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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Trump Flees Rare Press Conference After Two Questions

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Capping off a rambling White public appearance Friday in what was touted as a “press availability,” Trump once again dodged transparency when he refused to answer almost any questions from the press.

After taking just two queries, he quickly exited the room full of reporters and ignored a pointed question about lawsuits that are piling up about his previous extramarital affairs.

The porn actress Stormy Daniels, who reportedly received a $130,000 hush money settlement just weeks before the 2016 election, is scheduled to tell her story on “60 Minutes” Sunday night.

This month, Daniels filed a lawsuit claiming that the agreement requiring her not to talk about the affair is invalid because Trump never signed it.…

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A Pro-Trump “Coup” Could Turn A Government Media Agency Into A “Propaganda Machine”

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Whistleblowers allege that top staffers at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the agency that oversees U.S. government-backed news outlets around the world, plotted to illegally replace the BBG’s CEO in an effort to slant the agency’s coverage in a manner more favorable to President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a letter from the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The board, through news outlets like the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, promotes democracy and provides independent news coverage to people around the world, with a particular focus on countering propaganda by authoritarian governments.

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Will Kellyanne Conway Take Over White House Communications?

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Once again down a communications director, White House officials are getting desperate. Now they’re turning to one of the only people who has been with Trump for his entire administration: Kellyanne Conway.

According to a report in the Atlantic, Conway “is moving closer to accepting President Donald Trump’s offer for her to succeed Hope Hicks as White House communications director, if only on an interim basis, according to multiple sources who have spoken with her.”

She doesn’t want to do it, but Melania Trump and Mike Pence’s chief of staff have been prodding her to take the job.…

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