<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usWed, 20 Jun 2018 02:32:53 -0700Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:32:53 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rep. Cummings on Family Separation: 'We Are Better Than That!']]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:41:29 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+ELIJAH+CUMMINGS+061918.00_00_21_09.THUMB.jpg

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) slammed the Trump administration’s practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday in an emotional speech during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. “We will not do that. We are better than that. We are so much better,” Cummings said.

<![CDATA[DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:43:38 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+WH+BRIEFING+061818.00_03_37_21.THUMB.jpg

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that her department is merely following laws. Speaking at a White House briefing Monday, Nielsen said the issue has been growing for years, the product of loopholes that have created an open border.

<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton on Family Separations: ‘I Warned About This During the Debates’]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:55:23 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HILLARY_REMARKS_061818-152934776277700002.jpg

Hillary Clinton commented on migrant children being separated from their families at the border today during a speech at the Women's Forum of New York, saying in part, "every person with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged."

<![CDATA[Trump: Economic Adviser Suffers Heart Attack]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:19:06 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+KUDLOW+HEART+ATTACK+061118.00_00_00_00.Still005+THUMB.jpg

Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, has suffered a heart attack, according to Trump. Trump tweeted the news from Singapore shortly before he was set to meet with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.

<![CDATA[Trump Commutes Sentence of Great-Grandmother After Meeting With Kim Kardashian]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:25:35 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+KARDASHIAN+TRUMP+PARDON.00_00_00_00+THUMB.jpg

President Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson Wednesday after meeting with Kim Kardashian in the Oval Office last week. Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, had served 22 years of a life sentence for a first time non-violent offense after being convicted of drug possession and money laundering. The commutation is different from a pardon in that it does not wipe out the conviction, it merely reduces the punishment.

<![CDATA[Sanders Questioned on Trump Tower Statements]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:33:46 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_Briefing_060518-152823384869000002.jpg

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked repeatedly about a statement in August in which she said President Donald Trump did not dictate Donald Trump Jr.'s statement in regard to a Trump Tower meeting with Russians. That statement has been contradicted by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

<![CDATA[Sanders Repeatedly Claims Trump Did Nothing Wrong]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:23:47 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_060418-152814061189600002.jpg

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly claimed President Trump "hasn't done anything wrong" Monday in response to his tweets about his ability to pardon himself.

<![CDATA[Person in Custody After Active Shooter Incident Reported Near San Diego Marathon]]> Sun, 03 Jun 2018 13:20:14 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_04_23.Still006.jpg

San Diego Police tweeted that a person was in custody and the marathon had resumed.

<![CDATA[Trump Announces North Korean Nuclear Summit Is Back On]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:07:40 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+NK+060118.00_00_31_25+THUMB.jpg

President Donald Trump announced Friday the North Korea nuclear summit is back on for a June 12 meeting in Singapore. The announcement came after Trump met with Kim Yong Chol, a top deputy to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in the Oval Office for more than an hour.

<![CDATA[Police Respond to Shooting at Indiana Middle School]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 08:52:24 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_26_10.Still004.jpg

Authorities say a suspect is in custody after a shooting at an Indiana middle school.

<![CDATA[Milwaukee Police Release Video of Sterling Brown Incident]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 17:05:50 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+STERLING+BROWN+ARREST+052318.00_05_04_06+THUMB.jpg

Video released by Milwaukee Police shows officers tasing and detaining Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown.

<![CDATA[Listen to Police Scanner Audio During Texas Shooting]]> Fri, 18 May 2018 15:38:17 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BROADCASTIFY+AUDIO+051818.00_00_13_06+THUMB.jpg

Listen to police audio during the shooting at Santa Fe High School in southern Texas Friday morning. Ten people were killed when a student opened fire in a classroom, police said.

<![CDATA[Texas Gov.: ‘We Need to Do More Than Just Pray for Victims’]]> Fri, 18 May 2018 13:11:30 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GOV_GREG_ABBOTT_051818-152667320355100002.jpg

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he will organize roundtables around the state to discuss preventing further shootings. “We need to do more than just pray for the victims,” he said.

<![CDATA[Assailant and 1 Other Killed in Paris Knife Attack]]> Sat, 12 May 2018 15:28:10 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_01_59_10.Still004.jpg A knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four others in the Opera District of the French Capital Saturday night.]]> <![CDATA[Suspect in Custody in Possible Calif. School Shooting]]> Fri, 11 May 2018 10:53:39 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_12_05.Still003.jpg

One suspect is in custody and another person is in the hospital after possible school shooting in Palmdale, California.

