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BUSTED: Trump personally lobbied Japanese PM to approve GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson’s casino project

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A new report from Pro Publica reveals that President Donald Trump last year personally lobbied Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to approve a casino project from top Republican donor Sheldon Adelson.

Two sources tell Pro Publica that Trump floated Adelson’s proposed casino to the Japanese prime minister during a dinner at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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“It was totally brought up out of the blue,” said one source. “They were a little incredulous that he would be so brazen.”

The source went on to explain that Abe mostly stayed silent as Trump pitched him on approving the Adelson casino’s license application, and that he “didn’t really respond, and said thank you for the information.”

Japan only recently opened up its country to legalized gambling, which has led to a rush of casino companies bidding to build in what Pro Publica describes as the last major untapped market for the legalized gambling industry.

“Nearly every major casino company in the world is competing to secure one of a limited number of licenses to enter a market worth up to $25 billion per year,” Pro Publica writes.

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The publication also notes that Adelson has recently told his investors to expect “good news” from his efforts to win a license to build a casino in Japan.

Read the whole report here.

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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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