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{FD} White House pushes back on allegations against former Trump VA pick

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The White House is pushing back against allegations that helped sink the nomination of presidential physician Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump touts ‘historic’ Korean summit: ‘KOREAN WAR TO END’

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President Trump touted the “historic meeting” between North and South Korea early Friday and said the U.S. should be “very proud” of the progress, as leaders from the two nations pledged to clear the peninsula of nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Macron speaks to ‘very special relationship’ with Trump

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he has a “very special relationship” with President Trump, suggesting they’re political “mavericks” mutually committed to fighting terrorism and that he will ask Congress during his U.S. visit this week for support… Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Macron suggests Trump cannot ‘make war’ against everybody, everything

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French President Emmanuel Macron insisted Sunday that he has a solid relationship with President Trump, ahead of his Washington visit this week, but also appeared to caution the president about his aggressive stances on Iran, climate change and interna… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump hosts France’s Macron for first state visit; with dinner menu, guest list still secret

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President Trump next week hosts French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, marking the first state visit since Trump took office last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump hosts France’s Macron for first state visit; dinner menu, guest list still secret

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President Trump next week hosts French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, marking the first state visit since Trump took office last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Comey, Trump trade shots ahead of long-awaited interview, book release

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The same day that the fired FBI Director James Comey was set to appear in a long-awaited TV interview, he engaged in a back-and-forth slugfest with President Trump Sunday on Twitter. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says Comey tell-all book full of ‘lies,’ refers to ex-FBI chief as ‘slimeball’

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President Trump on Sunday blasted fired FBI Director James Comey and his new book, which is critical of the president, suggesting Comey’s mishandling of the Clinton email probe deserves “jail” time and again calling him a “slimeball.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump calls Comey ‘worst FBI director in history,’ ahead of book release

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President Trump bashed fired FBI Director James Comey several times Sunday on Twitter, calling him the agency’s worst leader “in history,” as the first of several TV interviews in which Comey promotes his tell-all book airs tonight. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence calls Syria mission ‘completely accomplished,’ tells Russia to get the message

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Vice President Pence, attending an international summit on Saturday, said he backs President Trump’s assertion earlier in the day that the U.S.-led airstrikes this weekend in Syria resulted in “mission accomplished,” And he warned Syrian ally Russia th… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump attacks ‘garbage’ Washington Post; calls Kelly story ‘hit job’

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President Trump on Sunday lashed out again at The Washington Post, tweeting the newspaper’s recent story arguing that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is losing his credibility and clout “garbage” and “another hit job.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump rips Amazon for forcing closure of stores ‘all over the country’

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President Trump argued Monday that Amazon’s tax deal is “closing stores all over country” — continuing his criticism of the online retail behemoth. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers diGenova, Toensing cannot work on Trump’s Russia legal team, Sekulow says

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President Trump’s new picks for his legal team in the Russia investigation cannot join because of “conflicts,” Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers diGenova, Toensing cannot work on Trump’s Russia legal team

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President Trump’s new picks for his legal team in the Russia investigation cannot join because of “conflicts,” Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} New Trump lawyers diGenova, Toensing cannot work on Russia legal team

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President Trump’s new picks for his legal team in the Russia investigation cannot join because of “conflicts,” Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump say many lawyers – seeking ‘fame & fortune’ – want to work for him

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President Trump boasted Sunday that many lawyers — with the prospect of “fame & fortune” — want to represent him in the Russia collusion investigation, amid news reports that Trump cannot hire top-rate lawyers for the job. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump touts $1.3 trillion budget as win for military; vows more money for border wall

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President Trump tried Sunday to strike an upbeat tone about the $1.3 trillion budget he recently signed that includes a hefty $700 billion for the military but only a fraction of the roughly $18 billion he sought for the border wall. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration backs UK after ex-spy poisoning, considers ‘options’ against Russia

