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Trump’s budget calls for $1.5 billion cut to program preventing Russia from attacking Europe: report

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According to U.S. News and & World Report, President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for reducing the budget for the European Deterrence Initiative from $6 billion to $4.5 billion.

The European Deterrence Initiative is a military fund used to deter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe.

Trump has expressed skepticism about this program in the past — part of his ongoing belief that America is somehow being “ripped off” in its strategic partnerships with Europe. In 2019, he raided the Deterrence Initiative’s funds to support construction of his border wall.

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Trump’s budget in general calls for slashing over a trillion dollars of funding for programs ranging from Medicaid to food stamps to environmental protection — and claims that it will balance the budget in 15 years, based on some incredibly dubious assumptions about economic growth and interest rates over that period.


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Devin Nunes denies Russia is intervening in the 2020 election to support Trump’s reelection

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee denied reports that Russia was intervening in the 2020 presidential campaign to support Donald Trump's reelection.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was interviewed by Laura Ingraham on Fox News about the breaking news on Russia.

"A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments," The Washington Post reported Thursday. "Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter."

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WATCH: Martin Sheen interrupts Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show with Trump/Putin 2020 bumper sticker

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MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday joked about Donald Trump and his running mate, Vladimir Putin, after the bombshell report that Russia was actively intervening in the 2020 presidential election in an effort to reelect the president.

The host returned from a commercial break to share an image "Janet and Martin Sheen texted me."

The image was of a bumper sticker a friend of the Sheen's had made with the Trump/Putin 2020 theme.

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