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FBI expresses ‘grave concerns’ over accuracy of Republican surveillance memo
Jan31

FBI expresses ‘grave concerns’ over accuracy of Republican surveillance memo

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Only hours after President Donald Trump was caught on a live mic saying a controversial, Republican-drafted memo about government surveillance would be released to the public, the FBI says it has “grave con…

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CDC director resigns over her ‘financial interests’ in tobacco companies
Jan31

CDC director resigns over her ‘financial interests’ in tobacco companies

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  The director of the Centers for Disease Control has resigned, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the wake of her “financial interests” coming under scrutiny.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald…

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Trump asked deputy attorney general if he was part of his team: source
Jan31

Trump asked deputy attorney general if he was part of his team: source

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  A source familiar with the matter confirms that during a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in December, President Donald Trump asked Rosenstein about the direction of the FBI’s Russia investigation and asked Rosenstein whether the deputy attorney general was part of Trump’s team.

Rosenstein seemed surprised by the questions, the source confirmed.

CNN, which first reported the story, said the December meeting occurred as Rosenstein prepared to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

During that hearing, he was asked: “Is it ever appropriate for a president of the United States to demand a Department of Justice official or FBI director to take a loyalty pledge?”

Rosenstein replied: “I don’t have any opinion about that. Nobody has asked me to take a loyalty pledge other than the oath of office.”

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Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts named Republican committee finance chair
Jan31

Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts named Republican committee finance chair

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and previously President Trump’s nominee to be Deputy Commerce Secretary, was named the next Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Ricketts replaces c…

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CIA director met with Russian spy chief amid 2018 election concerns, two ambassadors say
Jan31

CIA director met with Russian spy chief amid 2018 election concerns, two ambassadors say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) —  CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Russia’s senior-most spy chiefs last week amid deepening concerns about Russia’s potential interference in the 2018 midterm elections in the U.S., according to two ambassadors.
Ac…

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