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Sarah sanders:Trump wasn’t blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation

Sarah sanders: Trump wasn’t blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to finesse a weekend tweet from President Donald Trump blaming the FBI’s Russia investigation for missing a tip about the Florida shooting, saying the agency should not focus on a “hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign.” “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the ...

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Florida lawmaker fired for false suggestion shooting survivors are actors

Florida lawmaker fired for false suggestion shooting survivors are actors

An aide to a Florida lawmaker was fired after falsely suggesting that student survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland were “actors”, repeating a conspiracy theory that has been used to harass victims. Benjamin Kelly, an aide to Republican state representative Shawn Harrison, was terminated after a reporter published his email attacking the students who have become vocal advocates for ...

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Trump reportedly asked Pals at Mar a Lago what to do on gun control after Florida shooting

Trump reportedly asked Pals at Mar a Lago what to do on gun control after Florida shooting

President Donald Trump’s immigration plan has been denounced by both hardline conservatives and pro-immigration activists. Introduced in the wake of the government shutdown, the proposal would offer a 12-year path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children. That’s more than double the number protected under the Obama-era executive program known as Deferred Action ...

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Trump dictated misleading statement on son’s meeting with Russian: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump dictated a statement, later shown to be misleading, in which his son Donald Trump Jr. said a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 was not related to his father’s presidential campaign, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Trump Jr. released emails earlier in July that showed he eagerly agreed ...

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A former student accused of last week’s deadly shooting at Florida returns to court for hearing

A former student accused of last week’s deadly shooting at Florida returns to court for hearing

A former student accused of last week’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors. Nikolas Cruz, his head bowed, hands shackled at his waist and wearing a red, jail-issued jumpsuit, showed no emotion during the ...

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Trump to attend Gridiron dinner next month

Trump to attend Gridiron dinner next month

President Donald Trump is set to attend next month’s Gridiron Club dinner, in what is believed to be his first formal press dinner since taking office. Trump has had a tumultuous relationship with the media since entering the White House, often lambasting reports that call out his administration as “fake news.” Earlier this year, Trump unveiled the “winners” of his ...

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NK cancelled Pence’s meeting with its officials

NK cancelled Pence’s meeting with its officials

US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was in South Korea for the opening of the Winter Olympics. A spokesman said he was scheduled to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, ...

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Trump supports Mitt Romney’s bid for senate

Trump supports Mitt Romney’s bid for senate

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday night to offer surprising support for a longtime nemesis. The president endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for senator, a position the former Massachusetts governor hopes to inherit from retiring GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. The president tweeted, “He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch and has my full support and endorsement!” Romney, who accepted Trump’s ...

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Trump breaks record as worst U.S. President

Nearly 200 of America’s top political scientists have voted Donald Trump the worst president in US history. According to the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, Mr Trump ranks even lower than disgraced President Richard Nixon – even among conservatives. Abraham Lincoln, unsurprisingly, takes the top prize. Mr Nixon sits at 33. The study, conducted every four years, ...

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Trump attacks Obama over Russian meddling

Trump attacks Obama over Russian meddling

President Donald Trump is continuing to blame his predecessor for not doing enough to deter Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump’s latest criticism of President Barack Obama comes as he’s deflected questions about his own administration’s response to Russian meddling and measures the US can take to prevent it. The President notably has refused to condemn the interference in ...

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