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Fired Trump aide Omarosa drops hint to reporters looking for White House-Saudi financial link

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In a tweet that drew little attention, fired White House aide and Donald Trump confidante, Omarosa Manigault Newman, suggested reporters take a deep look into possible Saudi financing into Trump’s inauguration which was paid for with outside donations.

After Trump tweeted, “For the record, I have no financial obligations with Saudi Arabia,” and called a CBS report “FAKE News,” Omarosa felt compelled to respond.

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“I wonder if #45 will ever disclose how much they contributed to his inauguration,” she tweeted.

Taking up her suggestion, Slate suggested a deep dive into the dealings of Trump associate and financier Tom Barrack who chaired Trump’s inaugural committee.

As Ben Mathis-Lilley at Slate explains, Barrack “has extensive business ties to the Saudis and their close allies in the United Arab Emirates. The New York Times reported that Barrack has raised more than $1 billion for his own company from Saudi/UAE sources since Trump became president, and while the identities of donors to the inauguration that Barrack chaired have in fact been disclosed, special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be investigating whether any of them were covertly engaged in improperly seeking influence on behalf of Saudi/UAE interests.”

He goes on to add that large GOP donors also have deep ties to the Saudis, including two linked to Donald Trump Jr.

“The Saudis and Emiratis reportedly committed to making $1 billion in ‘consulting’ payments to George Nader and Elliott Broidy,” Mathis-Lilley continued, ” Two ex-cons who reportedly then engaged in lobbying on those countries’ behalves in personal meetings with Trump, his son Don Jr., and former White House adviser Steve Bannon.”

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You can read about more connections that may be influencing the Trump administration in it’s dealing with the apparent murder of Washington Post columnist at the behest of a Saudi prince that the president and his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, have been soft-selling here.

You can see her tweet below:

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Confused Trump can’t stop talking about the new military ‘hydrosonic’ toothbrush missile

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President Donald Trump spent some of his time at his Ohio rally Saturday saying that under his leadership the military has developed a secret hydrosonic missile.

There's just one problem: Hydrosonic is a toothbrush.

The Hydrosonic Pro is a Curaprox product that boasts "ultra-fine, gentle CUREN® filaments."Hypersonic missiles are weapons that can travel at 17 times the speed of sound and Navy warships will be outfitted with them. Trump also seems confused about the facts, saying that the missile travels at five times the speed of normal missiles.

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‘Jarring’: PA Trump fans attack polls making so much noise poll workers couldn’t read instructions to voters

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One Pennsylvania polling place fell under a full out attack on those standing in line to vote and trying to cast a ballot on Saturday.

In a Twitter thread, Behavioral Economist Alex Imas explained that while he was casting his ballot on the outskirts of Philadelphia County, PA Saturday, a parade of semis and other cars surrounded the polling place, laying on their horns.

"I arrived just as polling place opened. Short line. Thought I'd be in and out in 20 minutes tops. Even w/ this short line, it took 2+ hours," he explained.

"Then the next Semi followed, then the 3rd," he continued. "A motorcade of semis, jeeps, and a few sedans drove down the road. All honking. All flying Trump 2020 flags. With people yelling out the window. This motorcade snaked around the polling place the entire time I was there (2 hrs)."

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Trump gives 9/11 first responders back the $3.3 million he took from health fund: GOP Congressman

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Rep. Peter King (R-NY) announced that the 9/11 first responders would get the $3.3 million back that President Donald Trump stole from the program that helped them with medical treatments.

Those at the Twin Towers site in the days following the terrorist attacks breathed in a series of toxic gasses and asbestosis, leading them to have a slew of health problems years later. A fund was set up to ensure that those heroes were always taken care of for the rest of their lives as they suffered through their final years.

“It’s a great victory for really deserving people,” King told the New York Daily News Saturday. "I mean this just never should have happened, but we fought hard, we got it done."

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