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3:16 PM 5/31/2017 – Trump from mikenova (185 sites) putin won US 2016 election – Google News: Vladimir Putin may look like a genius for aligning himself with Donald Trump. He’s not. – Slate Magazine

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putin won US 2016 election – Google News: Vladimir Putin may look like a genius for aligning himself with Donald Trump. He’s not. – Slate Magazine
Trump FBI file – Google News: Trump blasts Russia probe, touts ex-adviser Page over FBI, CIA – Reuters
Donald Trump: Musk: will exit Trump councils if US withdraws from Paris accord
2016 elections and mental health – Google News: Republicans defend health bill with false statements and euphemisms – Spectrum
Palmer Report: Theres something entirely off-kilter about that Donald Trump and Barron Trump story
trump narcissist – Google News: Hasan Minhaj on His Legendary WHCD Takedown and Fighting Trump Fatigue – RollingStone.com
trump psychological portrait – Google News: How a Philly author predicted Trump’s win: Drinking in dive bars – Philly.com
Comey – Google News: Comey to testify as early as next week, confirm allegations: CNN – Chicago Sun-Times
Donald Trump: Exxon investors roll board on climate change report
Comey – Google News: Comey to tell Congress Trump pressured him to end FBI’s Russia investigation: Report – Washington Examiner
Elections 2016 Investigation – Google News: Comey to tell Congress Trump pressured him to end FBI’s Russia investigation: Report – Washington Examiner
Comey – Google News: James Comey Reportedly Ready to Testify Trump ‘Pressured Him’ to End Flynn Investigation – Mediaite
Donald Trump: Trumps Twitter typo starts a covfefe kerfuffle
trump russian ties – Google News: #MarchforTruth in Northampton to target Trump-Russia ties – MassLive.com
Trump demands victory to be handed to him – Google News: VA Secretary says Congress must help fix broken system for… – WHIO
Trump and Russia – Google News: James Comey ‘to testify that Trump pushed him to end FBI’s Russia investigation into top aide’ – The Independent
russia helping trump – Google News: Trump Assails Congressional Probes of His Campaign’s Links to Russia – Voice of America
trump and russia – Google News: Occam’s Razor and ‘the worst case’ in Trump’s Russia scandal align – Boing Boing
russia helping trump – Google News: Parscale denies help from Russia on Trump digital campaign – mySanAntonio.com
trump russian candidate – Google News: Parscale denies help from Russia on Trump digital campaign – mySanAntonio.com
trump anxiety hotline – Google News: The Latest: Shulkin: Trump ‘deeply engaged’ on vets’ issues – Washington Post

 

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The Russia situation only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem – Salon
From Delete Your Account to Delete Yourself: Legislated Suicide and the Role of Psychiatry – Psychiatric Times
Putin: Donald Trump is Being Prevented from Making Change – TRUNEWS
Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts – New York Times
Donald Trump voters show little regret – Washington Times
Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy – sources – Reuters
Lawyers may start vetting Trump’s tweets, as White House reportedly considers strategy shift – CNBC
Boehner: Trump has been ‘complete disaster’ – Reuters
The Awkward Language of Donald Trump’s Body – New York Times
Clinton launches new campaign against Trump – Politico
Trump Says NATO Allies Don’t Pay Their Share. Is That True? – New York Times
Flynn to decline US Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media – Reuters
“ ’Bullshit is a greater enemy than lies’ lessons from three new books on the post-truth era – The Guardian
Trump of Arabia takes sides in sectarian conflict
“ ’Bullshit is a greater enemy than lies’ lessons from three new books on the post-truth era
Special Counsel Shenanigans – Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Key Questions about Trump and Russia That Mueller Must Ask – Newsweek
Health Care and Ransomware: A Marriage Made in Hades – Security Intelligence (blog)
Trump said what?!? – Washington Post (blog)
Video clip of Donald and Melania Trump failing to hold hands overshadows Israel arrival
Despite pleading the Fifth Amendment, the Senate can still arrest Michael Flynn for contempt
Hassan Rouhani stands by Irans missile programme
What’s behind Sean Hannity’s disgraceful Seth Rich conspiracy theories – Media Matters for America (blog)
Iran President Calls Trump’s Visit With Saudis ‘Just a Show’ – New York Times
Trump seems to confirm Israel as source of intelligence shared with Russia
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4:03 PM 5/31/2017 – Saved Stories – Trump: James Comey ‘to testify that Trump pushed him to end FBI’s Russia investigation into top aide’ – The Independent

