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Pence kept in the dark by Trump over Flynn concerns — until he read about it in the paper

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The Trump administration kept Vice President Mike Pence in the dark about the Justice Department’s concerns regarding former national security advisor Mike Flynn for a full 15 days after the president was made aware of such concerns, NBC News reports.

The DOJ’s concerns stemmed from Flynn’s Dec. 29 conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, which took place on the same day Barack Obama’s administration unveiled sanctions against Russia in retaliation for the country’s election-related hacking. Flynn categorically denied discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador; last Thursday, several heavily-sourced reports confirmed that the pair did, in fact, discuss sanctions.

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Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates—who was later fired by Donald Trump—warned the Trump White House on Jan. 26 that Flynn misled officials about the nature of his phone call and could potentially be open to blackmailing by the Russian government. Flynn resigned several hours after that report was published.

Pence wasn’t informed about the Justice Department’s concerns regarding Flynn until last Thursday, Feb. 9—the same day the heavily-sourced reports regarding the contents of Flynn’s phone call with Kislyak were published. According to Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker, Pence found out through the Washington Post that he’d been misled by the former national security advisor.


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Former acting CIA director explains why Trump’s inaction on Russian bounty scandal will make things worse

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It was revealed nearly two weeks ago that the Russian government is paying a bounty to the Taliban for killing American soldiers.

Since then, President Donald Trump has denied that he and his administration didn't know anything about it. Then he claimed it was a hoax. Now it has become clear that the stories are not only true but that if Trump read his presidential daily briefing in 2019, he would have been aware of the problem.

Speaking to the House Thursday, Trump's former acting CIA director Michael Morell explained that things are being made far worse by the president's denial.

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Here are 7 hilarious videos about wearing COVID-19 masks to send people who won’t wear them

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While late-night shows are off for a Summer break, Americans are glued to TikTok and Twitter for their humor and every folks have delivered.

The latest trend is to mock fools who refuse to wear masks. While many people who refuse to wear a mask tuck their tails and sulk as they walk away, some take it to a whole new level of fury. Those precious souls are being mocked and shamed all around the world.

Here are seven videos that are hilarious or adorable that encourage wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Wearing a mask is like wearing a lifejacket.https://twitter.com/mattbooshell/status/1280933495674732544

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Trump tells Fox News the ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign on Fifth Avenue is like he’s being ‘prosecuted’

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President Donald Trump appeared to reveal another quid pro quo during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell pointed it out during an interview with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

"I was very nice to Mayor de Blasio. I got him ventilators when he needed them... I got him the gowns. I got him the masks. I got him everything. Then he throws a big Black Lives Matter sign right down in the middle of Fifth Avenue. I was so good to him and to Gov. Cuomo, like nobody's ever been good. And then all you end up doing out of that place is getting prosecuted."

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