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House Intelligence hired ‘Russian speaking investigator’ for Trump probe: Rachel Maddow

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow detailed the six new staffers on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hired by the panel’s chair, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

On Tuesday, it was reported that Schiff had hired former chief of the FBI Financial Crimes Section, Patrick Fallon.

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“We can add a little bit of new reporting on that tonight,” Maddow noted.

“An intelligence committee staffer tells us tonight that former FBI Financial Crimes Chief Fallon is one of six full-time staffers on Schiff’s team investigating the president now,” Maddow reported. “One of six.”

“In addition to that FBI financial crimes veteran Patrick Fallon, Schiff’s team includes three former assistant U.S. Attorneys and a Russian speaking investigator,” Maddow reported.

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No day at the beach: G7 adapts summit to the age of ‘America First’

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Even before this weekend’s G7 summit in Biarritz, host Emmanuel Macron did away with the final communiqué. Officially to spur dialogue, the move, a G7 first, reflects the challenge of corralling a difficult cast of summiteers in undiplomatic times.

With last year’s turbulent edition of the Group of Seven summit not soon forgotten, Macron’s brazen adjustment effectively doubles as pre-emptive damage control.

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White House officials stumped when asked to explain Trump’s attempt to ‘order’ companies to stop business with China

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This Friday, President Trump raised eyebrows with his latest series of tweets regarding China, saying he's 'ordering' America companies to "immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA."

Additionally, Trump said he was ordering "all U.S. postal carriers, including FedEx, Amazon, UPS and United States Post Office, “to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!)." Trump's declaration was in response to China announcing this Friday that it would retaliate against the U.S. with 5% and 10% on $75 billion of U.S. imports.

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Fox News financial experts baffled by Trump’s latest attacks on his own Federal Reserve chairman

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Two financial experts on Fox News couldn't figure out why President Donald Trump was lashing out at the Federal Reserve chairman on Friday.

Trump has continually berated Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who the president nominated in 2017. Trump believes that Powell should not have raised interest rates and has not moved quickly enough to cut them.

On Friday, Trump questioned whether Powell was a “bigger enemy” to the United States than Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump's attacks came shortly after Powell delivered a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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