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James Comey ‘to testify that Trump pushed him to end FBI’s Russia investigation into top aide’ – The Independent
Donald Trump’s weak condemnation of the Portland attack speaks volumes: He should have stayed silent – Salon
Trumps Twitter typo starts a covfefe kerfuffle
Trump’s Twitter typo starts a ‘covfefe’ kerfuffle – Financial Times
Donald Trump might be the dimmest president ever – Chicago Tribune
James Comey Reportedly Ready to Testify Trump ‘Pressured Him’ to End Flynn Investigation – Mediaite
Comey to tell Congress Trump pressured him to end FBI’s Russia investigation: Report – Washington Examiner
Comey to testify as early as next week, confirm allegations: CNN – Chicago Sun-Times
Putin says Trump is right to ask NATO countries to spend more on defense – Business Insider
Comey ‘Cleared for Takeoff’ in Public Testimony Next Week – NBCNews.com
Theres something entirely off-kilter about that Donald Trump and Barron Trump story
Trump blasts Russia probe, touts ex-adviser Page over FBI, CIA – Reuters
Trump blasts Russia probe, touts ex-adviser Page over FBI, CIA – Reuters
Trump nearing a decision on whether to pull US from Paris climate deal, breaking ranks with more than 190 countries – Washington Post
Vladimir Putin may look like a genius for aligning himself with Donald Trump. He’s not. – Slate Magazine
Libya’s Link To The Manchester Tragedy – Mintpress News (blog)
Comey free to testify before Congress about conversation with Trump – CBS News
Jared Kushner’s New York Observer Lays Off Film Critic Rex Reed – IndieWire
The legal risks of Jared Kushner’s meeting with a Russian banker, explained – Vox
Scott Speedman would have ‘pulled an Anthony Weiner’ in his 20s – Page Six
Impeach Trump? Not so fast, Evan Low – The Mercury News
‘La Cosa Nostra alive,’ official says, as 5 Staten Islanders charged in massive Luchese bust – SILive.com
The Russia situation only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem – Salon
From Delete Your Account to Delete Yourself: Legislated Suicide and the Role of Psychiatry – Psychiatric Times
Putin: Donald Trump is Being Prevented from Making Change – TRUNEWS
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In President Trump’s wake, divisions mark both Democratic and Republican parties – LA Times

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Six months after Donald Trump won the White House, the nation’s major political parties remain muddled in his wake.

Source: In President Trump’s wake, divisions mark both Democratic and Republican parties – LA Times

Huma Abedin has invited Anthony Weiner back home | New York Post

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Just when you thought Huma Abedin finally had enough, the Hillary Clinton aide has invited her admitted sex offender hubby back home again, The Post has learned.Anthony Weiner’s long-suffering wife

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James Comey’s fake Russian document handling baffles former officials – Business Insider

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Source: James Comey’s fake Russian document handling baffles former officials – Business Insider

Donald Trump’s Insult to History – The New York Times

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12:57 PM 5/31/2017 – Trump faces shrinking talent pool for new hires – The Hill

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WSJ.com: World News: Trump Leans Toward Unwinding Climate Commitment

President Donald Trump is leaning toward unwinding a commitment to emissions cuts the U.S. made under the 2015 Paris climate accord, but he has yet to make a final decision.

