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Mike Pence distances himself from Trump campaign as Don Jr’s emails threaten several insiders

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Vice President Mike Pence distanced himself from the president and his campaign team after Donald Trump Jr. released emails showing he accepted an offer of help from a “Russian government lawyer.”

Pence has repeatedly denied that any Trump campaign associates had met with Russians — but the president’s son revealed that he scheduled a June 9, 2016 meeting, along with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

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The emails show he knew the information came from the Russian government, and that the Kremlin favored Donald Trump in the election — and Pence put some distance between himself and the chief executive.

“The vice president is working every day to advance the president’s agenda,” Pence said in a statement. “He was not aware of the meeting. He is also not focusing on stories about the campaign — especially those pertaining to the time before he joined the campaign.”

The former Indiana governor joined the campaign July 15, 2016, and he oversaw the presidential transition starting three days after the election.

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Trump proposed evacuating 25 million people from Seoul as tensions with North Korea escalated: new tell-all

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According to a new book by counter-terrorism expert Peter Bergen, Donald Trump proposed evacuating all 25 million citizens living in Seoul, South Korea at a time when tensions were on the rise with North Korea's Kim Jong-un.

The Guardian reports Bergen states in his book, "Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos," the president was shown a map of North and South Korea in 2017 at a time when Kim was ordering an increase in missile tests.

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Two impeachment articles expected against President Trump: reports

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Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out their case at a hearing against a president they branded a "clear and present danger" to national security.

The articles will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post said, citing three official familiar with the matter.

It added that the full House of Representatives would vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.

CNN said a third article on obstruction of justice was still being debated, and the network's sources cautioned that plans were still being finalized.

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Ambassador McFaul ‘shocked’ Trump invited Sergey Lavrov back to the Oval Office: ‘What are they thinking?’

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Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul repeatedly said he was shocked that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.

McFaul was interviewed Monday evening by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC "The Last Word," where he contrasted how Trump is treating the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin to the Ukrainian government of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"Ambassador McFaul, I want to get your reaction to the Russian foreign minister meeting tomorrow at the White House, in the Oval Office, with President Trump," O'Donnell said. "That's his second time. President Zelinsky still hasn't gotten that meeting and Donald trump apparently, apparently may be voted articles of impeachment in committee this week because of his interactions with President Zelensky."

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