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Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos' Budget Destroys Public Education for Kids - U.S. News & World Report

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Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos' Budget Destroys Public Education for Kids
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent two decades defunding and destabilizing public schools in Michigan, and now she wants to spread that same agenda to every town and city in America. How else do you explain the cruel and craven cuts she and ...

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Why some national-security experts say Kremlin-gate will lead to Donald Trump's impeachment - OregonLive.com

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Why some national-security experts say Kremlin-gate will lead to Donald Trump's impeachment
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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman "is expected to bring RICO indictments in the Trump-Russia scandal," the independent investigative-journalism site the Palmer Report wrote last week, citing two "reliable sources." The Racketeer ...

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Trump popularity plummets in Russia, poll shows - AOL

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Trump popularity plummets in Russia, poll shows
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President Donald Trump, dogged since his election by accusations of improper connections toRussia, has seen his popularity wane in that country in recent weeks. A survey released Monday by state pollster VTsIOM found that the percentage of Russians ...

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Ukraine's Back-Channel Diplomat Still Shopping Peace Plan to Trump - Foreign Policy (blog)

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Ukraine's Back-Channel Diplomat Still Shopping Peace Plan to Trump
Foreign Policy (blog)
19, the right-wing Ukrainian member of parliament was sucked into the scandal surrounding President Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia when the New York Times reported that Artemenko had served as a back channel between Moscow and ...

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Former CIA director: 'The Russians feign sincerity better than anyone — I lost faith in their willingness to do the ... - Business Insider

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Former CIA director: 'The Russians feign sincerity better than anyone — I lost faith in their willingness to do the ...
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John Brennan CIA Director John Brennan listens during a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais. Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Donald Trump is right to try and ...

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It's not just Trump: With Brexit and France votes, Russia is cultivating the global right - Washington Post (blog)

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It's not just Trump: With Brexit and France votes, Russia is cultivating the global right
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“The Russian regime has made a very concerted effort at cultivating the global political right.” This is one of the signs that undergird the thesis of James Kirchick's new book, “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.” And ...

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Giuliani's Work for Accused Iran-Sanctions Buster Is a Secret - Bloomberg

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Giuliani's Work for Accused Iran-Sanctions Buster Is a Secret
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It's pretty clear what former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and ex-U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey aren't doing as part of a defense team hired by a Turkish-Iranian businessman charged with helping Iran evade financial sanctions. What's not clear ...

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Feds accuse Giuliani of undermining officials in Turkish banker case - New York Post

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Feds accuse Giuliani of undermining officials in Turkish banker case
New York Post
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan accused former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of going over their heads to “other officials in the US government” in an effort to get charges tossed against a wealthy and connected Iranian-Turkish gold trader with ties to Turkey's ...
Giuliani discussed Iran sanctions case with Turkey's president, feds sayNewsday
Did Giuliani Try to Cut Deal Between US and Turkey for Iranian?NBCNews.com

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Judge orders Giuliani, Mukasey to turn over retainers with Zarrab - Newsday

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Judge orders Giuliani, Mukasey to turn over retainers with Zarrab
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A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday ordered ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani, seen here on June 8, 2016, and former attorney general Michael Mukasey to turn over their retainer agreements with Reza Zarrab, whom the two GOP power brokers are trying to ...
Judge asks who's paying Rudy Guiliani in Iran sanctions caseThe Seattle Times
Reza Zarrab Lawyers Ordered to Disclose Source of Legal FeesBloomberg Big Law Business

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A Mysterious Case Involving Turkey, Iran, and Rudy Giuliani - The New Yorker

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A Mysterious Case Involving Turkey, Iran, and Rudy Giuliani
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The mysterious case of Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian businessman facing federal charges in New York, has grown even stranger over the past couple of weeks. Zarrab, who is thirty-three, was arrested by F.B.I. agents, in Miami, last March. At the time ...

Rudy Giuliani Helping to Defend Gold Dealer Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions - New York Magazine

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Rudy Giuliani Helping to Defend Gold Dealer Accused of Violating Iran Sanctions
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Trump pal and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's kept a low profile since inadvertently contributing to the failure of the president's Muslim ban, has a new gig. The New York Times reports that Giuliani has been retained by Reza Zarrab, ...

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Turkish Trader Suspected of Bypassing Iran Sanctions Hires Rudy Giuliani as Attorney - Haaretz

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Turkish Trader Suspected of Bypassing Iran Sanctions Hires Rudy Giuliani as Attorney
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A wealthy Turkish gold trader's decision to hire former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to represent him, as he defends against charges he conspired to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran, raises a ...

