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Trump says he did not discuss Mueller with Whitaker before appointing him acting attorney general

President Trump says he had not discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe with acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the man overseeing the inquiry, at least for now. Whitaker has come under increasing scrutiny since his appointment on Wednesday because of his previous criticism of Mueller’s investigation. People close to...

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Don’t blame me if Republicans lose the House says Trump as he claims people tell him they won’t vote in November because he isn’t on the ballot

President Trump told the Associated Press voters have told him they won’t vote in the midterms because he is not on the ballot  President Trump is bragging about the size of his campaign rallies ahead of November’s midterm election  ‘Never an empty seat in these large venues, many thousands of...

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to press at U.N. headquarters in New York on Jan. 2. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) 0

Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

President Trump’s United Nations ambassador dismisses speculation that she intends to challenge him in 2020 Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, had always seemed like the odd one out in the Trump administration. An Indian-American woman in a crowd of mostly white, male cabinet members. A potential,...

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John McCain dies at 81: War hero, father and presidential candidate had been fighting aggressive brain cancer since last summer – and leaves behind a proud legacy of public service

John Sidney McCain III, who was born August 29, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone, has died after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer McCain hailed from a decorated military family; both his father and grandfather were four-star admirals in the United States Navy He followed their example and...

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‘The president didn’t say that!’ Rudy Giuliani changes tune on Trump’s meeting with James Comey and insists he NEVER asked FBI chief to go easy on Michael Flynn

Fired FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo following an early 2017 meeting with Trump that the president asked him to go easy on Michael Flynn Flynn lasted 24 days as National Security Advisor; he was fired after it became clear he had lied to VP Pence and to...

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‘This case won’t fizzle… it will blow up on THEM’ Rudy Giuliani claims Robert Mueller will HIMSELF be investigated for ‘collusion’ over his ‘corrupt’ probe, and only wants to question Trump to catch him in a ‘perjury trap’

Giuliani claimed Mueller had overseen a ‘corrupt and illegitimate’ investigation Alleged Mueller guilty of collusion for using Russian intelligence in Steele report Suggested investigation was staffed by Democrats and ‘people who hate Trump’ Mueller wants to ask Trump about obstruction of justice but Giuliani is against it Claims the special...

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Hill.TV poll: Trump’s approval rating falls four points

President Trump‘s approval rating fell four points this week after getting a brief uptick amid news of economic growth, according to a new American Barometer poll. The survey, a joint project of Hill.TV and HarrisX polling company, found that 47 percent of voters said they approved of Trump’s job as president,...

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Pro-Trump Republican congressman Chris Collins is arrested by the FBI on insider trading charges accused of passing secrets from biotech company to his son

Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York, who was Donald Trump’s leading supporter on Capitol Hill during the 2016 election, has been charged with alleged securities fraud, wire fraud, false statements, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.   Collins faces insider trading charges along with his son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky,...

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GOP fears steep losses in state legislatures

LOS ANGELES — Republicans hoping to hold on to their majorities in state legislative chambers across the country are nervously eying President Trump’s anemic approval rating, concerned that a wave of voter anger could undo years of gains. In interviews at the National Conference of State Legislators annual meetings last week,...

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A midterm victory would unleash congressional Democrats who are eager to investigate Trump

Robert Mueller may be the least of President Donald Trump’s worries if the Democrats seize control of the House of Representatives this fall. For a year-and-a-half, Democrats have been hounding Republicans to launch investigations into every Trump scandal-du-jour, pushing for more information on everything from Housing Secretary Ben Carson’s lavish...

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Senators introduce bill to slap ‘crushing’ new sanctions on Russia

A bipartisan group of senators is introducing legislation to impose “crushing” new financial penalties on Russia. The bill would slap new sanctions on Moscow, require two-thirds Senate approval if President Trump wanted to withdraw from NATO and force the State Department to determine if Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)...

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President threatens to shut down the government if he doesn’t get money for his border wall, as REPUBLICANS mull putting off the money until after November election

  Controversy over funding the president’s wall could lead to a government shutdown in October Republicans fear that could hurt them at the ballot box GOP leaders Mitch McConnell and Speaker Ryan met with Trump at the White House last week to discuss government funding Afterward both men said funding...