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Trump declares ‘market would crash’ if Democrats impeached him

FOX NEWS President Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt, warned that the “market would crash” if he’s ever impeached while questioning why Democrats would even consider that course in the future.  “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” Trump said, in the interview which aired Thursday on “Fox & Friends.”  The president weighed in on calls from the left to pursue impeachment if Democrats seize the House in the midterms. That speculation kicked up following the plea deal struck by his former attorney Michael Cohen claiming the president was...

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Trump rips Cohen for ‘flipping’ praises Manafort in exclusive FNC interview

FOX NEWS President Trump blasted his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for “flipping” on him and praised another ex-lieutenant with legal trouble, Paul Manafort, in an exclusive “Fox & Friends” interview with Ainsely Earhardt airing Thursday morning. The sit-down comes during a dizzying week that saw Cohen plead guilty and Manafort get convicted for crimes that mostly had to do with their personal business dealings. But Cohen also admitted making hush money payments on behalf of Trump in what prosecutors say amounted to campaign violations. “[Cohen] makes a better deal when he uses me, like everybody else,” Trump said. “And one...

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Trump welcomes statement from North Korea, says talks to reinstate summit ‘productive’

FOX NEWS President Trump kept the diplomacy door open with North Korea on Friday, welcoming the regime’s latest “productive” statement and saying the two sides are still talking following the administration’s decision to cancel a planned summit with Kim Jong Un.  In a tweet on Friday night, the president said talks about reinstating a June summit that was canceled earlier this week were progressing: “We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended...

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House fails to pass constitutional balanced budget amendment

FOX NEWS The House of Representatives failed to pass an amendment to the Constitution that would require a balanced budget, following a damning Congressional Budget Office report that said the tax reform law and the omnibus spending package would push the deficit to just under $1 trillion in 2019. The vote was 233 years to 184 nays, but in order to pass a Constitutional amendment, the measure would have needed two-thirds vote for adoption—meaning almost 50 more congressman needed to be in favor of the measure. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the House has “repeatedly passed balanced...

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EPA’s Pruitt plans to ease Obama-era automobile emissions standards

FOX NEWS EPA plans rollback of Obama era fuel economy standards The Obama Administration imposed standards which would have required automakers to nearly double the average fuel economy of new cars and light trucks by the year 2025 to 54.5 miles per gallon; Doug McKelway reports on changes coming to this regulation. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday it would revise automobile emissions standards set by the Obama administration, slamming the Obama-era EPA as setting too strict standards, which he deemed “not appropriate.” The move, following Pruitt’s completion of the Midterm Evaluation process, would weaken greenhouse gas...

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Trump shakes up legal team ahead of possible Mueller interview

FOX NEWS Meet the new Trump law firm. President Trump is shaking up his legal team ahead of a possible interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, enlisting former federal prosecutors who have been critical of Mueller’s Russia probe as he faces yet another departure of a key member of his team. This week, the president re-assembled his outside legal team—hiring husband and wife law partners Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing to represent him alongside Jay Sekulow, who has been on the team since the beginning. On Thursday, the president’s lead outside counsel in the Russia probe, John Dowd, resigned...

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Larry Kudlow offered job of White House National Economic Council director, replaces Gary Cohn

FOX NEWS Conservative commentator and former Reagan administration official Larry Kudlow has been offered the job of White House National Economic Council director, replacing Gary Cohn, Fox News has learned. President Trump offered Kudlow the job just one week after Cohn resigned from his post as the president’s chief economic adviser, a senior administration official told Fox News.  Kudlow told The Wall Street Journal Wednesday that he had accepted the offer.  White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday, though, that there were not any “personnel announcements to be made at this time.” Sanders did, however, confirm that the president...

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Trump says Australia could be exempt from steel, aluminum tariffs

FOX NEWS President Trump said Friday Australia could be exempt from the newly imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, suggesting Australia’s commitment to a “very fair” and “reciprocal” relationship. “Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don’t have to impose steel or tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!” Trump tweeted Friday evening. The conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull came after the president instituted a tariff of 25 percent on steel and...

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