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Justice Department warned Trump on Flynn: official

The Justice Department warned the White House weeks ago that national security adviser Michael Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail for contacts with Russian officials before President Donald Trump took power, a U.S. official said on Monday. Trump is evaluating the situation surrounding Flynn and talking to Vice President Mike …

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Trump, South Korea’s Hwang agree to strengthen defenses against North Korea: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defense capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South …

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Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washington to “wage war.” The comments at a briefing from White House …

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White House vows to fight media ‘tooth and nail’ over Trump coverage

The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media “tooth and nail” over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented “alternative facts” to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump said he had …

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Trump plans to meet with UK’s May, Mexico’s Pena Nieto: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump is arranging to meet soon with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, two long-standing U.S. allies concerned about how his presidency will affect their relationships with Washington. Trump will meet on Friday with May in Washington, White House spokesman Sean Spicer …

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Trump aide named to lead White House communications says he won’t take job

Jason Miller, who President-elect Donald Trump announced this week would serve as his White House communications director, said on Saturday he would not take the job. Miller, the communications director for Trump’s transition team, said in a statement that his family needed to take priority over career moves. He said …

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Trump says picks Mulvaney to be White House budget director

President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday he has chosen U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina to be his White House budget director, turning to a fiscal conservative to help pursue his policy agenda. The nomination to be director of the White House Office of Budget and Management will require …

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CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House: Washington Post

The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Citing U.S. officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies had …

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White House voices concerns about China cyber law

The White House said on Thursday that it raised concerns about China’s new cyber security law during a meeting with a Chinese official after the latest round of talks between the two countries on cyber crime. U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Chinese State Councilor Guo Shengkun to …

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Trump says he will back away from business to focus on White House

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest but gave few immediate details as concern over his dual role mounts ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump, a real estate magnate who owns hotels and golf resorts …

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