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Report: Trump says firing ‘nut job’ Comey took off pressure

May 20, 2017
Erica Werner, Eileen Sullivan | Associated Press
President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip.
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Russia probe reaches current WH official: Washington Post

May 20, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the Russia probe has now reached a current White House official in the Administration.
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Trump Signs $110 Billion in Arms Deals in Saudi Arabia as Foreign Trip Begins

May 20, 2017
Carol Lee, Margherita Stancati | The Wall Street Journal
President Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia signed an estimated $110 billion of new arms deals on the first day of Mr. Trump’s first trip overseas since taking office, a move aimed at strengthening economic and security ties with a critical ally in the Middle East.
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First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

May 20, 2017
Gloria Borger, Marshall Cohen, Jim Sciutto, Pamela Brown | CNN
Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser retired Gen. Michael Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Donald Trump and his team, sources told CNN.
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Trump campaigned against Muslims, but will preach tolerance in Saudi speech

May 20, 2017
Abby Phillip, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Embarking on his first overseas trip as president, Trump plans to do a rhetorical pirouette with a speech Sunday in the birthplace of Islam preaching religious tolerance and inviting Muslims to join the United States in the fight against global terrorism.

New bombshells in Russia investigations hit Trump administration

May 19, 2017
A White House official named a person of interest in Russia probes.
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Amid Trump Turmoil, Some Begin Eyeing Mike Pence

May 19, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
For Republicans reeling at a daily stream of troubling revelations about President Trump, the prospect that Vice President Mike Pence would assume power should Mr. Trump leave office is a remote possibility.
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5 things to watch on Trump’s foreign trip

May 19, 2017
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Although the trip will be shadowed by Trump’s growing problems at home, it could shape his foreign policy in important and lasting ways.
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Inside an embattled Trump's most consequential evening of turmoil yet

May 19, 2017
Jeff Zeleny, Sara Murray, Jim Acosta, Kevin Liptak | CNN
No one inside the West Wing had to ask how the President's mood was on Wednesday afternoon as aides awaited his return from delivering the commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.
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