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Here is why the CIA may have found Trump’s speech deeply offensive

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Senior Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald took to Twitter today to explain why he believes Donald Trump’s Saturday appearance in front of CIA staffers might be considered offensive by members of the intelligence community.

The event was reportedly intended to patch relations between the administration and the CIA. But intelligence sources told CBS that it may have made things worse. They also claimed that the clapping and cheering came primarily from Trump supporters who’d been brought to the event.

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On Twitter Eichenwald explained why this could be seen as disrespectful.


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Right-wing Pastor Mark Burns caught leading Trump supporters in chants of ‘war’ for the president

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By Alice Wilder in conjunction with WNYC

On Sunday, news broke that a video of a fake President Donald Trump massacring journalists and others had been shown during a conference at one of the president’s resorts last week.

The video was swiftly condemned by the White House, the organizers of the pro-Trump conference, as well as Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who both spoke at the event.

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Rudy Giuliani busted pushing Trump to expel an American to please Turkey: report

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Rudy Giuliani is in yet another scandal after a bombshell report published by The Washington Post on Tuesday.

"Rudolph W. Giuliani privately urged President Trump in 2017 to extradite a Turkish cleric living in exile in the United States, a top priority of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to multiple former administration officials familiar with the discussions," The Post reported. "Giuliani, a Trump ally who later became the president’s personal attorney, repeatedly argued to Trump that the U.S. government should eject Fethullah Gulen from the country, according to the former officials, who spoke on the condition on anonymity to describe private conversations."

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Trump officials are worried the president is trying to find a ‘scapegoat’: report

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Congress and the Southern District of New York are not the only people investigating President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, the White House has launched an inquiry of their own, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

"President Trump has for weeks sought to unmask the whistle-blower who shed light on his Ukraine dealings. But instead aides have fixated on one another: Advisers began a fact-finding review that some fear is a hunt for a scapegoat, according to White House aides and other people familiar with it," the newspaper reported. "They are seeking to understand White House officials’ actions around Mr. Trump’s July 25 call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, which is central to the whistle-blower’s allegation that Mr. Trump abused his power."

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