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CNN panel stunned after DNI head Dan Coats admits he still has no idea what Trump told Putin in Helsinki

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During a panel discussion with CNN’s Jake Tapper, his guest slammed the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats for not knowing the full details about what happened between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki, Finland.

Tapper played a video of a reporter asking Coats a question regarding the summit.

“How do you explain the disconnect between what you are saying and what the president has said about the issue?” the reporter asked Coats during a press briefing.

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“I’m not in a position to understand fully what happened in Helsinki or talk about it,” Coats answered.

“I understand talking about it, but understand fully,” Tapper said.

“A stunning but honest reaction I would say. We should be deeply disturbed as a country that the director of National Security does not know what transpired,” Neera Tanden, president, and CEO of a liberal-aligned Center for American Progress said.

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BUSTED: Trump task force member’s senate campaign got a $2.5 million loan from bank he helped run

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Bill Hagerty, a former U.S. ambassador to Japan who is now a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, has secured campaign funds from a number of people and corporate entities connected to the White House economic recovery council — of which he's a member.

Since September, the Hagerty campaign has pulled in $33,000 in campaign contributions from corporations and individuals on the task force. The campaign also took out a $2.5 million loan from Pinnacle Financial Partners on March 27, the same day that President Trump signed the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

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Trump ‘frustrated and angry’ that Americans care more about COVID-19 than his Biden smears: White House reporter

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President Donald Trump sees himself as the real victim of the coronavirus pandemic, and a White House correspondent says that's why he can't show sympathy for the 100,000 dead.

The president just can't bring himself to act as "consoler-in-chief," Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire told MSNBC's "Morning Joe," because he's frustrated over COVID-19's damage to his re-election campaign strategy.

"This is a president who has been from the very beginning of this crisis has been frustrated and angry this has happened to him, and ill-prepared," Lemire said. "He was going into this year expecting to run for re-election on the back of a strong economy against what he thought would be a weak Democratic foe, and that all went away."

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Brazil leads daily virus deaths for fifth straight day

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Brazil reported the highest daily COVID-19 death toll in the world Tuesday with 1,039 people killed, the fifth straight day the country has topped the list.

Latin America's largest country, which has emerged as a new epicenter in the coronavirus pandemic, has seen its daily death toll surge past that of the United States, the hardest-hit country so far.

The US recorded a death toll of 657 in the past 24 hours, said the Johns Hopkins University tracker. That was the third day in a row it had come in under 700, bringing the country's overall toll to 98,875 deaths.

Meanwhile, Brazil's daily death toll has passed 1,000 four times since the pandemic accelerated in the country a week ago.

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