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{FD} Trump rips Comey as ‘untruthful slime ball,’ as former FBI director attacks president in new book

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President Trump on Friday slammed former FBI director James Comey as a “proven leaker and liar” and an “untruthful slime ball” as Comey embarks on a book tour questioning the president’s integrity and fanning the flames of salacious claims in the infam… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump to pardon ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby

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President Trump is expected to pardon Scooter Libby, the former aide to Vice President **** Cheney who was ensnared in what was known as the “Valerie Plame affair” during the Bush administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump pardons ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby

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President Trump on Friday pardoned Scooter Libby, the former aide to Vice President **** Cheney who was ensnared in what was known as the “Valerie Plame affair” during the Bush administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Rod Rosenstein, facing scrutiny from Trump, meets with president at the White House

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — in the crosshairs of President Trump — was summoned to the White House for a meeting with the president on Thursday, amid recent calls from some of Trump’s supporters for his ouster over his role in the expand… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus rules out bid for Paul Ryan’s seat

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Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff and Republican National Committee chairman, is ruling out a bid for the Wisconsin House seat being vacated by outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump coy about timing of US strikes on Syria, says ‘attack’ could ‘be very soon or not so soon at all’

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President Trump on Thursday played coy about the timing of a possible U.S. strike on Syria in response to the deadly chemical weapons attack in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: ‘I would have fired’ Mueller if I wanted

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President Trump is denying that he sought to shut down Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, saying Thursday he would have fired Mueller if that’s what he had wanted. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump lashes out at Mueller, Rosenstein and ‘corrupt Russia investigation’ in tweetstorm

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President Trump railed against the “fake” and “corrupt” Russia meddling investigation in a Wednesday tweetstorm, taking a rare shot at Special Counsel Robert Mueller while arguing the probe is causing “bad blood with Russia.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump warns Kremlin about countering a US strike in Syria, blasts ‘Gas Killing Animal’ Assad

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President Trump warned the Kremlin on Wednesday not to retaliate against any U.S. strike on Syria in the aftermath of a deadly chemical weapons attack orchestrated by the Assad regime. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump cancels trip to South America to oversee ‘response to Syria’

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President Trump is scrapping plans to travel this week to a summit in South America because of the situation in Syria, the White House said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook’s Zuckerberg braces for two days of grueling Capitol Hill questioning

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For the next two days, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is likely to be treated as the nation’s scorn as he faces a grueling Capitol Hill interrogation over why the social media giant allowed a data-mining company to get the personal information from at leas… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump calls Syria chemical attack ‘atrocious,’ says U.S. to make ‘major decisions’ in coming hours

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President Trump on Monday called the suspected chemical attack in Syria over the weekend “atrocious” and said the United States will make “major decisions” about its response over the next 24 to 48 hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott announces Senate campaign, says Washington is ‘broken’

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Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott struck an anti-Washington tone as he announced plans Monday to run for the Senate against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, setting up what could be one of the most highly-watched races in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon establishes 24/7 operation after Trump orders military to Mexico border

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The Pentagon said Thursday it is establishing a new “border security support cell” that will be manned 24 hours a day after President Trump ordered the military to help secure the southern border. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon establishes 24/7 operation after Trump orders military to border

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The Pentagon said Thursday it is establishing a new “border security support cell” that will be manned 24 hours a day after President Trump ordered the military to help secure the southern border. Continue reading

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{FD} IG report faults ex-FBI official McCabe for lying four separate times, congressman says

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The inspector general report that led to the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe faults him for lying four separate times, a Republican congressman said. Continue reading

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{FD} Flynn selling home under mounting legal bills, as McCabe racks up cash online to pay lawyers

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Call it a tale of two targets. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser and retired three-star Army general, is on the brink of financial ruin, selling his Virginia home in order to pay his mounting legal bills. Continue reading

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{FD} Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe soliciting online donations for legal defense fund

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Andrew McCabe – the top FBI official by fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours before his planned retirement – is now soliciting donations online for his legal defense fund. Continue reading

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{FD} Donald Trump Jr. unloads on Jeb Bush for quip about having kids who ‘actually love me’

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Donald Trump Jr. is unloading on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for saying this week he has kids who “actually love me” – a comment interpreted as a subtle jab at the president. Continue reading

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{FD} Fired VA boss Shulkin blasts ‘ugliness’ of Washington on his way out the door

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Ousted Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is ripping the “toxic, chaotic, disrespectful and subversive” environment of Washington after being canned by President Trump this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Despite media narrative, study says teenagers made up just 10 percent of March for Our Lives crowd

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A university professor studying large-scale, Trump-era protests in Washington says the media is giving the wrong impression about who made up the crowd during last weekend’s anti-gun “March for Our Lives” demonstration. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says Second Amendment should be repealed

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John Paul Stevens, the 97-year-old retired Supreme Court justice, is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment and is encouraging anti-gun protesters to do the same. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump orders expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats, closure of consulate in Seattle

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President Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers in the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in response to the nerve agent attack in the U.K. earlier this month, senior administrat… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump promotes comments from Harvard prof who says Mueller never should have been appointed

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President Trump on Wednesday kept up his attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, promoting comments from former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz that Mueller never should have been appointed in the first place. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump takes swipe at his DOJ over illegal immigrant licenses case in Arizona

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President Trump on Wednesday dinged his own Justice Department for not urging the Supreme Court to take up a case involving driver’s licenses for young illegal immigrants. Continue reading

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{FD} Politician walks back ‘unqualified lesbian’ slam of actress/gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon

