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Wolf Blizter On Today’s Implosion Of Trump’s Lies: What An Embarrassment For His Administration [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said that Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was a disaster for Trump, whom he said now faces a major problem with credibility. “This is another embarrassment right now to the president,” Blitzer said. “What he alleged 16 days ago, the FBI and the Justice Department say they have no evidence to back ...

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Spicer Claims Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Only Played “Very Limited Role” In Campaign [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to downplay scrutiny into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia on Monday by describing Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, as someone “who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time” in the effort. Asked at Monday’s press briefing if President Donald Trump stands by his ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Considering what’s happened to so far today, THIS should be entertaining. The Associated Press reports: Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, is denying that the British intelligence community was ever asked to conduct electronic surveillance on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama. Earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred ...

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GOP House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes: Trump’s Wiretapping “Evidence” Doesn’t Prove Claim [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Sunday announced that evidence provided by President Donald Trump’s administration does not prove his unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor Barack Obama ordered wiretapping on Trump Tower during last year’s campaign. “Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No, there never was,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said on ...

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Blasts Trump’s “Fevered Effort” To Defend “Wild Accusations” Of Wiretapping [VIDEO]

“In a fevered effort to try and force this outlandish claim into something remotely resembling––passably, perhaps, maybe––the truth, the White House appears willing to actually repeat another wild accusation that potentially could alienate our nation’s most important ally. Does smearing British intelligence make your family more safe? No? So why is the White House doing it? What is the White ...

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BRITAIN: Spy Agency Angrily Denounces Sean Spicer’s “Utterly Ridiculous” Claim They Wiretapped Trump

USA Today reports: Britain’s intelligence agency called allegations that it wiretapped President Trump during the U.S. election campaign, “utterly ridiculous” claims “that should be ignored.” The statement by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which hardly ever responds to allegations about its spying activities, came after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer repeated a claim first made on Fox News in ...

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Sean Spicer Melts Down In Furious Exchange With Press Over Trump’s Baseless Wiretapping Claims [VIDEO]

Patch.com reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer arrived more than an hour late to his scheduled press briefing on Thursday and got into a tense argument with two reporters right out of the gate over President Trump’s claims that President Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower. As soon as Spicer began taking questions, he was asked about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ...

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GOP House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes: There’s No Evidence Of An Actual Wiretap [VIDEO]

NPR reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says he doesn’t believe “there was an actual tap of Trump Tower,” contrary to claims made by President Trump. The top Democrat on the House committee, Adam Schiff, said he has seen “no evidence whatsoever” that supports Trump’s claim. Trump alleged that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, tapped his phone at Trump ...

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Federal Ethics Office Rebukes White House For Failing To Discipline Kellyanne Conway Over Ivanka Products Plug

CNN reports: The Office of Government Ethics isn’t happy with the White House’s decision not to punish top aide Kellyanne Conway for plugging Ivanka Trump’s products in a TV interview. OGE Director Walter Shaub told the White House in a letter Thursday that he remains concerned with Conway’s “misuse of position.” The ethics office recommended discipline because federal rules prohibit ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Won’t Withdraw His Baseless Wiretapping Claims “Until It’s Adjudicated” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said that President Trump won’t withdraw his claim that former President Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 election. “Why would he withdraw it until it’s adjudicated?” Spicer asked. Spicer wouldn’t comment further during Tuesday’s briefing about whether there is evidence to support Trump’s accusation and said that the House ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

White House press secretary Sean Spicer vanished from public view more than a week ago and has only held off-camera (and combative) briefings with the press. Today he returns to the podium where he will surely face grilling about Trump’s insane wiretapping claims, Trumpcare, and the new Muslim travel ban. Watch below.

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Sean Spicer Angrily Snaps At Reporters For Daring To Question Trump’s Wiretapping Claim [AUDIO]

White House press secretary Sean Spicer got bitchy with reporters today when they questioned Trump’s relentless attacks on the media and his baseless wiretapping claims. Today’s press gaggle was again held without cameras present, but PBS live-streamed the audio. Raw Story reports: “People start taking things as fact because a series of off-the-record and anonymous sources … We have started ...

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Footage Shot Through White House Window Shows Steve Bannon Engaged In Wild Argument [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Media reports over the weekend that President Donald Trump was in a cranky mood seemed to be confirmed after CNN released dramatic video of an Oval Office argument between White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and the president. Although Trump himself does not appear on the film, the footage shows Bannon in the Oval Office gesticulating forcefully. The ...

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REPORT: British Spy Behind Trump’s #Pissgate Dossier Asked To Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The Independent reports: Christopher Steele, the former MI6 spy who prepared the explosive Trump report, has been approached about testifying before the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the new President’s alleged links with Russia, The Independent can reveal. Mr Steele’s friends say it is currently unlikely he would be willing to travel to the US. But it is understood ...

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Trump: AG Jeff Sessions “Probably” Testified Truthfully About Russia And He Has My Total Confidence

So this happened right before Sessions recused himself. The Hill reports: President Trump said Thursday that he has “total” confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, dismissing bipartisan calls for Sessions to recuse himself from federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters he “wasn’t aware” of Sessions’ conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., ...

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LIVE VIDEO: AG Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Into Russian Interference In Election

From the Daily Beast: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, amid a firestorm over The Washington Post’s report that he had spoken with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, twice last year while also serving in a senior surrogate role on President Donald Trump’s campaign. During his confirmation hearing on ...

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Ted Cruz: Allegations Against AG Jeff Sessions Are Just A “Nothing Burger” Pile Of Political Theater [VIDEO]

The Austin Statesman reports: U.S. Sen Ted Cruz said Thursday that calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign or recuse himself from an investigation of ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign were “political theater,” and that Sessions’ meeting with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — that he failed to disclose at his Senate confirmation hearing ...

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Sean Spicer: There’s Nothing For AG Jeff Sessions To Recuse Himself Over, He Been “100% Straight” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The White House is dismissing calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “There’s nothing to recuse himself,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an interview with Fox News that aired late Thursday morning. “He was 100 percent straight with the committee, and ...

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Chuck Schumer: Jeff Sessions Must Resign [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer today joined several Democratic lawmakers in calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation amid reports that he met with the Russian ambassador to the United States on two occasions, despite denying during his confirmation hearing that he had made contact with Russian officials. “The information reported last night makes it clear beyond the shadow ...

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Kremlin Spox Slams Scrutiny Of “Normal Meetings” Between AG Jeff Sessions And Russian Ambassador

The Associated Press reports: The intense attention being given to the new U.S. attorney general’s meetings with Russia’s ambassador could obstruct improved Washington-Moscow relations, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters he did not know about the meetings last year between Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and Jeff Sessions, who at that time was ...

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