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U.S. first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit

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Update:First lady Melania Trump is expected to host a reception for Gold Star families alongside her husband on Monday, marking her first public appearance in weeks.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, will skip this week’s G7 summit in Quebec and does not plan to attend the planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korea, the White House said on Sunday.

First lady Melania Trump participates in a celebration of military mothers and spouses at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Melania Trump attended the G7 meeting in Italy last year. The U.S. first lady, 48, has not been seen in public since May 10. She underwent a surgical procedure on May 14 to treat a benign kidney condition and was released from the hospital on May 19.

“She will not attend the G7 and there are no plans for her to travel to Singapore at this time,” her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in an e-mail on Sunday.

On May 30, Melania Trump tweeted in response to news stories about her absence from public view.

“I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I’m doing. Rest assured, I’m here at the @WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!” she wrote on Twitter.

A reporter for CNBC tweeted that he saw the first lady in the White House on May 29 with her aides.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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FACT CHECK: Did President Obama lie about his knowledge of Hillary Clinton using a private email address

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BNL News tweeted that President Obama ‘lied’ about his knowledge of Hillary Clinton using a private email address

However this claim is misleading,

News reports from that period back up the claim Obama denied knowledge of the use of a private email however The White House clarified that he was referring to his knowledge of the fact that she ran it out of her home.

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However the White House later clarified that Obama was referring to Clinton’s apparently lack of compliance with State Department rules by not submitting the communications as formal records for nearly six years.

“Yes, he was aware of her email address. He traded emails with her,” Earnest said. “But he was not aware of her personal email server or that she was using it exclusively for all her business.”

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A FactCheck.org article goes through this in depth, Click Here To Read

NewsThisSecond rates the claim misleading due to the tweet suggesting former President Obama lied.

 

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READ: Inspector General Report on Justice Department, FBI, Clinton emails

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READ:House GOP interim findings on Clinton email investigation

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A Republican-authored document detailing some of the preliminary findings of a joint investigation by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees into the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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