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Trump asked Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein if he’s ‘on my team’ during December meeting on Russia probe

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Donald Trump asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was “on my team” during a December 2017 meeting centered around document requests from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, CNN reports.

Rosenstein “appeared surprised” by Trump’s questions, according to CNN.

“Of course, we’re all on your team, Mr. President,” Rosenstein reportedly replied.

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Rosenstein was meeting with Trump in an effort to garner the president’s support to fight a request by Nunes to access sensitive documents from the Justice Department. Nunes was seeking the documents to bolster allegations of improper surveillance on behalf of the FBI and DOJ.

As CNN reports, Trump seemed to care more about the status of the ongoing special counsel investigation than he did about Nunes’ requests.

News of Trump’s request to Rosenstein follows reports the president asked former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. James Comey likewise testified Trump asked him for loyalty before he abruptly fired the former FBI Director in May 2017.


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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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