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Trump considering a billionaire investor for Office of the Director of National Intelligence: report

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President Donald Trump is considering a billionaire investor Steve Feinberg for a “senior role” at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Axios reported Saturday, citing “four sources familiar with the planning.”

“Why it matters: Feinberg would enter the ODNI at an especially fraught time — during a pandemic, an election year, and during a period where Trump has a deeply frayed relationship with his intelligence community,” Axios explained.

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“Feinberg, a staunch ally of the president’s who funded a pro-Trump super-PAC in 2016, currently chairs the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. In that position, he has been allowed to maintain his extensive financial interests and his role as CEO of Cerberus Capital Management,” Axios noted.

“As with any Trump appointment — and especially one with somebody who has such diverse financial interests — Feinberg’s appointment should not be considered a sure thing until he is officially installed in the role,” Axios cautioned. “But discussions and planning have been extensive and have involved Jared Kushner, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, according to an administration official familiar with the discussions.”

The report came one day after Trump fired Michael Atkinson, who was the Inspector General for the intelligence community who alerted Congress to Trump’s interactions with Ukraine that resulted in his impeachment.

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Fox News floats conspiracy theory that Biden is using listening devices at Tuesday’s debate

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Fox News reported that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may be planning to use listening devices during Tuesday night's debate.

During a discussion with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, host Bill Hemmer relayed information from one of his colleagues, which was likely planted by the Trump campaign.

"The Trump team asked to inspect the ears of each debater for electronic devices or transmitters," Hemmer announced. "The Biden team has not consented to that."

"The Biden team wanted a break every 30 minutes, the Trump team said we will not have that," he added.

Watch the video clip below.

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Children of Missouri Republican say he molested them when they were young

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The children of a Missouri Republican are telling voters that their father molested them when they were children, they said in the Kansas City Star.

Rick Roeber is running to replace his wife Rebecca, who passed away last year, but his adult children from a previous marriage are coming forward to tell voters about their abuse from him.

Roeber's adopted daughter Anastasia recalled the sexual advances he made toward her when she was just 9 years old.

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Trump spokesperson resorts to insulting CNN host in off-the-rails interview over president’s tax scandal

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A CNN interview with Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh quickly turned into a shouting match after host Jim Sciutto peppered him with questions about the president's federal tax avoidance that was comprehensively covered in a New York Times report.

Ostensibly brought on to discuss Tuesday night's debate between Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Sciutto attempted to get answers from Murtaugh to questions his colleague Poppy Harlow couldn't get a Trump White House spokesperson to answer on Monday in an equally contentious interview.

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