5 easy steps that explain just how out-of-bounds Donald Trump's FBI move really is

  1. 5 easy steps that explain just how out-of-bounds Donald Trump’s FBI move really is  CNN
  2. Trump’s Business Schemes Warrant Their Own Investigation  The Atlantic
  3. Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation?  The Denver Post
  4. Mueller Hopes Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump May Wrap Up by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says  New York Times
  5. The Daily 202: A tale of two elections  Washington Post
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Donald Trump's FBI tweet reveals how little he cares about how government should work

  1. Donald Trump’s FBI tweet reveals how little he cares about how government should work  CNN
  2. A Turning Point in Trump’s Mueller Stance  Bloomberg
  3. Giuliani: We expect Mueller to wrap up obstruction-of-justice probe against Trump by September  Business Insider
  4. FBI Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims  New York Times
  5. Robert Mueller’s investigation is so serious, let’s hope he finishes soon  USA TODAY
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Is Donald Trump losing his nerve over the North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un?

Is Donald Trump losing his nerve over the North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un?The venue for the Singapore event has almost certainly been decided, and officials are apparently buying up rooms in hotels that meet the logistical and security requirements for what may be among the most significant geopolitical encounters since the end of the Cold War. Last week, North Korea surprised everyone when it cancelled an event with South Korea and threatened to call off its meeting with the US, in what appeared to be a response to US national security adviser John Bolton saying Pyongyang ought to give up all its nuclear weapons as a starting point. Now, in what may be the latest display of diplomatic maneuvering, it has been reported Mr Trump is suddenly having second thoughts about the meeting.


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NYT: Donald Trump Jr. met with Gulf emissary at Trump Tower ahead of 2016 election

Three months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. met with a small group of people at Trump Tower in New York, including an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media specialist, who offered assistance to the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing several people with knowledge of the encounters.


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Donald Trump warns Nato members will be ‘dealt with’ if they refuse to pay more for military alliance

Donald Trump warns Nato members will be ‘dealt with’ if they refuse to pay more for military allianceDonald Trump singled out Germany in renewing his criticism of Nato members he accuses of not contributing enough, saying laggards would be “dealt with”. Speaking alongside Nato’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, at the White House, Mr Trump reiterated a longstanding charge that America bears a disproportionate share of supporting the military alliance’s activities. Germany “has not contributed what it should be contributing and it’s a very big beneficiary”, said the president, who has long had a frosty relationship with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.


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Donald Trump blames China for North Korea’s threat to cancel face-to-face meeting

Donald Trump blames China for North Korea’s threat to cancel face-to-face meetingDonald Trump has blamed China for Kim Jong-un’s apparent change of heart over their face-to-face meeting as he attempted to bring North Korea back to the table.  In his fullest response to Pyongyang’s threat to cancel, the US president undermined his own national security adviser by saying the “Libya model” was not being used.  Mr Trump also promised Kim “protections” if he agreed to meet in Singapore as originally planned – an olive branch to North Korean leader.  The comments were made in the White House on Thursday as Mr Trump was meeting Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary general.  The US president was due to meet Kim in Singapore on June 12 to discuss denuclearisation but the North Koreans unexpectedly said this week they could pull out of the meeting.  US-South Korean military drills, comments made by John Bolton, Mr Trump’s national security adviser, and demands for the regime to “unilaterally” give up its nuclear programme were all cited as reasons.  But Mr Trump pointed the finger at another factor – Kim’s second meeting with with Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, earlier this month.  Mr Trump said there was a “big difference” in North Korea’s position since the meeting and suggested that Mr Xi “could be influencing” Kim.  China has traditionally been North Korea’s closest ally and reportedly feared being alienated from talks as Mr Trump pushed ahead with his plan for a face-to-face meeting.  Mr Trump also dismissed Mr Bolton’s own suggestion last month that the “Libya model” from 2003 and 2004 would be used by America for talks with North Korea.  Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, was convinced to give up his nuclear programme at the time. However he was later toppled and killed in 2011.  North Korea singled out Mr Bolton and his Libya plan in a lengthy criticism of America’s position as they threatened to pull the plug on the Trump-Kim summit.  Mr Trump said on Thursday that the Libya model had led to “total decimation” and would not be used for his talks – addressing one of Pyongyang’s concerns.  The US president also said he was “willing to do a lot” for a deal with North Korea and told Kim he would “get protections that would be very strong”.  Mr Trump predicted Kim would be “very, very happy” if he struck an agreement, adding: “I think the best thing he could do is to make a deal.”


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