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Rudy Giuliani's glaring contradiction about Trump's extraordinary Oval Office meeting

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On Monday, President Donald Trump summoned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to the Oval Office and demanded to see documents related to the ongoing investigation of his own campaign.
At issue is the FBI's use of an informant who communicated with members of the Trump campaign team. Trump has inaccurately described the man, who has been widely reported as Cambridge professor Stefan Halper - a highly regarded veteran of previous Republican administrations - as a “spy.”
“Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the...
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The Trump administration is closing in on a deal to ease sanctions on Chinese tech giant ZTE

The Trump administration is closing in on a deal to ease sanctions on Chinese tech giant ZTE

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The Trump administration is reportedly nearing a new deal to ease sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE.
The deal would force ZTE to make major changes to its executive team and board of directors.
It may also include significant fines.
The new agreement comes after a back-and-forth between the Trump administration and the Chinese government on a way to ease the crackdown on ZTE.
The Trump administration and Chinese government are closing in on a revised deal to lift sanctions on Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE after a US crackdown crippled the tech giant.
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Intelligence Director Dan Coats Is the Mild-Mannered Force the Trump Administration Needs

Intelligence Director Dan Coats Is the Mild-Mannered Force the Trump Administration Needs

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Dan Coats is not exactly Central Casting's version of a spymaster. Sitting down for an interview in his spacious office in suburban Virginia, the Director of National Intelligence is cheerful and earnest. His manner is the same brand of friendly Midwestern self-effacement for which he was known during 16 years as a Republican Senator from Indiana. “The technical capabilities of this and the diversity of skills are high above my intellectual capacity,” he says. One veteran Washington intelligence observer uses the word guileless to describe his demeanor.
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