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October 31, 2017 - 7:21 am
(NEW YORK) -- A member of President Trump’s personal legal team argued Tuesday that “there's no crime of collusion” after a foreign policy adviser to Trump's campaign pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his communications with Russian nationals. “There's no crime of collusion,” Jay Sekulow...
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October 31, 2017 - 5:20 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, said last night he "probably" discussed Russia with the Trump adviser who has been charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. “It may have come up from time to time, again, you know, there’s nothing...
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October 31, 2017 - 3:24 am
(WASHINGTON) -- White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Monday called Confederate General Robert E. Lee an "honorable man" and suggested that a a lack of compromise caused the Civil War. “I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man,” Kelly said in an interview on Fox News Monday...
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October 30, 2017 - 8:18 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to FBI agents about his correspondence with Russian nationals and attempts to arrange a meeting between the campaign and...
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October 30, 2017 - 6:15 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A trio of arrests stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election raises questions about whether President Donald Trump could pardon the three men and whether it would make sense for him to do so. A federal grand...
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October 30, 2017 - 6:10 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman John Podesta, has stepped down from his namesake lobbying group citing the current news environment, according to a source familiar with the situation. Tony Podesta is viewed as one of the most prominent...
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October 30, 2017 - 1:35 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- In the wake of two indictments and a guilty plea in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the White House insisted that the criminal charges have nothing to do with President Donald Trump or his campaign. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders also said Trump has no...
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October 30, 2017 - 1:14 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Some Twitter users are apparently having a hard time distinguishing a former Trump campaign adviser who has pleaded guilty in the Russia probe from another man with the same name. George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, pleaded...
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October 30, 2017 - 11:24 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has sought to dismiss as a "hoax" the various federal investigations into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties to Trump associates. Here are 11 times that he said this. March 28, 2017 "Why isn't the House Intelligence...
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October 30, 2017 - 10:03 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has in the recent past both distanced himself from his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and defended him. Here are some of the recent public responses by the president and his associates about Manafort and his role in the 2016 presidential campaign...
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