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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.

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.

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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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Trump adviser Stephen Miller avoiding press and outsiders as president ramps up racist rhetoric: report

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According to a report from the Daily Beast, senior advisor for policy to Donald Trump, Stephen Miller is becoming more reclusive at the White House at the same time that the president is ramping up his hateful rhetoric against immigrants -- a topic on which the controversial Miller has the president's ear.

With the Beast noting, "Over the years, the 33-year-old senior policy adviser to the president has become virtually synonymous with the draconian immigration measures of the administration. He was a driving force behind the president’s brutal family-separation policy, one of the architects of Trump’s 'Muslim travel ban,' constantly agitates against legal immigration levels and refugees, and serves as the top White House speechwriter," the report states that Miller is rarely seen or heard from lately.

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GOP now panicking about Trump because they’re losing ‘plausible deniability’ for their racist agenda: columnist

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After smearing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as anti-Semitic—-and letting the crowd at his Greenville, North Carolina rally roar "send her back!" for more than 10 seconds -- President Donald Trump was forced to distance himself from the chant.

He falsely claimed that he'd continued his speech immediately after the crowd started yelling. On Friday, the New York Times reported that Trump was under intense pressure by his daughter, Ivanka, and Vice President Mike Pence, to disavow the chants.

Writing in the Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent lays out why "send her back" makes Republicans so nervous, when they seem perfectly fine with radical immigration policies like zero-tolerance and the separation of kids from their parents, which are applied to non-white asylum seekers.

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Unhinged Trump fan facing multiple charges after stalking Georgia woman and plastering her car with Trump stickers

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According to a report in the Gwinnett Daily Post, an overzealous fan of Donald Trump is facing multiple charges -- including stalking --by  plastering her car with Trump stickers, harassing her and then following her in his work vehicle.

Sharon Wood of Lawrenceville, who is the vice-chair of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, admitted that the back of her car is covered in stickers supporting liberal causes, which made her a target for one of President Trump’s boosters.

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