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US Formally Recognizes Golan Heights As Part Of Israel

Haaretz reports: U.S. President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to sign a presidential proclamation officially recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory on Monday, thus formalizing a move announced with a tweet earlier on Thursday. In a joint press conference, Trump said: “We do not want to see another attack like the one suffered this morning north …

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Trump Lawyer: No Plan To Release Answers To Mueller

CNN reports: Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, said Monday he does not want the written answers the President submitted to special counsel Robert Mueller to be released, describing them as “confidential.” “Well, that would not be a position that I would want, to just make a statement where we would release confidential communications that took place between …

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WH Claims Trump Has No Problem With Releasing Full Mueller Report: That Decision’s In The Hands Of The AG

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that President Trump doesn’t have “any problem” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report being released. “I don’t think the president has any problem with it,” Sanders said on NBC News’s “Today Show” when asked about Trump supporting the release of the report. “He has been the most …

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Kremlin Denies Mueller Report On Interference: You Can’t Find A Black Cat In Dark Room If There’s No Cat

Reuters reports: Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States but it is up to Washington to make the first move, the Kremlin said on Monday after the conclusion of a U.S. investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Moscow in the 2016 election. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov [photo] dismissed the report on a conference call and …

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Trump Notes “Multiple Offers” Of Russian Help In 2016

Newsday reports: The conclusion of Robert Mueller’s special report which exonerates Donald Trump and his associates of any collusion with Russia during the 2016 election has been described by some of Trump’s opponents as a “victory for Putin”. The reality could not be more different as the report exonerates Trump, his family and his associates but from what the world …

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Jerry Nadler: We’ll Issue Subpoenas To Get Full Mueller Report And Take It To SCOTUS If We Have To [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that his committee will seek the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation within the next few months and is willing to take the demand to the Supreme Court. “It’s so crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public,” Nadler …

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DOJ Won’t Give Mueller Report To Congress Today

USA Today reports: The Justice Department will wait at least one more day to deliver the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Those conclusions reflect federal investigators’ answer to questions that have loomed over the first two years of President Donald Trump’s administration: Did his campaign coordinate with a Russian effort …

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Dems Huddle On Forcing Release Of Mueller Report

Politico reports: House Democrats are huddling Saturday to strategize how to force special counsel Robert Mueller’s potentially explosive findings into the open — a possible drag-out legal fight that could consume Washington for months. As of Saturday morning, lawmakers of both parties were clueless about the contents of Mueller’s report on links between the Trump campaign and Russia. But Speaker …

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Feds Post Largest Monthly Budget Deficit In US History

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. government posted the largest monthly budget deficit in American history in February, hitting a dramatic milestone as tax revenue lag and spending levels continue to skyrocket. The government spent $234 billion more than it brought in through tax receipts last month, much more than the deficit levels hit during the global financial crisis. Senior …

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Trump Stuns Pentagon With Reversal Of NK Sanctions, WH Says He Did It Because He “Likes” Kim Jong-Un

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering the withdrawal of recently announced North Korea-related sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department. It was not immediately clear what sanctions Trump was referring to. There were no new U.S. sanctions on North Korea announced on Friday but on Thursday the United States blacklisted two Chinese shipping companies …

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George Conway: Our “Mentally Unstable President” Thinks He Needs To Be Reelected To Avoid Indictment

The Hill reports: George Conway said Friday that President Trump “thinks he needs to be reelected to avoid being indicted,” taking another public shot on Twitter at the president. The president is currently under investigation on an array of fronts, though it is far from clear he’ll be indicted for anything. The Department of Justice’s internal guidance is that a …

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National Cathedral: Trump Lied About Funeral Approval

Washington’s WTOP reports: The Washington National Cathedral in D.C. said that there was no need for the president to give approval to the funeral services held at the cathedral for the late Arizona Sen. John McCain. President Donald Trump said during a speech in a tank factory in Ohio on Wednesday that the funeral needed his approval. The cathedral said …

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Pompeo: It’s Possible God Sent Trump To Save The Jews

CBS News reports: During his high-profile visit to Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Trump could be a present-day Queen Esther, a figure in Hebrew and Christian biblical stories who is said to have thwarted a plan to exterminate the Jewish people. Pompeo said Mr. Trump’s tough stance on Iran gave him the distinction. “Could it be that …

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Trump Lies To Fox Host After She Calls Him Out Over Attacks On McCain: “He’s Dead, Why Do This?” [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely blamed the media for baiting him into attacking the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) before launching yet another attack at the senator, who’s been dead for seven months. “I don’t talk about about it, people ask me the question, I didn’t bring this up,” Trump said in an interview with …

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James Comey: Trump Is Morally Unfit To Be President But Many Would See His Impeachment As A Coup

From James Comey’s new op-ed for the New York Times: Even though I believe Mr. Trump is morally unfit to be president of the United States, I’m not rooting for Mr. Mueller to demonstrate that he is a criminal. I’m also not rooting for Mr. Mueller to “clear” the president. I’m not rooting for anything at all, except that the …

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Trump To Sign Toothless Executive Order On Campus Free Speech In Bow To Far-Right Student Activists

Vox reports: President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Thursday on a cause célèbre for conservative activists: upholding free speech on college campuses. But the executive order won’t do much more than reiterate the Trump administration wants schools to follow existing laws on free inquiry and direct the federal agencies that fund research to make sure that they’re doing …

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Trump Sides With Netanyahu On Golan Heights

McClatchy reports: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intensified a push for U.S. recognition of Israeli control over disputed territory with Syria, hoping that President Donald Trump will deliver a major diplomatic victory during his visit to Washington two weeks before his toughest election yet. Israel has sought international recognition of its sovereignty in the disputed Golan Heights for decades, …

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Trump Still Wants Kraft To Attend WH Celebration

Politico reports: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was caught up in a Florida prostitution sting last month, might appear at the White House before he appears in court. President Donald Trump wants Kraft to join his players at the White House this spring for a celebration of their February Super Bowl victory, a prospect that has White House …

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Conway: Trump’s Lawyer Told Me Trump Couldn’t Be Allowed To Talk To Mueller As “He’d Lie His Ass Off”

Raw Story reports: George Conway, the husband of Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, revealed on Thursday that one of President Donald Trump’s own attorneys told him that he would not let his client talk to special counsel Robert Mueller because he would inevitably perjure himself. Conway said this as part of a broader discussion about Trump exhibiting multiple traits …

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Trump Mulls Diverting FEMA Workers To ICE Centers

The Hill reports: President Trump is considering deploying a 1,000-person force usually used for relief efforts after hurricanes and other natural disasters to help staff overcrowded detention centers for migrants, according to people briefed on the matter. Trump is contemplating bolstering capacity by using the Surge Capacity Force — an entity created by Congress in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina …

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