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The Trump administration declined to say Saturday whether it will follow Britain in expelling Russian diplomats after an ex-spy was poisoned there but acknowledged considering a range of “options” in response to the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slams NY Times’ Haberman as ‘Hillary flunky’; rips paper over Russia, lawyers story

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President Trump on Sunday slammed The New York Times for what he says is the paper’s “false story” about him being unhappy with his legal team for the Russia investigation, taking particular aim at reporter Maggie Haberman, whom he called “a Hillary fl… Continue reading

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{FD} CIA chief Pompeo says no concessions to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un before talks

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Trump has indeed to put pre-conditions on his agreed-to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and will make no concessions before such a meeting happens — attempting to end uncertainty and wid… Continue reading

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{FD} Visual Beats Verbal: Trump’s TV debates on guns, DACA help Hill lawmakers, regardless of outcome

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Lawmakers walking out of President Trump’s live, televised roundtable on guns last week weren’t quite sure what to make of it. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP lawmakers: Trump’s ‘strong stand’ on North Korea ‘starting to work’

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Lawmakers are applauding the president’s “strong stand” against North Korea after news broke Thursday evening that Trump accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un by May. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s planned meeting with Kim Jong Un a ‘potential breakthrough,’ top defense officials say

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Senior officials at the Pentagon said Thursday night that plans for the president to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in May comes as “good news” and could be a “potential breakthrough.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump on turbulence in the West Wing: ‘I like conflict’

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President Trump said Tuesday that he likes “conflict” among his White House aides. The comment, part of an effort to push back against reports that the West Wing was dysfunctional, followed a tweet earlier in the day suggesting that he still had some s… Continue reading

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{FD} Mueller team looking into possible United Arab Emirates money into Trump campaign: report

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is now purportedly looking into whether the United Arab Emirates, with perhaps help from a top adviser, tried to gain political influence by putting money into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — a tack th… Continue reading

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{FD} Scaramucci rips Kelly, saying he’s trying to ‘lance the boil’ in White House

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Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday criticized Chief of Staff John Kelly for his management style, arguing it’s too authoritarian and criticizing the former Marine general’s handling of the Rob Porter scandal, while insisting the criticism is not revenge for … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump, WH officials say farewell to Hope Hicks: ‘I will miss having her by my side’

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Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump’s longest serving aides, resigned from her post on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Military parade planners eye Veterans Day for event, official says

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Plans for President Trump’s requested military parade in the nation’s capital are moving forward after National Security Adviser HR McMaster ordered the military to start planning the event for Veteran’s Day, a senior U.S. official confirmed Friday to … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump asks why Obama didn’t ‘do something about Russian meddling’

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President Trump on Monday followed other Republican leaders in questioning why the Obama administration “failed to act” on the intelligence that Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics began in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} John Kelly sends letter to staff in response to Porter accusations, calls domestic abuse ‘abhorrent’

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sent a letter to his staff Thursday in response to the now-public images of former Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s ex-wife with a black eye. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump orders military ‘celebration’ in Washington, DC

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President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to plan a military “celebration” in Washington, D.C. to show “appreciation” for the U.S. Armed Forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence says memo ‘raises serious concerns,’ suggests more memos on Russia probe will be released

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The declassified memo released Friday by House Republicans that alleges intelligence abuse during the 2016 presidential campaign “raises serious concerns” about the integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice, Vice President Mike Pence said. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: Declassified memo ‘vindicates’ him, shows Russia investigation a ‘witch hunt’

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President Trump said the recently released memo alleging intelligence abuse during the FBI investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign “totally vindicates” him. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump rips Jay-Z for remarks on African-American unemployment

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President Trump on Sunday responded to Jay-Z’s recent criticism about joblessness for black Americans under Trump, asking that somebody to “please inform” the hip-hop star about the record-low unemployment. Continue reading

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{FD} Mulvaney: Trump won’t ‘weaponize’ shutdown like Obama team did

