear before Congress for questioning about possible obstruction of justice by the president. Conway told reporters that the DOJ will appeal yesterday's decision

Conway also criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for failing to put the administration's trade agreement with Canada and Mexico on the floor for a vote.



Conway insisted the president believes he will get a good trade deal with China.

China's Ministry of Commerce said early Tuesday that top Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators have agreed to talks on a preliminary deal for resolving the tariff war between the world’s two largest economies.

In a brief notice, the ministry said that Vice Premier Liu He and other senior officials spoke by phone with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Pressure is building to reach an agreement, with new U.S. tariffs set to hit Dec. 15 on many Chinese-made items on holiday shopping lists, such as smartphones and laptops.

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