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It’s Pence? Multiple outlets report Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. as VP

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It looks like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has his vice president.

Multiple news outlets — including Roll CallCNN, Reuters, and The New York Times — are reporting that Donald Trump will select Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice-presidential nominee.

Adding to the intrigue, The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Pence is dropping his gubernatorial re-election bid in Indiana.

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Pence was seen by many Republicans as the safest pick for Trump. Other prospective vice-presidential nominees included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

While Pence was seen as the least controversial pick among the main contenders, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have baggage of his own. Among other things, Pence came under heavy fire for his support of a “religious freedom” bill in 2015 that critics said would give Christian businesses legal cover to discriminate against gay people.

Pence has also in the past called out Trump over his proposed ban of Muslims entering the United States.

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Trump will officially announce his VP selection on Friday at 11 a.m. in New York.


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Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate

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The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.

Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.

The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.

During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.

Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege

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Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info

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Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.

Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.

Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.

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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.

"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.

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