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Dowd, who resigned as Trump's lawyer last week, also floated the offer of a pardon last summer to lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn , according to a report Wednesday by the New York Times . A grand jury had already been convened to look into evidence against Flynn by the time Dowd spoke with Kelner, the Times reports, while the conversation with Brown took place prior to an indictment handed down in October charging Manafort for various financial crimes.
  • White House Lawyer John Dowd Resigns as Mueller Probe Sharpens

    White House Lawyer John Dowd Resigns as Mueller Probe Sharpens

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    Attorney John Dowd's departure marks at least the second major reshuffling of Donald Trump's legal team in the previous year. Dowd stirred controversy when he said Mueller's investigation should end, comments he later walked back. His work on behalf of Trump has previously raised eyebrows. Dowd initial appointment to the team was striking for his reputation as a legal brawler who once led Major League Baseball's investigation into all-time hit king Pete Rose.
  • Arrested Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont to appear in German court

    Arrested Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont to appear in German court

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    Puigdemont had been wanted in Spain since leading a parliamentary session in October a year ago that saw separatist lawmakers vote for the region of Catalonia to declare independence from Spain . The case of Mamoun Darkazanli sparked a judicial row between the two countries after Germany's Federal Constitutional court refused to turn over Darkazanli, saying that European Union extradition laws created to speed up the delivery of suspects between member states violated the rights of ...
  • My husband doesn't pray, is irresponsible, woman tells court

    My husband doesn't pray, is irresponsible, woman tells court

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    According to sources, a woman identified as Ritu Devi wife of Captain Singh and her paramour identified as Darshan Kumar hatched up a conspiracy to kill her husband. Hauntingly, the woman can be heard screaming in pain after each hit. After reportedly receiving 100 lashes , the woman eventually collapsed. The woman alleged that despite her lodging a complaint and giving a copy of the same to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) no action was taken.
  • Vietnam Halts Oil Project In South China Sea

    Vietnam Halts Oil Project In South China Sea

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    It said two Chinese Navy ships "took immediate action to identify and verify the U.S. ship, and warned and dispelled it". "We conduct routine and regular freedom of navigation operations, as we have done in the past and will continue to do in the future", said Lieutenant Commander Nicole Schwegman, a spokeswoman for U.S.
  • Trump meets Saudi Crown Prince MBS, sells weapons

    Trump meets Saudi Crown Prince MBS, sells weapons

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    In the Oval Office, Trump and the crown prince praised the strength of US-Saudi ties, which had grown strained under the Obama administration in part over differing views toward Riyadh's regional rival, Iran . "Iran has not been treating that part of the world, or the world itself, appropriately". President Donald Trump on Tuesday implored Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince to share his nation's wealth by continuing to purchase American-made weapons.
  • Paul McCartney Joins New York #MarchForOurLives Rally in Memory of John Lennon

    Paul McCartney Joins New York #MarchForOurLives Rally in Memory of John Lennon

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    Paul McCartney , who once played and sang along side John Lennon told CNN that gun violence has a very hard meaning to him. Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 outside his NY apartment. Common , Ariana Grande , and Miley Cyrus were scheduled to perform at the Washington, DC rally, which reportedly brought around half a million people to the nation's capitol.
  • Ex-Playmate apologizes to Melania for alleged affair with Trump

    Ex-Playmate apologizes to Melania for alleged affair with Trump

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    Karen then said she told Trump: 'That's not me. " The first time they had sex, Trump tried to pay her by handing her a wad of cash after which McDougal cried in the backseat while being chauffeured home by Trump's bodyguard ". She also spoke of having her photo taken with Trump , Melania and his daughter Ivanka at a party. Trump's cheating was detailed by Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal in an eye-opening interview on CNN last night.
  • Commodity and ag groups react to the imposed Chinese tariffs

    Commodity and ag groups react to the imposed Chinese tariffs

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    China's decision to hit back was based on the Trump administration's decision to apply tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum earlier in March, it said. China has repeatedly said that it doesn't want a trade war but warned that it would take "firm and necessary" countermeasures if necessary. Pelosi said Trump's tariffs package "should be used as a leverage point to negotiate more fair and open trade for U.S.
  • John Bolton Has a Sinister Tie to Cambridge Analytica

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    The sacking followed a spate of other administration firings, most notably that of now former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who was replaced by Mike Pompeo earlier this month. "It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current "necessity" posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons by striking first", he wrote .
  • Rounds happy with military spending in new bill

    Rounds happy with military spending in new bill

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    Aside from giving their own institutions a bonus, the omnibus also gives away millions to prevent "elderly falls", promote breastfeeding, and fight "excessive alcohol use". "We have to get a lot of great legislation approved and without the filibuster rule it will happen just like magic", Trump said. It also changes the way foreign governments request information from USA tech companies for similar investigations on their own citizens.
  • Trump tells Saudi prince he will work on arms deal

    Trump tells Saudi prince he will work on arms deal

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    After his visit to Washington, Mohammed will embark on a nationwide tour, visiting New York, Boston, oil hub Houston, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Mohammed later met with Republican Senators Dan Sullivan, Tom Cotton, and Lindsey Graham, along with Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, in talks which the Saudi embassy said showed the "multidimensional" nature of the kingdom's relations with the US.