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Trump suggests critics can retain security clearances by being ‘nice’ to him

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President Donald Trump again threatened to use his executive power to punish his critics.

The president on Tuesday morning lashed out at former director of national intelligence James Clapper, and suggested his critics could avoid his wrath by being “nice” to him.

“Even James Clapper has admonished John Brennan for having gone totally off the rails,” Trump tweeted. “Maybe Clapper is being nice to me so he doesn’t lose his Security Clearance for lying to Congress!”

Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance last month, after the former CIA director accused him of treasonous behavior at a summit in Helsinki with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The White House announced the move last week, as former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman released damaging recordings from her time working for Trump.

Trump then denied reports that White House aides urged him to revoke security clearance for former president Barack Obama early in his administration.

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“Fake News, of which there is soooo much (this time the very tired New Yorker) falsely reported that I was going to take the extraordinary step of denying Intelligence Briefings to President Obama,” he tweeted. “Never discussed or thought of!”


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Trump encourages China to take advantage of Jay Powell and Fed: They ‘don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’

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President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama's post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix -- and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.

Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama's business since he left the White House.

....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!

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Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

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America's system of government has always worked on the honor system. With so few Senate-confirmed Cabinet and federal agency heads, and so many “acting” officials working in the Trump administration, people who are constantly forced to audition for permanent positions are now under tremendous pressure to protect a president hellbent on breaking every norm of good governance. Now a new possible political scandal could be brewing in the Trump administration that tests the loyalty of these “acting” officials — pitting their allegiance to the nation against their desire to impress their boss.

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