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Trump says Manafort’s charges were from ‘years ago’ and insists ‘NO COLLUSION!’


Paul Manafort served as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman for several months in mid-2016. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) President Trump sought Monday to distance himself from the federal money-laundering charges against two of his top campaign aides, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, by saying their alleged conspiracy occurred “years ago” and asserting that “there is …

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Frustrated with the Russia investigation, Trump demands Democrats and Hillary Clinton face more scrutiny


(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) On Sunday morning, President Trump expressed frustration that his campaign is under investigation over possible ties to Russia’s plot to influence the 2016 election but that his former opponent Hillary Clinton is not facing the same level of scrutiny. In four tweets sent over 24 minutes, Trump wrote: “Never seen such …

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Would Haley replace Tillerson at State? She says, ‘no.’


U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley meets with the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, in Juba, South Sudan, on Wednesday. (Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images) KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Friday that she is tired of speculation that she may soon replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, …

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Trump plans to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency


(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump plans to declare Thursday afternoon that the opioid crisis — which is killing more than 100 people each day — is a public health emergency. By doing so, the federal government will waive some regulations, give states more flexibility in how they use federal funds and expand the …

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Trump surveys Senate Republicans on Fed pick


President Trump with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Capitol Hill. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) President Trump conducted an informal poll of Senate Republicans to solicit their views on the finalists he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve. The show-of-hands survey, which Trump asked for during a closed-door lunch meeting Tuesday at …

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