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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Teenage robotics team from Burundi goes missing in Washington

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The international robotics competition was wrapping up, but there was one slight problem, the Burundi kids were nowhere to be found As an international robotics competition in Washington DC was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: he couldnt find his kids. He looked in the college dorms where […]

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Iran is complying with nuclear deal but is ‘in default of its spirit’, says US

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Senior Trump administration officials have sought to emphasise their deep concerns about Irans non-nuclear behaviour The Trump administration has told Congress for a second time that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal and can keep enjoying sanctions relief, even as it insisted Tehran would face consequences for breaching the spirit of the deal. President […]

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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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Tobacco companies tighten hold on Washington under Trump

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Top White House figures including the vice-president and health secretary have deep ties to an industry whose donations began pouring in on day one Tobacco companies have moved swiftly to strengthen their grip on Washington politics, ramping up lobbying efforts and securing significant regulatory wins in the first six months of the Trump era. series […]

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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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Wrong China policy: White House calls Xi Jinping president of Taiwan

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What a bunch of amateurs: diplomatic gaffe in official statement from Trump administration leaves China experts incredulous as leaders meet at G20 Donald Trump hailed his wonderful relationship with Xi Jinping during talks at the G20 although his felicitations were undermined when the White House mistakenly referred to the Communist party chief as the president […]

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