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Rudy Giuliani representing controversial Turkish businessman accused of helping Iran get around US sanctions - New York Daily News

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Rudy Giuliani representing controversial Turkish businessman accused of helping Iran get around US sanctions
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been tapped to represent a controversial Turkish gold merchant accused of working his way around U.S. sanctions against Iran. Prosecutors in a filing Monday said Giuliani and former Attorney General Michael ...

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Judge Seeks to Clarify Rudy Giuliani's Role on Gold Trader's Team - New York Times

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Judge Seeks to Clarify Rudy Giuliani's Role on Gold Trader's Team
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Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday ordered lawyers for the trader, Reza Zarrab, to file court papers explaining the precise roles of Mr. Giuliani and of the second lawyer, Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal ...

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Trump ally Giuliani hired for case touching Turkey, Iran - Newsday

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Trump ally Giuliani hired for case touching Turkey, Iran
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Although a Democrat, Schumer never showed any antagonism toward Giuliani, who has long been close to Michael Mukasey. In 2007, Schumer called Mukasey “far better than anyone could expect from this administration,” then led by President George W.

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Roger Stone: Steve Bannon Is Alone in West Wing - NBC News - NBCNews.com

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Roger Stone: Steve Bannon Is Alone in West Wing - NBC News
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Longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone said Thursday that embattled White House aide Steve Bannon is alone and surrounded in the West Wing and that no ...
Roger Stone: Steve Bannon is 'alone' and 'surrounded'Washington Examiner
Roger Stone: Steve Bannon Is "Alone" In The West Wing ...RealClearPolitics
'Do You Understand Why You're a Suspect?': Chuck Todd and ...Mediaite
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Roger Stone defends WikiLeaks, calls for CIA head to resign over attacks - The Hill (blog)

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Roger Stone defends WikiLeaks, calls for CIA head to resign over attacks
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Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone on Friday defended WikiLeaks calling for the CIA head to resign for attacking the anti-secrecy site's legitimacy. In an interview with Newsmax Stone blasted CIA Director Mike Pompeo for calling WikiLeaks a "a non-state ...
Roger Stone: CIA Director Mike Pompeo should resign after ripping WikiLeaksWashington Examiner
Director Pompeo Delivers Remarks at CSIS — Central Intelligence AgencyCIA

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Democracy in Crisis: Move over Louise Mensch, Roger Stone has a Carter Page theory of his own - Baltimore City Paper (blog)

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Democracy in Crisis: Move over Louise Mensch, Roger Stone has a Carter Page theory of his own
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In conversation, longtime Trump adviser and Republican dirty-trickster Roger Stone—who, like Page, is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, and, also like Page, suspects that he was the subject of a FISA warrant—told me that he ...
Carter Page: FBI reportedly obtained FISA warrant to monitor ex-Trump adviserFox News
The FBI Reportedly Obtained a FISA Warrant to Monitor Former Trump Adviser Carter PageTIME
Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during campaignCNN
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Reince Priebus tries to broker peace between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner - pppFocus

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Reince Priebus tries to broker peace between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner
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Former Trump political adviser Roger Stone has accused Kushner of leaking unfavorable stories about Bannon. This followed his statement saying reports he was on the brink of quitting his administration job were “100 percent nonsense”. Axios didn't name ...

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Roger Stone on Steve Bannon, Trump's missile strike and more - The Rebel

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Roger Stone on Steve Bannon, Trump's missile strike and more
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Roger Stone on Steve Bannon, Trump's missile strike and more. Jack PosobiecWashington Bureau Chief. I sat down with former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone on the reports of a Trump White House shakeup.

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Roger Stone: Kushner, Priebus Want Trump to Ass-Kiss for Establishment - Daily Beast

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Roger Stone: Kushner, Priebus Want Trump to Ass-Kiss for Establishment
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“That really is comprised of Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, Dina Powell—a former Bush operative who spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative conference a couple years ago,” Stone said referring to Powell who recently joined the administration as deputy ...

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Trump keeps the Kremlin guessing - Newsday

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Trump keeps the Kremlin guessing
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The narrative of Trump as Vladimir Putin's puppet is difficult to sustain today, with the United States accusing the Kremlin of abetting Assad's chemical attack on civilians and indicating that it might seek new sanctions against Russia. Some Trump ...

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Guess Who Came to Dinner With Flynn and Putin - NBCNews.com

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Guess Who Came to Dinner With Flynn and Putin
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And next to Putin at the head table, in the seat of honor, was an American. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who would later become Donald Trump's national security adviser, was already advising Trump's presidential campaign when he was paid $45,000 to ...

