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‘JFK would disagree’: CNN’s Jim Acosta digs at Trump for saying ‘no one’s been tougher on Russia’ than him

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Following a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Japan, President Donald Trump returned to the microphones on Wednesday to answer a question on Russia that was shouted by CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

“There’s been nobody tougher on Russia than President Donald Trump,” the commander-in-chief claimed, while speaking of himself in the third-person.

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“There has been nobody tougher than me,” he claimed. “With the media, no matter what I did, it’s never tough enough, because that’s their narrative, but Russia will tell you there has been nobody tougher than Donald Trump.”

“The president is insisting that no one has been tougher, no American leader has been tougher on Russia than he’s been,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer noted.

“That’s right,” Acosta replied. “I think Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy would probably disagree with that.”

“That is just not really born out by the facts,” he concluded.

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Trump Jr. and McGahn didn’t testify before the Mueller grand jury — and a federal judge wants to know why

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During the Russia investigation, former special counsel Robert Mueller sought testimony from a long list of people. But according to a court filing on Sunday, two people who Mueller did not force to testify before a grand jury were Donald Trump Jr. and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. And U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell wants to know why.

The court filing on Sunday, according to The Week, was in response to a ruling Howell made on Thursday — when Howell asserted that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was withholding too much information from the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York. The House Judiciary Committee, The Week’s Peter Weber reports, has been “wrangling” with DOJ over the evidence that Mueller obtained during his lengthy investigation.

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Internet rains hell on Trump for comparing his impeachment to a ‘lynching’: ‘How dare you’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump furiously took time Twitter, blasting the effort to impeach him over the Ukraine scandal as a "lynching" and threatening that a future Republican Congress will cook up charges against a Democratic president.

Trump's outburst did not impress many commenters on social media, who quickly dogpiled him in criticism and mockery:

You are seriously comparing your impeachment to hate crimes against African-Americans?

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Corrupt Ukraine oligarch has enlisted Trump allies to help with defense

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A Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. has aligned his legal strategy to match President Donald Trump's, and even hired two attorneys associated with the president and Rudy Giuliani.

Dmytro Firtash is wanted in the United States on bribery and related charges, and he hired pro-Trump attorneys Joseph DiGenova and Victoria Toensing to help paint his prosecution as part of a global conspiracy involving Joe Biden, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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