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Kabul blast: Dozens of casualties in Afghan capital – BBC News
Trump targets ‘negative press covfefe’ in garbled midnight tweet – Washington Post
Sean Spicer returns with a press briefing for the ages – Washington Post
Trump faces shrinking talent pool for new hires – The Hill
In President Trump’s wake, divisions mark both Democratic and Republican parties – Los Angeles Times
What Senate Republicans can learn from the House health care mess – CNN
Trump defends former adviser Carter Page, once again declares the Russia investigation a ‘witch hunt’ – Washington Post
Police: Man arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns – ABC News
Day in Photos Voice of America: May 28, 2017 10:52 AM 5/29/2017
James Comey’s fake Russian document handling baffles former officials
Hourly News Summary: NPR News: 05-31-2017 12PM ET
Russia Fires Missiles at Islamic State Targets in Syria From Mediterranean
World: Norway police: Do not pay ransom to hackers
Audio | The Guardian: Should you believe the polls? Election Daily podcast
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Opinions: Sketchpad: Trump proves again he really has the best words
Greece bids farewell to former leader Mitsotakis, early advocate of austerity
Russia News Review: Civil.Ge Daily News: Interior Ministry Launches Investigation over Journalists Alleged Abduction
Russia News Review: Civil.Ge Daily News: Baku: Detained Azerbaijani Journalist Resisted Border Guards
Stars and Stripes: Spreadsheet-armed US soldiers bring lessons to Somalia
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1:12 PM 5/31/2017 – Saved Stories: A Timeline of Major Attacks in Kabul Over the Last Year

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WSJ.com: World News: Trump Leans Toward Unwinding Climate Commitment

President Donald Trump is leaning toward unwinding a commitment to emissions cuts the U.S. made under the 2015 Paris climate accord, but he has yet to make a final decision.

WSJ.com: World News

 

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A Timeline of Major Attacks in Kabul Over the Last Year
A new balance of terror: Why North Korea clings to its nukes
Malaysian Airlines plane turns back over cockpit incident – BBC News
Florida Dive Boat Captain Bitten on Hand By ‘Sea Creature’
Russia turfs 2 Estonian diplomats in tit-for-tat move
Russia Expels Moldovan, Estonian Diplomats In Retaliatory Moves
Kabul bomb: Afghan leader condemns ‘cowardly’ attack
Landlord Of Navalny’s Election Headquarters In Irkutsk Attacked
A song that calls Britain’s Theresa May a liar is climbing the charts but it isn’t being played on the radio
AP Explains: Kushner and the Back Story of Back Channels
3 Major Costs of Withdrawing From the Paris Climate Agreement
Foreign Correspondents as They Live and Breathe
Russian newspaper says received threat after reporting death in Syria
In Kabul, a massive bombing took its toll on me and a city I love.
Putin: Donald Trump is Being Prevented from Making Change – TRUNEWS
Donald Trump thinks you’re stupid – Chicago Tribune
New York Times to Offer Employee Buyouts, Aimed Primarily at Editors
Investors Wake Up to U.K. Election Risks
Azeri journalist abducted in Georgia, put in custody in Azerbaijan
People smugglers make $35 bln a year on migrant crisis: IOM head
Court rules against Kremlin critic Navalny, orders graft allegation video deleted
China Sees an Opening in Rift Between Trump and Germany
WSJ.com: World News: China Detains Rights Monitor Investigating Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory
Kabul blast: Dozens of casualties in Afghan capital – BBC News
Trump targets ‘negative press covfefe’ in garbled midnight tweet – Washington Post
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1:44 PM 5/31/2017 – Saved Stories: NPR News: 05-31-2017 1PM ET | The Russia situation only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem – Salon

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The Russia situation only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem – Salon
From Delete Your Account to Delete Yourself: Legislated Suicide and the Role of Psychiatry – Psychiatric Times
US Support for Saudi Arabia Tough to Explain for Top State Department Official – Newsweek
Trump admits White House staff is source of damaging leaks – The Hill (blog)
Trump’s Twitter typos: From ‘covfefe’ to ‘unpresidented’ – Fox News
Poll: Support for Trump’s impeachment surges – AOL
Russia: US-led coalition strikes in Syria increasing civilian death toll – Press TV
New York City Police Sergeant Arrested in Bronx Woman’s Shooting Death – New York Times
The World Banks dealings with Trump
Kabul bombing kills 80; MDA touts anti-missile success; Will Trump hamstring climate accord?; Planning a new Doomsday plane; and just a bit more…
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Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video
Trump Tweets Attack at Dems Over Carter Page Testimony
Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria
Shooting at Riyadh int’l school leaves two dead
News roundup: Trump tweets about ‘covfefe’ – Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russia investigation: Source
Trump Interviews 2 More FBI Director Candidates
Fact: Russia’s Capital Has a Nuclear Missile ‘Shield’
Everything Thats Wrong With That McMaster Op-Ed
Casualty toll from Kabul bombing rises to 90 killed, 400 wounded
Officers allegedly made inmates put skin-blistering hot sauce on their genitals – Charlotte Observer
The Mirage Of An Arab NATO OpEd

