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DNI Dan Coats Has 3 Words After Learning Trump Invited Vladimir Putin To White House

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The director of national intelligence learned the president invited Putin to the White House during a Q&A discussion at the Aspen Security Forum.
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Spy Boss Coats, Once Eager To Get His Name Before Voters, Now Prefers The Shadows

Spy Boss Coats, Once Eager To Get His Name Before Voters, Now Prefers The Shadows

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The director of national intelligence is back in the headlines after a rare public statement contradicting the president about Russian interference in U.S. elections.
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New U.S. SEC chairman discusses the new rule changes for broker-dealers, and what they mean for investors

New U.S. SEC chairman discusses the new rule changes for broker-dealers, and what they mean for investors

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President Donald Trump nominated big-bank lawyer Jay Clayton to be chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on his first day in the Oval Office. Clayton, a 51-year-old attorney...
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Trump planning to invite Putin to Washington this fall: White House

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President Donald Trump has instructed the White House to invite Vladimir Putin to Washington on the heels of his widely criticized Helsinki meeting.
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Putin accuses U.S. forces of trying to ruin Trump summit outcome

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By Andrew Osborn and Olesya Astakhova MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but said the two leaders had begun to improve U.S.-Russia ties anyway. Putin and Trump sat down for their...
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Senate Rebukes Trump Over Putin Meeting. Minutes Later, White House Announces Invitation to Putin

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The Republican-led Senate signaled unease with President Donald Trump's shifting policies toward Russia after his meeting with Vladimir Putin as the White House announced the U.S. president is seeking a repeat summit in Washington later this year.
The Senate effectively rebuked Trump for considering Putin's request to question U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama's former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, amid rising concern in Washington that the rest of the U.S. government still doesn't know what happened in Trump and Putin's private meeting in Helsinki on Monday.
Putin told Russian...
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GOP Senators Force White House to Withdraw Trump's Pick for Ninth Circuit

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President Trump's controversial nominee for the ninth circuit, Ryan Bounds, was withdrawn Thursday over objections by GOP senators led by Tim Scott of SC.
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Top Senate Democrat says Trump shouldn't meet with Putin again

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U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump should not meet privately with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin until Americans learn what happened at their first summit in Helsinki.
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Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar on Helsinki summit

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President Donald Trump plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, four days after a summit that led to an uproar in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Watch Dan Coats's Stunned Reaction to Being Told Putin Will Visit White House: 'Say that Again?'

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That's going to be special,” Coats said.
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Trump asks aide to invite Putin to Washington

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington in the fall.
That's the latest update Thursday from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders following Trump's meeting with Putin earlier this week in Finland.
Sanders says “those discussions are already underway” for a fall meeting between the two presidents.
It presumably would take place at the White House, but Sanders did not say where Trump and Putin would meet.
In a tweet about Putin earlier Thursday, Trump said, “I look forward to our...
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Trump meets with drug giant's CEO as part of price squeeze

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The CEO of drug giant Pfizer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as the administration pressures drugmakers to voluntarily rein in prices, according to multiple industry sources. Ian Read's appearance followed a Trump tweet this morning that thanked Pfizer and the Swiss manufacturer Novartis for pledging not to raise drug prices further this year. Top pharmaceutical industry CEOs are in Washington for an annual planning meeting of the major drug lobby PhRMA. Trump blasted Pfizer earlier this month on Twitter for dozens of price increase that went into effect July...
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Trump's Own Intelligence Chief Had No Idea That Putin Was Coming To The White House

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In a glimpse of White House dysfunction, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was blindsided by the news that Trump has invited Putin to the White House this fall on live national television.
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House committee wants Puerto Rico leadership to talk about PREPA

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Dysfunction at Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility prompted a Congressional oversight committee on Thursday to invite the U.S. commonwealth's governor to testify at a special hearing scheduled for next week.
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DNI Dan Coats Calls Out Trump's Russia Comments At Aspen Security Forum

DNI Dan Coats Calls Out Trump's Russia Comments At Aspen Security Forum

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Coats had publicly rebuked Trump earlier this week for dismissing U.S. intelligence reports on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Coats Says ‘I Don't Know' What Happened in Trump-Putin Meeting

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Donald Trump's top spy chief said “I don't know what happened” during a one-on-one meeting between the president and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, then appeared surprised to hear the Russian leader was invited to Washington later this year.
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Trump Is Inviting Putin to Visit the White House This Fall, So We've Got That to Look Forward To

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Nooooooooooo:
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U.S. intelligence chief Dan Coats flabbergasted by news President Trump invited Vladimir Putin to White House

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Dan Coats is being kept out of the loop. The top U.S. intelligence chief was stunned when news was broken to him onstage Thursday that President Trump had invited Vladimir Putin to the White House - and also revealed he had not been briefed in the slightest on what the two leaders discussed during...
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