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“Insanity,” “Furious,” “On His Own”: Trump's Post-Midterms Blues Are Vexing His Staff and Roiling the White House

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He's lashing out at aides and press and foreign leaders, and threatening to roll West Wing heads-but at least he didn't get his hair wet at the Belleau Wood memorial.
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Christie: White House hasn't contacted me about attorney general job

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, said Wednesday he has not been contacted by the White House about the possibility of being nominated for attorney general. “No,” Christie told reporters after an event in Atlantic City, according to audio of the exchange. “No, I read the papers. I know the position's open. No one needs to tell me.” Christie is reportedly under serious consideration for the position in the wake of Jeff Sessions' forced resignation. Christie has been clear in the past that he desires the job and has turned...
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Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

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The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, rejecting the views of critics that the move ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution and federal law.
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Bernie Sanders doubles down on calling Trump an 'authoritarian' after White House says he's 'ridiculous'

Bernie Sanders doubles down on calling Trump an 'authoritarian' after White House says he's 'ridiculous'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday doubled down on his reference to President Donald Trump as an authoritarian leader, calling it the "only" way to describe the president.
Earlier in the week, Sanders made similar comments on Trump in a separate tweet, describing the president as an "authoritarian" who doesn't care about democracy.
The White House responded to Sanders' initial remarks in a statement provided to INSIDER, calling the Vermont senator "ridiculous" and "grossly insulting."
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday doubled down on his reference to President Donald Trump as an authoritarian...
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