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Trump is going ‘nuts’ because Mueller is tracking his foreign business ties ‘like a dog on a bone’: Ex-RNC chair

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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Monday suggested that President Donald Trump is being driven crazy as special counsel Robert Mueller examines potential business transactions between the Trump Organization and foreign governments.

Reacting to the latest revelations that Russian officials had directly reached out to former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen all the way back in 2015 to discuss political “synergy” with the president’s campaign, Steele said he wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Trump’s dealings with Russia went back even further.

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“The thing about the Russia piece, it’s all about the financing,” Steele said. “Donald Trump Jr. himself said, ‘How do you think we financed our golf courses? How do you think we financed these big projects?’ It was the Russians.”

Trump Jr. in 2008 admitted publicly that Russians “make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets” when it came to financing real estate projects, and Eric Trump reportedly admitted in 2014 that Russians were responsible for financing new Trump-branded golf courses.

In addition to Trump’s ties to Russia, Steele suggested that Saudi Arabia could also be assisting the president’s businesses with hefty spending at his hotels.

“There are two countries where the president’s approach to foreign policy makes absolutely zero sense,” host Stephanie Ruhle interjected, referring to Russia and Saudi Arabia. “And it’s the two countries with business ties.”

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Steele agreed and suggested that Mueller has been working to dig up the goods on what those ties are.

“Mueller is on this like a dog on a bone,” said Steele. “And it’s driving Trump nuts.”

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‘I thought he was joking’: CNN’s Cuomo didn’t buy Spicer’s humble brag about being a ‘staunch Christian’

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During the Tuesday night "hand-off" between CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, the two chuckled about former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who made his "Dancing with the Stars" debut Monday night. Spicer bragged about being a "staunch Christian," as the reason for why he won't win "Dancing with the Stars." But Cuomo chastised Spicer for trying to score votes.

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Trump adviser ties his tongue in knots trying to explain away the president’s anti-Hispanic racism

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On Monday night, President Donald Trump received heavy criticism after a rally in New Mexico in which he turned to one of his Hispanic advisers, Steve Cortes, said he "looks more like a WASP than I do," and asked him "Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?"

Talking with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, Cortes was completely undeterred from going to bat for Trump against accusations of racism.

"Forget about how he put what he put to you last night. He's not the greatest wordsmith. It was a little clumsy, you recognize that, none of that matters to me," said Cuomo. "Here's what matters to me. How can the Latino community believe that he loves them when he has said so many anti-Mexican and even anti-Puerto Rican things, how can he love Latinos when she's shown such animosity?"

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1174116674225758209?s=21

"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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