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Special counsel pushing Paul Manafort for information on Roger Stone: Sources

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office have been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — their newest cooperating witness — about his friend and former business associate Roger Stone, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.Stone, a longtime political adviser to President Donald Trump and onetime partner of Manafort’s at…read more »

Trump calls on Cabinet to cut department spending by 5 percent

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the members of his Cabinet to draw up proposals to cut spending for their respective agency budgets by 5 percent, and although he didn’t make a direct connection, his call came after news earlier this week that the federal government ran up its largest annual deficit…read more »

Trump: ‘Not at all’ giving cover to the Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Oliver Contreras – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his recent comments about Saudi Arabia’s denials of any involvement in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi were not an attempt to give the oil-rich ally cover.“No not at all, I just want to find out what’s happening,” Trump told reporters.He…read more »

Trump says he’s ‘not at all’ giving cover to the Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Oliver Contreras – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his recent comments about Saudi Arabia’s denials of any involvement in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi were not an attempt to give the oil-rich ally cover.“No not at all, I just want to find out what’s happening,” Trump told reporters.He…read more »

Trump administration expected to replace Interior watchdog with political appointee

Department of Housing and Urban Development(WASHINGTON) — Even as ethical inquiries into Ryan Zinke’s actions as Interior Secretary continue, the Trump administration is expected to nominate a political appointee from another agency to take over as the department’s internal watchdog.Democrats and oversight groups say they are concerned a political nominee with no specific experience in…read more »

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