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Trump called Pelosi Thursday and agreed to tweet assurances for DACA recipients

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Donald Trump on Thursday called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and agreed to send out a tweet reassuring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients their immediate status is not in jeopardy following the president’s decision to end the Obama-era immigration program, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports.

“For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!” Trump tweeted on Thursday. The president’s assurances are unlikely to quell fears among DACA recipients over the fate of the program that shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Trump administration on Tuesday drew bipartisan criticism after it formally announced the end of DACA, instead providing Congress a six-month window to act.

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A Democratic aide told Time’s Nash Jenkins the president spoke with Pelosi Thursday morning and was asked by the minority leader to tweet about the program. The phone call took place one day after Trump shocked members of his own party by agreeing to a three-month debt-limit extension proposed by Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). That decision blindsided Speaker of the House Paul Ryan(R-WI), who hour earlier accused Democrats of “playing politics” by tying the debt ceiling to relief funding for Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas last week.

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Haberman clarified Trump called Pelosi, and the Democratic leader requested the president send a clear message that Dreamers are not in immediate danger of deportation.

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Pelosi will hold a press conference Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Trump is hosting dinner for Ryan Thursday night.

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Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report

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The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.

"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."

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Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.

The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.

"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.

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Trump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman

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President Donald Trump bragged about increasing divisions in America during a White House meeting, a former Republican congressman explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told host Joy Reid that "Donald Trump has intentionally tried to create the anxiety" that Americans are explaining.

"Garry Kasparov, the Russian freedom activist, has said the point of disinformation isn't to manipulate the truth, it's to exhaust your critical thinking," Jolly explained. "To exhaust your critical thinking, that's what we're experiencing as voters."

"I had a colleague that was in a meeting in the Roosevelt Room and he said he heard Trump say, 'Have you ever seen the nation so divided?' My colleagues and others said, 'No, we haven't.' Trump said, 'I love it that way.' This is the currency that he's peddling as political strategy, but it's not one we have to accept," Jolly explained.

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