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Trump lawyers asking about presidential pardon powers: report

President Trump’s lawyers are looking into the president’s authority to grant pardons in connection with the special counsel investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Trump himself has talked to advisers about his ability to pardon his aides, family members and himself in the investigations, according to the Post, though one adviser cautioned ...

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Trump especially upset after hearing Mueller would access tax returns: report

President Trump is troubled by the possibility that special counsel Robert Mueller ‘s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia could expand to include an examination of Trump’s and his family’s finances. The Washington Post reported late Thursday that the president has been particularly upset by the notion that Mueller could access Trump’s personal tax returns, which he has ...

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Tucker Carlson: Trump attack on Sessions a ‘useless, self-destructive act’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday criticized President Trump for attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions Jeff Sessions Grassley calls on ‘leaker’ to release Sessions-Russia conversation After White House communication team shake up, Trump still tweeting Past is prologue for Jeff Sessions: Why did the AG meet with a hate group? MORE , calling it a “useless, self-destructive act.” “Pay less ...

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Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday after President Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. Spicer confirmed his resignation on Twitter, saying he would remain in his post through next month. “It’s been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August,” he wrote. The ...

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Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents about Trump Jr. meeting: report

Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested that White House staff save all documents connected to Donald Trump Donald Trump NSA chief: Now is ‘not the best time’ for US-Russia cyber unit Scaramucci: ‘Gotcha’ politics are over Jill Stein looped into widening investigation of Russia and Trump Jr. connections MORE Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June ...

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Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill

Major portions of the Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will require 60 votes, according to the Senate parliamentarian, meaning they are unlikely to survive on the floor. The parliamentarian has advised senators that several parts of the bill could be stripped out, according to a document released Friday by Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Parliamentarian deals setback to ...

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White House reporter live streams audio-only press briefing

White House reporter Ksenija Pavlovic defied the White House’s restrictions on reporters recording live audio coverage by streaming a live recording of a press briefing on Wednesday, the Washington Post reports.  Pavlovic, who reports from the White House for her own news site, Pavlovic Today, used the Periscope app to stream the audio from the briefing and shared a link to the feed ...

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Mueller to examine Trump business as part of Russia probe: report

Mueller is the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate Russian election meddling and alleged collusion by members of the Trump campaign. ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg reports the counsel is probing purchases from Russian buyers at Trump properties, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, a SoHo development involving Russian associates and Trump’s 2008 sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch.  ...

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Dems see huge field emerging to take on Trump

Democrats are expecting one of their party’s biggest fields in history will battle to take on President Trump in the 2020 election.  They say Trump’s low approval ratings, his lack of legislative accomplishments and the lingering controversy surrounding multiple investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 race have a number of Democrats positioning themselves for a White House run. “So ...

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GOP reverses course on healthcare

Senate Republican leaders are desperately searching for the 50 votes they need to open a debate on ObamaCare repeal-and-replace legislation after a Wednesday scolding at the White House from President Trump. Leaders have reopened negotiations on their previous bill, reversing course from their plans to move to a vote on a straight repeal of ObamaCare. But it’s not clear if ...

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