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Fact check: Trump promoted conspiracy theories. Here's the truth.

Tuesday  01:10,   17 july 2018
nbcnews

At a joint news conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump brought up the DNC and Hillary Clinton.Asked whether he believes the American intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the U.S election, President[...]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump nearly alone in Russia meddling doubts

Monday  22:30,   16 july 2018
msn

President Donald Trump said Monday he sees no reason why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election. Minutes earlier, on the same platform, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a reason, even while denying Moscow ever meddled: He wanted[...]

John Brennan: Trump news conference performance 'nothing short of treasonous'

Monday  19:36,   16 july 2018
cnn

Former CIA Director John Brennan called President Donald Trump's performance at Monday's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "nothing short of treasonous."At the news conference following his one-on-one meeting[...]

Trump’s Reelect Campaign Spent $1.2 Million On Legal Fees So Far This Year

Monday  17:06,   16 july 2018
talkingpointsmemo

President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign has spent $1.2 million on legal fees so far this year, according to a Sunday Buzzfeed News report. The numbers come from the most recent FEC filings and include payment to firms Harder LLP and[...]

Republicans Put Immigration Divisions on Hold for ICE Messaging Votes

Monday  15:11,   16 july 2018
rollcall

Lacking a unified strategy on most immigration policy, Republicans are looking to temporarily set aside their differences and highlight an issue that has divided Democrats.  GOP leaders are planning two votes this week or next related to[...]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe trip marked by inaccuracies

Monday  15:05,   16 july 2018
msn

<p>President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements.</p>A week [...]

Kavanaugh documents could answer decade-old question of whether he misled Congress

Monday  13:05,   16 july 2018
nbcnews

In 2007, two Democratic senators accused Kavanaugh of misleading Congress over his role in formulating Bush-era detention policies.WASHINGTON — The confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could answer a question first raised[...]

Paul: Asking for Russian hackers' extradition is a 'moot point'

Sunday  18:56,   15 july 2018
cnn

Republican Sen. Rand Paul says asking for the extradition of the Russian intelligence agents indicted Friday for interfering in the 2016 election would be a "moot point."Load[...]

Elon Musk donated nearly $40K to Republican PAC, filings show

Saturday  23:35,   14 july 2018
thehill

Elon Musk donated nearly $40K to Republican PAC, filings showLoad[...]

Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meeting

Saturday  22:55,   14 july 2018
msn

President Donald Trump played golf and tweeted Saturday from one of his namesake resorts in the run-up to his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump is spending a private weekend at one of his golf properties in Scotland.[...]

Pols play at Nationals Park, but that's not Trump's game

Saturday  21:57,   14 july 2018
msn

During every previous All-Star Game in Washington, the president was part of the story. That might not be the case this year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) 2/5 SLIDES © The Associated Press Abe, one of the Washington[...]

U.S. Allies Worry Putin Will Sell Trump A Bill Of Goods On Syria

Saturday  20:41,   14 july 2018
huffingtonpost

Western capitals are becoming increasingly concerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin will run circles around President Donald Trump at their summit on Monday. And one issue encapsulates what could be at risk for U.S. interests and American[...]

Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

Saturday  20:35,   14 july 2018
thehill

Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the[...]

Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

Saturday  20:35,   14 july 2018
msn

Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent[...]

Trump blames Obama for Russian hacking of Democratic email server

Saturday  19:37,   14 july 2018
usatoday

President Donald Trump, who meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, said Obama was responsible for not doing enough to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election."The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place[...]