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Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents

June 16, 2018
Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
President Trump has calculated that he will gain political leverage in congressional negotiations by continuing to enforce a policy he claims to hate — separating immigrant parents from their young children at the southern border, according to White House officials.
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Paul Manafort jailed after judge revokes his bail

June 16, 2018
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
A judge revoked former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort’s bail on Friday and sent him to jail in Virginia, pending a trial. Prosecutors allege he tried to influence what potential witnesses might testify about his lobbying work with Ukraine.
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Feds reassemble shredded docs, access encrypted messages from Michael Cohen raids

June 16, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Federal prosecutors in New York revealed on Friday that they had pieced back together shredded documents found during search-warrant raids in April targeting Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions defends family separation at the border

June 15, 2018
Over the past six weeks, 2,000 children have been separated from their parents.

Recapping President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

June 15, 2018
The president suspends “war games” on the Korean peninsula.
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Inspector general blasts Comey and also says others at FBI showed ‘willingness to take official action’ to hurt Trump

June 15, 2018
Devlin Barrett, John Wagner, Karoun Demirjian, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday castigated former FBI director James B. Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that other senior bureau officials showed a “willingness to take official action” to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
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Report gives Trump an opening, but undercuts his narrative

June 15, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The report that had much of Washington buzzing on Thursday required 500 pages to outline its findings, but to President Trump, three words mattered most — “we’ll stop it.”
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‘Why can’t we just do it?’: Trump nearly upended summit with abrupt changes

June 15, 2018
Ashley Parker, Karen DeYoung, Josh Dawsey, Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
Some of the most intense drama surrounding President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came not across the negotiating table, but in the days and hours leading up to Tuesday’s historic meeting — a behind-the-scenes flurry of commotion prompted by Trump himself.
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“There’s no stopping him”: Trump insists on a Putin summit

June 15, 2018
Susan Glasser | The New Yorker
Fresh off his showy Singapore summit with the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, President Trump is pushing his team to arrange another dramatic one-on-one meeting, this time with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, as soon as this summer. Negotiations with the Kremlin have been under way for weeks. “There’s no stopping him,” a senior Administration official familiar with the internal deliberations said. “He’s going to do it. He wants to have a meeting with Putin, so he’s going to have a meeting with Putin.”
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