1:30 PM 5/31/2017 – Saved Stories – 1. US Security Fact: Russia’s Capital Has a Nuclear Missile ‘Shield’

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Fact: Russia’s Capital Has a Nuclear Missile ‘Shield’
Everything Thats Wrong With That McMaster Op-Ed
Casualty toll from Kabul bombing rises to 90 killed, 400 wounded
Officers allegedly made inmates put skin-blistering hot sauce on their genitals – Charlotte Observer
The Mirage Of An Arab NATO OpEd
FBI arrests 19 accused New York mobsters linked to Lucchese family – WHTC
FBI Arrests 19 Accused New York Mobsters Linked to Lucchese Family – U.S. News & World Report
The Latest: US cites ‘complete obliteration of mock warhead
Senate Dems Seek FBI Probe of FCC DDoS Attack – Multichannel News
Report: Trump Possibly Replacing Priebus, Floating New Names for Chief of Staff
James Comey Needs To Get His Clinton Investigation Story Straight…Again – HuffPost
FBI investigating Kushner meetings, report says; House leader seeks more Comey documents – Los Angeles Times
Former FBI director Comey to testify publicly – Washington Post
James Comey to Testify in Public Senate Hearing About Russia Inquiry – New York Times
Trump told the Russians that firing Comey took the pressure off. This is what he should have said instead. – Washington Post
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence – Washington Post
President Trump vs. James B. Comey: A timeline – Washington Post
James Comey May Have Tipped The Election To Trump Based On A Fake Russian Document – PoliticusUSA
How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of … – Washington Post
James Comey May Have Been Swayed By ‘Bad’ Russian Intelligence On Hillary Clinton’s Emails – UPROXX
Comey’s handling of Clinton probe was influenced by a strange Russian document – Salon
Republicans Watch Their Step in a Slow Retreat From Trump
Caught in White House Chaos, Justice Dept. Official Seeks Neutral Ground
Lieberman Withdraws From Consideration as F.B.I. Director
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WSJ.com: World News: Goldman Bought Venezuela’s State Oil Company’s Bonds
Goldman Sachs bought about $2.8 billion in Venezuelan bonds that had been held by the oil-rich countrys central bank, a lifeline to President Nicolás Maduros embattled government.

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fbi – Google News: Disney Employee Accused of Impersonating FBI Agent – U.S. News & World Report
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Trump’s window for scoring early legislative victories is shrinking

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President Trump faces an increasingly narrow path to win major legislative victories before the looming August recess, with only two months left to revive his health-care or tax initiatives before Congress departs for a long break.

White House officials said Tuesday that Trump has become increasingly incensed that legislation is bogging down in the Senate, something they blame on Democrats. Trump wrote on Twitter that the Senate should change its long-standing rules and “switch to 51” votes to pass health-care changes and to vote on a tax bill instead of working to get 60 votes to end a potential filibuster.

But the Senate is already trying to pass health-care and tax changes with just 51 votes, something it is unable to do because of splits within the GOP.

“The hardest thing now is figuring out what can get 51 votes in the Senate,” said Stephen Moore, who was a top economic adviser to Trump during the campaign and who has urged the White House to move more quickly.

Congress also faces an increasing number of legislative distractions that could further imperil Trump’s agenda. There is a big divide among Republicans over whether they can vote to pass a budget resolution in the coming months, and failing to do so could make it much more difficult to change the tax code. In addition, White House officials are now demanding that Congress vote to raise the debt ceiling before the August break — pressing members to take a difficult vote before they head back to their districts.

What happens to the health-care bill in the Senate?

Now that the Republican health-care bill has passed the House, there’s a whole other set of obstacles it will face in the Senate. Now that the Republican health-care bill has passed the House, there’s a whole other set of obstacles it will face in the Senate. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

(Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

Trump’s frustration comes as the White House is increasingly consumed by internal tumult and controversies. Communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday, while Trump and his aides worked to deflect questions about whether his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, inappropriately worked to establish a back channel for talks with the Russian government during the transition.

