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Paul Ryan suggests Trump groping accusers are ‘all liars’ — but he’s not sure because he’s ‘fixing Congress’

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday refused to say that he believed the women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct because he is not sure what the accusations are.

During an interview on NBC’s Today Show, which recently fired Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct allegations, host Savannah Guthrie pointed out that Ryan had called for House members to resign over similar accusations.

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“President Trump has been accused as well,” Guthrie noted as Ryan cleared his throat. “Three of those accusers recently asked for a congressional investigation. They want you, they want Congress to look into whether those accusations against the president are true.”

Ryan stuttered as he insisted that “those are criminal matters and Congress doesn’t do criminal investigations.”

“You do ethics investigations,” Guthrie interrupted.

“I would invite you to talk to the White House,” Ryan said, encouraging the NBC host not to make accusations against the president into “some partisan thing.”

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“Let’s give this issue the respect it deserves,” the Speaker added. “And that’s why we’re taking this seriously and we’re doing mandatory training, we’re going to bring out a whole slew of reforms at the end of the week to show how Congress is going to get ahead of this problem and make sure that victims have rights.”

“It should not be a partisan issue,” Guthrie agreed. “The White House position on the president’s accusers is that they are all liars. Is that your position?”

“Look, I don’t even know what all of these accusations are,” Ryan replied, sounding annoyed. “I’m focused on fixing Congress.”

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Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation after Trump insists Turkey ‘very much wants the ceasefire’

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Scattered fighting flared in northern Syria on Friday despite a ceasefire deal as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would resume a full-scale operation against Kurdish forces if they do not withdraw from a border "safe zone."

US President Donald Trump said Erdogan told him there had been "minor sniper and mortar fire" in the region "that was quickly eliminated" and the Turkish leader assured him in a call that "he very much wants the ceasefire, or pause, to work."

Mustefa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), accused Turkey, however, of violating the ceasefire deal reached during a visit to Ankara on Thursday by US Vice President Mike Pence.

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Bizarre Trump fan has dreamed of sitting on president’s gold toilet since she was a child

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An event held at the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. earlier this year featured a group of fanatical Trump supporters, including one who said she has dreamed for years of sitting on the president's gold toilet.

As the Washington Post reports, a June 22nd gala at Trump's D.C. hotel thrown by the organization Virginia Women for Trump to celebrate the president's birthday included a talk delivered by a woman named Lucretia Hughes, who said she has been fascinated by Trump ever since seeing a "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" that showed off a solid-gold toilet in his home.

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Trump blurts out a startling statement: ‘We’ve taken control of the oil in the Middle East’

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President Donald Trump made a startling statement Friday afternoon while boasting about how he believes he handled his widely-condemned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Northern Syria – a move that had opened the gate to ethnic cleansing of America’s now-former allies, the Kurds.

“We’ve taken control of the oil in the Middle East, the oil that we’re talking about, the oil that everybody was worried about. We have the U.S. control of that,” Trump said, minutes after concluding a talk with the first two women astronauts to participate in an all-women spacewalk.

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