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(Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s security detail has cost taxpayers well over $3 million so far, up sharply from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt’s life had been threatened. FILE PHOTO – EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations
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(Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s security detail has cost taxpayers about $3.4 million so far, up more than 30 percent from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt’s life had been threatened. FILE PHOTO – EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday they heard nothing in classified briefings by the FBI and intelligence officials to support President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated allegation that the agency placed a “spy” into his 2016 presidential campaign to help his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers, including senior Democrats, will receive classified briefings from FBI and intelligence officials on Thursday on an FBI probe into Russian election meddling after President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims about a “spy” being used against his campaign. U.S. congressional leaders including (from left) House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, House
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a new direction in U.S.-China trade talks and said any deal would need “a different structure,” fueling uncertainty over current negotiations. In an early Wednesday morning post on Twitter, Trump said the current track appeared “too hard to get done” and cited difficulties such as verification,
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York federal judge has postponed to next week a hearing in the case brought by President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to limit prosecutors’ review of documents seized from his home and office. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen arrives at his hotel
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Tuesday bipartisan legislation that would ease bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, giving President Donald Trump a major legislative victory. Wall Street is written on a building in New York’s financial district, March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Tuesday’s vote eases
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate “any irregularities” in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization. Trump suggested on Friday that the FBI might have planted or recruited an informant in his presidential campaign
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