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Even Trump's allies warn of pitfalls of a Putin visit to U.S. and pan his Helsinki performance

Monday  05:34,   23 july 2018
latimes

Lawmakers from both parties on Sunday expressed opposition to President Donald Trump's plan to host Vladimir Putin in Washington this year, with even some of the administration's Republican allies conceding that last week's encounter[...]
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Even Trump's allies warn of pitfalls of a Putin visit to U.S. and pan his Helsinki performance

Monday  05:34,   23 july 2018
latimes

Lawmakers from both parties on Sunday expressed opposition to President Donald Trump's plan to host Vladimir Putin in Washington this year, with even some of the administration's Republican allies conceding that last week's encounter[...]

How a Trump Decision Revealed a G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation

Monday  04:56,   23 july 2018
nytimes

Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page were misleading or false.WASHINGTON — When President Trump declassified a memo by House Republicans in[...]

John Kelly Signed Off on a ‘Purge’ of Scott Pruitt Loyalists From EPA

Monday  04:12,   23 july 2018
thedailybeast

The Trump White House has moved quickly to force out a trio of staffers loyal to former, scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. One administration source[...]

Trump: Obama didn't warn about Russia before election because 'it is all a big hoax'

Monday  02:55,   23 july 2018
thehill

President Trump on Sunday blamed his predecessor for the response to Russian election interference in 2016, which he appeared to call "a big hoax.""So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election," Trump[...]

Trump creates a summer of discontent for Republican candidates

Monday  02:25,   23 july 2018
msn

It doesn’t matter what they want to talk about — the freewheeling president gets in the way.But Donald Trump keeps happening, and then everything gets more[...]

Putin summit puts spotlight back on Trump's tax returns

Monday  01:50,   23 july 2018
thehill

President Trump's tax returns are back in the spotlight after his private one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump's comments during a joint press conference with Putin on Monday alarmed lawmakers, leading some to[...]

‘It’s really spin’: Carter Page denies being a Russian agent as lawmakers urge Trump to act tougher toward Kremlin

Monday  01:31,   23 july 2018
msn

Page said law enforcement officials fabricated information to strengthen their bid to monitor his communications. He said claims that he spoke with Russian nationals about incriminating information about Hillary Clinton were “totally false” and[...]

With the release of new documents, Devin Nunes’s memo on Carter Page has gotten even less credible

Monday  01:30,   23 july 2018
msn

Releasing the full application for a warrant to surveil Page weakens Nunes's case.Even based on what was known then, the hype surrounding Nunes’s memo seemed to oversell the point. In short order, other revelations about the warrant application[...]

Trump's job approval stable, but gets low marks on trade, immigration and Russia: NBC News-WSJ poll

Monday  01:02,   23 july 2018
cnbc

Fewer than four in 10 American voters approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of key issues such as trade, immigration and Russia, according to a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal.Fewer than four in 10 American voters approve of Donald Trump’s[...]

Audience bursts out laughing after GOP Senate candidate says Trump is ‘standing up’ to Russia

Sunday  23:45,   22 july 2018
thehill

Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart (Va.) was interrupted by audience laughter during a debate on Saturday after saying President Trump "stands up" to Russia. Stewart, the controversial chairman of the Prince William County[...]

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

Sunday  23:31,   22 july 2018
msn

The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating.The little-noticed provision in a defense policy bill is opposed by the Trump[...]

Graham to Trump: Bolster election security, impose new sanctions before Putin meeting

Sunday  22:56,   22 july 2018
cbsnews

"If you were really tough with Putin, he would not be doing what he’s doing," Graham urged the president on "Face the Nation" on Sunday.Graham, a frequent Trump ally, said that the president often gets the issue of Russian[...]

Spicer maintains Trump inauguration had biggest audience in history

Sunday  22:36,   22 july 2018
thehill

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is sticking to his assertion that President Trump had the largest inauguration audience in history.In an interview with The Washington Post, Spicer acknow ledged that his assertion that Trump's[...]

‘This is not the only tape’: Michael Avenatti says there are more secret recordings of Trump

Sunday  22:20,   22 july 2018
msn

“You know, that old adage, ‘You’ve lived by the sword, you die by the sword,’ is going to be true in this case,” the attorney for Stormy Daniels said in an interview on ABC.At a roundtable Sunday on ABC News, the lawyer for adult-film star Stormy[...]