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Trump Claims FBI/DOJ Will “Review” Smollette Case

NBC News Chicago reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice will review the case involving “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, President Donald Trump tweeted early Thursday. Representatives for the FBI and DOJ did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday morning. The surprise decision to dismiss all charges, which was celebrated by Smollett and his …

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House Demands 10 Years Of Trump’s Financial Records

CNBC reports: House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has requested a decade’s worth of President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm that prepared several years of financial statements for Trump, according to a letter Cummings sent on March 20, but which was only released on Wednesday. The move represents an escalation of congressional Democrats’ longstanding interest in …

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POLL: Majority Say Trump Not Exonerated By Mueller

CNN reports: Though President Donald Trump has claimed “complete and total exoneration” based on Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, the American public disagrees, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. A majority (56%) says the President and his campaign have not been exonerated of collusion, …

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Trump Threatens Russia Over Troops In Venezuela

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that “all options” were open to make that happen. The arrival of two Russian air  force planes outside Caracas on Saturday believed to be carrying nearly 100 Russian special forces and cybersecurity personnel has escalated the political crisis in Venezuela. “Russia …

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Republicans Battle Trump Over Obamacare Reversal

Axios reports: Reflecting widespread concerns within his party, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has told President Trump he disagrees with the Trump administration’s attempt to get the entire Affordable Care Act thrown out in court. McCarthy told Trump over the phone that the decision made no sense — especially after Democrats killed Republicans in the midterms in part over the …

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Trump’s Spiritual Advisor: I Was “Assigned By God”

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser and megachurch leader Pastor Paula White said in an exclusive interview her relationship with the president is the result of a direct “assignment” from God, who directed her to “show him who I am”. The controversial pastor at the central Florida-based New Destiny Christian Center is known for her luxurious lifestyle and preaching …

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DOJ Lawyer: Trump Does His Own Twitter Blocking

USA Today reports: If you’ve been personally blocked by @realDonaldTrump on Twitter, congratulations: It means you managed to draw the direct attention and ire of the president of the United States. Justice Department attorney Jennifer Utrecht revealed Tuesday that while members of the White House staff sometimes help President Donald Trump craft his tweets, when he blocks someone, it’s totally …

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George Papadopoulos: I Was Treated Excellent In Prison Because It Was “Trump Country” And I Had Street Cred

Mediaite reports: Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos sat down with MSNBC’s Ari Melber last night to talk about how he became one of the central figures in the Mueller investigation, ending up pleading guilty. At one point during the lengthy interview, Melber asked Papadopoulos what it was like in federal prison. Papadopoulos described it as “Trump country” and said, …

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George Conway: Trump Is Very Guilty (Of Being Unfit)

From an op-ed published last night by George Conway: Americans should expect far more from a president than merely that he not be provably a criminal. They should expect a president to comport himself in accordance with the high duties of his office. As all presidents must, Trump swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and to …

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DOJ: Full Mueller Report To Be Made Public In Weeks

NBC News reports: Attorney General William Barr will make a version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report publicly available in “weeks not months,” a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. There are no plans to give a copy of the report to the White House in advance of the public release, the official said. Barr announced on Friday that Mueller …

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Trump To Nominate Right Wing Actor Jon Voight And Mike Huckabee To Kennedy Center Board Of Trustees

From the far-right Washington Times: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and actor Jon Voight are among 10 people whom President Trump intends to nominate to the Kennedy Center’s board of trustees, the White House said Tuesday. Among the others to be nominated are billionaire Kelcy Warren of Texas, chairman of the pipeline company Energy Transfer; author Karen LeFrak of New …

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Trump Complains To Senate Republicans About Amount Of Federal Disaster Aid Being Allocated To Puerto Rico

The Washington Post reports: President Trump complained in a private lunch Tuesday with Senate Republicans about the amount of disaster aid designated for Puerto Rico, as lawmakers prepare for a standoff over funds for the island still struggling to recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to officials familiar with the meeting. Aid for Puerto Rico has long been …

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WH Created “Cover Story” On Trump’s Sanctions Tweet (He Meant To Undo Sanctions On Chinese Companies)

The Hill reports: President Trump reportedly meant to undo sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department on two Chinese shipping companies with an abrupt tweet referring to North Korea, but officials convinced him to ease off as they sought to explain away the post. The administration initially did not specify which sanctions Trump was referring to in a tweet last …

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Maddow Raises 15 Questions About AG’s Letter [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: On Monday’s broadcast of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” she listed the 15 questions that are “driving me nuts” about the letter that Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress stating in Barr’s view the president had committed no crimes. Maddow’s queries included “Will Trump recognize Russia attacked our election?” and “Did Mueller want to protect a …

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Junior Demands FBI Probe Into Top Democrats Because “It Was Them Colluding” With Russia, Not Us [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: “This was the greatest farce ever perpetrated on our democracy. It’s a disgrace and it’s a stain on our Constitution,” Donald Trump Jr. said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He called for the FBI investigators and those behind the anti-Trump dossier to be investigated themselves. “Certainly when you look at what the other side was doing, you realize …

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Lawyer For Mafia Hit Suspect Blames Trump’s “Hate”

The New York Daily News reports: The Staten Island man charged with murdering reputed Gambino mob boss Frank Cali was influenced by hate speak from the White House and internet and will plead “unequivocally not guilty,” his lawyer told reporters after a court hearing on Monday. “Hate words that have been spewed by citizens, including politicians, including right at the …

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Trump Moves To Toss Out All Of Obamacare

USA Today reports: The Trump administration told a federal court late Monday that it would ask judges to toss out the entire Affordable Care Act, a decision that cast further uncertainty over the future of a federal law that has extended health insurance to millions of Americans. Justice Department attorneys said in a letter filed with the U.S. Court of …

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White House Warns: Treason Is “Punishable By Death”

The New York Post reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that media figures and Democrats who accused President Trump of working with Russia were guilty of treason — and could face the death penalty. “They are literally, the media and Democrats have called the president an agent of a foreign government. That is an accusation equal …

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Trump Camp Calls On Media To Confront “Lying” Dems

The Trump Lie Counter is approaching 10,000. Law & Crime reports: Following the findings laid out by Barr, the Trump campaign sent a memo to television producers to say there should be some media “introspection.” The memo points to “Democrat leaders and others lying to the American people by vigorously and repeatedly claiming there was evidence of collusion” on several …

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GOP Rep Compares Dems And Media To Hitler [VIDEO]

The Birmingham Herald reports: In a speech Monday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Mo Brooks quoted Adolf Hitler to describe the attacks President Trump faced from “socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies” during the Mueller investigation. “For more than two years, Socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies — CNN, MSNBC, the …

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