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CNN’s Jake Tapper fact-checks Donald Trump for claiming there is no threat from North Korea: ‘Yeah, that’s not true’

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After his infamous North Korean summit, President Donald Trump congratulated himself on Twitter and told Americans to rest well because all is right in the world.

“Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong-un was an interesting, and a very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!” President Trump tweeted.

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He told Americans to sleep well.

CNN’s Jake Tapper said his tweet was far from the truth. Tapper asserted that President Trump was overcompensating for the summit, and lacked a basic understanding of U.S. relations with North Korea.

“President Trump says you all can sleep well tonight because he’s solved all the problems with North Korea. Tweeting there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. That is just not true,” Tapper said. “Experts say North Korea may have as many as 60 nuclear weapons in the arsenal and North Korea bragged about testing an intercontinental ballistic missiles, and as Michelle Kosinski explains, President Trump did not get any guarantees from Kim Jong-un.”

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GOP leader McCarthy swats aside Fiona Hill’s national security testimony debunking his Ukraine conspiracy theory

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On Thursday, during one of the final scheduled impeachment hearings this week, National Security Council official Fiona Hill demolished President Donald Trump's conspiracy theory that Ukraine, rather than Russia, meddled in the 2016 election, calling it a "fictional narrative" and noting that it originated with the Kremlin itself.

But in conversation with reporters, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) flatly disbelieved Hill's testimony, and insisted he still held onto the theory.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told me that he was not going to lose any GOP votes during impeachment.

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Environmental justice advocates blast Trump EPA for ‘dangerous’ rollback of chemical disaster rule

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"Safety requirements at these facilities should be stepped up, not rolled back. But this is what we've come to expect from the Trump EPA."

Environmental justice groups condemned the Trump administration Thursday for catering to the chemical industry after the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rollback of Obama-era disaster prevention measures that were implemented to protect workers at and residents of communities with chemical plants.

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Trump’s personal interests have directly undermined national security and election integrity: CNN correspondent

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," correspondent Jim Sciutto broke down a key takeaway from the impeachment hearings.

"We are one year away — less than a year away from the next election, three years after Russia, with consequence, interfered, meddled in the 2016 election," said Sciutto. "One thing is clear from everybody who testified, the president of the United States never expressed any interest in defending the U.S. against that kind of interference. What he did, he was interested in a whole lot of other stuff that undermines that goal of defending U.S. elections from Russian interference, one of which Fiona Hill highlighted there, presenting an alternate explanation, a false one it was Ukraine that somehow hacked the DNC server, not Russia."

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