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Trump warns Justice Department, FBI of more firings

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/22/18, 09:30 am

At a political rally in Missouri Friday night, President Donald Trump issued warnings to the Department of Justice and the FBI, promising more firings. The president’s remarks follow media reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. The president did not explicitly mention The New York Times report about Rosenstein, but he complained about anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department.

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Trump on Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/19/18, 11:42 am

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Hill.TV interview released Wednesday, going as far as to say, “I don’t have an attorney general.” The president said he is “so sad over Jeff Sessions,” adding that Sessions did not need to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump also said he was disappointed with Sessions on other issues, including “the border,” adding, “We’ll see what happens” with Sessions’ future.

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U.S. lowers refugee admissions again

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/18/18, 11:09 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the United States would slash the number of refugees allowed into the country next year to 30,000. Humanitarian groups protested that this year’s cap of 45,000 was already too low. The 30,000 ceiling is the maximum the country will admit during the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The actual number allowed could be lower.

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