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Russia inquiry: Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump has denied he is planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Tensions have been rising between the White House and Mr Mueller’s probe.

On Saturday a lawyer for Mr Trump’s presidential transition group said thousands of emails had been unlawfully obtained by Mr Mueller’s team.

Responding to questions over the legal row, Mr Trump said it was “not looking good” and his people were “very upset”.

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Trump Putin call: CIA ‘helped stop Russia terror attack’

Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg’s Kazan cathedral, the Kremlin says.

The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, officials say.

In a phone call, President Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the CIA’s intervention, the Kremlin said.

Mr Putin told Mr Trump that Russia’s special services would hand over information on terror threats to their US counterparts, it added.

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Nobel Peace Prize winners warn the world is ‘one tantrum away’ from nuclear crisis

  • The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Sunday that the the world is “one tiny tantrum away” from a nuclear crisis.
  • The group also said a country’s “moment of panic” could lead to the “destruction of cities and the deaths of millions of civilians.” 
  • Tensions between the US and North Korea have spiked, bringing forth the possibility of nuclear retaliation into the global spotlight.

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New details are coming out about the mysterious death of a former top Vladimir Putin aide in a DC hotel

  • A police report about the death of former Russian press minister, Mikhail Lesin, who died from blunt force injuries in a DC hotel in 2015, was just made public. 
  • Although his death was ruled accidental, many have speculated that Lesin was assassinated.
  • The heavily redacted document said that Lesin was drunk, and that security guards in the hotel saw him “stumbling drunk” hours before his death.

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Michael Flynn has signed a plea deal with Robert Mueller. Trump should be very worried.

This is the biggest development in the Trump-Russia story yet.

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. It’s the biggest development yet in the investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia — and the legal move that poses the most direct threat to the Trump presidency itself.

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Tillerson, Kushner, and Cohn look ready to leave the Trump administration after tax cuts

  • President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, economic adviser Gary Cohn, and adviser Jared Kushner, may all leave the White House soon.
  • The completion of Trump’s first year and tax legislation could serve as a pivot point for many staffers to move on.
  • It looks like Trump has few people on hand to replace those he may lose.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law JaredKushner could be among those who depart.

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Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be ‘OFF limits’ to the media

  • Ivanka Trump condemned recent media coverage of Malia Obama’s social life at Harvard, where Obama is a freshman.
  • The former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also called the coverage unethical “clickbait.”

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