D.C. Briefly

For President Trump, serious work beckons, but so does Twitter. And on Sunday morning the temptation to share a fan's GIF that showed Trump golfing and the ball striking Hillary Clinton proved too much to resist. The tweet stoked outrage online, generating more than 11,000 replies, many of which condemned the president's promotion of violent imagery toward Clinton, who, as a former first lady, has lifetime Secret Service protection. "Trump chipping away at the dignity of the office, one tweet at a time. He knows this stuff is going into history books for all time, right?" one Twitter user posted. But it was also celebrated by Trump supporters, who admonished "crooked Hillary" and accused Trump's critics of lacking a sense of humor.

H.R. McMaster, national security adviser, is denying that President Trump is reconsidering his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord but said the door remains open to a better agreement down the road. "That's a false report," McMaster said of published reports over the weekend that the administration might not abandon the deal after all and might seek new terms. "The president decided to pull out of the Paris accord because it's a bad deal for the American people and it's a bad deal for the environment," he said on "Fox News Sunday." The Wall Street Journal and Agence France-Presse had cited a top European climate official as saying that the U.S. was seeking ways to remain a party to the deal.

Donald Trump Jr. should testify under oath to a Senate panel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Trump Jr. spoke privately for five hours to committee staff Sept. 7, discussing his June 2016 meeting in New York with several Russians. At the time, Trump Jr. said in a prepared statement that he set up the meeting because he was interested in potentially damaging information about his father's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Feinstein said on CNN that the committee also is likely to subpoena Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, after he declined to voluntarily appear before Congress. Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa said last week that Manafort's lawyers aren't returning the committee's phone calls.

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