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White House denies report claiming pardons were considered for Manafort, Flynn

FOX NEWS   The White House has denied a New York Times report claiming that a lawyer for President Trump raised the prospect of pardoning former advisers Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort as the FBI special counsel was building cases against them. The Times reported Wednesday that John Dowd, who resigned last week, raised the subject with their respective lawyers last year because Trump’s team was concerned about what they might reveal to FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of a deal. Dowd, who announced his resignation last week, denied the claims to the Times: “There were no...

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Trump touts $1.3 trillion budget as win for military; vows more money for border wall – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump tried Sunday to strike an upbeat tone about the $1.3 trillion budget he recently signed that includes a hefty $700 billion for the military, but only a fraction of the roughly $18 billion he sought for the border wall. “Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich,” Trump tweeted. “Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!” The president has taken criticism from both...

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Chuck Todd responds to Trump’s ‘son of a b—h’ jab: ‘It creates a challenge to parents’

FOX NEWS President Trump reserved special wrath for NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd at a Pennsylvania campaign rally for congressional candidate Rick Saccone on Saturday night, referring to him as a “sleeping son of a b—h.” And Todd has wasted little time addressing the jab. The NBC personality tweeted late Saturday night urging viewers to set their DVRs to record his show “before your eyes get too sleepy.” He then appeared on D.C.’s NBC 4 station early Sunday, acknowledging the insult in broader terms. NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd  (Reuters) “I bring my kids up...

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Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks

FOX NEWS The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market.  (AP) The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market. The move was expected after President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department to work toward a ban following the shooting...

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Interior spending $139K to upgrade doors in Zinke’s office

FOX NEWS The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke was not aware of the contract for the work prior to a request about it from The Associated Press, spokeswoman Heather Swift said. The project was planned by career facilities and security officials as part of the decade-long modernization of the historic building erected in 1936 a few blocks from the White House, she said. “The secretary was not aware of this contract but agrees that this is a lot of money for demo, install,...

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Romney downplays Trump feud, focuses on Utah in campaign

FOX NEWS Mitt Romney is shaking hands, posing for pictures and cracking jokes as he barnstorms Utah seeking votes for his Senate bid. What he isn’t doing is talking about his well-documented feuds with President Trump. Wearing blue jeans and flashing his famous smile, Romney strode into a gymnasium lined with elk antlers and rifles to greet a group of sportsmen not far from the Bears Ears National Monument, downsized recently by the Trump administration. Before he spoke, the lights went down and up came a video portraying President Obama as the villain for setting the land aside as...

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Putin: Russia will ‘never’ extradite citizens accused by US – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS Russia will “never” extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, even as he insisted they didn’t act on behalf of his government. Putin’s comments in an NBC News interview airing Sunday illustrated the long odds that the Russian operatives will ever appear in U.S. court to answer charges of running a massive, secret social media trolling and targeted messaging operation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can’t compel it to hand over citizens, and a...

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Melania Trump cuts ties with adviser paid $26M for inauguration

FOX NEWS The first lady has cut ties with an adviser whose firm was paid $26 million for the inauguration.  (AP) WASHINGTON –  Melania Trump has cut ties with an adviser whose firm was paid $26 million to help plan the president’s inauguration. Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, confirms Tuesday that the first lady’s office has “severed the gratuitous services contract” it had with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. Winston Wolkoff is a New York-based event planner and longtime friend of the first lady. She’d been working as an unpaid White House adviser to Mrs. Trump. The New York Times first...

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