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Trump rages at inspector general to spike whistleblower complaints: ‘Why does he allow this scam to continue?’

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President Donald Trump publicly pressured the intelligence community’s inspector general to shut down the whistleblower complaints against him.

The president falsely claimed the first whistleblower complaint, which intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson determined to be credible and urgent, had been proven inaccurate — although the complaint’s central allegations were backed up in a summary of his call to that country’s president.

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“The Whistleblower’s facts have been so incorrect about my ‘no pressure’ conversation with the Ukrainian President, and now the conflict of interest and involvement with a Democrat Candidate, that he or she should be exposed and questioned properly,” Trump tweeted.

Trump has publicly admitted to asking Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden, and other claims from the complaint have been confirmed by the president himself and news reports.

“This is no Whistleblower,” Trump tweeted. “The Whistleblower’s lawyer is a big Democrat. The Whistleblower has ties to one of my DEMOCRAT OPPONENTS.”

Trump then leaned on Atkinson, whom he appointed himself, to shut down the process as a second whistleblower with first-hand knowledge of the call prepares to file a complaint.

“Why does the ICIG allow this scam to continue?” Trump tweeted.

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Washington Redskins in internal talks to change the team name: report

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On Friday, the Washington Redskins football team released a statement announcing that they are undertaking an internal review of the team name.

"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," said team owner Dan Snyder.

Potentially big news: The #Redskins have been having internal discussions about their team name and now will conduct a formal, thorough review. Full statement, including quotes from owner Dan Snyder, on a possible name change: pic.twitter.com/49mpesZGs9

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Right now Trump is at his Virginia golf club – and it’s his 365th day at one of his properties since becoming president

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Friday, July 3, 2020.

9:52 AM ET.

"The President’s motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club, in Sterling, VA," the White House press pool reports.

To greet him were "a woman near the entrance holding a 'Trump is a Traitor' sign and separately a man giving the motorcade a thumbs up."

While today is a federal holiday to observe Independence Day, many Americans are working, and many Americans – 11% as of Thursday's report – would like to be but are unemployed.

Today marks the President's 365th day at a Trump-owned property since he was sworn in on January 20, 2017. It's also his 273rd day at one of his golf resorts, according to CNN's Jim Sciutto.

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‘Your dad can’t read’: Internet quickly throws Trump Jr’s attack on Biden’s mental fitness back in his face

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On Friday, Donald Trump Jr. posted yet another ageist sleight on former Vice President Joe Biden's mental fitness — a line of attack the Trump campaign has used on again and off again by citing examples of Biden trying to mask his childhood stutter.

Breaking news🚨🚨🚨: Biden releases his cognitive test. pic.twitter.com/YrKGO7xI0u

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2020

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