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‘No, don’t laugh’: CIA chief begs crowd not to cackle after he says relationship with Trump is ‘fantastic’

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo insisted on Thursday that the intelligence community’s relationship with President Donald Trump is “fantastic” — but an audience in Washington, D.C. wasn’t buying it.

During an interview at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pompeo was reminded that Trump had repeatedly attacked the CIA and other members of the intelligence community both before and after becoming president.

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“How do you describe where the relationship is between the White House and the intelligence community?” moderator Juan Zarate asked the CIA director.

“It’s fantastic,” Pompeo declared before he was interrupted by laughter from the audience.

“No, don’t laugh,” he pleaded. “I mean that. I can only give you my observations.”

Pompeo admitted that the agency had changed the way it delivered intelligence briefings to accommodate Trump’s learning style, but he declined to say how.

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“Every individual, including every president has consumed their information in different ways,” Pompeo remarked. “They’ve taken it at different times, for different durations, with less or more consistency than other presidents. I guess I would just say this: We deliver the president his product each day, he consumes it.”

Watch the video below from C-SPAN, broadcast April 13, 2017.

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Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a "new era" between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.

Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal beach and held one-on-one talks overlooking the ocean before their delegations sat down to official negotiations at the historic resort town of Mahbalipuram, south of Chennai.

The two leaders are meeting for the second time in a year in a bid to ease tensions over border disputes, the troubled Kashmir region and China's domination of trade between their huge economies.

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Trump calls for impeachment of Mitt Romney for criticizing him in rambling tweet

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Hours after Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney for being critical of his call for the Chinese to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, the president was back for another round, calling for the Utah Republiocan to be impeached.

Claiming without evidence that voters in Utah are turning on their senator, Trump claimed, "I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!" followed by:  #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY

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Trump claimed ‘inequality is down’ — one day later federal data showed the exact opposite is true

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"The separation between rich and poor from 2017 and 2018 was greater than it has ever been."

Federal data released Thursday showed U.S. income inequality in 2018 reached the highest level since the Census Bureau began measuring it five decades ago, a finding that comes less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said "inequality is down."

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