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White House distances itself from Manafort, Papadopoulos charges

FOX NEWS The White House on Monday reacted to the Russia investigation charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, associate Rick Gates and former adviser George Papadopoulos by arguing their legal cases do not directly involve President Trump. “Look, today’s announcement has nothing to do with the president and nothing to do with the president’s campaign or campaign activity,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at Monday’s news briefing. The 12 count case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates was unsealed Monday and involves accusations of hiding money made from business dealings with Ukraine.  (AP) The 12-count...

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Twitter suspends longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone

FOX NEWS Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone’s account was suspended by Twitter on Saturday – but the self-styled agent provocateur is vowing to return to the social network. “I have been informed that I have been suspended for 3 hours and 12 minutes,” Stone told Fox News in a text message. “While I am uncertain why, sometimes the stark truth offends some people.” Added Stone, “I’ll be baaaaaak.” As of Saturday evening, the @RogerJStoneJr account was still unavailable. “This account has been suspended,” the page for Stone’s account read. A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News they do not comment...

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Sean Spicer interviewed by Mueller’s team for Russia probe

FOX NEWS Sean Spicer, President Trump’s former White House press secretary, was interviewed this week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of the probe into Russia’s alleged attempt to meddle in the 2016 election  ((AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Sean Spicer, President Trump’s former White House press secretary, was interviewed this week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of the probe into Russia’s alleged attempt to meddle in the 2016 election, Fox News has confirmed. The interview took place Monday, according to sources familiar with the situation. Spicer was a top aide at the Republican National...

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Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus interviewed by Mueller team

FOX NEWS Reince Priebus, President Trump’s former White House chief of staff, was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Friday as part of the probe into Russia’s attempted meddling in the 2016 election, his lawyer said.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Reince Priebus, President Trump’s former White House chief of staff, was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team Friday as part of the probe into Russia’s alleged attempt to meddle in the 2016 election, his lawyer said. “Mr. Priebus was voluntarily interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller’s team today,” attorney William Burck told Fox News. “He was happy...

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Alabama’s Roy Moore to Christian summit: We need to make America good again

FOX NEWS Roy Moore addressed the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the Senate in Alabama, struck a dark tone in an address Friday to Christian conservatives in Washington, lamenting the lack of morality in politics while expressing frustration with how little Republicans have accomplished since last year’s election. “This is an awful moment for our country,” Moore said at the Values Voter Summit. “Should I keep back my opinions in such a time as this, I would consider myself guilty of treason toward my country and an act...

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Conservative groups demand McConnell step down as Senate GOP leader

FOX NEWS Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing calls from some conservative groups to step down.  (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein) The leaders of several conservative groups called Wednesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to step down as leader, arguing the Kentucky Republican and the rest of his team should be ousted from their posts because they have not implemented the conservative agenda they promised.  “We call on all five members of the GOP Senate leadership to step down, or for their caucus to remove them as soon as possible,” Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia who...

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Trump wants Secretary of State Tillerson to be ‘a little bit tougher’

FOX NEWS President Trump on Saturday denied a frayed relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson but said he sometimes wishes the country’s top diplomat would be “tougher.” “We have a very good relationship,” Trump told reporters before he left for a trip to North Carolina on Saturday evening. “We disagree on a couple of things. Sometimes I’d like him to be a little bit tougher. But other than that, we have a very good relationship.” The president also denied a NBC News report this week that said Tillerson, frustrated with the job, was considering resigning and had called...

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Steve Bannon to travel to Alabama to campaign against Trump-endorsed candidate

FOX NEWS In this photo taken April 29, 2017, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Former White House adviser Steve Bannon will head to Alabama to campaign for Roy Moore – the Christian conservative who is running against the candidate endorsed by President Trump in the state’s Republican Senate race. A source close to Bannon confirmed to Fox News that Bannon, along with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, will headline a rally for Moore on Monday night. Trump has endorsed Luther Strange, the appointed incumbent senator, in...

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