<![CDATA[Gavin Newsom and Travis Allen Trade Barbs on Infidelity]]> Wed, 09 May 2018 17:21:07 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOVERNOR-DEBATE-THUMB-ALLEN-NEWSOM.jpg

The six candidates who took the stage at Tuesdays California governor’s debate squared off on a litany of contentious topics — immigration, jobs, housing and early childhood education — but nothing was more tense than the exchange in which Republican state Assemblyman Travis Allen referenced an affair Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom had with a city staffer while he was mayor of San Francisco.

During a televised discussion about “character,” Allen called out Newsom for having an affair with his appointment secretary Ruby Rippey Gibney in 2007. Gibney was married to Newsom’s friend and adviser Alex Tourk.

“If you can’t trust Gavin with his best friend’s wife how can you trust him with your state?” Allen said.

Newsom shot back: “It’s hard to hear from Mr. Allen — who’s a devout supporter of Donald Trump — talk about the about sexual harassment.

He continued: “As it relates to the issue that’s been referred to, I was honest about it. I was open about it. I apologized about it,” Newsom said.

In a Facebook message back in February, Rippey Gibney addressed the scandal that had rocked the then mayor’s office and San Francisco politics.

"I fully support the #metoo movement. In this particular instance, however, I am doubtful that it applies," Rippey Gibney wrote. "Yes, I was a subordinate, but I was also a free-thinking, 33-yr old adult married woman & mother. (I also happened to have an unfortunate inclination towards drinking-to-excess & self-destruction.)"

Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, was also questioned about his extramarital affair with a television reporter when he was mayor of Los Angeles.

Newsom and Villaraigosa — who also faced an adultery scandal while he was mayor of Los Angeles — said they learned and grew from the incidents.

“I made a mistake. I lost my marriage. I lost my family for a time,” Villaraigosa said. “I took responsibility for it. My whole life I’ve taken responsibility for my actions."

He added: “I stand with the #MeToo movement.”

Also during the debate, Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen dismissed a harassment complaint filed against him as a minor issue ginned up by Democrats.

Other candidates also weighed in.

“Being unfaithful is something that is terrible, but beyond that using public money to cover up something that is totally inappropriate is double trouble where I come from,” said democrat and former schools superintendent Delaine Eastin.

“Character does matter, we need people to change the culture whether it’s in the capital Sacramento or Washington D.C., Hollywood, Silicon Valley — If you abuse your power and engage in sexual harassment, you’re unfit, unable to serve in office,” said former state treasurer John Chiang.

“To me it’s about power and responsibility,” said John Cox, a Republican businessman. “My mom was a single mom, I have four daughters who are in the workplace, I don’t want them harassed…this is about power. Mr. Newsom and Mr. Villaraigosa will have to answer for their moral failures.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

<![CDATA[Trump at NRA Thanks Kanye, Says Mueller Probe a "Witch Hunt"]]> Fri, 04 May 2018 13:13:54 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_NRA_050418-152546449070700002.jpg

President Donald Trump spoke at the annual NRA convention in Dallas, Texas, and addressed the latest developments in the special counsel's investigation, Kanye West's support and North Korea.

<![CDATA[Sanders Says She Gave 'Best Information I've Had' on Cohen Payments]]> Thu, 03 May 2018 12:48:46 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_050318-152537575578100002.jpg

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodged questions about whether she has lied or did not know about President Donald Trump reimbursing Michael Cohen for his $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels. The revelations of Trump's reimbursement came from former mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now part of Trump's outside legal team, during a Fox News interview Wednesday night.

<![CDATA[Van Strikes Toronto Pedestrians, Leaving 10 Dead]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:46:49 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TORONTO+VAN+ATTACK+042318+THUMB.jpg

A van plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in Toronto Monday, leaving 10 people dead and 15 injured. The van fled the scene and the driver was taken into custody a short time later.

<![CDATA[Trump: 'Nobody Has Ever Been More Transparent Than I Have']]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:55:34 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_ABE_PRESSER_041818-152409489091200002.jpg

President Donald Trump continued to decry the Russia investigation as a “hoax” Wednesday, and said his team has fully cooperated with Mueller’s investigators. “Nobody has ever been more transparent than I have,” Trump claimed during a joint press conference on trade and North Korea with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday. Trump also said months of speculation that he would fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had proven wrong.