[As Germany reaffirms importance of U.S. ties, Trump escalates feud with Berlin]

Given these distractions, White House officials and top Republicans had hoped that an ambitious legislative agenda could stabilize the presidency heading into the August break.

White House officials plan to push Senate Republicans in June to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and they want to spend the rest of the summer whipping up support for major tax cuts. They are also planning to push lawmakers soon to consider an infrastructure package, although that effort has also moved more slowly because his staff hasn’t put together a final plan.

Each of these efforts has stalled either in the White House or in Congress, but Trump has pinned much of the blame on Senate Democrats. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president’s “frustration” was that the White House’s big-ticket items have bogged down because of Democrats’ ability to block measures using filibuster rules. Republicans control 52 of the Senate’s 100 seats, requiring them to get support from Democrats on many issues.

“Part of the reason that he is frustrated with the Senate rules is because when there is a majority of support on key issues — or key people, as the case was in the confirmation process — he thinks it’s standing in the way of progress that the American people have asked for,” Spicer said.

But critics from both parties have said the lack of progress is a reflection in part of Trump’s inability to marshal votes or persuade lawmakers to follow his lead.

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Trump “is the least policy-aware, policy-knowledgeable, policy-driven president that I can remember, maybe that we’ve ever had,” said David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. “Most of the Republicans do have some kind of coherent framework through which they see things.”

To pass an overhaul of the tax code with just 51 votes, lawmakers must agree on a budget resolution, which could be a difficult task for a divided GOP.

Republican leaders in Congress are unsure how they will do this because of stark differences within the GOP over whether to prioritize defense spending or deficit reduction. The procedural vote is crucial because it would pave the way for them to need only a simple majority — instead of 60 votes — to pass comprehensive changes to the tax code.

[Sean Spicer returns with a press briefing for the ages]

In a private meeting of House Republicans this past Thursday, numerous members warned about the strict budget caps that would decimate defense spending starting in the fall. Those caps cannot be lifted unless Republicans strike a deal with Senate Democrats, who in past negotiations have demanded increases in nondefense spending.

Complicating matters further, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has told Congress that he wants the debt ceiling to be raised before the August recess, a move that would force uneasy Republicans to take a gut-wrenching vote opposed by many hard-line conservatives.

Top Trump administration officials — including Mnuchin, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn — are expected to come up with a strategy soon for how to handling the looming debt-ceiling vote.

The federal government spends more money than it brings in through revenue, and it covers the difference by issuing debt to essentially borrow the money. It can only borrow money up to a certain level set by Congress. There are several ways to measure government debt, but debt subject to the limit is now essentially $19.8 trillion.

In 2015, President Barack Obama and Congress agreed to suspend the debt ceiling until mid-March, and now the Treasury Department is suspending certain payments to allow the government to continue paying its bills until Congress can agree to raise or suspend the limit again.

If Americans pay taxes at a slower rate than expected — and there are signs that this is happening now — the government could run out of money sooner than anticipated, a quandary that has forced Treasury to push for a vote by August.

Lawmakers will only be in Washington for seven more weeks before the August recess, and Senate Republicans are not close to an agreement on the actual bills they might debate regarding taxes, health care or the debt limit.

[Snubs and slights are part of the job in Trump’s White House]

Each of the past five presidents enacted legacy-defining legislation during their first seven months in office, something Trump has yet to do.

“This is a president who knows very little, who reads almost not at all, and who is indifferent to details, which is what legislation is all about,” said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.). “And translating some broad idea into legislation requires a certain amount of attention and legerdemain this man simply does not possess, and at 70, he’s not going to develop it.”

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), a senior House appropriator, said he doubts whether Republicans alone can pass a debt-ceiling increase and urged Trump and congressional leaders to spend June and July negotiating a deal with Democrats that would extend the debt limit, set new spending numbers and possibly extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, whose funding lapses on Sept. 30.

That, Dent said, would “open up time and space” to deal with meatier policy issues such as health care and taxes later. But until the fiscal issues are resolved, he said, “You have no choice.”

