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Here’s why Jared and Ivanka have gone into hiding

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace raised a question many have been asking on her show “Deadline: White House” Tuesday afternoon: Whatever happened to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner?

President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter and son-in-law used to be viewed as top influencers in the White House, and they garnered widespread attention and interest in political media. In recent weeks and months, though, they appear to have faded from the scene.

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“The word I hear is that the kids have gone underground,” Wallace said. “What do you hear about what Jared and Ivanka are up to?”

“Jared and Ivanka, Jared in particular, have kept a lower profile in recent months, particularly since Kushner had his security clearance downgraded,” Jonathan Lemire, an Associated Press reporter, told Wallace. “There remains concern in the White House, outside among Trump allies, from all of our reporting, about what Kushner’s exposure could be here.”

He noted that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is in charge of the investigation examining potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, is likely very interested in a number of meetings and interactions Kushner is believed to have had with foreign leaders and business moguls, especially with regard to his troubled property at 666 5th Ave in Manhattan.

“That’s certainly something that Bob Mueller would pay attention to,” Lemire said.

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House Judiciary Committee considering vote to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the House Judiciary Committee is considering a vote to hold President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress, after a lengthy hearing on Wednesday in which Lewandowski aggressively attacked members of the committee and admitted that he routinely lies to media outlets.

This development comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told members of her caucus that she supports holding Lewandowski in contempt.

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Georgia substitute teacher fired for allegedly putting students on racist list of ‘angels’ and ‘devils’

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On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that a substitute teacher at Awtrey Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia has been fired after children complained that he was branding "black children as devils and white children as angels."

Students took pictures of the note and sent it to their parents, causing outrage.

"A substitute teacher was fired after school administration was made aware that the substitute composed two lists, one titled 'angels' and the other titled 'devils,'" said one school administrator. "The names of black and white students appeared in both columns."

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Public school employee pawned school-issued gun because he needed gas money: report

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A Florida man's need for gas money has landed him in jail.

"A former Pinellas County school guardian was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of false verification of ownership for pawning a handgun and other items issued to him by the Sheriff’s Office," the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.

It allegedly occurred multiple times.

"Detectives started looking into Erick Russell, 37, after he was arrested Sept. 5 on charges of domestic battery and false imprisonment," the newspaper reported. "They discovered Russell had pawned his sheriff’s-issued Glock 17 9 mm firearm and two magazines on three occasions during a one-month period from July 2 to Aug. 1."

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