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Homeland security chief defends Kushner’s alleged proposal for ‘back channel’ to the Russians as ‘a good thing’


Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly arrives to testify before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security Thursday. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, the lone administration official to speak out publicly about reports that Jared Kushner sought a back channel to communicate with the Russian government, …

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Trump family members met with GOP leaders to discuss strategy


The Trump family, on June 16, 2015, following Donald Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for the presidency. From left, Eric Trump, Lara Yunaska Trump, Donald Trump, Barron Trump, Melania Trump, Vanessa Haydon Trump, Kai Madison Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Donald John Trump III, and Ivanka Trump. (Christopher Gregory/Getty Images) Amid …

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Trump called the GOP hopeful in Montana a ‘wonderful guy.’ Pence endorsed him, too. They’ve both been mum since an alleged assault.


Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte campaigns in Montana this week. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) President Trump and Vice President Pence both stayed silent Thursday morning in the wake of a misdemeanor assault citation being filed against the Republican candidate in Montana’s special congressional election — a hopeful whom Trump and Pence …

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