"While we continue to believe the current Fiscal Plan is illegal, we have determined to voluntarily dismiss our complaint without prejudice at this time due to the crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and the high likelihood that the Fiscal Plan will have to be revised", said Dominic Frederico, President and CEO of Assured Guaranty. The end includes a small montage of Trump handing out several items and shaking hands with people during a recent visit.
A woman looks out a door at her church in Caonillas, Puerto Rico. Kaine will press the Administration to follow through on that commitment to additional, critical aid to Puerto Rico and will make the case to his colleagues in Congress to support it.
As CNN points out, the term "fake news" is actually more than a century old, though Trump has popularized the phrase because he likes to keep words to one syllable when he can.
Nobody could have done what I've done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. However just yesterday vital details vanished from the agency's website - including statistics on how many people have access to electricity and clean water.
Assured Guaranty, along with a second insurer MBIA Inc (N:), filed their lawsuit against the island's government and a federally appointed financial oversight board on May 3, a day after Puerto Rico announced a historic restructuring of its public debt.
In a press conference on September 26, Trump blamed geography for the delay. JEA said it could take up to a year for the U.S. territory to finally return to normal. "But if you add one on top of one, on top of another one, on top of another, there's just a limit".
San Juan's mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, was the first to speak up. At the time, Puerto Rico's health secretary said that people in hard-to-reach parts of the island have resorted to burying their own deceased family members in common graves.
"We did a great job", Trump said. On Sunday, 41 JEA linemen flew from Cecil Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico to help restore power.
It seemed to begin when the mayor criticised Acting Director of Homeland Security Elaine Duke's comments that despite reports of supplies being trapped in Puerto Rican ports and bureaucratic holdups in distributing aid, "this is a good news story". Oh sorry they are collecting data...
Cruz also tweeted over the weekend, "WE NEED WATER!"
"We're fine", she said, mentioning high winds and some relatively minor damage to her area - Coabey, Puerto Rico, in a somewhat remote section of the island. "And also when I walked in, the cheering was incredible".