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Christine Quinn, the openly gay former speaker of the New York City Council, is walking back her slam of former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon as an “unqualified lesbian” after Nixon jumped into the Democratic race for governor of New York on Tu… Continue reading

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{FD} House GOP leaders McCarthy, Scalise join calls for second special counsel

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise have joined the House Republicans who are calling for a special second counsel to investigate the Department of Justice and FBI’s actions related to the Hillary Clinton and Trum… Continue reading

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{FD} Government shuts down for third time this year if lawmakers don’t pass spending bill

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Lawmakers in Congress have until Friday to pass a $1.2 trillion spending bill or the government shuts down for the third time this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Ousted FBI official McCabe offered jobs by Dem lawmakers so he can get full pension

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Several Democratic lawmakers are offering to hire ousted FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe in an attempt to help him still secure a full government pension after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat suggests ‘Second Amendment’ remedy vs. Trump

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A New York Democratic congressman is being accused of promoting violence against President Trump after suggesting during a townhall that citizens may have to take up arms against the president if he doesn’t follow the law. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump convinces GOP primary challenger to drop out of Nevada Senate race for ‘unity’

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President Trump nudged GOP challenger Danny Tarkanian out of Nevada’s Senate race on Friday, convincing him to drop his primary bid against incumbent Sen. Dean Heller in return for a Trump endorsement in a House race instead. Continue reading

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{FD} 2nd special counsel needed to study FBI and DOJ actions on Russia probe before Mueller: GOP senators

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Four Republican senators are calling for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate the Department of Justice and FBI’s actions related to the Russia probe before Special Counsel Robert Mueller took over. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration sanctions Russians for interfering in 2016 elections

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The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned 19 Russian individuals and five Russian entities for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election and engaging in cyber-attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} IG could soon release explosive report on FBI’s Clinton probe, as Sessions weighs firing McCabe

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The Department of Justice’s inspector general could soon release his expected explosive report detailing a more than yearlong review of the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation – an effort that has already put top FBI official Andrew McCabe and … Continue reading

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{FD} Sessions mulling firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before he retires

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering firing top FBI official Andrew McCabe before he officially retires from the bureau in a few days, a move that could deprive the former deputy director of pension benefits, Fox News has confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump narrows down candidates for White House communications director gig

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President Trump is nearing a decision on who will replace Hope Hicks as White House communications director, as two top administration spokespeople have emerged as favorites for the job. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone locked in razor-thin fight

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Democrat Conor Lamb has already declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special House election, but Republicans say they aren’t giving up until every vote is counted. Continue reading

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{FD} Pink slips and promotions fly at White House in chaotic day of turnover

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A key cabinet official was canned, another promoted and one of the president’s closest aides was escorted from the White House Tuesday in one of the busiest – and most chaotic – days of the Trump administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says Rex Tillerson out as Secretary of State, replaced by Mike Pompeo

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President Trump on Tuesday ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and said he is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Continue reading

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{FD} Hillary Clinton blames ‘pressure’ from men for why white women voted for Trump

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Hillary Clinton’s trip to India is evoking memories from her failed 2016 bid for president, as the Democrat makes headlines for blaming racism and misogyny for her loss while taking stumbles in front of the cameras. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE removal key goal of Democrats in 2020 election

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The Democrats mulling a run for the White House in 2020 are facing intense pressure from liberals to campaign on abolishing the agency that enforces federal immigration laws, a proposal that was once relegated to the far-left fringe. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: Efforts to raise minimum age for buying long guns ‘moving rapidly’

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President Trump said Monday ”things are moving rapidly” when it comes to raising the minimum age for buying certain guns but said he is letting the issue play out in the courts before taking action himself. Continue reading

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{FD} **** star Stormy Daniels cashes in on fame amid legal fight with Trump

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Adult film star Stormy Daniels isn’t being shy about cashing in on her legal battle with President Trump, as she ramps up a strip club tour across the United States that’s playfully named after Trump’s campaign slogan. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump ‘ready, willing, and able’ to make DACA deal, but says Democrats ‘are nowhere to be found’

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President Trump told a Latino group Wednesday he is “ready, willing and able” to strike a deal with Congress over the illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, but said “Democrats are nowhere to be found.” Continue reading

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{FD} Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act on two occasions, federal agency determines

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A federal agency informed the White House on Tuesday that it has determined top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two separate occasions while discussing last year’s contentious Alabama Senate race on television. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Trump aide’s bizarre anti-Mueller media blitz begins with bang of defiance, ends with whimper

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The former Trump campaign aide who became a television spectacle Monday in a series of bizarre news interviews — vowing to defy a grand jury subpoena and daring Special Counsel Robert Mueller to “arrest me” — is now toning down his dramatic rhetoric…. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Let him arrest me’: Trump ex-campaign aide Nunberg says he will refuse Mueller’s subpoena

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Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg vowed Monday to refuse a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team to appear before a grand jury this week as part of the Russia probe, defiantly claiming: “Let him arrest me.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: Obama DOJ launched ‘unprecedented’ probe to ‘discredit’ him ‘so Crooked H would win’

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President Trump on Monday accused the Department of Justice and FBI under former President Barack Obama of launching an investigation into his campaign in an effort to “discredit” him and help Democrat Hillary Clinton win the presidency, calling those … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: ‘New and fair’ NAFTA pact only way to stop steel, aluminum tariffs

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President Trump signaled Monday that the only way he won’t slap new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is if a “new and fair” North American Free Trade Agreement is signed. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump kicks off GOP primary season by siding with incumbents

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President Trump, who won the White House as the ultimate outsider candidate, is tending to back incumbents over challengers in races across the country this year. Continue reading

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