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Melania’s spokeswoman calls for hip hop boycott after rapper depicts first lady as stripper in new video

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While President Donald Trump was busy calling an adult film star with whom he allegedly had an affair a “horseface” on Twitter Tuesday morning, the spokesperson for Melania Trump was having a meltdown after a rapper depicted the first lady as a stripper in recently released video.

According to TMZ, White House Director of Communications for Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, expressed shock and dismay at Rapper T.I.’s video of himself as a president in the Oval Office being entertained by a woman initially wearing a “I really don’t care, do u?” jacket.

“How is this acceptable? #disgusting #boycottT.I,” Grissom tweeted.

TMZ claims Grisham later followed up with a clarification in a statement saying, “Like it or not, she is the First Lady and this is the White House. It’s disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics.”

She then added, “These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country – it needs to stop.”

You can watch a clip of the video below via TMZ:

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Trump’s tax returns: Masterful point-by-point dissection reveals what the DOJ is helping Trump hide

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Responding to an opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel denying a congressional request for President Donald Trump's tax returns, a law professor from Georgetown launched a tweetstorm detailing -- point by point -- what the DOJ is helping to hide from the public.

In the late Friday opinion, the OLC stated: "We advised that, although the text of section 6103(f) does not require the Committee to state any purpose for its request, Congress could not constitutionally confer upon itself the right to compel a disclosure by the Executive Branch of confidential information that does not serve a legitimate legislative purpose.”

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Trump is now openly soliciting foreign intelligence agencies to join the ‘Trump team’ for the 2020 election: Ex-intel officer

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On MSNBC's "AM Joy," former Navy officer and security expert Malcolm Nance laid into President Donald Trump for saying that he'd happily accept campaign dirt from hostile foreign powers, just months after the conclusion of the two-year-long federal investigation into Russia's efforts to sabotage the 2016 presidential election.

"Isn't it the case that not just Russians but any foreign government fully understands that ... Russia got away with attacking our election last time, what you wrote about in two books, and that they ought to just try it again at least?" asked host Joy Reid. "Because this president is open to it and his attorney general is open to it."

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Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

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Hong Kong is bracing for another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over a controversial extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city's embattled leader.

Organisers are hoping for another mammoth turnout as they vowed to keep pressure on chief executive Carrie Lam, who suspended work on the hugely divisive bill Saturday after days of mounting pressure, saying she had misjudged the public mood.

Critics fear the Beijing-backed law will tangle people up in China's notoriously opaque and politicised courts as well as hammer the city's reputation as a safe business hub.

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