<![CDATA[Barbara Bush Has Died at 92]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:02:21 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BARBARA+BUSH+OBIT+THUMB.jpg

Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. She served as first lady from 1989 to 1993.

<![CDATA[Sean Hannity Named as Cohen's Third Client]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:03:02 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+COHEN+HEARING+041618.00+THUMB+2.jpg

Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, appeared in court Monday to argue that some documents seized during an FBI raid should remain private. In court it was revealed that Cohen's previously undisclosed third client is Fox News host Sean Hannity. Hannity denied hiring Cohen as his lawyer 'in a traditional sense.'

<![CDATA[Pentagon: Airstrikes on Syria Meant Degrade Chemical Weapons Ability]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:53:11 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+SYRIA+STATEMENT+041318.00_11_22_23.Still002.jpg

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Jospeh Dunford held a press briefing after President Donald Trump announced military airstrikes on Syria.

<![CDATA[Trump Orders Military Strike on Syria]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:48:19 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_SYRIA_STATEMENT_041318-152366976358900002.jpg

President Donald Trump said Friday the United States has “launched precision strikes” on targets associated with Syrian chemical weapons program. He said a “combined operation” with France and the United Kingdom is underway.

<![CDATA[Key Moments of Zuckerberg's 2nd Day of Testimony]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:14:14 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+ZUCKERBERG+041118.00+THUMB.jpg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent a second day answering questions from members of Congress on issues regarding user data collection and faced some harsh criticisms over his previous apologies and lack of action.

<![CDATA[Key Moments From Zuckerberg’s Testimony]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 06:36:51 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+ZUCKERBERG+TESTIFIES+041018.00+THUMB.jpg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent over four hours answering questions from Congress on issues regarding privacy, hate speech and the company’s role in elections. Here are some key moments from Tuesday’s hearing.

<![CDATA[Congress Asks: Is Facebook a Monopoly? Does It Need Regulation?]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:59:02 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GRAHAM_MONOPOLY-152339342966900002.jpg

Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg if the company faced legitimate competition or if it was a monopoly. Graham also asked if Zuckerberg would welcome government regulation.

<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Shares How He Plans to Keep Facebook Free]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:24:31 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ZUCKERBERG_RUN_ADS-152339148119500002.jpg

When pressed on how to maintain a sustainable business model without charging users to use the platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the solution is to run ads.

<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Grilled Over Cambridge Analytica Data Usage]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:52:22 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_NELSON_AND_THUNE_041018-152338923780800002.jpg

Sens. Bill Nelson and John Thune questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about why the social media platform did not inform more than 87 million users that their data had been harvested when a breach was detected.

<![CDATA[‘I’m Responsible’: Zuckerberg’s Opening Statement to Congress]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:25:22 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ZUCKERBERG_OPENING_STATEMENT_041018-152338775980200002.jpg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress Tuesday to testify about user privacy and nefarious uses of the social media platform.

<![CDATA[Trump Calls Cohen Raid 'Disgraceful']]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:12:08 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_COHEN_REAX_040918-152331487835600002.jpg

President Donald Trump said the federal raid on the office of his attorney, Michael Cohen, was "disgraceful" and part of a "witch hunt." He also mulls whether he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller and brings up Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 

<![CDATA[Trump Claims Mexican Women Being Raped in Record Numbers]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:58:29 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+MEXICAN+RAPE+COMMENTS+THUMB.jpg

President Trump on Thursday claimed women in an immigrant caravan are being raped in record numbers. The remark came during a West Virginia event that was supposed to focus on the new tax plan.

<![CDATA[White House to Send National Guard Troops to Border]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:54:47 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+WH+BRIEFING+040418+THUMB.jpg

Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen announced that National Guard troops will be sent to the U.S./Mexico border to support border patrol agents. The secretary did not specify the number of troops or give a timeline for deployment, but she said "today is the day."

<![CDATA[Timeline: Shooting at YouTube Headquarters]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:08:50 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+YOUTUBE+TIMELINE+THUMB.jpg

A look at the events leading up to the shooting at YouTube Headquarters in San Bruno, Calif.

<![CDATA[YouTube Shooting Suspect Dead in Apparent Suicide]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 06:20:10 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_YOUTUBE_SHOOTING_PRESSER-152279332592900002.jpg

The woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters Tuesday wounded 4 people before shooting and killing herself, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said.

