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Ex-FBI official withdraws name from consideration to replace Comey: report

0SHARESShare Former FBI official Richard McFeely has reportedly withdrawn his name from consideration to replace James Comey as FBI director, according to a report by a Washington ABC affiliate.  Sources told WJLA that McFeely withdrew his name from President Trump’s FBI director shortlist. Three potential candidate left include Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), former Republican Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and acting ...

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Trump, Cabinet members join in traditional Saudi sword dance

0SHARESShare President Trump and members of his administration who traveled to Saudi Arabia took part in a traditional ardah sword dance. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross were spotted linking arms with other Saudi performers during the ceremonial dance. According to videos and reports, Trump joined the dance and was swaying and smiling. The dance took ...

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Comey once tried to blend in with WH curtains to avoid Trump: report

Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly once tried to blend into the curtains in the White House Blue Room in order to avoid being approached by President Trump.  According to a New York Times report published Thursday, Comey tried to blend into the Blue Room’s blue curtains during a White House visit for a ceremony honoring law enforcement officials who provided ...

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Senators told of broadening Russia investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dropped two bombshells during a hotly anticipated appearance before the Senate on Thursday, less than 24 hours after he announced the appointment of a special counsel in the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election. According to lawmakers, Rosenstein confirmed that the bureau’s investigation is no longer strictly a counterintelligence investigation — a kind ...

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Poll: Trump approval sinks to new low

President Trump’s approval rating has fallen to a new low as registered voters raise concerns about his leadership, according to a poll released Friday. Fifty-three percent disapprove of Trump in the Morning Consult/Politico survey released Friday, and 41 percent approve. Morning Consult said it is the third time Trump’s approval rating has reached a fresh low this month, falling from ...

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Comey was ‘disgusted’ by hug with Trump

A friend of James Comey said Thursday that the former FBI director was “disgusted” when President Trump tried to hug him at a White House event earlier this year, calling it an “intentional attempt to compromise [Comey] in public.” Brookings Institution fellow Benjamin Wittes, a close friend of Comey, recounted the incident on PBS “NewsHour” Thursday. According to Wittes, Comey ...

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Ryan: More audio leaks 'cause for concern'

Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Ryan Keep kids off the negotiating table in Medicaid reform Lawmakers vow to move ahead with Russia probes Former state rep wins GOP primary for Mulvaney’s seat after recount MORE (R-Wis.) says the possibility that more secret recordings could be leaked is a “cause for concern” after a leak emerged from a 2016 House GOP leadership ...

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Foreign leaders told to praise Trump on election win: report

Foreign officials meeting President Trump during his first overseas trip are being told to praise him for winning the Electoral College last year, the New York Times  reported Friday. Embassies and leaders who have met with Trump have been speaking among themselves and with other dignitaries about how to handle the new president, and a number of themes have emerged, the ...

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Students to stage walkout of Pence speech

A student activist group at the University of Notre Dame says it plans on staging a walkout of Vice President Pence’s commencement speech this Sunday. Student organizers told ThinkProgress that 50 to 100 people could walk out of Pence’s remarks Sunday. “During his time as governor of the state of Indiana and now as a Vice-President, Pence has targeted the ...

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Dem frustration grows with Rosenstein

House Democrats are increasingly frustrated with Rod Rosenstein after the deputy attorney general briefed lawmakers Friday on the investigation into Russia’s actions in the presidential election and possible ties to the Trump administration.  The Democrats left the classified, closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement saying Rosenstein refused to answer “simple yes-and-no questions,” in the words of Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), fueling concerns ...

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