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Nancy Pelosi On AG’s Claim Trump 2016 Campaign Was Spied On: “I Don’t Trust Bill Barr, I Trust Robert Mueller”

The Associated Press reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she doesn’t trust Attorney General William Barr and suggested his statement that he believes President Donald Trump’s campaign was spied on undermines Barr’s independence as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. The California Democrat said in an interview with The Associated Press she was “very concerned” about Barr’s handling of …

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Treasury Dept Reports 2019 Deficit To Top $1 Trillion

Reuters reports: The federal government reported a $146.9 billion deficit in March, causing annual debt to rise 15% for the first half of the budget year compared to the same period in 2018. The Treasury Department said Wednesday in its monthly report that the fiscal year deficit has so far totaled $691 billion, up from nearly $600 billion in 2018. …

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AG Bill Barr Claims Feds “Spied” On Trump Campaign

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr said Wednesday he thought “spying” on a political campaign occurred in the course of intelligence agencies’ investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election — a startling assertion by the nation’s top law enforcement official. At a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Barr was asked about his statement a day …

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Trump Camp Blames CNN For Booted “Batman” Clip

Mediaite reports: After President Donald Trump shared 2020 campaign video that used The Dark Knight Rises‘ soundtrack without permission, Warner Bros. had the video taken down — and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale is blaming CNN’s connection to AT&T for the removal. CNN is owned by WarnerMedia News & Sports, which is owned by AT&T, which also owns the Warner …

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Trump Made A Typically Trump Visit To Mount Vernon

Politico reports: President Donald Trump had some advice for George Washington. During a guided tour of Mount Vernon last April with French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump learned that Washington was one of the major real-estate speculators of his era. So, he couldn’t understand why America’s first president didn’t name his historic Virginia compound or any of the other property he …

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Trump’s “Batman” Clip Removed For Copyright Theft

USA Today reports: Warner Bros. Pictures appears to have shut down a video posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump, citing a copyright issue. The two-minute 2020 campaign video, set to the score from the 2012 blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises,” was unavailable Tuesday night, just hours after Trump had posted it to Twitter. “The use of Warner Bros.’ score …

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Trump Mocks Critics In New “Batman” 2020 Video

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday tweeted out a movie-trailer style video that featured footage of his critics and some of his work as president set to the score of “The Dark Knight” trilogy of films. The video begins with the message, “First they ignore you, Then they laugh at you, Then they call you racist.” Trump has used …

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GOP Works To Scuttle Herman Cain’s Nomination To Fed

Politico reports: Herman Cain is in deep trouble. And he hasn’t even been formally nominated to the Federal Reserve yet. Senate Republicans are warning the White House that the 2012 presidential candidate will face one of the most difficult confirmation fights of Donald Trump’s presidency and are making a behind-the-scenes play to get the president to back off, two GOP …

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Bernie Mocks Trump On “Wind Cancer” In New Video

Newsweek reports: Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has attacked President Donald Trump’s statements on wind turbines, calling Trump the “only person in the world” who believes these wind-energy converters cause cancer. Sanders took the president to task over statements he made while talking about this renewable form of energy earlier this month, lampooning him in …

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Gun Maker Sues Trump Admin Over Bump Stock Losses

ABC News reports: A Texas gun company that destroyed more than 73,000 bump stocks when a federal ban on the rapid-fire devices took effect has sued the U.S. government claiming millions of dollars in losses. RW Arms of Fort Worth on Monday announced the lawsuit and said the government took its property “without just compensation.” Co-founder Mark Maxwell said Tuesday …

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Trump Junior Flips Out After Rep. Ilhan Omar Correctly Labels WH Advisor Stephen Miller A “White Nationalist”

The Hill reports: Donald Trump Jr. on Monday took aim at Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) for calling White House adviser Stephen Miller a “white nationalist.” Trump Jr.’s tweet came in response to another post shared by Omar on Monday in which the Minnesota Democrat blasted Miller, who is widely seen as one of most hard-line advocates for stricter immigration …

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Trump Announces $11 Billion In Tariffs On EU Goods

Reuters reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Tuesday announced that his administration will put tariffs on $11 billion of European Union (EU) products in the wake of a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling. The administration late Monday reportedly released a list of about $11 billion worth of EU imports that will be affected by the tariffs as …

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Trump Mocked Secret Service Director As “Dumbo”

The New York Times reports: The White House announced the departure of Randolph D. Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favor with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr. Trump’s employees. Mr. Alles, a retired Marine major general who goes by Tex and …

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Trump Privately Told Border Agents To Break Law

CNN reports: Last Friday, the President visited Calexico, California, where he said, “We’re full, our system’s full, our country’s full — can’t come in! Our country is full, what can you do? We can’t handle any more, our country is full. Can’t come in, I’m sorry. It’s very simple.” Behind the scenes, two sources told CNN, the President told border …

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Trump Cancels MLB Deal With Cuba Because Obama

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration canceled a four-month-old deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation Monday, saying that the federation was part of the Cuban government and trade with it was illegal under current law. The announcement came less than two weeks after the start of the 2019 baseball season, and just days after the …

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Chinese Woman Arrested At Mar-A-Lago Likely A Spy

CBS News Miami reports: A Chinese woman accused of illegally entering President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club with a flash drive containing malware, also had numerous electronic devices and thousands in cash stashed in her hotel room. Prosecutors say they found multiple electronic devices in her hotel room, including a signal detector that can seek out detect hidden cameras, another cell …

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BREAKING: Trump To Fire Director Of Secret Service

CNN reports: United States Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles is being removed from his position, multiple administration officials tell CNN. President Donald Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles. Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave. The Secret Service director reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland …

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Top Labor Dept Official Resigns Amid Ethics Probe

Bloomberg Law reports: A Labor Department official who worked for a steel company in a lawsuit against a worker union after joining the Trump administration has stepped down from his post in the face of ethics questions. Associate Deputy Labor Secretary Michael Avakian resigned effective April 5, a Labor Department official told Bloomberg Law. The move comes less than one …

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Hillary On DHS Secretary’s Departure: This Won’t End This Administration’s Cruelty, It’s Their Principal Policy

Bustle reports: The 2016 Democratic nominee for president has some thoughts on the Homeland Security secretary’s departure: that it won’t probably change all that much. Responding to Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure, Hillary Clinton rebuked the Trump administration’s immigration policy, saying the “administration’s dehumanization and cruelty toward migrants” won’t stop with the leadership shake-up. Nielsen was the public face of the Trump …

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NY Dems Intro Bill To Get Trump’s State Tax Returns

The New York Times reports: In an attempt to work around the White House, Democratic lawmakers in Albany are trying to do what their federal counterparts have so far failed to accomplish: to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. Albany lawmakers are seeking state tax returns, not the federal ones at the heart of the current standoff in Washington. But a …

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