<![CDATA[Police Respond to Reports of Gunshots Near YouTube Office]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:02:15 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/YOUTUBE+THUMB.jpg

Police are responding to reports of gunshots near the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif.

<![CDATA[Protesters Block Streets Demanding Justice for Stephon Clark]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:46:04 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SACRAMENTO+PROTESTS+THUMB.jpg

Protesters blocked streets in downtown Sacramento Wednesday to demand justice for Stephon Clark. Clark, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot by Sacramento police in his grandmother’s backyard. Officers said they thought Clark was armed, but he only had a cellphone.

<![CDATA[WH Describes Police Shootings as 'Local' Matters]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:53:38 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_BLM-152226609136900002.jpg

Press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked at the White House press briefing about the police shootings of black men Alton Sterling and Stephon Clark and how the president is responding to the situations. Sanders said they should be dealt with at the local level.

<![CDATA[Ex-Michigan State Dean Charged Amid Nassar Probe]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:47:23 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nassar+dude.jpg

William Strampel, former dean of Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, is the first person charged in the broad investigation into how the university handled complaints against longtime sports doctor Larry Nassar.

<![CDATA[White House Says Trump Didn’t Watch Stormy Daniels Interview]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:45:55 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WH_BRIEFING_STORMY_DANIELS_032618_1200x675_1195255875573.jpg

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said President Donald Trump didn’t watch the Stormy Daniels interview that aired Sunday night on “60 Minutes.”

<![CDATA[Student Witnessed Shooting at Md. High School]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:04:48 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+MARYLAND+SCHOOL+SHOOTING++THUMB.jpg

Student Terrence Rhames, 18, witnessed the shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland as he waited for his first class to start Tuesday morning.

<![CDATA[First Victim of Florida Bridge Collapse Identified]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:46:28 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BRIDGE+COLLAPSE+VICTIM+THUMB.jpg

College freshman Alexa Duran died Thursday in the Miami bridge collapse, officials have confirmed. Duran was killed as she was driving home from a doctor’s appointment and the bridge collapsed on top of her car. Her friend Richard Humble was in the passenger’s seat and survived.

<![CDATA[Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr. File for Divorce]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:12:00 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+DIVORCE+THUMB.jpg

Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr. filed for divorce Thursday ending their 12-year marriage. The couple released a joint statement that said their children remained their top priority.

<![CDATA[Gunman Takes Hostages at Veterans Home]]> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:03:28 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NAPA+HOSTAGE+THUMB.jpg

Four people were found dead following a shooting and hostage situation at a Yountville veterans home, the California Highway Patrol said late Friday.

CHP Assistant Chief Chris Childs said three females were found dead, in addition to 36-year-old gunman Albert Wong.

<![CDATA[South Korean Leader Says Trump Will Meet With North Korean Dictator]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:45:34 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SK_WH_UPDATE-152055952925500002.jpg

Chung Eui-yong, South Korea's national security director, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has decided he will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. He also said Kim told the South Koreans he is "committed to denuclearization."

<![CDATA[Two Killed in Central Michigan University Shooting]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:43:09 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+CMU+SHOOTING+THUMB.jpg

Two people were shot dead in a Central Michigan University dormitory Friday morning, and the campus was locked down as police searched for the shooter, school officials said. The victims were not students and the incident is believed to be the result of a domestic dispute. James Eric Davis Jr was named as a person of interest.

<![CDATA[Hope Hicks Announces Resignation]]> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:04:40 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+HOPE+HICKS+RESIGNS+THUMB.jpg

White House communications director Hope Hicks said she will resign from her position in the coming weeks. The announcement came a day after Hicks spoke before the House Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Hicks admitted to the committee that she would occasionally tell “white lies” for the president.

<![CDATA[Trump Asked About Assault Weapons Ban in Wake of Shooting]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:11:23 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+PRESSER+THUMB2.jpg

After praising Australia's merit based immigration program, President Donald Trump was asked if he would also consider Australia's decision to ban the sale of assault weapons in the wake of the Parkland school shooting last week.

<![CDATA[Trump Will Leave Security Clearance Decision Up to Gen. Kelly]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:24:06 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+PRESSER+THUMB.jpg

President Trump was asked to address interim security clearance for White House staff members after Rob Porter and Jared Kushner security clearances were scrutinized during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcom. Trump said that he will leave that decision up to chief of staff Gen. John Kelly.