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Jared Kushner Asked Kisylak For Secret Back Channel To The Kremlin

26/05/2017

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to...
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Republican Greg Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election

26/05/2017

Republican Greg Gianforte has won the Montana House seat left vacant by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Gianforte has 189,473 votes, compared to Democrat Rob Quist with 166,483 votes. Speaking from Italy, Trump praised Gianforte’s “great win in Montana.” On Wednesday night, Gianforte was charged with assault, following an...
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Trump Meets With G7 Leaders In Italy

26/05/2017

President Trump is at a G7 summit in the Sicilian coastal town of Taormina Friday with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He started the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn’t with Trump in Brussels for a NATO summit on Thursday....
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Jared Kushner Now Under Scrutiny By FBI Over Russia Probe

25/05/2017

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is reportedly under FBI scrutiny as part of the agency’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. According to officials who spoke with NBC News, investigators at the agency believe Kushner “has significant information relevant to their inquiry,” adding “that does not mean they suspect him of...
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Trump Pushed Montenegro PM To Get To The Front World Leaders

25/05/2017

During his first joint meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders, President Trump on Thursday appeared to push aside the prime minister of Montenegro aside. In a video of the interaction, the president comes up from behind and then shoves Montenegro’s Dusko Markovic to get to the front of the group of world leaders....
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4th Circuit Court Of Appeals Upholds Block On Trump’s Travel Ban

25/05/2017

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s travel ban on Thursday, saying the executive order “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” Trump’s executive order planned to restrict travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. In particular, the ruling noted that president Trump’s power to deny entry to immigrants,...
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Trump Meets EU, NATO Leaders In Brussels

25/05/2017

On Thursday in Brussels, President Trump met for the first time with leaders of the European Union and NATO, the 27-member alliance he once dismissed as “obsolete.” Trump arrived in Brussels on Wednesday, after a stop in Italy. Following a meeting at the European Union headquarters with European Council President Donald Tusk and European...
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Montana GOP’s Gianforte Charged After Body Slam Attack on Reporter

25/05/2017

The Montana Republican candidate for Congress who is accused of body-slamming Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, has been issued a citation for misdemeanor assault. Greg Gianforte was making a campaign appearance Thursday when Jacobs asked him a question. “We’ll talk to you about that later,” Gianforte said, according to an audio recording...
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EX CIA Chief: Russians Contacted Trump Campaign

23/05/2017

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee Tuesday that he warned Russia against meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Testifying to the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan said that on Aug. 4, 2016, he spoke to Alexander Bortnikov, who is the head of Russia’s FSB, and told him that if the Kremlin...
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White House Releases Trump Budget With Deep Cuts To Health Programs

23/05/2017

The White House on Tuesday unveiled Trump’s first full budget. The $4.1 trillion plan includes steep cuts to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, social services for the low-income and disabled, most federal agencies, farm subsidies, federal pension benefits, college loans, highway funds, medical research, and foreign aid, paired with billions more for the...
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Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Deny Evidence Of Russia Collusion

22/05/2017

President Donald Trump asked two of the country’s most senior intelligence officials to publicly deny the existence of any evidence linking his presidential campaign with Russian efforts to undermine the American political process, The Washington Post reported on Monday evening. According to the Post, Trump appealed to Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence,...
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Trump Seems To Confirm Israel Was Source Of Intel He Gave Russians

22/05/2017

President Trump on Monday seemed to confirm The New York Times’ report that Israel was the source of classified intelligence he revealed to Russian officials during an Oval Office visit several weeks ago. “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel. Never mentioned during that conversation,” he told reporters during a press availability...
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WH Moves To Block Ethics Inquiry On Ex-Lobbyists On Payroll

22/05/2017

The White House has sent a letter to the head of the Office of Government Ethics challenging his legal authority to demand the names of former lobbyists who have been granted waivers to work in President Trump’s administration. The highly unusual move, if successful, would make it impossible to know which, if any, officials...
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Flynn Will Invoke Fifth Amendment, Refuse To Comply With Subpoena

22/05/2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will refuse to comply with a subpoena and invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination on Monday, according to a report by the Associated Press. The subpoena seeking documents was issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding an investigation into Russian meddling—and President Trump’s potential role in that...
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Stupid Watergate: John Oliver Breaks Down Trump Scandals Week

