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Drudge ReportMay 20, 2018
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Trump Sets Up Showdown With DOJ Over Claims Of Campaign Surveillance (Huffington Post Politics)
Trump says he will call for Justice Department to probe whether FBI surveilled his campaign for 'political purposes' (Washington Post Politics)

Reuters PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump to ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance claims
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the FBI or the department under the Obama administration.

The Daily BeastMay 20, 2018
Mnuchin: ‘Trade War' With China Is ‘On Hold'
Mike Blake/ReutersTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Sunday that the United States was temporarily halting its planned tariffs on Chinese imports while the two nations continue to negotiate.

"We're putting the trade war on hold," Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday, adding that the U.S. and China agreed to a framework whereby China would buy more goods from the U.S. in order to make up for the trade deficit between the two countries.

The announcement came after top Chinese officials visited Washington last week for negotiations on the Trump administration's trade policies. The president had previously revealed plans to impose tariffs on $150 billion on Chinese imports, a move that angered conservatives economists and members of his own party on Capitol Hill. China responded at the time by threatening tariffs on American goods, which could have sparked an all-out trade war.

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Mnuchin says Trump putting trade war with China 'on hold' (Washington Post Politics)

CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump to demand Justice Department examine whether it or FBI spied on campaign
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will demand that his Justice Department look into whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons.

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FBI informant met with three Trump advisers during campaign, report says (Fox Politics)

CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Giuliani says Mueller could end obstruction probe by September
Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller is aiming to finish the probe into potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump by September.

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Mueller said he could wrap up investigation by Sept. 1 if he can interview Trump by mid-July, Giuliani tells Fox News (Fox Politics)

New York Times PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled' His Campaign
Legal experts said President Trump's promise of intervention had little precedent, and could force a clash between the sitting president and his Justice Department.

CNN PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Sen. Warner says Trump Jr.'s meeting with Gulf emissary suggests campaign's 'pattern' with other countries
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia suggested Sunday that Donald Trump Jr.'s reported meeting with a Gulf emissary who offered to help his father's presidential campaign could be evidence of a larger pattern of concern.

Fox PoliticsMay 20, 2018
'FBI plant' in Trump campaign was US-born Cambridge professor, reports say
American-born University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper has been identified as an FBI plant in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, multiple news outlets reported Saturday.

The Daily BeastMay 20, 2018
Tina Fey's Sarah Palin Returns to SNL to Lead Anti-Trump Anthem ‘What I Did for Trump'
NBCTina Fey may be "relieved" that she doesn't work on Saturday Night Live right now, but on Saturday Night, the sketchy comedy-show's longtime head writer hosted its 43rd season finale.

And you knew she was gonna bring back her Sarah Palin impression.

Following a star-studded cold open—a Sopranos finale parody that saw Robert De Niro's Robert Mueller confront Alec Baldwin's President Trump, Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen and Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani in a New Jersey restaurant—and a fun little Morning Joe bit featuring Fey as Russian lawyer/spy Natalia Veselnitskaya, the former vice presidential candidate made her triumphant return to Studio 8H (in the form of Fey, of course). 

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SNL Finale: Tina Fey's Russian Spy Natalia Veselnitskaya Mocks Donald Trump Jr. (The Daily Beast)

New York Times PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Mueller Plans to Wrap Up Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says
Mr. Giuliani sought to make the case that a longer timeline for that aspect of the Russia investigation would hurt Republicans in the midterm elections.

Fox PoliticsMay 20, 2018
Trump warns extended Russia probe will 'put some hurt' on Republicans during midterms
President Trump on Sunday expressed his frustration with the ongoing and wide-ranging Russia collusion investigation, suggesting that federal investigators could "easily" extend the "witch hunt" through the critical mid-term elections to "put some hurt on the Republican Party."

Fox PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. plays down report he met with Gulf emissary in 2016
Donald Trump Jr. on Saturday played down a report that he attended a meeting in August 2016 that included an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes who were keen to help Trump win the election.

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NYT: Donald Trump Jr. met with Gulf emissary at Trump Tower ahead of 2016 election (CNN Politics)
Trump Jr. met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help (Reuters Politics)

New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Melania Trump Returns to White House in ‘High Spirits' After Kidney Procedure
The White House has not explained what led the first lady to seek treatment or whether its reference to her "benign kidney condition" meant she had a tumor.

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Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in 'high spirits' (Washington Post Politics)

Huffington Post PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Trump Jr. Met With Emissary For Gulf Princes Offering Help With Campaign In 2016: Report
The crown princes of the UAE and Saudi Arabia offered help to the Trump presidential campaign, the New York Times reports.

New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Trump Administration Touts Successful China Trade Talks, but Leaves the Details for Later
The administration said the two countries had reached an agreement to increase American exports, but said that specifics would be agreed upon at a later date.

Washington Post PoliticsMay 18, 2018
Nuclear deal Trump seeks with North Korea could mirror Iran deal he hates
If Trump can get a deal, it would trade nuclear concessions for sanctions relief. Sound familiar?

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Iran Can't Stop Exporting Terror and Trouble in the Middle East. Here's Why. (The Daily Beast)

Reuters PoliticsMay 18, 2018
Trump suggests FBI may have infiltrated his campaign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his attacks on the Justice Department, suggesting that the FBI may have planted or recruited an informant in his 2016 presidential campaign.
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