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White House budget Director Mick Mulvaney tried Sunday to calm Americans’ fears about the government shutdown, vowing those going to work Monday won’t see a “dramatic difference” because President Trump isn’t trying to “weaponize” the situation like th… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says newspaper misquoted him on Kim Jung Un, points to audio tape

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President Trump on Sunday accused The Wall Street Journal of “falsely” reporting him saying he has “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and publishing so-called fake news because the newspaper wanted a big story. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says newspaper misquoted him on Kim Jong Un, points to audio tape

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President Trump on Sunday accused The Wall Street Journal of “falsely” reporting him saying he has “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and publishing so-called fake news because the newspaper wanted a big story. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump criticizes Democrats over DACA as bipartisan immigration deal next week seems less likely

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President Trump on Saturday argued Democrats are “doing nothing” toward crafting federal legislation that would permanently protect nearly 800,000 young illegal immigrants, as the White House and congressional leaders grapple over a solution ahead of a… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slams ‘flunky’ CNN star Jake Tapper after Stephen Miller grilling flies off the rails

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White House policy adviser and President Trump loyalist Stephen Miller on Sunday slammed Steve Bannon for disparaging comments about the Trump family recently attributed to his former colleague — in a tense CNN interview abruptly ended by anchor Jake … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: ‘Fire and Fury’ is ‘fake book,’ Camp David meeting ‘great’

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President Trump suggested Sunday that he, top administration officials and congressional Republicans made headway at their weekend retreat on such key 2018 issues as the budget, infrastructure and immigration but also continued to slam the new White Ho… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump delays ‘Fake News Awards,’ saying excitement is off the charts

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President Trump said Sunday that he’ll delay until Wednesday the announcement of his promised Fake News Awards — “going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slams ‘flunky’ CNN star Jake Tapper after Stephen Miller grilling goes off the rails

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White House policy adviser and President Trump loyalist Stephen Miller on Sunday slammed Steve Bannon for disparaging comments about the Trump family recently attributed to his former colleague — in a tense CNN interview abruptly ended by anchor Jake … Continue reading

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{FD} Bannon expresses ‘regret’ for comments attributed to him in ‘Fire and Fury’

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Former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday expressed “regret” for unflattering comments attributed to him in the recently released Trump White House tell-all “Fire and Fury,” saying he should have responded sooner and that he continues to… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump calls Wolff’s White House expose ‘Fire and Fury’ a ‘work of fiction’

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President Trump on Saturday spoke publicly for the first time about the recently released Trump White House book “Fire and Fury” –calling the expose a “work of fiction” and saying the purported White House interviews with him exist only in the author’… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump in Camp David lauds ambitious 2018 agenda, strikes hopeful tone on N. Korea

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President Trump lauded Washington Republicans’ successes last year and promised to build on that momentum with an ambitious 2018 agenda that includes rebuilding the military, immigration reform and improved border security. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump at Camp David lauds ambitious 2018 agenda, strikes hopeful tone on N. Korea

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President Trump lauded Washington Republicans’ successes last year and promised to build on that momentum with an ambitious 2018 agenda that includes rebuilding the military, immigration reform and improved border security. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump hits back at mental fitness accusations, says ‘greatest assets’ are stability, smarts

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President Trump hit back at suggestions and accusations that he’s intellectually and emotionally unfit to be the leader of the United States, tweeting, “my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump retweets ‘Fire and Fury’ parody cover, slams Wolff, Bannon

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday evening to once again take shots at “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff — and former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump stays focused on Iran protests, says US watching ‘very closely’

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President Trump is seizing upon the anti-government protests in Iran, tweeting Sunday that Iranians are tired of their money being “squandered on terrorism” and that the U.S. is “watching very closely” for human rights violations. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s rails against ‘fake news,’ thanks veterans during busy Christmas Eve

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President Trump boasted Sunday that his Republican Party’s base is “big” and “strong,” despite the “fake news” refusing to acknowledge such support — part of busy Christmas Eve that included a teleconference with U.S. military leaders abroad, golf in … Continue reading

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