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Trump Speechwriter Fired Amid Scrutiny of Appearance with White Nationalists

August 20, 2018
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
A White House speechwriter for President Trump was terminated last week after revelations that he had spoken at a conference attended by well-known white nationalists, according to three people familiar with the decision who were not authorized to speak publicly.
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Manafort Trial Day 15: Jury Meets for Third Day as Trump-fueled Political Cacophony Grows

August 20, 2018
Josh Gerstein, Darren Samsuelsohn | Politico
Paul Manafort’s tax- and bank-fraud trial is set to kick off its third day of jury deliberations Monday with questions swirling about jurors’ ability to ignore the politically charged cacophony enveloping them, including President Donald Trump’s public suggestion that his former campaign chairman’s trial is a miscarriage of justice.
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White House Counsel Don McGahn Cooperated 'Extensively' with Mueller Probe, Report Says

August 20, 2018
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC
According to a new report from The New York Times, White House counsel Don McGahn has voluntarily interviewed for more than 30 hours with special counsel investigators since last fall. McGahn reportedly provided information about President Trump’s desire to control the investigation, including the decision to fire Robert Mueller.
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Mueller seeks 6-month prison sentence for ex-Trump campaign aide

August 18, 2018
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is asking a judge to sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to lying to investigators involved in the Russia probe last October. Meanwhile, President Trump denied trying to silence critics after revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.
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Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House

August 18, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Katie Rogers, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Hours after Melania Trump moved into the White House in June of last year, she peered out a window and took in a stunning view of the Washington Monument: “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home!” the first lady cheerily wrote on Twitter in a snapshot of the tableau.
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DC mayor taunts Trump after cancellation of military parade

August 18, 2018
Abby Phillip, Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN
President Donald Trump sought to cast blame Friday for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Washington city council officials, saying they had inflated the cost.
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