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Exclusive: Trump aides’ bid to plug leaks fuels government paranoia – sources

(Media Release) President Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting last month to tell his new aides he would not tolerate leaks to the news media, sources familiar with the matter said. Current and former officials said that in a departure from past practice, access to a classified computer system […]

Hundreds chant ‘Coward!’ amid Paul Ryan’s Rhode Island visit

(Media Release) PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Around 200 people chanted “Coward!” and booed as Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan attended an event in the heavily Democratic state. A strong police presence kept the crowd across the street from a Providence office building, where Ryan was meeting Thursday with Year Up, a nonprofit career training organization. Ryan […]

Donald Trump’s team members who are alleged to have had undisclosed contact with Russia officials

(Media Release) A scandal around the undisclosed contact between members of Donald Trump’s team and Moscow has continued to snowball, most recently engulfing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The saga has taken observers on a helter-skelter ride – here is a run down of the key figures allegedly involved so far. Paul Manafort Mr Trump’s former […]

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia meetings

(Media Release) Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russia’s ambassador during the election despite telling his confirmation he had “no communications with the Russians”. ( )  The justice department confirmed he met Sergei Kislyak in July and September last year as part of his role on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mr Sessions said on Thursday […]

Trump speech criticised by Bernie Sanders for ‘stirring up fear and hatred’

(Media Release) Donald Trump is being allowed to “stir up fear and hatred”, according to Bernie Sanders. By inviting the victims of crimes committed by immigrants to his first speech to Congress, the President was attempting to “divide the country”, the US Senator said. “The murder of anyone is a tragedy, and our hearts go out […]

Trump blames Obama for town hall protests and security leaks

(Media Release) US President Donald Trump has said he believes Barack Obama is behind the protests against Republican lawmakers, and national security leaks. He told Fox News: “I think President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it”, but added: “I also think it’s just politics”. Mr Trump offered no evidence for his […]

Californian city unanimously approves Donald Trump impeachment resolution

(Media Release) Councillors in a California city have voted unanimously in favour of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Politicians in Richmond, near San Francisco, also called for Congress to investigate the President’s business ties. Gayle McLaughlin, who led the move, told ABC7: “This is our voice. This is our country. We have a right to […]

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