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CNN’s Chris Cuomo challenges Eric Trump to release taxes to disprove report on Russian investment

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo delivered a message to Eric Trump, after the president’s son insisted their family’s properties were not funded by Russia: Prove it.

In a Monday morning tweet that turned into a brief discussion on “New Day,” the co-host retweeted the junior Trump’s claim that the family funded their own investments.

“Easy,” Cuomo began. “Show the debt schedules for the properties. Show there is no debt and any retired loans were not Russian. ‘New Day’ offers you [a] platform.”

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Trump’s name went viral over the weekend after a golf writer said that the president’s son revealed Russia funded their golf courses during the economic recession. “We have all the funding we need out of Russia,” the writer told the media. Eric Trump disputed the claim, calling it “fake news.” President Donald Trump has yet to release his taxes or any information about his investments.

“It is hard to get to the truth of the matter based on that back and forth,” David Gregory said. “It speaks to the question what extent the Trump businesses or have been or are involved with Russia. If you have Russian banks and Russian investors, you are dealing with the Russian government. This is why getting those tax returns has always been a priority. Fully understanding the Trump business relationship is around the world and particularly in Russia is so important in ways that might speak to what a pre-existing relationship was.”

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Gregory said that this also goes back to previous discussions about retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

“Not only how he was shaping candidate Trump’s views about Putin in particular, but with regard to the election and sanctions and was there a suggestion that Flynn was having in that transition period about relaxing sanctions,” Gregory continued. “All of that becomes really important as a quid pro quo or any potential ties that the campaign would have had to a foreign power in the case Russia actively interfering in the election.”

Cuomo agreed, saying that it’s difficult to get to the bottom of it when the family refuses to be transparent.

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The reporter continues to stand by the recollection.

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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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