The scramble by the White House comes after four months of false starts and distractions. Republicans won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice and Congress has voted to roll back numerous regulations, but the three key planks for their domestic agenda — health care, taxes and infrastructure — have stalled.

A revised health-care bill narrowly passed the House, but Senate Republicans have signaled that they want to start from scratch.

On taxes, the White House issued a one-page blueprint for overhauling the tax code but provided no new ideas or details when it unveiled its budget plan last week. Trump, in a Monday Twitter post, also claimed the tax effort was “actually ahead of schedule.”

The tax overhaul effort is actually behind schedule: Mnuchin pushed for it to be passed by the August recess, but lawmakers have not advanced a tax bill through a House or Senate committee.

To win more support, some lawmakers are considering dramatically scaling back Trump’s tax cut plan, people briefed on the discussions said. Trump has proposed lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but Republicans could pursue a tax rate that’s somewhere in the middle.

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One reason Senate Republicans have not unified behind a central plan on health care or taxes is because top White House officials — including Trump — do not seem to be in lockstep on the issues.

Trump wrote in a Twitter post Sunday night that “we [should] add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere.” But several days before, he proposed cutting between $800 billion and $1.4 trillion in future spending on Medicaid, the health care program for low-income Americans. Spicer would not say on Tuesday where Trump wanted to add more money to health care.

Several top White House aides warned against discounting their chances of legislative success, saying key pieces could quickly fall into place after a concerted effort this summer.

“We’ve got a pretty bold agenda,” Spicer said. “He’s still pushing hard on health care. Infrastructure is a priority of his. So the president’s legislative agenda is in full swing.”

Philip Rucker contributed to this report.

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James Comey’s fake Russian document handling baffles former officials

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Former FBI, CIA, and Justice Department officials say they are baffled by reports that a fake Russian document affected former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

CNN reported Friday that Comey knew the document — a memo purporting to show collusion between Loretta Lynch, who was then the attorney general, and the Clinton campaign — was fake. That has raised questions about why he used it as justification to skirt the Department of Justice and hold a press conference last summer in which he skewered Clinton for her “extremely careless” use of a private email server while she was secretary of state but defended the bureau’s decision not to recommend charges.

“In cases where there is intelligence suspected of being false, the correct procedure is to investigate,” said Scott Olson, a recently retired FBI agent who ran the agency’s counterintelligence operations and spent more than 20 years at the bureau.

“In this case, the parties referenced should have been interviewed as part of the investigation,” Olson said. “Then, if the document was used as feared, the results of the investigation could be used to effectively rebut.”

The FBI reportedly uncovered the memo last year as it was examining a trove of documents believed to have been hacked by Russia. The document, first disclosed by The New York Times in late April and described in more detail by The Washington Post last week, described an email supposedly sent by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was then the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, to an official at the billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

Wasserman Schultz supposedly described in the message how Lynch had privately assured a Clinton staffer during the campaign that the Justice Department wouldn’t take the investigation too far. Comey knew the information in the memo wasn’t real, but he feared that the memo would cast doubt on the credibility of the FBI’s investigation if it leaked after Lynch closed the probe, CNN reported.

The sequence played a part in his decision to circumvent the Justice Department to hold the press conference, where h e issued a blistering assessment of Clinton’s recklessness that many believe damaged her reputation among voters.

‘None of it makes much sense’

Comey briefed lawmakers after the press conference on his decision not to recommend charges against Clinton. He told them that he had had no choice but to go around the Justice Department and answer directly to reporters out of fear that the document might leak. But he did not tell lawmakers that the document was probably fake, according to CNN.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told CNN on Sunday that Comey “never once told a member of the House or the Senate that he thought the email was fake” and would have been “incredibly incompetent” to act on a document he knew to be fraudulent.

“I can’t imagine a scenario where it’s OK for the FBI director to jump in the middle of an election based on a fake email generated by the Russians and not tell the Congress,” Graham said.

Olson said Comey’s decision to bypass his superiors based on the document was even more bizarre.

“The notion that the FBI needs to circumvent DOJ procedure and officials because a known false document might be used publicly to forward some political agenda makes no sense,” Olson said. “And the notion that DOJ is somehow incapable of defending itself against false publicity does not withstand scrutiny.”

