White House ignores Yemen war foes’ meeting request

White House ignores Yemen war foes’ meeting request

by Steven Nelson

White House staff has stonewalled for more than a week a group of lawmakers asking for a meeting with President Trump in a bid to convince him to sign legislation ending the U.S. role in Yemen’s civil war.

Despite an official veto recommendation from White House staff, Trump has continued to appear open-minded, saying Wednesday that the matter was “very serious” and that he would have more to say later.

Sponsors of the legislation believe Trump is willing to sign the bill but is being told by his staff, led by National Security Advisor John Bolton, that he should not

“I feel from some of his statements that he’s genuinely conflicted,” said Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who signed a bipartisan letter seeking a meeting. “I think his advisers are at odds with where he is … advisers in the administration have their own interests and may not be giving him the full picture.”

The legislation hasn’t officially reached Trump’s desk, allowing lawmakers more time to lobby for a meeting.

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