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Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians, sources say

Then-President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice briefed Flynn, who according to the McClatchy report "didn't hesitate" to tell her to hold off. A former Obama official told CNN that the intercepted communications amounted to "a five-alarm fire". Flynn's previous appearances on, and payments from, Russian state media - including an event in which he appeared sitting next to Russian President Vladimir Putin - were also seen as red flags.


White Supremacist mob of protesters gather in Virginia with torches

White Supremacist mob of protesters gather in Virginia with torches

Lee, BBC reported . In attendance at the rally was self-proclaimed white nationalist Richard Spencer . Spencer tweeted a photo of himself holding a tiki torch at the protest . Richard Spencer leads a white nationalist protest to halt the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia . "Hatred and racism have no place on Grounds or in Charlottesville and we will continue working to ensure that these spaces are welcoming to all students and persons".


In New Orleans, the Confederate monuments now all but gone

In New Orleans, the Confederate monuments now all but gone

Four Southern states - South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee - have passed similar preservation acts that block local municipalities from removing or altering historic war monuments. Lee statue is scheduled to be removed. Rarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy.



Comey Agrees to Testify in Open Hearing Before Senate Intel Committee

The New York Times has reported that Trump asked Comey for his "loyalty" during a private dinner and requested he drop the investigation into Michael T. The news comes after Trump was hit by embarrassing leaks suggesting that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign, and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation.


Rosenstein to face full Senate in closed-door briefing on Russia, Comey firing

Rosenstein to face full Senate in closed-door briefing on Russia, Comey firing

Trump's presidency. "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!", Trump tweeted . A selloff in USA stocks looked set to extend into its second day on Thursday. Trump cited displeasure with the FBI's Russian Federation probe as a factor in dismissing Comey.