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Trump fears that spying on other countries will damage his relationships with Putin and Kim: CNN

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President Donald Trump has privately expressed a distaste for using covert agents to spy on other countries because he believes it undermines his ability to form strong relationships with other leaders, CNN reports.

The CNN report, which is based on interviews with “multiple senior officials who served under Trump,” claims that the president “has privately said that foreign spies can damage relations with their host countries and undermine his personal relationships with their leaders.”

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The president also thinks that foreign agents used by American intelligence services are “selling out” their own countries and he “believes we shouldn’t be doing that to each other,” one source tells CNN.

Trump in the past has railed against intelligence agencies and once even said he was opposed to the CIA recruiting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother to work as an asset.

“I saw the information about the CIA with respect to his… half-brother and I would tell him that would not happen under my auspice, that’s for sure,” the president said this past June. “I wouldn’t let that happen under my auspices.”


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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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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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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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