It’s an exceedingly rare move by any president to request attendance at the White House for the entirety of a chamber of Congress.
But that’s what will happen on Wednesday afternoon after the Trump administration called for a critical briefing for all senators on the situation in North Korea.
No details were given as to the agenda, but the threats from Pyongyang over the weekend to sink a naval aircraft carrier may hint at possible preemptive action by a joint U.S.-Japanese force.
Here’s more from Newsmax…
Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said Monday.
All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.
While top administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy and national security matters, it is unusual for the entire 100-member Senate to go to such an event at the White House, and for those four top officials to be involved.
U.S. officials have expressed mounting concern over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.