Report that Trump considering pardons for family and aides is ‘disturbing’ – Democrats

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Senator Mark Warner speaks out as reports emerge that US presidents lawyers are seeking to discredit Robert Muellers Russia investigation The highest-ranking Democrat on the US Senate intelligence committee has said it was extremely disturbing if Donald Trump was contemplating a pardon for aides that could be implicated in a probe on Russian meddling in […]

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CIA director: Russia loves to meddle and ‘stick it to America’

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Mike Pompeo describes the US-Russia relationship as complicated but hopes there will be areas where they can cooperate The CIA director, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that Russia had no plans to leave Syria and would continue to try to meddle in US affairs to stick it to America. He reiterated his belief that Russia […]

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Devil’s Bargain review: Steve Bannon and the making of President Joe Pesci

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Donald Trump takes second billing careful, Steve in a propulsive tale of the Goodfellas election heist that stunned Republicans, America and the world No one leaves Donald Trumps orbit unscathed, regardless of whether they are family or help. In less than two years, Trump cycled through three campaign managers and countless staffers. Only The Devils […]

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Trials of Donald Jr turn Russia scandal into another Trump family affair

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Though the president is fiercely loyal to his children, some observers wonder if deepening and dangerous controversy might test such bonds to breaking point It was an unseasonably cool day in New York. At 1.50pm on 9 June, Hillary Clinton tweeted that Barack Obama was backing her for US president. Half an hour later, Donald […]

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Trump conflict of interest concerns over links with law firm run by Philippine government official

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Exclusive: Donald and Ivanka Trumps companies pay a firm managed by a foreign government official to secure their trademarks in the Philippines Donald and Ivanka Trumps companies employ a law firm managed by a Philippine government official, the Guardian has found, the latest in a website and Jamoras maintains ownership despite handing control to his […]

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Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

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The long read: Its not just a populist backlash many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Donald Trump, who vowed to withdraw from major trade deals, appeared to jeopardise the trading relationships […]

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Fox News might buy Donald Trump Jr’s spin. But Republicans have no excuse | Walter Shapiro

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Trump Jr probably believes the talking points he trotted out in his interview with Sean Hannity. The Republican Party, however, cannot claim similar ignorance Maybe they should just change the name of Trump Tower to Russia House. And place a plaque in the room on the 25th floor where the Axis of Moral Blindness of […]

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Rob Goldstone: who is the man who set up Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer?

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British publicist organised meeting at Trump Tower and reportedly sent email saying Russian government could help to boost Trump campaign As in which Trump Jr met Natalia Veselnitskaya, along with Paul Manafort, the campaigns chairman at the time, and Donald Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at Trump Tower in June 2016 on behalf of a client […]

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