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Rudy Giuliani tries to save face after he’s booted off Sec. of State shortlist: My desire ‘wasn’t that great’

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Donald Trump advocate Rudy Giuliani withdrew his name from the hat of Trump cabinet picks on Friday and almost immediately called into Fox News to further discuss his reasons for withdrawing, Mediaite reports.

For weeks, Giuliani’s name has been floated as a pick for secretary of state. However, he told Cavuto, “I decided … that the whole thing was becoming kind of, very confusing, and difficult for the president-elect. And my desire to be in the cabinet was great, but it wasn’t that great.”

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He said he believed he could play a better role from the outside of the Trump administration, while continuing to remain close friends with the Donald.

As for who should get the title of secretary of state? Giuliani remains in firm opposition to Mitt Romney.

Listen to his full remarks below.

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Trump launches new attack on his own Fed chairman: ‘Jay Powell & the Fed don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’

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President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama's post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix -- and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.

Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama's business since he left the White House.

....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!

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Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

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America's system of government has always worked on the honor system. With so few Senate-confirmed Cabinet and federal agency heads, and so many “acting” officials working in the Trump administration, people who are constantly forced to audition for permanent positions are now under tremendous pressure to protect a president hellbent on breaking every norm of good governance. Now a new possible political scandal could be brewing in the Trump administration that tests the loyalty of these “acting” officials — pitting their allegiance to the nation against their desire to impress their boss.

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