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Trump ally Lindsey Graham snaps at White House for hiding Iran info: ‘They should tell us what the hell is going on’

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On Thursday, CNN reported that members of Congress in both parties are frustrated with President Donald Trump’s administration over the haphazard, disjointed way officials have briefed them on the standoff with Iran.

According to CNN, some members have been briefed, including Senate Foreign Relations chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) and subcomittee leader Mitt Romney (R-UT), but not Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who oversee appropriation for the State Department, or House Foreign Affairs chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY).

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“I think they should tell us what the hell is going on,” said Graham, usually a cheerleader for the president, in discussion with CNN. “I’m tired of being asked questions, which is your job — I’m not mad at y’all guys. I don’t know what to tell you … I’m just frustrated they can’t pick up a phone and tell us — particularly me and Sen. Leahy, because we are in charge of embassy and consulate security. This is a mistake.”

Engel is similarly frustrated. “I think that Congress should have been briefed about it so that we didn’t have to read about it in newspaper and television accounts, and I think the administration should give us a classified briefing as soon as possible,” he said.

In recent weeks, tensions with Iran have escalated as the government has moved to pull out of certain obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which Trump decided not to honor last year. Trump’s top officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, have agitated for a military option, although Trump himself reportedly is angry at how they are escalating matters.


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Trump doubles down on ‘exploding trees’ being the real cause of California wildfires — not heat or drought

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President Donald Trump doubled down on his "explosive tree" idea as the cause of the California wildfires.

Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin, Trump explained that trees apparently explode, but trees in other countries are far worse than U.S. trees.

"I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, 'Sir, we are a forest nation.' But they say, 'we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don't understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest," said Trump.

It's a similar claim that Trump made while in California last week, claiming that the drought, heatwave and global climate change wasn't the cause.

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There are still Trump White House staff secretly trying to save the US from Trump: Ex-National Security Adviser

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Speaking to Scott Pelley, McMaster explained that he thinks the world now sees the United States as "weak and divided," something that Russian President Vladimir Putin has worked toward since 2016, according to intelligence reports.

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Trump’s campaign reveals just how very little money they have left

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Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his campaign brought in a massive campaign haul during the Democratic convention last month ahead of the August campaign finance filing. President Donald Trump has attempted to keep his campaign numbers hidden with a late filing, and by Sunday evening it was clear why.

Trump's total haul for August, when he got a week's worth of free media from the Republican convention, was just $61.7 million. The campaign spent almost all of it, $61.2 million.

The campaign still has about $900,000 in debt. His cash on hand is just $121 million in the bank.

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