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McConnell touts 'bipartisanship,' warns Democrats against 'presidential harassment'

09 November 2018

Noting that his Republican Party retained control of the Senate on Tuesday, he said that if Democrats in the House come after him, "we've got" a thing called the U.S. Senate.

Mr Trump was expected to further address the results at a White House news conference later on Wednesday.

But Republicans are on course to increase their representation from 51 to 54 in the 100-seat Senate. And the Democrats could see a struggle inside the party over how aggressively to confront the Trump administration.

"They can play that game", he said.

When I went back and re-watched Trump's press conference, I was struck by how deliberate the president's shots at other Republicans were. That doesn't mean I think race and immigration weren't a major part of Trump's election pitch.

"I suspect that when we look back at this period 20 or 30 years from now, that will be a trend that will emerge from the noise", Noel said, before cautioning that it was still too early to say exactly how significant the shift is or how long it will last.

"It'd be hard to make (the relationship) even worse", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

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"We did this in spite of a very dramatic fundraising disadvantage driven by Democrats' wealthy donors, and special interests, and a very hostile media coverage, to put it lightly", he said. Trump and his daughter Ivanka, a senior White House adviser, both retained their stakes in the property.

"Mainers have entrusted you with the future of our state and to represent all of the people", he said.

In ill-tempered exchanges, he called a CNN correspondent "a rude, awful person" and told an NBC reporter: "I'm not a big fan of yours either".

Yet the elections were not the stunning repudiation of Trump and the Republican party that many liberals, profoundly disturbed by the nation's trajectory, had hoped for.

"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!"

Women were motivated to turn out after Trump's election in 2016 because they felt that issues they cared about were under threat in Washington, said Andrea Dew Steele, founder and president of Emerge America, a group that works to recruit and train Democratic women to run for office.

The Republican Senate candidate was also leading in Arizona while Democrats picked up a Republican Senate seat in Nevada. At the same time, there could be regular reports about what the committee staff has found in subpoenaed records - perhaps Trump's tax returns, his company's internal financial documents, the records of his various oligarch partners in the former Soviet Union, and e-mails and other digital messages between Trump's team and people in Russian Federation.

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"If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level", the president said on Twitter.

On Capitol Hill, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said Democrats must decide how much "harassment" they want to pursue against Trump, while suggesting there could be limited opportunities to work across the aisle.

For Moscow, the Democratic victory means a probable reopening of the House investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.

Welch said the power imbalance between House committees and the speaker's office reached new heights during Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's leadership and House Democrats will have to debate the issue moving forward. "We also also have to determine whether financial motives are motivating the president and the first family". In many key states where he campaigned aggressively - including Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee and Texas - Republican statewide candidates prevailed, perhaps due to Trump's rollicking, improvisational rallies. Democrats lost a nail-biter of a race in Minnesota's southern, mostly rural 1st district, giving the GOP a third pickup from the election.

There are a half dozen House committees that have the power to investigate Trump - Intelligence, Oversight, Ways and Means, and Judiciary, among others. But she added, "Where we can not, we must stand our ground".

More women than men voted for Democrats, according to exit polls, particularly white suburban women, and the new House will feature a record number of women lawmakers. In addition, any investigative action will also be countered with probes by the Republicans in the Senate, Trump warned.

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McConnell touts 'bipartisanship,' warns Democrats against 'presidential harassment'