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Trump nominates former drug company executive Alex Azar as next Health and Human Services secretary

(CNBC)  President Donald Trump said Monday that he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. IAzar, 50, had until last January served as president of the American arm of drug giant Eli Lilly and Company. The Yale Law graduate Azar also had served as general counsel of HHS […]

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Papadopoulos Is Connected to Fusion Dossier: Was in Contact with Sergie Millian, the Steele Source for the Dossier – The Gateway Pundit

(The Gateway Pundit)  Former Trump Campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos was arrested for making false statements to FBI agents. Papadopoulos was a volunteer whose repeated attempts to set up meetings between Trump’s camp and Russians were repeatedly rejected. ** Here is a copy of the Papadopoulos indictment that was filed back on October 5, 2017. Papadopoulos was reportedly wired by […]

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Trump campaign gave feds the goods on Papadopoulos, says White House – Washington Times

(Washington Times)  The White House on Tuesday said it was the Trump campaign that gave the feds the goods on George Papadopoulos, a low-level campaign aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia.“Papadopoulos is an example of someone doing the wrong thing while the campaign was doing the right thing,” […]

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Mueller’s office will issue first indictment Monday, sources say – CNBC

(CNBC)  A federal grand jury in Washington has approved the first criminal charges in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference, two sources told NBC News, marking a significant milestone in an inquiry that has roiled Donald Trump’s presidency. Mueller’s Office of the Special Counsel will make public an indictment on Monday, a U.S. […]

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House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan – AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump’s promise to cut taxes, narrowly passing a GOP budget that shelves longstanding concerns over federal deficits in favor of a rewrite of the tax code that Republicans promise will jump-start the economy. The 216-212 vote permits Republicans to begin work […]

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Trump to Nominate Simons to Lead FTC, White House Says – Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) President Donald Trump will nominate Washington antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said Thursday. Simons, a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, would be appointed to a seven-year term and take over upon confirmation for Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, who has been […]

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Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet? – The Intercept

(The Intercept) LAST FRIDAY, most major media outlets touted a major story about Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems, based exclusively on claims made by the Department of Homeland Security. “Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, officials said Friday,” began the USA Today story, similar to how […]