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News Of Election Interference Briefing Sets Off National Intelligence Shakeup

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The U.S. intelligence community is warning about Russian interference in the November election. That's touched off a new round of battles between President Trump and Democrats.
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Zombie collusion? Clinton pounces on latest ‘Russian meddling' report to rally the troops, because it worked so well in 2016

Zombie collusion? Clinton pounces on latest ‘Russian meddling' report to rally the troops, because it worked so well in 2016

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Hillary Clinton has seized upon the latest claim that Russia is ‘interfering' in the 2020 election to renew her assault on US President Donald Trump, while a lack of evidence casts even the vague report into doubt.
Clinton crowed an ‘I told you so' in response to an NBC reporter's tweet suggesting Trump had desperately wanted to keep the latest installment in the never-ending ‘Russian meddling' soap opera under wraps. Accusing the president of “ taking Russian help for himself ,” she exhorted her followers to keep “ Putin's Puppet ” from securing a second term.
Putin's Puppet is at it...
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Trump says he is eyeing four candidates for intelligence chief

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Friday he had four candidates under consideration to be the next U.S. intelligence chief and that a decision would be made soon, even as one potential candidate said he was not interested in the job.
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Trump Sees 'Hoax No. 7' Underway in DC

Trump Sees 'Hoax No. 7' Underway in DC

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Reports that intelligence officials informed Congress that Russia is meddling on President Trump's behalf in the 2020 election have caught Trump's attention, and he's not happy with the news-specifically that the lawmakers were informed about it. Sources told the New York Times and Washington Post that during the closed-door...
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Trump's Black Support Will Rise at Least 50% in 2020

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Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott predicted Thursday that President Trump will get at least 12% of the black vote in 2020, a 50% increase from the 8% he got in 2016.
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Trump Is Taking His Demand For Loyalty To The Next Level

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The administration is reportedly purging officials considered not sufficiently supportive of the president. As Trump might say, “WITCH HUNT!”
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Trump's Ego Is Causing a National Security Nightmare

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It can be difficult to discern what passes for thought in Donald Trump's mind, but on the matter of Russian election interference he is refreshingly clear. He sees Russia's attempts to help him win the presidency and keep him in power not as a threat to the United States, but as a threat to his own fragile ego. This is what lies behind Trump's anger at Joseph Maguire, his outgoing acting director of national intelligence. Maguire's sin, according to The New York Times on Thursday, was allowing one of his aides to deliver a blunt warning to members of Congress, on February 13, that Russia...
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Former Ukraine diplomat Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

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NEW YORK - Former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that it had acquired Yovanovitch's planned memoir, currently untitled. According to the publisher, the book will trace her long career, from Mogadishu, Somalia, to Kyiv and “finally back to Washington, D.C. - where, to her dismay, she found a political system beset by many of the same challenges she...
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Trump Calls Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling a Democratic ‘Hoax'

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The president said the intelligence finding that Russia was again meddling in a coming presidential election in his favor was a partisan “misinformation campaign.”
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Trump Rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, Live Stream: How to Watch President's 2020 Campaign Stop

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This will be the third and final rally of Trump's current West Coast tour.
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Trump slams his own intelligence chief's warning of Russian 2020 interference as Democratic ‘hoax'

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The leader of the free world is once again putting more trust in Russia than in his own intelligence community. President Trump on Friday dismissed his top intelligence official's warning that the Kremlin is once again interfering in an election to his benefit, calling the dire finding a “hoax”...
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Media Furor Over Intel Briefing on Russian Meddling

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Howie Kurtz on a new intelligence report warning Russia will try to influence the 2020 election, Bloomberg has other candidates scrambling to raise money and the NY Times getting criticized for publishing op-ed written by Taliban leader.
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Russia denies backing Trump re-election, critics express alarm

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The Kremlin on Friday denied Russia was interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign to boost President Donald Trump's re-election chances following reports that American intelligence officials warned Congress about the election threat last week.
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Trump Is Using the 'Power of the Presidency to Conceal' Russia's 2020 Scheme to Re-elect Him, Says Former Acting AG

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Sally Yates accused President Donald Trump of "using the power of his presidency to conceal" Russia's influence on the 2020 election.
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