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Trump's incoherent strategy is Putin's opportunity - euronews

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Trump's incoherent strategy is Putin's opportunity
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With 59 Tomahawk missiles, Trump sent a message to the Assad regime and its patrons, especially Russia and Iran, that he, unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, is willing to enforce “red lines.” Unsurprisingly, Vladimir Putin's Kremlin condemned the US ...
Axelrod: Putin and Trump are masters of the same dirty gameCNN
Putin Says Trust Erodes Under Trump As Moscow Icily Receives TillersonHuffington Post
Trump Says Putin Is Partly to Blame for Syrian CrisisNew York Times
Chicago Tribune -Politico -CNBC -新华网
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Rubin: Trump's untruths enable Putin's lies - The Mercury News

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Rubin: Trump's untruths enable Putin's lies
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Trump made this assertion on same the day Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a frosty meeting with Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader claimed the Syrian gas attack was a “provocation” by the United States and Syrian rebels — meaning we did it or ...
US conservatives keep faith with Putin despite Trump travailsFinancial Times
Vladimir Putin should be courted by Trump for partnershipWashington Times
Alexander Dugin and Steve Bannon's Ideological Ties to Vladimir Putin's RussiaNewsweek
New Vision -Daily Star -NJ.com -Department of Defense
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Report: Paul Manafort Now Advising Chinese Billionaire On Trump Infrastructure Contracts - Huffington Post

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Report: Paul Manafort Now Advising Chinese Billionaire On Trump Infrastructure Contracts
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A spokesman for Manafort initially denied to the newspaper that the meeting had anything to do with business, the Times reported. He then modified his statement, saying the meeting was “impromptu” and was added to Manafort's China travel schedule ...

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FISA target amazed that Democrats continue to push 'laughable' Trump dossier - World Tribune

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FISA target amazed that Democrats continue to push 'laughable' Trump dossier
World Tribune
“On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke but there is no fire, at all,” Morell said at an event sponsored by security analysis website The Cipher Brief. “There's no little campfire, there's no little ...

Why Michael Flynn may be seeking immunity - Washington Post

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Why Michael Flynn may be seeking immunity
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As readily as Trump, Flynn and his allies rushed to criticism when aides to Hillary Clinton sought immunity in the probe of her email server, Trump's opponents seized on the suggestion of an immunity deal as evidence that Flynn necessarily had secrets ...

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Inside Trump's Russia Connections: The Felon And The Pop Star - Forbes

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Inside Trump's Russia Connections: The Felon And The Pop Star
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First, there's Felix Sater. The Russian-born Sater worked at Bayrock, a New York-based firm that partnered with Trump on real estate deals in the early 2000s, including Trump SoHo. (Prior to that, Sater was a Wall Street broker until serving a year in ...

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Trump's Links To Convicted Felon Who Stabbed A Man With A Margarita Glass Just Got Weirder - Huffington Post

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Trump's Links To Convicted Felon Who Stabbed A Man With A Margarita Glass Just Got Weirder
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Sater said the site was just a placeholder and blamed a web developer for lifting its content. He even suggested that the site was not his, and that he had not seen it before. Internet domain records, however, show Sands Point's site was registered to ...

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Why FBI Can't Tell All on Trump, Russia | Alternet - AlterNet

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Why FBI Can't Tell All on Trump, Russia | Alternet
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Doing so would jeopardize a long-running, ultra-sensitive operation targeting mobsters tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin—and to Trump. Reporters: ...
FBI's dilemma is our dilemma in Trump-Russia probeThe Hill (blog)
Mobbed Up: Is Trump as Clean as He Claims? - WhoWhatWhyWhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)
The Gravity Is Strong, Part #2 - Talking Points MemoTPM (blog)

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A birthday video call captures a telling moment in Trump's Russia ... - McClatchy Washington Bureau

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A birthday video call captures a telling moment in Trump's Russia ...
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Three wealthy businessmen at a 2005 party that drew a call from Donald Trump have been linked to allegations of illegal activities. Tofik Arifov, Alexander ...

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More than enough smoke - Lexington Herald Leader

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More than enough smoke
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A pro-Moscow Ukranian lawmaker and businessman, Felix Sater, apparently joined President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen in drafting a peace plan to recognize Russia's intervention in the Ukraine as rightful and advocated an end to the ...

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Trump Has Deep Links To Organized Crime: Federal Investigators Know It And The Public Is Catching Up - The National Memo (blog)

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Trump Has Deep Links To Organized Crime: Federal Investigators Know It And The Public Is Catching Up
The National Memo (blog)
Also in February, Trump received a proposed peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, offered by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and two Russians with organized crime convictions: Felix H.Sater, a business associate who once helped Trump scout deals in ...

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Ukraine's back-channel diplomat still shopping peace plan to Trump - Stars and Stripes

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Ukraine's back-channel diplomat still shopping peace plan to Trump
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Artemenko confirmed to FP that Trump associate Felix Sater had arranged a meeting with Cohen and that he was told details of the plan were relayed to Flynn, although he says no physical documents were passed at the sit-down in Manhattan. The Kremlin ...

