President Donald Trump gave an impromptu press conference after abandoning a meeting with House Democrats on infrastructure. Abortion rights advocates protested the recent restrictions placed on the procedure in state houses across the country. Former White House counsel Don McGhan ignored a subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Those are among the highlights of the week of May 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump (L) presents a Medal of Valor to Ohio State University Officer Alan Horujko, in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. Horujko was honored for his intervention during an auto and knife attack on students and civilians on the Columbus, Ohio campus in 2016. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Trump presents Medal of Valors to Lenexa, Kansas Fire Capt. Dustin Moore (R) and Paramedic Andrew Freisner. The firemen were honored for their rescuing a family in a burning apartment building in 2017. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Trump presents a Medal of Valor to Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Nicholas Cederberg for his actions on Christmas night 2016 when he was shot numerous times by a gunman in King City, Ore. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
President Donald Trump makes remarks to the press in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday. A scheduled meeting to discuss infrastructure programs broke down, according to Trump, when Democratic leaders brought up special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
The long-planned meeting was supposed to get into details of the administration's $2 trillion U.S. infrastructure plan -- but it followed a private meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several Democrats, at which they discussed the possibility of starting impeachment proceedings against Trump. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI