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Kremlin says Trump congratulated Putin on his electoral win — and then discussed a face-to-face meeting

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Tensions have been rising between Russia and several Western democracies in recent months — but that apparently isn’t stopping President Donald Trump from wanting to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin face to face.

According to BBC reporter Daniel Sandford, a Kremlin-produced readout of a phone call that took place between Putin and Trump on Tuesday morning claims that Trump “congratulated” his Russian counterpart on his electoral win this week — and didn’t once mention the nerve agent attack unleashed in the United Kingdom against a former Russian spy.

It is possible that Trump did bring up the nerve agent attack and that his mention of it was not part of the Kremlin’s official readout.

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Per AFP reporter Andrew Beatty, the Kremlin also claims that Trump and Putin discussed meeting face-to-face — and specifically said that “special attention has been paid to working out the issue of holding a possible meeting at the highest level.

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Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there

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Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.

According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"

A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone

— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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Justice Department sues Omarosa Manigault Newman over financial disclosures

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The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who campaigned for President Donald Trump and later worked for him in the White House, alleging she failed to file a required public disclosure report after she left 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, claims Manigault Newman "knowingly and willingly" failed to file the financial disclosure report after corresponding multiple times with attorneys for the White House. It accuses her of violating the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA) by not filing the report, which was required because her salary exceeded $124,406, despite several oral and written reminders from White House ethics lawyers.

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