22/05/2017

John Oliver explained the recent Trump scandals and how exhausting it’s been. “Because the last seven days have been absolutely insane.” “We have to track the latest developments in ‘Stupid Watergate’, a scandal with all the potential ramifications of Watergate but where everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything.” “You should not even...
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Billy Bush: Trump Tape Wasn’t ‘Locker Room Talk’

22/05/2017

Seven months after the release of the Access Hollywood tape that showed now-President Donald Trump bragging about being able to get away with sexually assaulting women, disgraced former Today Show co-host Billy Bush has broken his silence about the bus ride that cost him his career—and almost lost Trump the White House. “I could...
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President Trump In Tel Aviv, Israel For Mideast Peace Talks

22/05/2017

President Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia on Monday, for a 36-hour visit that includes a meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has scheduled a visit to the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem and a 15-minute tour of...
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Report: Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts To Medicaid

22/05/2017

President Trump’s budget proposal, scheduled for release on Tuesday, will feature major cuts to Medicaid and changes to programs that help low-income Americans, people familiar with the planning told The Washington Post. When it comes to Medicaid, the budget follows through on a bill House Republicans passed that cuts more than $800 billion over...
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Congress Told Trump-Russia Probe Now Includes Possible Cover-Up

19/05/2017

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey...
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MUST SEE Time Magazine Trump-Russia Cover

19/05/2017

Time magazine published an eye-catching cover Thursday aimed at the Trump presidency — this time depicting the White House being overtaken by Russian onion domes. The new cover comes amid the escalating controversy over the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia. And it’s a winking reference to the news earlier this week, when President Donald...
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Report: Russia Probe Reaches Current White House Official

19/05/2017

The ongoing FBI probe into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as “a significant person of interest,” The Washington Post reported Friday. The individual was described by people familiar with the matter as “someone close to the president,” although the sources declined to name names. So...
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Trump To Russians: Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Probe ‘Pressure’

19/05/2017

President Trump reportedly told Russian officials on May 10 in the Oval Office that firing “nut job” ex-FBI Director James Comey relieved “great pressure” on him, according to The New York Times. “I just fired the head of the FBI He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump allegedly said, based on a document...
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Trump To Embark On High-Stakes 8-Day Trip Abroad

19/05/2017

President Trump sets off Friday on his first foreign tour since taking office, making five stops in four countries over eight days. Joined by first lady Melania Trump and a large retinue of advisers, Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium. The agenda includes attending the NATO and G7 summits; meetings with...
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Fahrenheit 11/9: Moore New Plan To ‘Destabilize’ Trump’s Presidency

19/05/2017

Michael Moore has a new plan to ‘Destabilize’ Trump’s presidency and his administration through satire,” the Weinstein Company has acquired “Fahrenheit 11/9,” Moore’s latest documentary. The “11/9” in the new project’s title refers to the day Trump was declared President of the United States, at 2:29 AM ET on November 9, 2016. Moore has...
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Trump Asked Comey When FBI Would Announce He Was Not Under Investigation

18/05/2017

President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call. Mr. Comey told the president that if he wanted to know details...
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Trump: Greatest ‘Witch Hunt’ In US History

18/05/2017

President Trump protested what he perceived to be unfair treatment following the Justice Department’s appointment Wednesday evening of a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel...
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Trump Campaign Had 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russians

18/05/2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, along with other advisers to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, were in contact with Russians in at least 18 calls or emails during the last seven months of the election, according to records now under review by the FBI and congressional investigators. Reuters reports that at least six of...
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House Majority Leader in 2016: ‘I Think Putin Pays’ Trump – READ TRANSCRIPT

17/05/2017

One month before Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed in private that Trump was likely receiving payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” the Republican leader said in audio of a June 15, 2016 exchange, listened to, verified, and...
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Trump Was Aware Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Inauguration

17/05/2017

According to a report in The New York Times, former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation. The alleged warning which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Flynn of the inquiry, which focused on his alleged secret work...
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McCain: Trump Scandal Has Hit ‘Watergate Size’

17/05/2017

Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, responding to multiple reports that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to halt the bureau’s investigation into Michael Flynn, said Tuesday evening that Trump’s various scandals had reached a “Watergate size and scale. “I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it appears at...
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