FBI officials briefed Lynch on the existence of the document one month after Comey publicly announced the end of the email investigation. Lynch said she “never communicated” with the Clinton campaign staffer in question, Amanda Renteria, and offered to be formally interviewed by the FBI about the matter, according to The Post.

Loretta LynchLoretta Lynch, the former attorney general, and Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Renteria also told The Post she had never spoken to Lynch. And Wasserman Schultz said she had never heard of the Open Society Foundations official, Leonard Benardo, whom the document said she had emailed to discuss Lynch’s communications with Renteria.

“The FBI is in the business of ascertaining the true facts through investigation,” Olson said. “That is what should have been done. I’d love to know why it was not done.”

Matthew Miller, who was a Justice Department spokesman under Barack Obama, agreed that Comey “absolutely should have briefed” his superiors on the existence of the document before holding the press conference, especially if he thought it was fake.

“If he already knew the document was fake, then he in no way should have relied on it to make decisions about how to handle the case, and he had an obligation to brief his superiors,” Miller said on Tuesday.

“Even if it was a real document, it wouldn’t excuse him acting on his own,” Miller added. “There are procedures set up for handling sensitive information like this when someone is potentially compromised, which is the best-case interpretation of his thinking. He could have briefed his direct boss, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and the two of them could have decided how to proceed.

“The bottom line is this document seems to have been an excuse to do what he always wanted to do, rather than an actual factor in any decision-making.”

Months after ending the email investigation, Comey said he felt compelled to tell Congress that the bureau had discovered new emails that were possibly relevant to the investigation because he had already gone public with the details of the case — and given congressional testimony about it — three months earlier. Clinton has said the disclosure, which dominated media coverage in the days leading up to the election, factored heavily into her loss.

Whereas many Clinton backers felt vindicated by Comey’s revelation in March that the FBI had been investigating Trump and his associates for their ties to Russia since last July, others were outraged that Comey broke FBI protocol to disclose the existence of new Clinton emails just days before the election, but didn’t tell voters that Trump was also under FBI investigation until four months after the election. Comey was fired by Trump earlier this month in the middle of the bureau’s Russia probe.

A ‘wildly successful’ Russian operation

The revelation that a tainted document — believed to have been planted by the Russians in the trove of hacked documents obtained by the FBI — influenced Comey’s decisionmaking is evidence of the extent to which Russian disinformation was able to penetrate the highest levels of American law enforcement during the presidential campaign.

The weaponization of stolen documents is increasingly becoming Russian hackers’ modus operandi, according to a new report from researchers at the Citizen Lab group at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Public Affairs. Hackers linked to Russia have begun stealing data and tampering with it in order to achieve specific propaganda aims, the report noted, “and to seed mistrust and disinformation.”

Glenn Carle, a former CIA operative who spent 23 years at the agency, said Comey’s use of the document to justify a decision that may have “changed the course of US history” means Russia’s election meddling was more “wildly successful” than anyone had previously imagined.

“It is common to let bogus reports from the [foreign] opposition go forward, and continue unchallenged, so as not to compromise sources and methods,” Carle said. “But I dispute that the director should have treated this from the strict sources and methods protection perspective.”

“In my view he should in this instance have briefed the attorney general, the president, and the Gang of Eight,” Carle said, referring to a select group of lawmakers briefed on sensitive intelligence matters. “This was a policy call, a larger issue than the source and method. Historic errors on his part.”

Mark Kramer, the program director for the Project on Cold War Studies at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, said that Comey’s failure to alert the congressional committees that the document “was almost certainly a fake was “appallingly negligent.”

“He should have emphasized that at the very start,” Kramer said. “By having failed to do so, he was disastrously incompetent and irresponsible.”

Olson, the former FBI agent, said he believes Comey and his team “forgot that the reputation of the FBI is secondary to the FBI’s responsibility.”

“At the end of the day, with due respect to notions of transparency, credibility, independence and ensuring there is not even the appearance of improper conduct, what matters most is executing the role the FBI has in government,” he said. “Appearances don’t matter if reality, if the actual content, is wrong.”

The longtime FBI agent said he still believed Comey and his advisers “were trying very hard to do the right thing.”

“But they illustrated the old saying,” Olson said, “that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions.'”

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