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House Intel chair Nunes admits he was on White House grounds day before he spilled surveillance info

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House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) confirms that he was on the grounds of the White House last week on the day before he announced that members of Pres. Donald Trump’s transition team were swept up in “incidental surveillance” of foreign nationals.

CNN’s Jake Tapper wrote on Monday morning that he spoke with Nunes after a source said they saw him on the White House grounds on Tuesday. He held his press conference on Wednesday to make the vague announcements, which he was later forced to walk back.

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“In a phone interview, Nunes confirmed to CNN that he was on the White House grounds that day — but he said he was not in the White House itself,” said Tapper. “Other buildings, including the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, are on the same grounds.”

No one in the White House was aware that he was there, Nunes told CNN.


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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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