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Betsy DeVos' brother, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, sparks headlines - WZZM

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Betsy DeVos' brother, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, sparks headlines
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Erik Prince, the Holland, Mich., native who sparked controversy a decade ago as the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, is back in the news, this time for his connections to the Trump administration. The Washington Post reported Monday that Prince, the ...

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince admits 'incidental' Seychelles meeting with Russian during Trump transition - Raw Story

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince admits 'incidental' Seychelles meeting with Russian during Trump transition
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Erik Prince, the founder of the mercenary company Blackwater, admitted that he met with an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin during then-President-elect Donald Trump's transition. The Washington Post reported last week that Prince held a secret ...

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Blackwater Founder Prince Said to Have Advised Trump Team - Bloomberg

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Blackwater Founder Prince Said to Have Advised Trump Team
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In the very public, post-election parade of dignitaries, confidantes and job-seekers filing in and out of Donald Trump's marquee Manhattan tower, Blackwater founder Erik Prince was largely out of sight. And yet Prince was very much a presence ...

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Want Donald Trump to say nice things about you? Say nice things about him - CNN

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Want Donald Trump to say nice things about you? Say nice things about him
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President Donald J. Trump today spoke by phone with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey about the close, long-standing relationship between the United States and Turkey and their shared commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms. President ...
Donald Trump is done pretending the US cares about democracy in other countriesQuartz
President Trump Congratulates Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Referendum VictoryTIME
Donald Trump criticised for congratulating Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning Turkish referendumThe Independent
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President Donald Trump touts manufacturing, 'Buy American, Hire American' at Snap-on in Kenosha - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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President Donald Trump touts manufacturing, 'Buy American, Hire American' at Snap-on in Kenosha
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KENOSHA - President Donald Trump came to Wisconsin's tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc. Tuesday to tout manufacturing and sign an executive order as part of his "Buy American, Hire American" agenda. Trump's executive order was designed to clamp down ...
Trump to order review of visa program to encourage hiring AmericansReuters
Watch Live: President Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Visa ProgramTIME
Watch Live: President Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive OrderFortune
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Carter Page rebuts Democrats on Russia dossier - Washington Times

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Carter Page rebuts Democrats on Russia dossier
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Carter Page, the Trump campaign's onetime volunteer adviser on Russia, views with amazement how much a Democratic opposition research dossier has been increasingly embraced by the liberal power structure in Washington. He told The Washington ...

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Conspiracy blogger: Carter Page went to Russia with secret recording of Trump asking Putin to hack election - Raw Story

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Conspiracy blogger: Carter Page went to Russia with secret recording of Trump asking Putin to hack election
Raw Story
Conspiracy theorist and national security blogger Louise Mensch asserted that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page took a recording to Russia of Donald Trump personally authorizing Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime to hack the 2016 ...

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Carter Page - Rapid City Journal

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Carter Page
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, speaks at a news conference at RIA Novosti news agency in Moscow, Russia. A published report says the FBI obtained a court ...

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What the Hell Is Going on with Carter Page? - Vanity Fair

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What the Hell Is Going on with Carter Page?
Vanity Fair
Of all the question marks surrounding the Trump campaign's many ties to Russia, there is no greater enigma than Carter Page, the self-proclaimed expert on the Russian energy industry who Donald Trump named as one of his foreign policy advisers last year.

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Carter Page: 'All of the lies ... are finally coming out into the open' - Fox News

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Carter Page: 'All of the lies ... are finally coming out into the open'
Fox News
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page decried what he called "false allegations" against him on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Thursday. Page reportedly was the target of a so-called FISA order issued last summer that permitted investigators to ...

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Former Trump adviser Carter Page held 'strong pro-Kremlin views', says ex-boss - The Guardian

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Former Trump adviser Carter Page held 'strong pro-Kremlin views', says ex-boss
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Carter Page, who was reportedly being monitored by the FBI last summer because of suspicions about his ties to Russia, was hired in 1998 by the Eurasia Group, a major US consulting firm that advises banks and multinational corporations, but left the ...

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Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page's Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting - TPM

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Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page's Accounts Of Russia Ties Keep Shifting
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Carter Page, a onetime foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign, is eager to clear his name. After coming under scrutiny by the FBI and the press for his ties to Kremlin-linked officials, Page has conducted interview after interview ...

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FBI documents detail how the Russians try to recruit spies - CNN

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FBI documents detail how the Russians try to recruit spies
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While the government has never revealed his identity, Carter Page has acknowledged to CNN that he is the individual the documents refer to as a target of recruitment by three Russian intelligence agents, news first reported by BuzzFeed on April 3. The ...

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