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Trump spokeswoman dismisses ‘Russia fever’ as attempt to take away legitimacy of his victory

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — The president’s new press secretary dismissed the media’s focus on the Russia investigation, what she called “Russia fever,” as an attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election victory. “There’s a ton of focus on what I like to call Russia fever,” press secretary Sarah Sanders told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. She said the allegations …

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Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team

Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump Jr.’s legal team is expanding its operation, bringing on D.C.-based attorney and longtime regulatory lawyer Karina Lynch, his team told ABC News. Lynch also confirmed to ABC News that she is joining the team. Donald Trump Jr. is one of the people connected to the Trump administration whom the Senate Judiciary Committee has …

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Democrats open to single-payer health insurance, a party leader says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic Party will consider proposing a single-payer health insurance system, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said. “We’re going to look at broader things [for the nation’s health care system.] Single-payer is one of them,” Schumer said to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. The top Democrat in the Senate added that …

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Trump lawyer says it’s an open question whether president could pardon himself

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump’s legal team, said it’s an open question whether the president has the authority to pardon himself. Sekulow was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. “We have not, and continue to not have conversations with the president of the United States regarding …

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Rep. Eric Swalwell spends the day as a Southwest baggage handler, Starbucks barista

@RepSwalwell via ABCNews.com(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., isn’t giving up his day job, but he did take a stab Saturday as a Southwest Airlines baggage handler and Starbucks barista as part of the #InYourShoes initiative. Working with Transport Workers Union of America members at Oakland International Airport, Swalwell loaded baggage onto the airline’s Boeing 737s. A few moments …

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Trump Jr., Manafort agree to cooperate with Senate panel and won’t attend Wednesday hearing, Grassley says

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have both agreed to negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide documents “and be interviewed… prior to a public hearing” in regards to its Russia probe, according to statement from the office of committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. Representatives for both Trump Jr. and Manafort did not respond …

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New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci ‘deleting old tweets’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Anthony Scaramucci, the newest member of the Trump administration, took to Twitter Saturday to say he’s deleting some old tweets that “shouldn’t be a distraction.” Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017 On …

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In Twitter tirade, Trump blasts ‘leak’ on Sessions and notes presidential power to pardon

Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump, in a long tweetstorm on Saturday morning, slammed what he called “a new intelligence leak” against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an apparent reference to a report that Sessions discussed campaign-related matters with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential race. A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff …

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Politicians, celebrities react to Sean Spicer’s resignation

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary on Friday, and members of the Trump administration, lawmakers, celebrities and Spicer himself quickly took to Twitter to comment on the move. Spicer called it “an honor and a privilege” to serve the president and said he would stay on through August. It’s been an honor & a …

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