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Trump vows to ‘move forward in working constructively with Russia’ after Putin denied election hacking – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Russian President Vladimir Putin with President Trump on Friday during the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) President Trump vowed Sunday to “move forward in working constructively with Russia,” including forming a “cyber security unit” between the two countries, after Russian President Vladimir Putin denied any involvement in Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump’s pledge to partner with Putin in combatting cyber security drew swift and stern denunciations from both Democratic and Republican officials, who described the U.S. president as dangerously naive for trusting his Russian counterpart. Trump said he “strongly pressed” Putin twice about Russian meddling in the election during their...

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump and Vice President Pence walk through the White House as they arrive for a technology event on June 22, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump laid out his belief that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is biased in the expanding Russia investigation and suggested in an interview broadcast Friday morning that he may eventually need to step down. Asked by Fox News Channel whether Mueller should “recuse himself from the investigation,” Trump said three times “we’ll have to see,” and argued that Mueller’s long friendship with fired FBI director James B. Comey and...

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Trump says ‘we’ll have to see’ if Mueller should step down from Russia probe – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump and Vice President Pence walk through the White House as they arrive for a technology event on June 22, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump laid out his belief that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is biased in the expanding Russia investigation and suggested in an interview broadcast Friday morning that he may eventually need to step down. Asked by Fox News Channel whether Mueller should “recuse himself from the investigation,” Trump said three times “we’ll have to see,” and argued that Mueller’s long friendship with fired FBI director James B. Comey and...

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Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump waves as he disembarks Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on June 16. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump said Thursday that he does not have “tapes” of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that began last month when he suggested that he had privately recorded their talks. Trump on May 12 floated the idea he had an audio record of their conversations, apparently as a way to intimidate Comey. For five and a half weeks, the president and senior...

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Chinese government invites Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to visit Beijing – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House on May 4. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) The Chinese government has invited Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, to visit Beijing later this year, a U.S. official confirmed Tuesday morning. China’s invitation is an apparent effort to cultivate closer ties to the Trump administration and is an indication of the young couple’s expanding role in foreign affairs on behalf of the president. It was first reported by Bloomberg and confirmed by a U.S. official, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because...

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Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of talks – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump at the White House on April 27. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump suggested Friday that there may be “tapes” of his private conversations with FBI Director James B. Comey, whom he fired earlier this week, in an apparent attempt to threaten Comey about “leaking to the press.” James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 In his tweet, Trump appears to suggest that he may have recordings of his communications with Comey. It is unclear if such...

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