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  President Trump Qatars Emir Meet in Oval Office  CSPAN  July 10, 2019 12:18am-12:25am EDT

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from federal reserve chairman durham powell on monetary policy. at 2:30 p.m., the house oversight subcommittee examines the conditions of my grandchildren in federal facilities near the u.s.-mexico border. during an oval office meeting with the american qatar, president trump was asked about the role of labor secretary alex acosta in the case of jeffrey epstein back when he was the it u.s. attorney in for to. house speaker nancy pelosi and chuck schumer are calling for secretary acosta's resignation. president trump: thank you very much, it is a great honor to be with the america to our, a highly respected man and a huge later. we have known each other a long time. we have been friends for a long time. we are doing a lot of work now
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and investing heavily in our country. they are creating a lot of jobs, they are buying tremendous amounts of military increment including planes and they are veryg commercial planes, large numbers of commercial planes from boeing and we very much appreciate it, we will be sending a document, a large transaction, you will be invited to the signing. it is a transaction that will be purchasing a lot of boeing jets and a lot of money spent in our country and that means a lot of jobs. we just appreciate everything, we have a great operation, military operation and qatar. they built one of the great military bases i would say anywhere in the world created has been expanded with runways and anything else. it has been a great honor to work with my friend, thank you for being here. happy and honored to be here and thank you very much for your hospitality. as you mentioned, we enjoyed a
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very great relationship between qatar and the u.s. we are doing a lot together. as you mentioned, we are signing a few documents today. , economic partnership, there is more than 185 building -- 185 billion and we plan to double the number. we are doing a lot in infrastructure and where planning to do more investment. we host [indiscernible] and working closely together. you are invited to see qatar and to visit the basic any time, mr. president. i enjoyed to the personal friendship with you. thank you. president trump: i will say the base is incredible. what they have done there is absolutely and a great place to have it, right in the middle of the middle east. it is an important location. so thank you all very much. >> do you have any reaction to the subpoenas for members of
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your administration? president trump: i don't know anything about it. >> how long will you wait before you see -- president trump: we will see how -- we will see. iran had better be careful. >> right now [inaudible] trump: i met secretary acosta. when i made the deal to bring him on into the administration, i can tell you that for two enough years he has been an excellent secretary of labor. he has done a fantastic job. part of it is our economy is so good, our unemployment numbers goodt record lows, so many things are happening but the fact is he has been a very good secretary of labor. what happened 12 or 15 years ago with respect when he was a u.s. attorney in miami, is it miami? if you go back and look at everybody else's decisions whether it is a u.s. attorney or
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an assistant u.s. attorney or judge, you go back 12 or 15 years or 20 years ago and look at their past decisions to i would think you would find they would wish they may be did it a different way. i do hear there were a lot of people involved in that decision, not just him. i can only say this from what i know and what i do know is that he has been a great, really great secretary of labor. the rest of it will have to look at very carefully. a long timeng about ago and again, it was a decision made i think not by him but i a lot of people. we will look at it carefully. we will be looking at that very carefully, ok? anybody else? >> [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, i knew him, like everyone else knew him. i was not a fan. i would say 15 years.
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i was not a fan of his, that i can tell you. i was not a fan of his. actually foradly secretary acosta because i have known him as being someone who works so hard and has done such a great job, i feel very badly about that whole situation. we will be looking at that and looking at it closely. we will also sign a big contract so we will see you in a little room in aa different different part of the white house where we will be signing a big deal with boeing. thank you very much. we will see you in a couple of minutes. >> that has been discussion about an appearance for congress, any testimony would not go beyond our report. it contains our findings and analysis and the reasons for the decisions we made.
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we chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself. and the report is my testimony. i would not provide information beyond that which is already appearance before congress. >> former special counsel robert mueller is said to appear before to committees of congress on wednesday, july 17 at 9:00 a.m. eastern. he gives testimony to the house judiciary committee and later in the day, he will take questions from the house intelligence committee, both open sessions. our coverage of robert mueller's congressional testimony will be live on c-span three, online at, or listen with the freeseas been radio app. -- the free c-span radio app. maybe -- navy commander fuller testifies on military partnerships in latin america did drug interdiction efforts, mass migraon